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3 ASKS OF SUPERMARKETS

I have written to local supermarkets and their national head offices to ask them to take further action in supporting the local community during this difficult time.

I have three main asks:

🧻 To limit the number of items each customer can purchase to prevent people from stockpiling so everyone can access the essential items they need.

👵 To have dedicated opening times for elderly and disabled people so they can shop safely and ensure they get the items they need.

🥫 To hold collection points for local charities such as foodbanks and baby banks, and for local branches to donate to these and not just rely on the generosity of local people.

I am currently working with local charities to ensure they have the resources they need to support as many people as possible.

I thank the supermarkets who have already met some or all of these asks. We need everyone to pull together. By doing so, we will minimise hardship and save lives.

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SCOTLAND TO TAKE A YELLOWHAMMERING IN NO DEAL BREXIT

The full extent of Johnson’s no deal Brexit plans are exposed. It will be ordinary people that will pay the price – not Johnson and the extremely wealthy people he represents.

⚡️ Energy price hikes
🏥 Lack of medicines
🍞 Food & fuel shortages
✈️ Delays at ports/airports
💷 Price increases to hit most vulnerable

Click here, for everything you need to know about the UK government’s Yellowhammer no deal preparations.

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CELEBRATING OUR FARMERS AND WORKERS

For #Farm24, I want to thank all the hardworking farmers and the workers who assist them who grow, pick and sort the food and drink we have on a daily basis.

Farmers are an obvious cornerstone of society who do so much, not just producing our food, but producing the high-quality food that we in Scotland are so lucky to enjoy. Food that we are famous for all around the world. From simple milk, to Stornoway Black Pudding, Perthshire strawberries, and Aberdeen Angus beef.

I hope that Scotland can remain in the EU and be able to continue sharing our amazing produce with people across Europe, not only to allow businesses to trade, but to show what our farmers and land can grow.