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McArthur: SNP have made a complete mess of rural priorities

May 2, 2011 2:08 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrat Rural Affairs spokesman Liam McArthur says the SNP have made a complete mess of rural priorities during their term of office, as it is confirmed that the next round of discussions on the Rural Priorities scheme will take place in September 2011, and will not consider applications for capital investment projects.

Commenting, Liam McArthur said:

"The SNP have made a complete mess of rural priorities for the last 4 years.

"Shifting goalposts and delays in taking decisions and issuing payments have helped create uncertainty, confusion and anger throughout Scotland's rural communities. This latest confirmation of further delays and no capital investment will be met with weary resignation.

"Following this week's election, incoming Scottish Ministers need to sort out the rural priorities scheme as a matter of urgency. The SNP's mess must be cleaned up."