Published: 14/03/2018 12:19 - Updated: 14/03/2018 12:26

Tories to stage Question Time event in Buckie

Business ideas. The FSB wants ideas from Buckie and other Moray towns.AN event a bit like TV’s Question Time is being staged in Buckie next week by the Conservative party.

Moray MP Douglas Ross, North-East regional MSP Peter Chapman and Moray Councillor Tim Eagle are inviting residents to put questions directly to them

The Tories state the event – which is open to all – will be the first public meeting of its type to take place in Buckie for many years.

Mr Ross said: "I am very keen to hear directly from local people about what is concerning them.

"It may be the future of Scotland’s fishing fleet after Brexit, it could be broadband or local issues specific to Buckie and the surrounding area. It really doesn’t matter.

"The panel will do its very best to provide answers to the questions that are put to us.

"We will have all three levels of government represented on the panel.

"Peter is a member of Ruth Davidson’s shadow cabinet at Holyrood with responsibility for the rural economy and connectivity.

"Tim, meanwhile, represents the Buckie ward and is chairman of Moray Council’s children and young people’s committee.

"Hopefully between us we should have most subjects covered.

"I feel it is vital as a local representative that not only do we speak in the chamber but we listen to the views of local people.

"I‘ve held many surgeries around Moray since my election and this is another way of making myself as accessible as possible."

The event will take place on Friday, March 23, beginning at 7pm at the Royal British Legion, 65 High Street.

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