Keith Brown MSP for Clackmannanshire and Dunblane has welcomed the decision by the Scottish Government to create a £50,000 Nuisance Call fund to help those most at risk from unwanted calls during his attendance at the Which?’s Nuisance Calls campaign event at the Scottish Parliament on the 13 September.
This fund will install call-blocking technology for those most vulnerable to nuisance calls and forms a key part of the Scottish Government’s Nuisance Calls Action Plan which also includes:
- Developing a strategy for tackling scams in general
- Updating the Business Pledge with a commitment to support vulnerable customers
- Developing best practice for organisations involved with any new public-facing Scottish Government schemes to adhere to.
The Which?’s Nuisance Calls campaign is calling on the UK Government to tackle nuisance calls through legislative action and for Scottish businesses and regulators to now get behind the Scottish Government's action plan.
Clackmannanshire and Dunblane MSP, Keith Brown, has presented Bannerman’s Pharmacy in Dunblane an award for becoming the City’s first dementia friendly business as part of World Alzheimer’s and Dementia Awareness Month.
All businesses in Dunblane have been invited to sign up to the Dementia Friendly Programme with Bannerman’s being the first to complete the programme.
Keith Brown, MSP for Clackmannanshire and Dunblane, pulled on some eye-catching pink clothes at the Scottish Parliament to encourage people across Clackmannanshire to take part in the UK’s biggest, brightest and pinkest fundraiser, Wear It Pink, on Friday 20 October.
Wear It Pink is back for its 16th year, calling on supporters across the country to add a flash of pink to their wardrobe for the day and raise money for Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving breast cancer research.
Keith joined fellow parliamentarians in Holyrood to encourage people across Scotland to get involved and help support Breast Cancer Now’s efforts to ensure that, by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live.
Wear It Pink is now in its 16th year, with the annual fundraising campaign raising a staggering total of £30 million to date for Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving research. Anyone can take part, whether at work, at home or at school. All you have to do is wear something pink and donate what you can.
Keith Brown MSP is in talks with Scottish Power over the path works, currently being carried out as part of the mitigation measures which were agreed as a condition of the Beauly to Denny Power Line.
Over the last few days, constituents have been in contact with Mr Brown highlighting their concerns about the damage to the paths on Dumyat, created by heavy duty machinery which have been working on the hillside and whether this is indeed in compliance with the previously agreed conditions of the path works programme.
Keith Brown, MSP for Clackmannanshire and Dunblane, is encouraging local people to add their voice to the two public consultations that will help shape the future of bus services and smart ticketing in Scotland.
The two consultations ‘Local Bus Services in Scotland – Improving the Framework for Delivery’ and ‘The Future of Smart Ticketing in Scotland’ will run for 12 weeks until 5 December.
Mr Brown is also hosting a bus summit later this month to discuss the overall plan for public transport in Clackmannanshire. This meeting will bring together key local stakeholders who will be joined by the Minister for Transport and the Islands, Humza Yousaf MSP.
SNP MSP, Keith Brown, has praised the success of devolution twenty years on from the referendum on a Scottish Parliament.
80 per cent of voters in Clackmannanshire backed the plans in the 1997 referendum, which saw 74% of Scots vote for a devolved parliament. The Scottish Parliament was then reconvened in 1999.