Tag: Kate Forbes MSP
The new resources and tools will help businesses across Lochaber be ready for the increased number of visiting mountain bikers and cyclists ahead of next year’s UCI World Cup.
Asked for her views, Ms Forbes told us she shared the concerns of both Strontian and Ardgour parents, and confirmed she has written to the director of education at Highland Council calling for this arrangement to be reviewed.
Though Knoydart is technically on the Scottish mainland – reached overland only by a 16-mile hike from Mallaig – it is essentially only accessible by ferry which is the main route for both passengers and freight.
The largest sawmiller in the country and a subsidiary of BSW Group, BSW Timber has a
strong history of apprenticeships, with 22 of the 25 taken on in the last 10 years still
working for the business.
But with a new tourism season and an influx of visitors ahead, Ms Forbes cautioned that while tourism is a crucial part of Lochaber’s rural economy, it must work with local communities and landscapes.
Anne Thomas, Black Isle Candidate and Highland Greens Communications Co-ordinator, commented on what she called the ‘apparent very worrying lack of interest’ in local democracy.