Rumbles backs council on Kintore Station

WEST Aberdeenshire & Kincardine MSP Mike Rumbles has backed Aberdeenshire Council’s call for the Scottish government to make progress on Kintore Station.

Cllr Peter Argyle, Chair of the council’s Infrastructure Services Committee, has written to Transport Minister Keith Brown stating that the project should be advanced as a priority.

Commenting Mike Rumbles said: “I am very pleased to see that Aberdeenshire Council is putting pressure on the Scottish government on the issue of Kintore Station, even though Cllr Argyle makes it clear that the Transport Minister is not in favour of its early construction.

“This explains why, when I questioned the Minister on this matter in parliament as recently as two weeks ago, he steadfastly refused to release details of this report he has received from Network Rail on Kintore Station.

“Not only do we need openness and transparency on this issue from the Scottish government, but we need real action too.”