Fergus Ewing MSP

Written 28 posts

Former Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism

World Tourism Day 2020

27th September 2020

Rural Economy & Tourism Secretary Fergus Ewing writes about recognising tourism as a positive force on World Tourism Day 2020

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COVID-19: Safe working guidance and restart plan for forestry industry

30th May 2020

Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing Easing out of lockdown will only be successful if we do so gradually and cautiously. The focus of the Scottish Government remains on tackling the virus, protecting public health and saving lives, but we are also acutely aware of the need to support vital sectors of the economy, such as…

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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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