David­son goes mine clear­ing

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - NEWS -

Scot­tish Con­ser­va­tive leader Ruth David­son has vis­ited Afghanistan with a char­ity run­ning the world’s largest hu­man­i­tar­ian mine clear­ance op­er­a­tion.

Ms David­son spent four days in Kabul with the Halo Trust, based in Dum­friesshire, as it handed back con­trol of 95 mil­lion square miles of land to the lo­cal gov­ern­ment after a 10-year scheme to re­move land­mines and un­ex­ploded de­bris.

The MSP ex­ploded an anti-per­son­nel mine dur­ing a train­ing ex­er­cise after be­ing taught how to find, ex­ca­vate and re­move the lethal de­vices.

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