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MCALPINE CALLS ON PM TO RULE OUT NO DEAL AND COMMIT TO SECOND EU REFERENDUM

SNP MSP Joan McAlpine has joined with colleagues from across the party divide to oppose Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal and call for the threat of No-Deal to be taken off the table.   Speaking in the chamber during a

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Parties come together for Europe In Crichton Talk

The SNP’s Joan McAlpine will join forces with a former Labour MP to speak up for Europe at an event in the Crichton this Saturday.   She will tell her audience “it’s not too late to pull the brakes on

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Firms in Dumfries and Galloway benefit from £8.6m in business rates support

The Scottish Government’s Small Business Bonus Scheme provided £8.6m of support for businesses across Dumfries and Galloway in 2017/18 – a 25.2% rise on the previous year. This was well above the average of £7.5m across Scotland’s 32 local authority areas.   The

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McAlpine backs Downing Street whistle blower’s Brexit warning

A Downing Street whistle blower who made global headlines during the Falklands War comes to Dumfries this week to warn of threats Brexit poses to the Scottish Parliament.    Joan McAlpine MSP has backed the respected former UK Civil Servant Professor

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McAlpine expresses sadness at last ever EU presidency event

South Scotland MSP, Joan McAlpine, has expressed her sadness after sponsoring what could be the last ever reception for the Presidency of the European Council to take place in the Scottish Parliament.   Ms McAlpine,  who is the Convener of

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McAlpine campaigns for specialist kids nurse for Dumfries & Galloway

South Scotland MSP, Joan McAlpine has secured a commitment from the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Jeane Freeman, that she’ll personally look into why Dumfries and Galloway Health Board is the only one in Scotland without a

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McAlpine Condemns UK Government on handling of Brexit

South Scotland SNP MSP, Joan McAlpine has condemned the UK Government’s handling of Brexit after a British Army Veteran from Closeburn contacted her to express his fear that his German-born wife of 51 years might be refused permission to remain

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McAlpine welcomes news that Falls of Clyde is safe from quarry

South Scotland MSP Joan McAlpine, welcomed news that an international quarry company has lost its latest bid to devastate the landscape around the Falls of Clyde at New Lanark. The SNP MSP has long campaigned to stop Mexican multinational ‘Cemex’

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Moniaive gets windfall from Scottish Land Fund

SNP MSP Joan McAlpine has congratulated the Moniaive Initiative for its success in receiving a share of a Scottish Government fund to support community ownership.   The Initiative has been awarded £56,691 in the latest round of Scottish Land Fund awards, with £700k

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South Scotland MSP, Joan McAlpine signs up to Sugar Free February

South Scotland MSP, Joan McAlpine has marked this year’s World Cancer Day by signing up to Cancer Research’s Sugar Free February fundraising campaign, a nation-wide initiative aimed at raising funds while also raising awareness of the dangers of excessive sugar

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