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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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MCALPINE TO MEET WITH SSE HEADS OVER CRICHTON CAMPUS

McAlpine To Meet With SSE Heads Over Crichton Campus   SNP MSP Joan McAlpine has set up a parliamentary meeting with senior representatives of Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE) in a bid to bring an end to the long running

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MCALPINE WELCOMES GOVERNMENT SUPPORT OVER BUCCLEUCH

Joan McAlpine MSP has spoken out in Holyrood for the Dumfries and Galloway communities affected by the Duke of Buccleuch’s sale of the so-called Evertown Portfolio.   The South Scotland SNP MSP told parliament that the Duke of Buccleuch is

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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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