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LOCAL MP PRAISES CELEBRATION OF ARMED FORCES & HISTORY OF BLACK WATCH

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The Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, has welcomed a number of Armed Forces Day events that have been taking place around Perthshire.  Speaking today (Thursday) Mr Wishart said:

“It is absolutely right that we should mark Armed Forces Day in recognition and admiration of the dangerous and important job that members of the Armed Forces carry out on our behalf each and every day of the year.

“I remember the moving ceremony we held in the Concert Hall a few years back when Veteran’s Badges were distributed as a result of the overwhelming response to my appeal to former members of the Armed Forces to apply after the badge was introduced.

“Perth has a particularly affinity with the Black Watch so it was fitting that this year the Armed Forces Day flag was raised at Balhousie Castle to coincide with the opening of the newly refurbished Black Watch Museum there.

“The re-development of the museum at Balhousie is a project I have followed with great interest and I have been pleased to have been able to support them in their efforts to gain funding so I am really looking forward to taking the opportunity to visiting the new museum and seeing it in all its glory.”

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