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WISHART: SOFT FRUIT SECTOR VITAL TO PERTHSHIRE ECONOMY

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Perth and North Perthshire MP, Pete Wishart, took part in a House of Commons debate on the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme today (Thursday 6th July).  The scheme is used by many in the soft fruit sector in Perthshire to attract seasonal workers and to ensure that soft fruit arrives on our shelves in the best […]

WISHART WELCOMES PROGRESS ON CITY DEAL

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Perth and North Perthshire MP, Pete Wishart, has this week met with Tay Cities Deal head, David Littlejohn, to discuss the Tay Cities Deal and the opportunities it will present for Perth and Perthshire. Speaking following the meeting Pete Wishart said. “The Tay Cities Deal is now approaching conclusion and will soon be presented to […]

WISHART WELCOMES CITY HALL PROJECT

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Perth and North Perthshire MP, Pete Wishart has welcomed the news that Perth and Kinross Council are to convert Perth City Hall into a major arts and cultural hub.  Perth and Kinross Council have confirmed that they are seeking an architect to convert the building into a new cultural space which will house the Perth and […]

WISHART WELCOMES TREE OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS

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Perth and North Perthshire MP, Pete Wishart has welcomed the news that two of the finalists in the yearly ‘Scotland’s Tree of the Year Awards’ are in his constituency.  The Birnam Oak and Niel Gow’s Oak are amongst the six finalists in this year’s Woodland Trust Scottish Tree of the Year Award. Speaking after the […]

WISHART WELCOMES CITY OF CULTURE LAUNCH

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Perth and North Perthshire MP, Pete Wishart,  attended the launch of the Perth City of Culture 2021 on  Friday 19th August. Launching under the slogan ‘Perth is the Place’, the event was designed to showcase Perth as the location for music, dance, film, visual arts, architecture and more. The event took place outside Perth City Hall at 11am. Speaking […]

WISHART WELCOMES CITY HALL PLAN

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Perth and North Perthshire MP, Pete Wishart has welcomed proposals by Perth and Kinross Council that Perth City Hall is to be transformed into a major tourist attraction which could house the Stone of Destiny. Mr Wishart welcomed the news that Councillors will be voting on proposals to approach the Commissioners of the Regalia who […]

WISHART CALLS ON TREASURY TO REDUCE VAT ON TOURISM

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  Perth and North Perthshire MP, Pete Wishart has joined SNP parliamentary colleagues in calling for a review of the rate of VAT on tourism. With tourism one of Perthshire’s major employers, the local MP says a move to reduce VAT on tourism would be a significant stimulus to the local economy. Mr Wishart also […]

VOTING OPEN FOR EUROPEAN TREE OF THE YEAR – WISHART URGES BACKING FOR LADY’S TREE

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The Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP,  Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire is urging local folk to get behind a bid to help “Lady’s Tree” at Loch of the Lowes secure the prestigious title of European Tree of the Year 2015. Speaking today (Monday) Mr Wishart said: “At the end of last year, […]

SKI LIFT INVESTMENT WELCOMED BY WISHART

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The Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, has welcomed news that Scottish ski centres – including Glenshee in his constituency – are to invest £5.5m to upgrade their facilities. Glenshee will have its chair lifts replaced at a cost of £2.47million with Highland and Islands Enterprise […]

T IN THE PARK STAYING IN PERTH & KINROSS

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The Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire has welcomed the news that T in the Park is to stay within Perth & Kinross with the announcement of Strathallan Castle as the new venue for the event from next summer onwards. Mr Wishart said: “T in the […]

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