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WISHART VISITS BLACK WATCH MUSEUM

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The Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, today (Friday) visited Balhousie Castle, home to the newly re-vamped Black Watch Museum. Speaking ahead of his visit, Mr Wishart said: “The museum at Balhousie Castle has really benefitted from the investment that has been put into it, I […]

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 […]

WISHART WELCOMES VICTORY FOR VETERANS AS PRODUCTION BEGINS ON ARCTIC STAR

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The Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire  has hailed a victory for veterans of the Arctic convoys and Bomber Command as they finally receive recognition of their service today following a long running campaign. The Arctic convoys endured incredible hardship and saw over 3,000 men lose […]

WISHART BACKS AMNESTY’S CALL FOR TIGHTER ARMS CONTROLS

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The Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, has given his backing to Amnesty international’s campaign for a tighter Arms Treaty. Speaking after meeting with representatives of the local Amnesty group, Mr Wishart said: “Amnesty International are a fantastic organisation doing really important work throughout the world […]

WISHART WELCOMES VICTORY FOR ARCTIC CONVOY VETERANS

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The Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, has welcomed the long overdue decision to see the incredible bravery of those who served on the Arctic convoys during the Second World War recognised with a medal. Mr Wishart said: “Seventy years is a long time to have […]

WISHART WELCOMES VECTOR JOBS AS “GREAT NEWS FOR WHOLE PERTHSHIRE ECONOMY”

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The Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, has described the news of new jobs at Vector Aerospace as “great news for the whole Perthshire economy”. Speaking today (Tuesday) Mr Wishart said: “The highly skilled engineering jobs at Vector Aerospace are an extremely important part of the […]

WISHART COMMENTS ON DEFENCE STATEMENT

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Commenting on the Defence Statement made in the House of Commons today (Thursday) the Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, historic home to the Black Watch, said: “I greet this statement with a mixture of relief that the threat to the name and distinctive features of […]

WISHART DEMANDS CLARITY ON FUTURE OF SCOTTISH REGIMENTS

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UK MINISTER SAYS SCOTTISH ARMY UNITS WILL “INEVITABLY BE LOST OR WILL MERGE” The Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, has demanded clarity from the UK Government on the fate of Scotland’s regiments, after a report in the Sunday Express shows Defence Secretary Philip Hammond appeared to […]

WISHART WARNS OF WESTMINSTER THREAT TO ARMY

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Commenting on a speech by the Secretary of State for Defence, Philip Hammond MP, to the Royal United Services Institute in London today (Thursday), the Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, said: “In a speech to the Royal United Services Institute the Defence Secretary has admitted […]

DEFENCE SECRETARY MUST RESPOND TO REGIMENTS DEBATE

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The SNP have called for the Defence Secretary to end the uncertainty and personally respond to a debate this week, secured by the SNP, on the future of Scottish recruited units. The debate, secured by Perth and North Perthshire MP, Pete Wishart, who represents the home of the Black Watch, will be the first opportunity […]

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