Category: SNP Dumfries and Galloway

McAlpine Lambasts UK Government Arrogance

SNP MSP Joan McAlpine has condemned the UK Government’s approach to international trade in a speech to Parliament.   Speaking in a debate on Scotland’s role in the future of UK trade arrangements, Ms. McAlpine questioned the hitherto lax approach

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McAlpine Welcomes Campus Investment

SNP MSP Joan McAlpine has welcomed news of a £35 million investment in the Scottish Rural College’s (SRUC) Barony Campus, near Dumfries.  The investment is part of plans to create a Scottish rural university by 2022.    In 2016, the Barony

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McAlpine Welcomes Scotland’s Economic Growth

SNP MSP Joan McAlpine has praised new figures showing that Scotland’s economy has outperformed the rest of the UK in the second quarter of this year.   According to official figures, announced by Scotland’s Chief Statistician, the economy in Scotland

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McAlpine Welcomes South West Transport Survey Launch

SNP MSP Joan McAlpine has welcomed the launch of an online survey by Transport Scotland to garner views on transport investment in south west Scotland. Transport Scotland want to hear the opinions of people living or working in the south

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MCALPINE BLASTS RBS FOR BANK CLOSURES

Branch Losses Will Hit Elderly Hardest   SNP MSP Joan McAlpine has launched a broadside at the Royal Bank of Scotland for the loss of banking services across Dumfries and Galloway.   Giving a speech to Parliament, during a debate

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McAlpine raises questions in Parliament over North West Community Campus

MSP Joan McAlpine today asked questions in parliament over the North West Community Campus – following the injury of a second child at the school last week.   Education Secretary John Swinney told her processes in place to ensure effective

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MSP DEMANDS ANSWERS ON NORTH WEST COMMUNITY CAMPUS

Following the injury of a second child at a Dumfries school Joan McAlpine MSP has revealed that she was still waiting for a reply after raising her concerns with the council a week ago.   The MSP revealed that she

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MSP DEMANDS ANSWERS ON NORTH WEST COMMUNITY CAMPUS

Following the injury of a second child at a Dumfries school Joan McAlpine MSP has revealed that she was still waiting for a reply after raising her concerns with the council a week ago.   The MSP revealed that she

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October jobs fair for Annan welcomed by MSP

MSP Joan McAlpine has welcomed continued Scottish Government support for former Pinneys workers, as Rural Secretary Fergus Ewing announced he will host another jobs fair in Annan next month.   The Rural Secretary was responding to a question in Parliament

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McAlpine welcomes South of Scotland Enterprise Agency Bill

SNP MSP Joan McAlpine today welcomed the First Minister’s announcement that the South of Scotland Enterprise Agency Bill will be brought forward this parliamentary term.   The announcement was made as the First Minister delivered her Programme for Government –

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