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Jobs boost at Pinneys site is great news for the region, says Joan McAlpine MSP

South Scotland MSP, Joan McAlpine has welcomed news that 120 jobs will be created at the former Pinney’s factory in Annan after the Scottish Government found a buyer for the site.   The purchase, by food processing company, Atlantis-Pak, is being made possible thanks

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McAlpine appeals to council to create fund from Crown Estate Profits

South Scotland MSP Joan McAlpine has appealed to Dumfries and Galloway Council to use profits from Crown Estate coastal assets to create a local fund for the region. The Crown Estate assets are set to be devolved to the local

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McAlpine praises rise in staff numbers for NHS Dumfries & Galloway

SNP MSP for South Scotland Joan McAlpine has praised hard working staff at NHS Dumfries and Galloway after the latest statistics showed increased staffing levels across Scotland – helping give patients the best possible care.   The region is benefitting from an increase in

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MCALPINE SPEAKS UP FOR GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES AHEAD OF INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY

MSP Joan McAlpine has spoken in favour of Scottish Government initiatives which improve the lives of women ahead of a debate for International Women’s day on Friday.   The SNP MSP used the opportunity to highlight how the Scottish Government

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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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