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Fort William FC will be welcoming a special spectator to their match against Keith later this month when local MSP Kate Forbes will take a seat in the Claggan Park stands
The visit will be part of Ms Forbes’ annual summer tour of her Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch constituency.
Over the next fortnight, she will embark on 17 surgeries as well as a series of visits and meetings in Lochaber.
As well as holding surgeries in more remote locations such as Canna, Kilchoan, Knoydart, and Lochaline, the Lochaber MSP will also be stopping off in Fort William, Corpach, Mallaig and Ballachulish.
Ms Forbes will be visiting a number of rural businesses, such as the Ardnamurchan Distillery, the village store and Puffin Coffee Shop in Kilchoan, the Resipole Studios in Strontian, and also taking in Fort William FC’s Highland League match against Keith on Saturday, August 17.
Ms Forbes said: ‘I have made it an annual tradition to spend my summer recess in the towns and villages of the constituency.
‘Travelling over several weeks allows me to get to the smallest villages halls and invite anybody to meet with me at my surgeries. Everybody is welcome to come and raise any issue.
‘I also meet people, visit businesses and this year I’m looking forward to watching a Fort William FC match. Although I was inspired by the women’s teams during the Women’s World Cup, I’ll be staying in the stands.
‘There are lots of challenging issues in Lochaber – I am all too aware of them. I will persistently work to resolve and solve them, and look forward to meeting people and chatting about these issues.’