Hous­ing plans de­serve sup­port

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WITH the vot­ing record of the Labour Party at Holyrood, I was rather puz­zled to read your ar­ti­cle which saw the Labour Party ac­cuse the SNP Gov­ern­ment of miss­ing its pro­jected tar­gets on house build­ing (“Homes pledge be­hind tar­get”, The Her­ald, Novem­ber 15). The Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment has a very am­bi­tious house­build­ing pro­gramme (50,000 in this term of gov­ern­ment) and in demon­strat­ing this plan pledged £470 mil­lion in the Scot­tish Bud­get this year, a bud­get the Labour Party voted against. This begs the ques­tion, and bear­ing in mind Labour’s record when last in power in Scot­land, what would be Labour’s house­build­ing spend and tar­gets?

In light of those crit­i­cisms it may worth re­mind­ing our­selves of the record of the last SNP ad­min­is­tra­tion which had a tar­get of 30,000 af­ford­able homes – 33,490 achieved, 6,000 of which were coun­cil homes.

I would urge Labour and other op­po­si­tion par­ties at Holyrood to get be­hind these am­bi­tious tar­gets and pro­pos­als in­stead of only be­ing neg­a­tive.

Ca­tri­ona C Clark, 52 Hawthorn Drive, Ban­knock, Falkirk.

Whilst on hol­i­day in the Black Isle Gary Ritchie went walk along the Fairy Glen, where there are two wa­ter­falls. He took this shot of the smaller of the two af­ter wad­ing through the wa­ter to fix a tri­pod to a rock.

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