Fergus Ewing MSP

Fergus Ewing MSP

Written 26 posts

Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity


21st January 2018

Burns Night is celebrated by millions of people in Scotland and all around the world. It not only provides a welcome opportunity to celebrate the genius of our national poet, but for us all to enjoy the essential food elements of any Burns Supper – which are available as home grown products in local supermarkets….

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Filling the mobile gap

7th August 2017

Connectivity Secretary Fergus Ewing highlights the launch of the Scottish Government’s 4G Infill Programme, which aims to deliver 4G mobile services to Scotland’s ‘notspots’.

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Supporting woodlands

1st February 2017

Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing discusses forestry and the need for our woodlands to be a share national endeavour.

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Forestry summit

23rd September 2016

Today’s forestry event in Annandale – one of several rural summits I am holding across Scotland– is about listening to industry as part of my focus on building growth in our rural economy. In the case of forestry, this is an ideal moment as we have recently launched a consultation on plans to complete its…

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Fracking moratorium welcomed

30th January 2015

I totally understand that those with different perspectives in the debate on unconventional oil and gas have strongly held views, but I very much welcome the positive and constructive welcome from both industry interests and from environmental organisations to the Scottish Government’s announcement of a full public consultation and a moratorium on unconventional oil and…

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World leader in offshore renewables

12th June 2014

Scotland has the potential to be a world leader in all stages of offshore renewable energy – from technological development to manufacturing, to the generation of electricity. That potential will only be fully realised across the country – and making sure that the benefits are spread across Scotland is an important aim of ours. Progress…

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Help for Remploy staff in Scotland

19th December 2012

On Tuesday afternoon in Parliament I outlined details of a new recruitment incentive scheme which I hope will help employers looking to take on ex-Remploy staff in Scotland.

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World Tourism Day

27th September 2012

Today is World Tourism Day and I am delighted to lend my support. Organised by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). 2012 is a year in which we are likely to see 1 billion global tourist arrivals and this is expected to rise to 1.8 billion by 2030.

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Small Business Communication

16th July 2012

As Enterprise Minister, I’m privileged to be able to meet with small businesses across Scotland on a regular basis. The chance to engage directly with business is invaluable in learning more about the contributory factors to the many successes of our SMEs, as well as hearing about the issues that are affecting their companies.

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Whisky Galore

6th June 2012

It’s been an extremely positive day for one of our most successful exports – whisky! The news that Diageo is to invest £1 billion over the next five years in the Scotch Whisky industry is very welcome and a strong indication of the company’s belief in the bright future of the sector.

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