Friday, 26 March 2010
Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs & the Environment Richard Lochhead MSP paid a visit to Peterhead Fishmarket earlier today with SNP Westminster candidate for Banff & Buchan Eilidh Whiteford.
Peterhead Port Authority Chief Executive John Wallace gave Mr Lochhead and Dr Whiteford a tour of the facility and afterwards briefed them on current developments, including the port authority's ambitious Smith Embankment project.
SNP Westminster candidate for Banff & Buchan Eilidh Whiteford said:
“I was pleased to hear that Peterhead Port Authority is doing so well at the moment and I congratulate John Wallace and his team on their vision for the future and commitment to ensure that Peterhead remains the country’s pre-eminent fishing port.”
Neighbouring Moray MSP and Scottish Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead said:
"I was delighted to be visiting Peterhead Port today with the SNP's candidate for Banff & Buchan Eilidh Whiteford.
"Today's visit was a great opportunity to catch up with the harbour management team, fishermen, fish-sellers and buyers.
"It was good to see strong activity at the Port, particularly with the ongoing multi-million pound Smith Embankment development.
"With the Port continuing to expand the future is very bright for Peterhead at the heart of the Scottish fishing industry and growing commercial use.
"Eilidh is an extremely able, knowledgeable and enthusiastic candidate for this constituency in the coming elections and that was evident from the positive response of the folk at the Port who met with us today."