Following the announcement by the Defence Secretary that Leuchars will become the main hub for army activity in Scotland, Willie Rennie, Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader and North East Fife MSP, commented:
"This announcement is good new for Leuchars. It means that the military base can be the major focus for the army in the whole of Scotland.
"It also means we can bring the Black Watch 3 Scots home to its traditional recruiting grounds and, potentially, be a new home for other Scottish Battalions.
"I will be pressing the Ministry of Defence to accelerate the investment programme so that the army can be settled into east Fife as soon as possible."