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Opposition MSPs hail victory in vote to save board of HIE

eforbes@obantimes.co.uk

SCOTTISH Government plans to abolish the board of Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) were shot down at Holyrood last week.

Opposition MSPs have been united in their fight against the SNP plans to scrap the HIE board and absorb it into a Scotland-wide body.

The government was defeated in it’s plans last Wednesday (January 18) by just one vote as opposition voted 64 to 63 against the SNP.

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