MIDLOTHIAN MP ORGANISES MEETING ON PROPOSED CLOSURE OF GLENCORSE BARRACKS

Owen Thompson, MP for Midlothian, invites his Midlothian constituents to meet with him to discuss their thoughts and concerns on the proposed closure of Glencorse Barracks in 2032.

Mr Thompson will be hosting the meeting this Saturday 19 November at 11am at Shottstown Miners’ Club in Penicuik.

Owen Thompson MP commented:

“It has been a week since the shock announcement that the Glencorse base in Penicuik will be shut, along with 7 other military bases in Scotland.  And it still feels as if Scotland is being kept in the dark about the reasons behind these actions, and their ramifications.  Considering the serious and detrimental impact this closure will have on the local community and economy, that is disappointing to say the least.

“I would invite Midlothian constituents with concerns about the closure to join me this Saturday 19 November at 11am Shottstown Miners Club in Penicuik.  I will share any information I have gathered, as well as asking for the community’s thoughts that I can feedback to the Ministry of Defence and use to determine the next step forward.”

Those in need further information, or who are not able to attend but have questions or comments on the proposed closure, should contact Mr Thompson’s office at owen.thompson.mp@parliament.uk or 0131 663 9675.