Category: SNP Dumfries and Galloway

Plans for a Langholm Eco-Tourism Development

SNP MSP for South Scotland Joan McAlpine took to the hills last week to see first-hand how eco-tourism could make a success of the proposed community buy out of Langholm Moor. The MSP’s visit came as Buccleuch estates announced they

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McALPINE HAILS NHS DENTAL FIGURES

SNP MSP Joan McAlpine has hailed the latest NHS figures that show NHS dentist registrations have rocketed under the SNP – with 130% more adults registered in Dumfries and Galloway since 2007 meaning almost 87% are now registered compared to

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3,980 CHILDREN TO BE HIT BY TWO-CHILD CAP IN DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY

23.3% of the total number of children in Dumfries and Galloway could be affected by the two-child cap, according to new research  – prompting more calls for the UK Government to scrap the “heartless” policy.   The “two-child policy” allows

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Draft Proposals to Improve Transport in SW Scotland

South of Scotland SNP MSP Joan McAlpine has welcomed the publication of draft proposals to improve transport links and infrastructure in South West Scotland. The draft publication of the South West Scotland Transport Study, which was launched on 27th June, gives

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New Child Welfare Payment for Low Income Families

South of Scotland SNP MSP Joan McAlpine has welcomed news that the Scottish Government will use new powers over social security to introduce a payment to help lift children out of poverty.   The Scottish Child Payment will give eligible

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REGIONAL SKILLS INVESTMENT PLAN

South Scotland MSP, Joan McAlpine has backed a new plan to ensure Dumfries & Galloway has the skills and training to keep young people in the region and ensure future prosperity.   She made her comments after attending an event

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SCOT GOV FUNDING FOR DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY BIODIVERSITY

SNP MSP for South Scotland, Joan McAlpine, has welcomed news that Dumfries and Galloway will benefit from a new £1.8 Million Biodiversity Challenge Fund to help support at-risk habitats and species in local forests and coastal areas. Delivered through Scottish

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COUNCIL TAX REDUCTION FOR 13250 HOMES IN DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY

Joan McAlpine MSP for South Scotland has welcomed new figures showing that 13250 in Dumfries and Galloway benefitted from the SNP Government’s Council Tax Reduction scheme in March 2019.   The scheme helps provides financial support to low income households,

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Transport Review Update

 SNP MSP for South Scotland Joan McAlpine has welcomed news from the Scottish Government that a study into South West Scotland’s transport network will be published at the end of this month, after asking the Scottish Government for an update

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Parliament Sees Value of Nature and Culture in South Scotland Economy

 South of Scotland SNP MSP Joan McAlpine has secured a late change to the South of Scotland Enterprise Bill to acknowledge the powerful role that cultural and natural heritage plays in the local economy.   In a momentous day for

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