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MCALPINE WELCOMES SUPPORT FOR THREATENED FARMERS

SNP MSP Joan McAlpine has welcomed the news that an online petition in support of Alison and David Telfer, a farming couple threatened with removal by the Duke of Buccleuch, has received over 8,000 signatures.   Ms McAlpine has campaigned

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MCALPINE WANTS WORLD CLASS SCOTTISH SCREEN SECTOR

Scotland could be a world leader in film and TV production MSP Joan McAlpine told parliament this week.   However, we need more studio space to capitalise on the opportunities offered by Netflix, Amazon and other streaming services, she told Holyrood.

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Dumfries and Galloway to Lose Millions in EU Funding

A new online database had laid the bare the cost to Dumfries and Galloway of the UK’s exit from the European Union.   The online tool shows that the EU has invested upwards of £90 million in the area across

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BUCCLEUCH PUT ON NOTICE AT SNP CONFERENCE

SNP MSP Joan McAlpine had a resolution – regarding tenant removal on land owned by the Duke of Buccleuch – passed by acclaim at last week’s SNP Annual National Conference.   The emergency resolution highlighted the case of Alison and

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MCALPINE SLAMS DIRTY GAS PLANS IN DUKE’S LAND SALE

SNP MSP Joan McAlpine has raised concerns about proposed Coalbed Methane (CBM) extraction, a process similar to fracking, on land being sold by the Duke of Buccleuch.   Mouldyhills Farm in Canonbie, Dumfriesshire is being marketed as a lucrative opportunity because of

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McAlpine Welcomes Fund For Rural Road Improvements

SNP MSP Joan McAlpine has welcomed the news that roads in Dumfries and Galloway are set to benefit, to the tune of £455,000, from a new Scottish Government fund. This money will be used for improvements to the B796 into

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McAlpine Bemoans Tory Immigrations Plans

SNP MSP Joan McAlpine has warned of the impact that Brexit could have on charities like Loch Arthur Camphill Community – which rely upon EU migrant volunteers.   Volunteers at Loch Arthur have spoken of their fear for the future

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McAlpine Lauds Support for New Enterprise Agency

SNP MSP Joan McAlpine has hailed the positive responses received to a Scottish Government consultation on the new enterprise agency for the South of Scotland.   The consultation was launched in March this year.  Its purpose was to garner views on

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FIRST MINISTER SHARES MCALPINE’S CONCERN OVER DUKE’S TENANTS

SNP MSP Joan McAlpine has today welcomed the comments from First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, supporting a farmer couple threatened with removal by the Duke of Buccleuch.    Answering a First Minister’s Question in parliament from Ms. McAlpine, Ms Sturgeon said

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MCALPINE REBUKES BUCCLEUCH FOR TENANT TREATMENT

Scotland’s biggest landowner is pressing ahead with plans to sell the farm of a tenant who has accused him of clearing the land to make way for trees.   The Duke of Buccleuch, this weekend, put Alison and David Telfer’s

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