North-east is last stop for Salmond’s cabinet tour

Alex Salmond. Picture: Getty
Alex Salmond. Picture: Getty
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SCOTTISH Government ministers will travel to Fraserburgh for the last visit of this year’s summer cabinet tour.

First Minister Alex Salmond and members of his ministerial team will carry out a series of engagements in the North-east town on Sunday and Monday.

They will also have their formal cabinet meeting there on Monday morning.

The Scottish cabinet’s summer tour sees ministers – who usually meet in Mr Salmond’s official Edinburgh residence, Bute House – travel to towns across Scotland.

Already this summer the cabinet has staged its discussions in Lerwick, Hawick and Campbeltown.

Over the past six years more than 4,000 people have attended summer cabinet events across the country.

Mr Salmond said: “The Scottish Government’s cabinet tours have been an enormous success since they were introduced six years ago. They are a great opportunity, not only for government to hear and see concerns, but for communities to buttonhole ministers on what matters to them.

“As a local resident I am particularly delighted that Fraserburgh is set to host the cabinet and would urge local residents to get involved and come along to the public discussion – let ministers hear your concerns and ask us the tough questions on the topics that matter.”