Cupar to host visit by Scottish Government cabinet

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Fifers are being given the opportunity to take part in a public discussion with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and her Cabinet next month.

Following successful visits this year to Dumfries, Aberdeen, Alloa and Inverness, the Scottish Government cabinet will meet in Cupar on Monday, July 6 with a public question and answer session taking place that evening to give people the opportunity to put their views on issues important to them.

Bell Baxter High School will host the event from 7pm and, following the question and answer session, those attending will get the chance to chat with the cabinet over refreshments.

Cabinet ministers will also undertake a series of engagements at local businesses and organisations throughout the day.

The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the Scottish Government’s strong focus is on growing the economy, protecting public services, tackling inequality and empowering communities.

She said: “We believe the business of government should be open to everyone who wants to be involved and that is why the Scottish cabinet now meets in towns and cities across the country.

“Meeting and engaging with local communities, listening to their issues and delivering real change is what this government is all about.

“We have challenged ourselves to be the most open and accessible government that Scotland has ever seen, and cabinet meetings in towns such as Cupar are a fantastic way to deliver on this promise.

“I am looking forward to meeting local people and learning about the issues that are important to them.”

Places at the evening public discussion can be booked at https://ministerstouringscotlandcupar.eventbrite.co.uk