Category: SNP Dumfries and Galloway

Smuggling and organised crime in the Cairnryan and Stranraer area are a real threat following a no-deal Brexit, the First Minister has said. She was questioned about the local effects of Brexit during a Q&A session led by the convenors …

No-Deal Brexit Risks Smuggling and Crime in Stranraer Read More »

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South of Scotland MSP Joan McAlpine has called for a dedicated Scots Language Board to promote the language and push for it to be protected in policy.   Ms. McAlpine highlighted the ‘Oor Vyce’ campaign for a Scots Language board …

MSP Calls for a Dedicated Scots Language Board in Holyrood Speech Read More »

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Joan McAlpine MSP has welcomed reassurances from the Scottish Government’s Transport Secretary that Langholm’s case will be considered in a study on extending the borders railway to Carlisle.   The South of Scotland MSP arranged a meeting with the Cabinet …

Meeting at Holyrood with Langholm Rail Campaigners and Transport Secretary Read More »

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Joan McAlpine MSP has welcomed news that care experienced young people in Dumfries and Galloway will benefit from £340,800.00 of funding.    The Scottish Government announced today (Friday) that the Care Experienced Children and Young People fund would increase from £8 …

MSP welcomes new funding for care experienced people Read More »

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Joan McAlpine MSP has welcomed a new scheme allowing men prosecuted for same-sex sexual activity under obsolete laws to have their convictions erased. The Historical Sexual Offences (Pardons and Disregards) Act passed by the Scottish Parliament comes into force this …

Pardon for Homophobic Convictions of Gay and Bi-Sexual Men Read More »

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Joan McAlpine has welcomed news that police, and the courts will be given new powers to remove suspected domestic abusers from the homes of victims or others at risk.   The Scottish Government will introduce a Bill to Parliament which …

New Powers to Protect Victims of Domestic Abuse Read More »

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Joan McAlpine, SNP MSP for South Scotland added a dash of pink to her usual attire to support Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink fundraiser, which takes place on Friday 18 October.  Since launching in 2002, wear it pink has …

Joan McAlpine MSP wears it pink for Breast Cancer Now fundraiser Read More »

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Joan McAlpine MSP for South Scotland region is backing the Scottish Powerchair Football Association in their call to give more people across Scotland the chance to play powerchair football. Joan met with representatives of the SPFA who were visiting the …

Joan McAlpine MSP calls for powerchair football support in South Scotland Region Read More »

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South of Scotland SNP MSP Joan McAlpine has signed an open letter from MSPs condemning the US withdrawal of forces from North-East Syria, leaving the Kurds vulnerable to Turkish aggression.   Ms. McAlpine added her name to the letter along …

McALPINE SIGNS OPEN LETTER CALLING ON U.S. TO REVERSE BETRAYAL OF KURDISH-SYRIAN ALLIES Read More »

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SNP MSP for South Scotland Joan McAlpine has said that farmers across Dumfries and Galloway will feel “betrayed” by the Tory Government’s latest plans for a No Deal Brexit.   The UK government has this week announced plans to remove …

SOUTH SCOTLAND FARMERS “BETRAYED” BY TORIES’ NO DEAL PLANNING Read More »

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