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Islands MSP warns of dangers from EU departure

BREXIT should set alarm bells ringing in the Highlands and Islands, a Holyrood shadow minister has warned.

Scottish Labour’s shadow minister for environment, climate change and land reform, David Stewart, said leaving the European Union, as Prime Minister Theresa May’s new UK government is committed to do, presents a huge risk for farmers, infrastructure and exports such as Scottish salmon.

Mr Stewart, a list MSP for the Highlands and Islands, said on a fact-find ing visit to Oban’s Jobcentre: ‘It’s clear the remit of the Tory government is to exit. There are clouds on the horizon that will affect everyone in Argyll and Bute. This affects every party and every individual.

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