SNP’s Bill Walker and Brian Goodall joined representatives from Fife Housing Association for the launch of a new development in Inchkeith Drive, Dunfermline, described as a revolution in social housing. Read more of this post
Former Member of the Scottish Parliament for Dunfermline
A training, advice and support service has launched in Abbeyview, Dunfermline, to help local job-hunters into work. The Abbeyview Project, located in Allan Crescent, was officially opened by SNP MSP Bill Walker. It will provide an Information and Recreation Centre for the community, aimed particularly at young people. Read more of this post
Network Rail has agreed to support a World Heritage Site status bid for the Forth Rail Bridge, in a move welcomed by Bill Walker, SNP MSP for nearby Dunfermline. Previously Network Rail had failed to support the bid, meaning it could not go ahead. Read more of this post
After yet another group in his constituency has received lottery funding, SNP MSP Bill Walker has welcomed news. Dunfermline and West Fife Beekeepers Association has been given an Awards for All Scotland grant of £9,496 from the Big Lottery Fund. Read more of this post
Recent referendum comments by Peter Duncan, former Tory MP and Chairman, have been hailed by Dunfermline’s SNP MSP Bill Walker as “an attempt to raise the level of debate in the Conservative party”. Mr Duncan has called for the Tories to pursue the option of devo-max and has warned that London leaders should not dictate the terms of the referendum or take a prominent position in the campaign. Read more of this post
Over the holidays, a report by Audit Scotland suggested tolls might need to be reintroduced on the Forth Road Bridge.
I can confirm that the SNP Government has no plans, intentions or ‘blue sky’ thinking about reintroducing the tolls it famously scrapped in 2008. This is as much the case for the Forth Replacement Crossing as for the existing Bridge. Read more of this post