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DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY FARMERS CAN’T TRUST TORY BREXIT

Farmers in Dumfries and Galloway have been “badly let down” by the Tories and food producers are suffering from ongoing Brexit uncertainty, SNP MSP Joan McAlpine has said. Ms McAlpine said that the failure of the UK government to pass

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270 Families in D&G received best start grants

SNP MSP Joan McAlpine has welcomed the news that 270 families in Dumfries and Galloway received a payment of £600 on the birth of a first child, and £300 on the birth of any siblings, thanks to the Scottish Government’s

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Joan McAlpine Praises Dumfries and Galloway at Historic Environment Scotland Event

SNP MSP for South Scotland, Joan McAlpine, has celebrated the unique cultural heritage of Dumfries and Galloway at a Scottish Parliament reception to launch Historic Environment Scotland’s new corporate plan ‘Heritage for All’.   Ms. McAlpine, who is also convener

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McAlpine slams UK Govt for EU voter barrier

South Scotland MSP, Joan McAlpine, has hit out at the UK Government for failing to properly inform EU citizens that if they don’t complete extra paperwork they could be prevented from voting in next month’s European elections.   Nearly 1500

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Greystone Rovers gets windfall from Climate Challenge Fund

South Scotland MSP, Joan McAlpine has congratulated a Dumfries sports charity on securing a grant from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund.   The Greystone Rovers Foundation has received £139,453 in the latest round of awards, aimed at helping community-led organisations tackle climate

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LOCAL CANCER PATIENT TEAMS UP WITH MSP TO PROMOTE BOWEL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

A cancer patient from Brydekirk has reached out to MSP Joan McAlpine to ask for help promoting Bowel Cancer Awareness Month this April and to encourage others to undertake their regular screening tests. Mrs Myra Little was diagnosed with bowel

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UK GOVERNMENT OVERLOOKS DAIRY SECTOR

Joan McAlpine MSP has raised concerns about the impact of a no deal Brexit on the dairy sector in Dumfries and Galloway after expert trade negotiators told her that incoming tariffs on dairy products would be scrapped if an agreement

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MCALPINE WELCOMES NEWS THAT TELFERS CAN REMAIN ON FARM

South Scotland MSP Joan McAlpine has welcomed news that tenant farmers, David and Alison Telfer from Canonbie, have won their fight against eviction from their farm at Cleuchfoot, near Canonbie.   Ms McAlpine has been campaigning on behalf of the

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McAlpine welcomes expansion of free personal care

South Scotland MSP, Joan McAlpine, has welcomed news that Frank’s Law – free personal care for those under 65 for those who require it – is to be introduced on Monday. Until now free personal care packages have only been

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McALPINE PRAISES INTERIM BOARD OF SOUTH SCOTLAND ENTERPRISE AGENCY

MSP Joan McAlpine has praised the interim board of the south of Scotland enterprise agency for their progress in developing a company that will be tailored to the specific needs of the region.   The SNP MSP was speaking during

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