Kate Forbes MSP set for Lochaber visit

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The constituency MSP for Lochaber will visit the area next week and hold nine surgeries as part of her summer constituency tour.

Kate Forbes MSP will also speak to staff and patients at the Belford Hospital, meet with the Lochaber Transport Forum, and attend the Glenfinnan Highland Gathering.

During the summer, Ms Forbes is clocking up in excess of 2,500 miles as she visits rural communities and, starting on Monday August 13, will be stopping in villages such as Spean Bridge, Kinlochleven, Lochaline, Strontian, Kilchoan and Mallaig.

Earlier in the summer she campaigned for reducing the speed limit near the famous Glenfinnan monument and viaduct to be reduced, as well as call for better tourism infrastructure to help cope with growing numbers visiting the area.

‘I’m really looking forward to get around Lochaber and meeting as many people as possible at my surgeries,’ she told us.

‘Whilst people can contact me anytime during the year, the summer months allow me to travel to every corner of the constituency and spend longer chatting and listening.

‘My hope is that people who would not normally contact their MSP feel able to make their thoughts known and ask for assistance if that is required.

‘Apart from surgeries, I will also be visiting the Outward Bound Locheil Centre, attending Glenfinnan Highland Gathering and popping into the Belford Hospital.

‘It will be a busy summer, but it is my favourite time of the year.’