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MP looks at career opportunities at rural schools day

Local MP David Mundell joined pupils at Wallace Hall Academy for Rural Schools day. The event is organised annually by the Queensberry Initiative and aims to encourage organisations and businesses to share their experiences and expertise with pupils who are planning their careers and looking for employment.

Local MP congratulates Brash on Olympic glory

Tweeddale MP David Mundell was delighted to hear the news that showjumper Scott Brash has been selected to represent Great Britain at the Olympic Games in London.

Local MP watches pupils set sail

Dumfriesshire MP David Mundell joined pupils from across Dumfries and Galloway at Loch Ken on Friday for the Schools’ Regatta. The annual event, held at the Galloway Activity Centre, offers the pupils the opportunity to go head to head in a fun and friendly environment under the supervision and stewardship of experienced sailors.

MP joins calls for action on old Wallace Hall Academy

Local MP David Mundell has written to the Chief Executive of Dumfries and Galloway Council calling for clarity on the old Wallace Hall Academy. Mr Mundell who recently visited the site shares the concerns and frustrations of local Councillors, residents and the Community Council at the continued delay in demolishing the dilapidated building which detracts from the surrounding area.

MP gives cautious welcome to Edinburgh bus outcome

Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell has given a cautious welcome to the news that Scottish Borders Council and SPT have agreed to fund the MacEwans Dumfries to Edinburgh service over the next 6 months.

MP welcomes launch of rural commission

Local MP David Mundell has welcomed the launch of a Rural Commission by the Scottish Conservatives. It will be chaired by rural businessman, Hughie Campbell Adamson. The Commission – which will be made up by a cross-section of respected stakeholders in the rural community - will examine all aspects of rural life, ranging from agriculture through to housing and environmental issues.

MP Seeks to raise cancer awareness

Local MP David Mundell attended the Cancer Awareness Roadshow when it visited the House of Commons this week. The project which is run by Cancer Research has been touring the UK to help people spot cancer early and promote positive lifestyle choices.

Local MP disappointed at quarry appeal

Clydesdale MP David Mundell has expressed disappointment and dismay at Patersons decision to appeal against the refusal of their application to extract sand and gravel at Overburns Farm, at Lamington. 

Muckle Westminster welcome for Langholm Academy

Dumfriesshire MP David Mundell this week welcomed senior pupils from Langholm Academy to the House of Commons as part of their school trip to London. Mr Mundell took time out of his schedule to talk to the group in one of the committee rooms and was impressed by their interest in politics, particularly the forthcoming Independence Referendum.

Dumfriesshire MP Backs Local Economic Development Proposals

Dumfriesshire MP David Mundell has thrown his support behind plans for commercial expansion in Lockerbie and Annan. Process Plant and Machinery has outlined plans to install new manufacturing and storage facilities at its site in Lockerbie alongside food processing and packaging units.