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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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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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