IAN BLACKFORD:MP for Ross, Skye & Lochaber



Two local SNP politicians are to host a Jobs Fair in Dingwall Town Hall in an effort to boost the local economy and job prospects for people in Dingwall and the surrounding areas.

Ian Blackford MP and Kate Forbes MSP, will be holding the event on the 7th December between the hours of 13:00 – 18:00pm. They hope it will give an opportunity to employers to reach out to people who are looking for work or are considering a change in their careers. A wide range of employers and service providers have already confirmed their attendance for the event.

Recent news that significant job losses are to be suffered with the closure of the Edinburgh Salmon Company is expected to have a detrimental effect on an already fragile local economy. Ms Forbes and Mr Blackford have made it known that they are looking to do all that they can to mitigate the worst effects and present Dingwall as an area of great opportunity.

Commenting ahead of the December event, Mr Blackford said:

 “We are looking to give an opportunity to employers in the area to engage with people who are looking for work or are perhaps considering a change in their employment.”

“There are some fantastic opportunities for people in the Highlands and Islands. This event is all about increasing awareness of these opportunities.” 

“I would encourage people with an interest in the jobs market to engage with the process. Dingwall and the surrounding areas have many opportunities waiting to be explored; let us all work together to make these readily available to the people who live and work here.”

Kate Forbes MSP added: “This is an opportunity for anybody in Dingwall who is looking for a new job, training opportunity or other jobs support to drop-in and meet potential employers.

“Ian Blackford MP and I are arranging this because we recognise the importance of a healthy jobs market in the Highlands. 

“I hope that lots of people will come along, even if it is just for a short time. Everybody is welcome.”

“There will be a brilliant line up on individuals on hand to support those who drop in.”