David Stewart MSP

Highlands and Islands MSP speaks up for City Status

David Stewart, Highlands and Islands Labour MSP, is writing to the Secretary of State for Scotland to clarify concerns over Inverness’ city status following a refusal by the Lord Lyon for the creation of a coat of arms.

David Stewart, who as an MP at the time of the Millennium status competition, worked hard along with Highland Council and local campaigners to create the first new city in Scotland since Dundee over 100 years ago.

“It’s important we don’t talk down our city status which has had a tremendous benefit to Inverness and the Highlands in terms of tourism and inward investment.

“It was a first class, high profile campaign involving key members of the local community which led to Inverness winning this competition, awarded by the Queen.

“Whilst I note the comments by the Lord Lyon in terms of the coat of arms, that is a separate issue and has no impact on the validity of city status.

I have taken the opportunity to write to Des Browne the Secretary of State for Scotland to clarify this matter,” said Mr Stewart.

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Written by davidstewart

January 28, 2008 at 1:56 pm

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