Scottish Government to visit Fraserburgh

Alex Salmond during a previous cabinet tour.

Alex Salmond during a previous cabinet tour.

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Local residents are being invited to take part in a public discussion with Scottish Government ministers when they visit Fraserburgh this weekend.

Scottish Ministers, along with First Minister Alex Salmond, will host a public discussion session, focusing on the Government’s vision for Scotland, on Monday, September 2, at the Dalrymple Hall from 12.30pm to 2.15pm.

The event will be provide local resident with the chance to ask questions about their most important issues and about Scotland’s future.

Speaking to the Fraserburgh Herald ahead of the Cabinet visit, First Minister Alex Salmond said: “The Scottish Government’s Cabinet tours have been an enormous success since they were introduced six years ago. They are a great opportunity, not only for government to hear and see concerns, but for communities to buttonhole Ministers on what matters to them.

“As a local resident I am particularly delighted that Fraserburgh is set to host the Cabinet and would urge local residents to get involved and come along to the public discussion - let Ministers hear your concerns and ask us the tough questions on the topics that matter.

“2014 is going to be an exciting year – it’s our second year of Homecoming, the Commonwealth Games, the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles and, of course, the Referendum.

“I hope many readers of the Fraserburgh Herald join us and take this opportunity to discuss Scotland’s future.”

The public discussion event is being held on Monday, September 2, at Dalrymple Hall from 12.30.

Light refreshments will be available and, as well as the formal Question and Answer session, Ministers will be happy to chat informally to audience members over tea and coffee at the end of the event.

Attendance is free but spaces are limited, so the Scottish Government has asked those who wish to attend register by calling 0131 244 2262 or emailing visitsandevents@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

As part of this year’s summer Cabinet tour, Scottish Government Ministers have visited Lerwick, Hawick and Campbeltown.

More information on the Cabinet summer tour is available at www.scotland.gov.uk