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Cabinet to meet in Pitlochry

Published: 6 Jan 2017 09:41

Scottish Cabinet to hear directly from local people about the issues that affect them.

The First Minister and her Cabinet will meet on Monday 6 February, and then take part in a public discussion at the Pitlochry Festival Theatre.

The discussion will focus on the rural economy and give members of the public the chance to quiz Cabinet Secretaries on the issues of the day affecting the town and local economy.

Since 2008, the Cabinet has held 43 meetings and public discussion events in towns across Scotland.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:

“I’m looking forward to coming to Pitlochry in February and finding out more about the issues that matter to residents.

“Our theme for the day is the rural economy and this is a chance for people to give me and my Cabinet Secretaries views on what more we can do to allow rural areas to thrive. At a time of uncertainty following the vote to leave the EU, the Scottish Government is seeking to protect and grow the rural economy by investing in our rural industries and infrastructure.

“We’ll take on board the thoughts and concerns of people and use the feedback we get to shape our policy decisions to build a more inclusive and prosperous country.”

The public discussion will run from 1330 to 1500 at Pitlochry Festival Theatre, PH16 5DR. Entry is free but as seats are limited, attendees must register in advance online.