We store cookies on your device to make sure we give you the best experience on this website. I'm fine with this - Turn cookies off
Switch to an accessible version of this website which is easier to read. (requires cookies)

Tavish Scott visits Dundee

January 13, 2010 7:35 PM
Tavish Scott with Clive Sneddon and John Barnett

Tavish Scott (centre) with Dundee's Liberal Democrat Westminster Parliamentary Candidates - John Barnett (Dundee West) left and Clive Sneddon (Dundee East) right

Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Tavish Scott MSP, was in Dundee today (Wednesday 13th January) to give his support for the city's campaign to see improvements made to Dundee Rail Station.

A former Minister of Transport for Scotland, Mr Scott believes that the city's rail station is badly in need of modernisation - it is in poor aesthetic condition and has poor facilities. Given the key improvements to Dundee Waterfront, with funding started by the LibDem/Labour Executive prior to 2007, it is vital that the city has a rail station in the waterfront area that does not sit out like an embarrassing sore thumb next to the proposed V&A and other major improvements along the waterfront of the city.

Tavish made clear that it requires the working together of all stakeholders - primarily Scottish Government/Transport Scotland, Network Rail, First ScotRail, the local authority, the regional transport partnership TACTRAN and Scottish Enterprise if the council's vision of an improved rail station is to become reality. The failure to give the station priority in the Scottish Government's Strategic Transport Projects Review in December 2008 was a missed opportunity.

Tavish was also in Dundee to support the adoption of Dr Clive Sneddon as Scottish Liberal Democrat Westminster candidate for Dundee East and also visited the University of Abertay to see the university's expertise in computer games education.

Dr Clive Sneddon is the newly-adopted Liberal Democrat candidate for Dundee East. Clive teaches French at St Andrews University, and is married with two children. He has stood for Dundee East at previous elections, increasing the Liberal Democrat share of the vote and was political leader of North East Fife District Council 1988-96. A founding member of the Scottish Constitutional Convention, and the 1990-92 Convener of the COSLA Rural Affairs Committee which involved meeting with ministers, and a member of the EU Committee of the Regions, advising on draft European legislation.

Related Links