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Bruce Crawford August Review

Bruce Crawford MSP.

Every summer, I make sure I embark on what I like to refer to as my ‘Summer Tour’ where I get out and see as much of my constituency as possible and speak to as many people and businesses as I possibly can. This summer has been no different.
Just last week, I completed a lap of constituency surgeries across the Trossachs area – a spectacular part of the world and perhaps the most rural region that I represent. When speaking to residents, almost always the same issue comes back: broadband – or the lack of it!

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Stirling SNP Politicians Confident About City Region Deal

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City Region Deal Must Work For Everyone

Maureen Bennison

Stirling Council’s initial seven-point-proposal is a comprehensive business plan that aims to encourage investment and create employment and business opportunities in the local area. The SNP Group have remained consistent that these plans cannot focus centrally on Stirling City and that every community must feel the benefits of the City Region Deal.

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Following Scottish Government Pledge, UK Chancellor Announces City Deal For Stirling

View of Stirling

Stirling MP Steven Paterson has welcomed today’s announcement of a City Deal for Stirling. The Chancellor of the Exchequer committed the UK Government to a city deal for Stirling during his Autumn Statement earlier today.
The City Deal bid seeks investment that will improve local infrastructure and encourage business growth and jobs within Stirling. The hard work of Stirling Council Officers in producing a gold standard comprehensive business plan for Stirling has been highly commended by UK Government ministers, local representatives, and civil servants alike.
Mr Paterson led a delegation of local representatives in discussions in Whitehall in September this year, calling for the UK Government to commit to a city deal for Stirling.
Earlier this week, the Scottish Government announced its commitment to working with the UK Government in delivering City Deal investment for Stirling.

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SNP Call On UK Government To Invest In Stirling

Local Stirling representatives Bruce Crawford MSP, Steven Paterson MP and Councillor Scott Farmer (Leader of the SNP Group on Stirling Council) are calling on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to commit the UK Government to investing in the Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal bid.

The bid seeks to transform and develop local infrastructure and encourage private investment, growing businesses and creating job opportunities.

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Stirling SNP Show Support For Stirling’s City Deal Bid

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Paterson Takes City Deal Bid To Whitehall

From left: Councillor Scott Farmer; Steven Paterson MP; Councillor Johanna Boyd; Councillor Neil Benny – outside the Scotland Office, Whitehall

Stirling MP Steven Paterson met with UK Government Ministers last week to discuss the Stirling City Deal bid. Mr Paterson invited along the heads of the main political parties on Stirling Council to show a united front for investment in the Stirling area. Mr. Paterson wrote to the Scottish Secretary […]

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