Robertson warns local trade unionists of tough days ahead

MORAY TRADE UNIONISTS were able to quiz local MP Angus Robertson when he made his annual visit to the Moray Trade Union Council this week. The MP warned that there were challenging times ahead for Trade Unions and their members, highlighting the potential impact on workers in Moray as a result of welfare changes and … Read more

Brexit ‘Sell Out’ fears expressed for fishing industry

FEARS THAT WHAT remained of the Scottish Fishing industry would be sold-out in negotiations for the UK to leave the EU have been expressed by a local MP. With his Moray constituency retaining strong links with the industry, Angus Robertson MP says that only a brief mention of fishing in the UK Government Brexit White … Read more

Council Harbour charging issue rumbles on

THE CHAIRMAN OF Moray Council’s economic development and infrastructure services group has hit back at comments made over spending on Moray’s harbours by SNP group members. Earlier this week the SNP claimed to have forced a U-turn from the Independent-led Administration group over a raft a major changes first agreed by the committee in November. … Read more

Head Teachers to decide how to use £1.3m cash boost

HEAD TEACHERS AT 51 Moray schools will begin pondering over how they can best use a total of £1.3million being handed to them under a new Scottish Government scheme. The cash is Moray’s share of £10million being distributed to schools throughout the north east and Highlands from the newly formed attainment fund. Designed to allow … Read more

Community ‘dangerous road’ appeal gains favour with Councillors

A PETITION TO MORAY COUNCILLORS on Tuesday has resulted in a pledge to look again at placing safety barriers at Parkmore Brae on the B9014. The Dufftown and District Community Council has been spearheading a campaign for months in the hope of forcing Moray Council to spend around £30,000 on safety barriers. They insist that … Read more

Warm welcome for up to 150 new jobs in Forres

NEWS THAT AROUND 100 new jobs are to be created at a call centre on Forres Enterprise Park have been widely welcomed in the region. With Capita having been taken over from new owners Kura, fears had been sparked that jobs could be lost at the centre – however, not only are they deemed to be … Read more