I, too, thank Andy Wightman for his efforts on the subject. It is well recognised that he has brought his knowledge to the Parliament, which is to be welcomed. In my view, Rachael Hamilton’s amendment 157 is a wrecking amendment. Unfortunately, it prioritises—although no more than that—the tourism industry over the rights of individual residents. Rachael Hamilton wants to deal with...
I am astonished at the kick-back that I seem to be getting. The smiles from the front benches are amusing, I have to say. We used to accuse the UK Government of kicking the can down the road on Brexit. Amendment 157 kicks the can down the road by—yet again—providing for Government regulations. I have never thought it a good idea to leave regulations to ministers. It is our role in this...
Does the member agree that clarifying the law in that way—I think that that is what the amendment would do—would take away the controversy? This is not an attack on shooting and field sports; it is a proposal to ensure that the process of building tracks is properly looked at.
Liberal Democrat MSP for North East Scotland
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election
Also represented West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
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