ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF DINGWALL & DISTRICT BRANCH SNP
The AGM of the Branch
held in the Community Centre, Dingwall on Monday 8 February 2010 attracted a record number of members, membership of the Branch
now being the highest in its history. Reports from both the Secretary and treasurer outlined how the year
2009 had been a most successful one, all our targets in leafleting, fund raising etc. having been accomplished.
Figures produced at the meeting of the total votes cast in 2009 at every election throughout Scotland (both national
and local) showed the SNP to have obtained a commanding lead over Labour, with all the other Parties having lost ground.
main office bearers elected for 2010 are:-
Councillor Peter Cairns (Dingwall)
Councillor Drew Hendry (Tore)
Mrs Mechthild Graeme (Kiltarlity)
Mr Angus Walker ( North Kessock )
Mrs Cathy Walker ( North Kessock )
Mr John Jappy (Marybank)
In the monthly meeting
that followed, concern was expressed how the Boundary Commission, which is controlled from London (the Chairman being none
other than the Speaker of the House of Commons) had botched up the boundary areas in the Highlands and unless last minute
attempts are successful, voters in Dingwall and The Black Isle will from 2011 onwards be voting in a constituency called "Skye,
Lochaber & Badenoch".
It was reported that the
announcement in the Scottish Parliament that planning permission had been granted for the new Beauly-Denny power line was
welcomed by the Liberal Democrats, Labour and the Tories, and by the Highland Council, the Western Isles Council and various
authorities north of Inverness. As there would appear to be some doubt among the public about the
route that the power-line will take, this has been put on the Branch web-site (see Beauly-Denny Line link on menu).
John S. Jappy
Moy Bridge Cottage
Ross-shire IV6 7UY
Tel 01997 433418