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MSP Calls For Dubai Travel Information To Be Updated

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Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford has responded to the news that Jamie Harron – from Cambusbarron – has been released by Dubai authorities after being sentenced to 3-months in prison.

Mr Crawford previously wrote to the Foreign Secretary on a number of occasions, calling for all diplomatic channels to be explored in supporting Mr Harron whilst he was awaiting trial. In addition, Mr Crawford made his concerns over this case known to the Dubai Tourism Board and remained in communication with Detained in Dubai, an organisation that acts on behalf of people who are being pursued by UAE authorities.

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Crawford: Foreign Office Must Be Clear About Travel Risks For Dubai

Stirling’s MSP Bruce Crawford has written a further letter to the Foreign Secretary following conversations with Detained in Dubai, an organisation dedicated to protecting human rights at the hands of legal authorities in the United Arab Emirates, about the case involving Jamie Harron from Stirling.

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MSP Encourages Stirling Communities To Apply To £6m Rural Tourism Fund

SNP MSP Bruce Crawford is calling on local groups in the Stirling area to apply to the Scottish Government’s new Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund.

The Scottish Government announced the new £6m fund in response to the tourism boom across rural Scotland, and the money will be invested over the course of two years (2018/19 and 2019/20) to help ensure the services and facilities tourists and communities need are provided.

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MSP Welcomes Neish Pewter Collection To Stirling

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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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Almost Half-A-Million Visits In Two Years:

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Stirling MSP Calls For Review On Tourism VAT

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MP Welcomes Boom In Tourism Numbers

The Wallace Monument

Stirling MP Steven Paterson has welcomed the latest figures showing visitor attractions in Scotland booming, up nearly 16% on last year.

The figures, published by ALVA (Association of Leading Visitor Attractions), include Stirling Castle as the top attraction outside of Glasgow and Edinburgh, attracting over 480,000 visitors in the year.

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Paterson Takes Stirling Businesses Concerns To The Chancellor

Steven Paterson MP

Stirling MP Steven Paterson has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer with concerns raised by local businesses on the impact of current rates of VAT.

Over the summer recess, Mr Paterson held a consultation on VAT with hospitality and tourism related businesses across the Stirling Constituency – with a large number of respondents.

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Changes To Air Passenger Duty “Will Benefit Stirling Area”

Stirling MP Steven Paterson has said that Scottish Government plans to reduce Air Passenger Duty (APD) will greatly benefit the Stirling area. Mr Paterson’s comments come as the Scottish Government publishes its findings from a consultation on APD.

Mr Paterson, who has recently written to tourism-related businesses in the Stirling area on tax reduction, says that the Scottish Government’s plans to reduce ADP by 50% will attract visitors to Scotland and Stirling – and will be a real boost for local tourism and hospitality businesses.

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