New information revealed in an FOI request has shown that Tory MP for Stirling has failed to meet with key UK government ministers about Brexit since June last year – leaving Stirling voiceless at Westminster as we head closer to the looming disaster of Brexit.
Stirling SNP Councillor Alison Laurie has hit out at Tory MP for Stirling, Stephen Kerr, who has backed Theresa May’s decision to conduct airstrikes without consulting Parliament first.
The Tory Government has reneged on a promise to hand over the land at MOD Forthside to Stirling Council once the Army Barracks have been decommissioned
SNP MSP Bruce Crawford joined commuters across Scotland to do the Daily Mile challenge on Friday (6 April) and put a spring in their step on National Walk to Work Day.
SNP MSP Bruce Crawford is calling on local groups in the Stirling area to apply to the Scottish Government’s new £6m Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund that is now open for applications.
A secretive organisation of self-styled “knights” purporting to be of direct Norman descent and whose members are part of a very ancient order have submitted a planning application to raise a monument with English flags on the Raploch side of the Old Bridge in Stirling.
By former MP for Stirling, Steven Paterson
The UK’s media establishment was positively gushing with praise for the UK Government’s victorious Brexit Ministers at the beginning of the week, as Brexit Secretary of State David Davies and the EU27’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier shook hands on a draft transition deal in Brussels.
If one had been inclined to believe the near-universal media hype on Monday, critics like me should have been not only silenced but confounded that, out of the blue, we were suddenly well on the way to the bespoke deal the Brexiters always claimed we’d get. However, predictably enough, once the fanfare had passed and we could have a closer look at the draft agreement that had been signed off and now apparently confirmed, it turns out that the transition deal is not the resounding Tory victory it first appeared.
The most glaring omission, of course, was of any agreement on border arrangements on the island of Ireland. Although the EU27 had previously insisted that no further progress could be made on negotiations until the issue of the future of the Irish border had been resolved, in the event they allowed a fairly modest concession by Mr Davies and his team on this issue to be progress enough for now.
Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford has said that the UK Government needs to get on with progressing the City Region Deal for Stirling and Clackmannanshire.
As Finance Spokesperson for the SNP group on Stirling Council, I was delighted that the SNP partnership Administration’s budget was unanimously voted through at the Council Budget meeting last week.
Stirling’s MSP Bruce Crawford has welcomed a sharp rise in the number of tourists visiting the local area.