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MSP demands answers on ‘shambolic’ Universal Credit roll out

A south Scotland MSP has said the UK Government must respond to damning criticisms in a report that exposed the “shambolic” roll out of Universal Credit.  The report – published on Friday by the National Audit office – confirms that

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MCALPINE GETS ASSURANCES ON LANDSLIP ROAD

Transport Scotland have written to MSP Joan McAlpine with assurances on the safety and stability on the A76   The SNP MSP wrote to Roy Brannen – Transport Scotland’s Chief Executive – last month to raise concerns around safety issues

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MSP calls on agency to drive ‘sea change’ in region’s economic performance

MSP Joan McAlpine has said south Scotland’s new enterprise agency should help drive a ‘sea change’ in Dumfries and Galloway’s economic performance.   The SNP MSP – who campaigned for the dedicated enterprise agency for the south of Scotland  –

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Independence Campaigners donate to local food bank

Independence campaigners in Dumfries have donated a transit van full of provisions to the local food bank. MSPs Joan McAlpine and Emma Harper officially handed the vital supplies to Mark Frankland of First Base Foodbank on Monday. The donations covered

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SNP Conference sends message of solidarity to Pinneys’ workforce

SNP members sent a strong message of support to the Pinneys’ workforce on Friday – unanimously passing a resolution at the Party’s conference condemning Young’s Seafood for closing the factory in Annan.   The emergency motion – proposed by MSP

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McAlpine backs support for carers

MSP Joan McAlpine has pledged her backing for Carers Week which begins on Monday – by committing to support local carers across Dumfries and Galloway.   Ms McAlpine has signed up to the Carers Week pledge to take carer friendly

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McAlpine: “Young’s must compensate all Pinneys workers fairly”

MSP Joan McAlpine has written to Young’s bosses demanding that all Pinneys workers are compensated fairly after it was announced last week that the site would close leaving over 450 people unemployed. The SNP MSP warned Young’s boss Bill Showalter

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McAlpine welcomes ‘strong’ Scottish Government action on Pinneys

Scottish Business Minister Paul Wheelhouse today demanded that Young’s suspend the transfer of jobs to Grimsby from Annan – after a serious buyer for the Pinneys site came forward.   South Scotland MSP Joan McAlpine – who has campaigned against

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McAlpine welcomes half million tourism plan for south Scotland

MSP Joan McAlpine has welcomed the announcement of a £500’000 investment to help promote the South of Scotland as a tourist destination.   The funding – which was revealed today by Minister for Tourism Alasdair Allan – will be used

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Local MSP calls on volunteers to help roll out of Cycling scheme in D&G

MSP Joan McAlpine has encouraged people in Dumfries and Galloway to help make a local Cycling Without Age group a reality.   The SNP MSP met the group’s Executive officer Christine Bell in the Scottish Parliament and signed a pledge

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