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Ross Visits Nolan Seafoods

Ross said, "It was great to visit the Nolan Seafoods facility in West Tullos. They export globally and are a local success story now employing over 700 people. I was able to watch skilled employees hand fillet whiting and haddock as well as see the latest cryogenic freezing technology."

Ross Goes on Patrol with Aberdeen Police

Ross said, "I’m grateful to the local officers in Aberdeen who let me spend the evening on patrol. It was an eye-opener in many ways. One of the biggest take-aways was that the police often deal with people with mental health problems – simply because there is no-one else available."

Opinion - Badger Cull

Bovine TB is one of the greatest animal health threats to the UK. It not only has a devastating impact on our beef and dairy farms, but costs taxpayers £100 million each year.

Opinion - Arms Sales

Saudi Arabia remains a human rights priority country for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, particularly because of the use of the death penalty, women's rights and restrictions on freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and freedom of religion or belief.

Opinion - Loot Boxes

Protecting children and vulnerable people from being harmed or exploited by gambling is a priority for myself and for the Government. The Gambling Commission as the regulator for gambling in Great Britain, has strong powers and can act where it needs to address emerging risks. 

Opinion - Beer Duty

The brewing and pubs industries contribute over £1.7 billion to the Scottish economy and support the employment of 60,000 people. I also recognise the crucial role that pubs play in the social and economic life of our nation, as well as helping to promote responsible drinking.

Opinion - Caged Animals

I take a keen interest in animal welfare, and I hope to be able to attend the debate on Monday 9th September.

Opinion - Protect Our Rivers

The decision to leave the European Union has created an historic opportunity to review our policies on agriculture, on land use, on biodiversity, on woodlands, marine conservation, fisheries, pesticide licensing, chemical regulation, animal welfare, habitat management, waste, water purity, air qu

Opinion - Northern Ireland Abortion and Same Sex Marriage

First and foremost, the restoration of devolved institutions in Northern Ireland over the coming weeks is of the utmost importance. I agree with my colleague, the Northern Ireland Secretary, that a deal is achievable, and we should all be working towards that goal.