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Relaunch of Scottish Provosts Association good news for local democracy

April 3, 2014 3:45 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Scottish Liberal Democrats have today welcomed the relaunch of the Tavish ScottTavish ScottScottish Provosts' Association as good news for local democracy. The association was officially re-launched in Edinburgh today and will seek to promote the image of Scottish local authorities as civic institutions.

It was announced today that Scottish Liberal Democrat Borders councillor Graham Garvie has been appointed President of the association. Shetland Islands Council Convenor Malcolm Bell is the new Vice President.

Scottish Liberal Democrat Shetland MSP Tavish Scott said:

"This is good news for local democracy. These past 7 years have been testing times for local communities as the SNP government remove powers and responsibilities. The re-launch of the Scottish Provosts' Association, with a strong liberal and local voice at its helm, will help to promote the important role of local communities in shaping their own local services. "