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NEW SOUTH OF SCOTLAND DEVELOPMENT BODY SHOULD EQUAL HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS AGENCY

South Scotland MSP Joan McAlpine says the new economic development agency for the South of Scotland deserves the same level of funding as the one in the highlands.   The SNP MSP, who campaigned for the agency, made her comments

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MCALPINE DEMANDS DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY COUNCIL PAYS PRIVATE NURSERIES A FAIR RATE

Joan McAlpine MSP has spoken up in parliament to demand that the local council pays private nurseries a fair rate.   And she welcomed the children’s minister Maree Todd’s reassurances that government pressure would be put on councils to treat independent

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MCALPINE WELCOMES SNP GOVERNMENT BEST START GRANT TO COME INTO FORCE FOR CHRISTMAS

LOWER-INCOME FAMILIES IN DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY BENEFIT FROM EARLY PAYMENT   SNP MSP Joan McAlpine has welcomed the announcement that the first payments of the Best Start Grant will be delivered to families in Dumfries and Galloway in time for

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MCALPINE WELCOMES SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT IMMIGRATION INTERVENTION

Scotland’s Minister for Migration has intervened in the case of a Dumfries family facing deportation. Ben Macpherson MSP has written the UK Immigration Minister, Caroline Nokes MP, about the welfare of Dami and John Samuel who have lived in the

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MCALPINE WELCOMES UK PARLIAMENT WEEK AT ANNAN BROWNIES

Joan McAlpine MSP joined local Brownies in Annan as part of UK Parliament Week.   The MSP answered questions about her work as an SNP member for South Scotland and took part in a mock election held by the girls.

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GOVERNMENT SUPPORT OVER DUMFRIES FAMILY IMMIGRATION CASE

A Dumfries family threatened with deportation from the UK by the Home Office have welcomed support from the Scottish Migration Minister this week.   The Samuel family, whose 12-year-old son John featured in the BBC documentary Breadline Kids, visited The

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MCALPINE WELCOMES THE INCLUSION OF DUMFRIESSHIRE PIONEER

Joan McAlpine MSP has welcomed the inclusion Dumfriesshire Fair trade pioneer Lorna Young in the new Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women   Lorna, who died in 1996, is one of 180 new entries in the dictionary, which is launched today

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Migration Minister to Meet Midwife Student Over Visa Row

A family threatened with deportation by the Home Office is to meet the Scottish Minister for Migration thanks to an intervention from Joan McAlpine MSP.   Ms McAlpine, SNP representative for South Scotland, was approached by Dami Samuel after her

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MCALPINE APPEALS TO DUKE OVER TENANT FARMER ROW

SNP MSP Joan McAlpine has made a direct appeal to the Duke of Buccleuch to show compassion towards the Telfers – a tenant farming couple facing removal from their farm.   Ms McAlpine’s letter to the wealthy aristocrat comes on

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MCALPINE BROKERS CRICHTON BREAKTHROUGH

A mothballed fibre broadband network could soon go live in Dumfries after the intervention of SNP MSP Joan McAlpine.   The state-of-the-art system would turn The Crichton Estate into a “gigabit campus” and attract more jobs and investment to the

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