My Central Fife Times column- The Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games – building a lasting legacy Like thousands of other West Fifers, I had the opportunity to enjoy the Commonwealth Games first hand in Glasgow over the past fortnight. It was without doubt a spectacular success and full credit must go to the organisers and volunteers for putting on a fantastic event that

“The Week in Westminster” last week’s Dunfermline Press column on HMS Queen Elizabeth

The nation’s new flagship The naming ceremony for HMS Queen Elizabeth was both an exciting and emotional day for all who had been involved in the project. Over the past years I have the opportunity to watch as she has been assembled at Rosyth, and it is hard to comprehend not only her sheer size,

Thomas Docherty MP gets First Class experience!

Dunfermline and West Fife MP Thomas Docherty experienced what is involved in delivering the post when he joined local postman Jimmy O’Neil on his delivery round in Dunfermline recently. Mr Docherty is one of a number of local MPs and MSPs being invited to go out with postmen and women across Scotland to see the lengths

Protection from discrimination for the Armed Forces

I have recently written an article for The House- an influential news and current affairs magazine-regarding our duty to protect our service personnel from discrimination here in the UK:   We are justifiably proud of the commitment shown by the current generation of service personnel who protect not just our national interests but who act

“The Week in Westminster”- This week’s Dunfermline Press column on the Submarines at Rosyth Dockyard

As regular readers of the Dunfermline will already know, one of the issues that I have focussed a lot of time on since being elected as our Member of Parliament is how the MoD should deal with the legacy of the nuclear submarines that are at Rosyth Dockyard.  There are seven submarines stored afloat at

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My Central Fife Times column- The Commonwealth Games

August 6, 2014

The Commonwealth Games – building a lasting legacy Like thousands of other West Fifers, I had the opportunity to enjoy the Commonwealth Games first hand in Glasgow over the past fortnight. It was without doubt a spectacular success and full credit must go to the organisers and volunteers for putting on a fantastic event that

“The Week in Westminster” last week’s Dunfermline Press column on HMS Queen Elizabeth

July 22, 2014

The nation’s new flagship The naming ceremony for HMS Queen Elizabeth was both an exciting and emotional day for all who had been involved in the project. Over the past years I have the opportunity to watch as she has been assembled at Rosyth, and it is hard to comprehend not only her sheer size,