Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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Kate Forbes MSP is seeking to hear views from constituents regarding a summer surgery tour.

The MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, which includes Dingwall, the Black Isle, Loch Ness and the Great Glen, is planning a whistle-stop tour of the entire constituency as part of her plans for the summer recess. 

Kate Forbes MSP said she was particularly keen to meet with local community organisations and businesses, whose views will help shape her priorities for the year ahead in the Scottish Parliament. 

From the end of July to the end of August, she will be meeting with community organisations, businesses and members of the public across the region. 

Kate Forbes MSP said: “I have always maintained that I have the most beautiful and constituency in Scotland, if not the world, which is home to some of the most enterprising communities. 

“It is a privilege for me to serve as MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch. 

“The geography can be a bit of a challenge, particularly when it easily takes over three hours to drive from one side of the constituency to the other. 

“With the Scottish Parliament sitting at least three-days every week, it can be very difficult to get round every village during a normal week – especially when the constituency boundary is almost the size of Wales. 

“So from the end of July to the end of August I’m hoping to spend my time speaking to people and listening to what they want from Holyrood.”

She continued: “One of the real joys of being an MSP is getting to meet people from all walks of life, and doing my best to represent their interests at the Parliament.

“Quite frankly I wouldn’t be doing my job properly if I wasn’t listening to what local people had to say. 

“I genuinely hope to meet hundreds of different people over the summer, and these experiences will help shape what I do over the coming year. 

“The Scottish Parliament has a proud history of being accessible, transparent and open – so as the MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch I want to do everything in my power to ensure my constituents’ voices are being heard.”



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