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McAlpine condemns Edinburgh Woollen Mill move

Joan McAlpine MSP has condemned the Edinburgh Woollen Mill move to Carlisle from Langholm as a “cross border raid by Cumbria’s richest man”. The South Scotland MSP said Philip Day, whose wealth grew by £50 million last year alone according

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McAlpine urges Santander boss to keep Lockerbie branch open

Joan McAlpine MSP has urged the Managing Director of Santander’s North division to keep open its branch in Lockerbie. In a frank exchange with Richard Owen Ms McAlpine questioned the figures being used to justify closure.   She also challenged

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McAlpine welcomes plans to realign A76

Joan McAlpine MSP has welcomed the £2.85 million proposal to re-route the A76 because of a land slip at Enterkinfoot after handing a petition by local people to the Transport Minister. The plan was unveiled by Transport Scotland last night

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MSP and Annan Academy pupils celebrate World Bee Day

MSP Joan McAlpine and pupils at Annan Academy marked World Bee Day with a ‘Bee Fest’ at the school on Monday (May 21st) – organised by Annan Academy Bee club. Annan Academy is the leading school in the country teaching

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Campaign to save lifeline bus service steps up a gear

MSP Joan McAlpine and SNP activists led a day of action today (Monday) to continue the campaign to save the 101/102 bus service from Dumfries to Edinburgh.   The SNP MSP joined local activists in Moffat to speak to residents

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McAlpine urges groceries regulator to “stand up for Pinneys”

The South Scotland member wrote to the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) asking her to investigate events behind Young’s closure threat.   She asked Christine Tacon to investigate workers’ concerns that a “mutually convenient deal” was reached between Young’s and Marks

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Leading musicians showcase song for Scotland’s children in Parliament

South Scotland MSP Joan McAlpine this week hosted leading folk musicians Catriona Mckay and Christ Stout in Parliament for a debut performance of their song ‘believe in me’ – composed in collaboration with a group of two – three year

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McAlpine welcomes cross party rejection of Westminster Brexit Bill

MSP Joan McAlpine has today welcomed Holyrood’s rejection of Westminster’s EU Withdrawal Bill by all parties except the Scottish Conservatives.   The Scottish Parliament voted this afternoon to reject the Bill  – which has been described as an attempt to

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Young people’s opportunities must be protected after Brexit, warns local MSP

South Scotland MSP Joan McAlpine has warned that young people are at risk of losing out on opportunities to learn and work abroad after Brexit. The SNP MSP, who convenes the Scottish Parliament’s Culture and Europe Committee, said that a

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McAlpine welcomes First Minister to Dumfries to address National Economic Forum

MSP Joan McAlpine has welcomed First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s visit to Dumfries this Wednesday (16th) to discuss the creation of the new south Scotland Enterprise Agency. Ms Sturgeon will give the key note address at the National Economic Forum meeting

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