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Stirling MSP “deeply concerned” over Aberfoyle’s economic future

Bruce Crawford has written to the chief executive of Stirling Council to raise his concerns over Aberfoyle’s local economy.

The MSP for Stirling wants to see the village’s current flood defences improved, to help reduce the current “extortionate” cost of insurance.

He says a concerted effort is needed to improve the situation.

Commenting, Bruce Crawford said, “I am deeply concerned about the current situation and economic future in Aberfoyle and it saddens me greatly to see yet another fantastic local business decide to shut shop. The Guyana employed a number of local people who will now find themselves out of work.

“Last week, I spent time speaking to local people about the situation that the area faces. It is clear that a major obstacle here is that of flooding defences. Businesses and people who are looking to settle in Aberfoyle have to be reassured that the correct precautions have been taken on this front and I will remain in close contact with Stirling Council on this issue.

“In addition, it is clear that Aberfoyle requires significant investment in order to kick start new and exciting reasons for people to visit the area. By enticing an increased footfall from tourists and local visitors, businesses would not only be attracted to Aberfoyle, but would prosper too.

“In coming weeks I plan to meet with the Chief Executive of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, alongside local Councillor Evelyn Tweed, to discuss how we can work together to contribute to the revitalisation of Aberfoyle.”

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