Community groups hold the future of town centres, a north-east MSP has claimed.
Scottish Conservative MSP Tom Mason took part in the MSP Connector Programme organised by Scotland’s Towns Partnership, which invites politicians to spend a day visiting towns in the area they represent.
Mr Mason spent a day in Huntly talking to business owners and finding out more about what the town centre has to offer.
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He met Donald Boyd and Carolyn Powel of Huntly Development Trust at the town’s former RBS branch, which will be redeveloped as a co-habiting enterprise space.
Mr Mason said: “I was delighted to speak to local business owners and community groups who are so very passionate about safeguarding the town centre.
“Scottish towns just like Huntly play a huge role in the economy with around 60% of jobs and employment.”