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Published date : 11 August, 2016

Perth and North Perthshire MP, Pete Wishart, has been conducting visits to businesses in his constituency to discuss the current business environment and what can be done to further support investment in Perthshire.

Speaking today (Thursday 11th August), Mr Wishart said:

“I understand that businesses have concerns, especially following on from the vote to leave the European Union. Perthshire business owners have the right to know what comes next and have a higher degree of certainty to allow them to grow their businesses.

‘Many agricultural businesses in my constituency will have concerns about the future of the Common Agricultural Payment and implications for migrant workers and I am seeking reassurances on their behalf with the UK Government.”

Following on from a recent visit to witness the annual ‘Ribena Blackcurrant harvest’ at McLaren Fruit Picking of Meigle, Mr Wishart said:

“It was great to see the blackcurrant harvest in progress at McLaren Fruit Picking. I am sure that most people do not realise that a huge amount of the soft fruit used in peoples favourite blackcurrant soft drink is grown and picked right here in Perthshire.

‘Whilst the visit was mostly about celebrating the continued success of Perthshire fruit growers, there are understandably some concerns which the industry has and I am more than happy to do what I can to offer my continued support to them.”


 Mr George McLaren with Pete Wishart MP[/caption]

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