The text of a letter received by Ian following the visit of Cabinet Secretary Lochhead to Drummore to launch the study into the Economic Impact of Recreational Sea Angling in Scotland.
I thoroughly enjoyed my recent visit to Luce Bay and many thanks indeed for organising the meeting with sea anglers and local business interests and, of course, for taking me out fishing in one of your boats.
As well as being very enjoyable, I hope you agree with me that it was a productive afternoon. Certainly, I found it very interesting to hear people’s views at the meeting and to see at first hand the evident importance of sea angling to the Mull of Galloway’s communities. I was delighted both to launch the Sea Angling Study Report and to confirm the Scottish Government’s commitment to exploring the best way forward for the sport. I know that you and SSACN colleagues will be a key part of that incipient RSA Strategy Group, as you were for the Study’s Steering Group, and I look forward to hearing about the Group’s work and the ongoing success of sea angling in Scotland.
Richard Lochhead and Rob Roberts having a bash on the day.
Pictures courtesy of The Herald, Glasgow ©2009 Newsquest (Herald & Times) Ltd. Photographer- Marc Turner.
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