The fight for Fort George goes on

This defence review announcement is much worse than we expected, with savage tory cuts meaning the defence footprint will be cut by around 20% in Scotland. This follows months of us asking whether Fort George and other bases were under threat, and nothing but silence from the MOD. I long suspected, this silence was, in fact, an attempt to avoid hearing our case for Fort George ...
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MP CONDEMNS GOVERNMENT OVER FORT GEORGE AND KINLOSS UNCERTAINTY

CONSULTATION OFFER "AFTER" DECISION DEMONSTRATES LACK OF RESPECT SNP MP Drew Hendry has condemned the UK Government for failing to hold talks with either the Scottish Government, Highland council or local communities on the future of Fort George and Kinloss ahead of any decision being made. David Mundell has written to the MP to provide assurances that the MoD will engage...
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Highland politicians meet with MOD over potential Fort George closure

Local MP Drew Hendry, Leader of the Highland Council, Margaret Davidson and Highlands and Islands MSP, Maree Todd today met with Mark Lancaster, Minister for Veterans and Armed Forces to discuss the future of Fort George.  The meeting follows months of speculation that Highland base is under threat of closure in the current round of defence reviews. Earlier this year, a task...
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Fort George: Response from Secretary of State for Scotland is wholly inadequate

          Yesterday I spoke about my utter disbelief at the response I received from David Mundell to my letter to him in which I urge him to take action to protect Fort George. His response failed to give any reassurance over the future of Fort George as an Army base or to deal with any of the genuine concerns that those connected...
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Save Fort George

          Fort George has been an Army Garrison for 250 years. It is the historic home of the "Black Watch" with its proud record of military service from the base to deployment around the world and down through generations. It is, now, part of the fabric of our communities in Ardersier, Nairn, Inverness and the wider Highlands. Th...
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