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.
Local MSP Bruce Crawford has submitted a motion to the Scottish Parliament, praising the Stirling-based winners of this year’s Thistle Awards.
Stirling’s MSP Bruce Crawford has welcomed a sharp rise in the number of tourists visiting the local area.
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.
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.
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.
Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford welcomed the Neish Pewter Collection to the Stirling Smith Gallery on Friday at a special event held in the museum’s lecture theatre.
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!
Bruce Crawford MSP “It is clear to see that the local tourism industry continues to grow and that the Stirling area is the place to be for visitors in Scotland – and these figures demonstrate that there is potential for further expansion, offering visitors even more.”
Whilst the Scottish Government is doing everything it can to support these businesses, it is crucial that the UK Government implements changes to tax on business where it is needed.