Category: SNP Dumfries and Galloway

McAlpine welcomes £250,000 support for Pinneys’ workforce

MSP Joan McAlpine has welcomed £250,000 of Scottish Government money to support Pinneys employees following Young’s decision to close the site in Annan. The money will come from the Scottish Government’s South of Scotland Economic Partnership – the agency being

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SNP spends almost £400m plugging Tory welfare cuts

MSP Joan McAlpine has said Scotland is “tackling poverty with one hand tied behind our backs”, following revelations that the SNP Scottish Government has spent almost £400 million in four years plugging the gaps of Tory austerity.   Despite Westminster’s

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MSP blasts Stagecoach over cuts to bus service

MSP Joan McAlpine has written to Stagecoach boss Martin Griffiths blasting the company’s decision to remove its evening service between Dumfries and Thornhill.   The timetable for the 246 service was amended without warning on July 8th – leaving customers

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McAlpine welcomes commencement of £1.5 million summer investment in A76

MSP Joan McAlpine has welcomed the commencement of resurfacing work on the A76.   The work – which is part of Transport Scotland’s £1.5 million summer investment into resurfacing the A76 – will commence on July 14th with the resurfacing of

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SP backs calls for Universal Credit statement after Tories mislead Parliament

MSP Joan McAlpine backed calls for the UK Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey to return to the Commons and give a statement, after a watchdog found she misled Parliament about Universal Credit.   The Work and Pensions Secretary apologised

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McAlpine welcomes continued focus on supporting Pinneys workforce into employment

MSP Joan McAlpine has welcomed continued support from the Scottish Government for the Pinneys’ workforce-  after Rural Secretary Fergus Ewing announced that he will personally take forward the Scottish Government response to the closure of the factory following the recent

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McAlpine welcomes huge economic contribution of Crichton University campus

MSP Joan McAlpine has welcomed a report confirming that the Glasgow University campus at the Crichton Institute generates up to £14m-a-year for the local economy.   The facility – which was under threat before the Scottish Government invested £1.7 million

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Population stats prove need for Holyrood migration powers, says McAlpine

MSP Joan McAlpine has said the latest statistics on Scotland’s population prove that Tory control of migration policy is costing the region dearly – underlining the need for Dumfries and Galloway to attract more migrants to support our economy. Last

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Scottish farmers taken for granted by UK Government

MSP Joan McAlpine has said delays to a £160 million farm payments review show that Scotland’s farmers are being taken for granted by the UK government.   Last year Michael Gove agreed to review the amount of EU CAP funding

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Dodgy Donations flood into Tory party in Dumfries and Galloway

Joan McAlpine MSP has backed calls for an investigation into the source of mysterious cash donations to the local Conservative Party.   It was revealed this week by Investigative Journalism platform ‘The Ferret’ that Conservative Party branches in Dumfries and

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