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Housing Minister marks beginning of affordable housing development in Annan

The Scottish Government Housing Minister Kevin Stewart visited Annan today (Wednesday) to mark the start of building work on a new social housing development.   Cunninghame Housing Association will begin construction on a new 27 unit development for social rent

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MSP celebrates region’s agricultural sector at Dumfries Show

South Scotland MSP Joan McAlpine celebrated the success of Dumfries and Galloway’s agricultural sector as she attended the annual Dumfries Show last Saturday (August 3rd).   The SNP MSP met with representatives from Scotland’s Rural College, NFU Scotland, and Dumfries

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McAlpine welcomes support for Scotch Lamb

SNP MSP Joan McAlpine has welcomed £200,000 of new funding from the Scottish Government for Quality Meat Scotland’s Scotch Lamb promotional campaign.   The First Minister confirmed the funding as she attended aa farm show today (Monday).   The sheep

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Brexit vote pushing up cost of family holiday – before UK even leaves

MSP Joan McAlpine has said Scottish families taking a summer break to the continent will have seen a sharp rise in costs due to Brexit – before additional costs kick in after the UK leaves the EU in March 2019.

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UK Government must respond to damning criticisms of Universal Credit

SNP MSP Joan McAlpine has said that the UK government must respond to the damning criticisms in a report that exposed the “shambolic” roll out of Universal Credit.The south Scotland MSP has backed calls from the party’s social justice spokesperson

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McAlpine calls on Young’s to put workforce first as Pinneys prepares to close

MSP Joan McAlpine has called on Young’s bosses to ensure Pinneys workers are given every opportunity to find alternative employment.   The SNP MSP wrote to the company’s HR director Dominic Kerrigan, after it emerged that some workers at the

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Miserable Mundells mouthing-off again: anyone but us must help Pinneys

MSP Joan McAlpine has hit out at David and Oliver Mundell for suggesting the Scottish Government should purchase the Pinneys site from Young’s – while the UK Tory government sits on the side-lines.   Commenting, the SNP MSP said: “David

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McAlpine praises local craftswomen

Joan McAlpine MSP praised craftswomen from Dumfries and Galloway whose work was selected for the prestigious 2018 National Exhibition of the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers on Friday.  The UK wide exhibition opened at Strathclyde University and Ms

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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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