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17 April 2007

Stevenson Visits Peterhead Fishmarket With SNP Council Candidates

Banff & Buchan SNP candidate Stewart Stevenson paid a campaign visit to Peterhead Fishmarket early this morning. Mr Stevenson was accompanied by local SNP council candidates Stuart Pratt and Stephen Smith (Peterhead South & Cruden) and Anne Allan, Sandy Allan and Fiona McRae (Peterhead North & Rattray).


Speaking after his visit, Stewart Stevenson said:


"Scotland's fishing industry provides tens of thousands of jobs and generates billions of pounds for the Scottish economy. It also provides the heart of our coastal communities here in Banff & Buchan who depend on the success of that industry.


"Fishing is vital to our local and national economic interest and should be given the support that it deserves. The UK has always given, and always will give, fishing a low priority status but the SNP will give it the representation it deserves."


Cllr Stuart Pratt , Chair of Aberdeenshire Council's Buchan Area Committee added:


"Just as the fishing industry is so important to Scotland's economy, so the harbour is to Peterhead. I was pleased to hear that Peterhead Port Authority is doing so well at the moment and I congratulate John Wallace and his team on their vision for the future and commitment to ensure that Peterhead remains the country's pre-eminent fishing port."

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