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Kate Forbes to visit Aviemore businesses as Covid restrictions ease


By Gavin Musgrove

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Kate Forbes is heading to Aviemore next week on the Holyrood campaign trail.
Kate Forbes is heading to Aviemore next week on the Holyrood campaign trail.

The SNP candidate for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch will be in Aviemore next week as she visits local businesses and cafes following the reopening of the tourism industry.

Kate Forbes, who served as the constituency MSP over the past parliamentary term and is standing for re-election, said she recognised the importance of businesses being able to reopen and start trading again.

Ms Forbes will be in Aviemore this Monday on the campaign trail.

Tourist accommodation and hospitality were able to re-open on Monday along with indoor attractions and public buildings.

Restrictions on travel across Scotland have also been lifted, including travel to and from England and Wales.

Ms Forbes, SNP Holyrood candidate for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, said: “I know that businesses are desperate to reopen and start trading again.

“Monday was a key milestone in relaxing lockdown, as non-essential retail, hospitality and close contact services can now largely reopen.

"Our high streets have felt empty and deserted for too long.

“I will be in Aviemore chatting to businesses in the village centre about their experience – and hopefully savouring local produce.

"Local SMEs (small and medium enterprises) are the backbone of our Highland economy and they have done a tremendous job in the most difficult of years.”


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