Local News

Closure bank not under threat - MP told

A SUDDEN closure at the RBS branch in Biggar was only temporary, local MP David Mundell has been told.

The Clydesdale representative was given the assurance after he was contacted by worried constituents in the South Lanarkshire town.

Scam messages condemned

Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell and Dumfriesshire constituency MSP Oliver Mundell have been alerted by constituents to scam calls, emails and texts, wrongly purporting to be from the UK Government.

MP highlights Langholm cash access concerns

Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell has raised community concerns in Langholm about difficulties some, mainly older people, face in obtaining cash, due to the temporary closure of the town's Cumberland Building Society branch.

David and Oliver on call for Corona crisis

TWO LOCAL politicians are determined to keep in touch with constituents during the Coronavirus crisis.

Both Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell and Dumfriesshire Constituency MSP Oliver Mundell plan to hold regular telephone surgeries.

MP seeks investment at tourism route flooding blackspot

FRESH calls have been made for a long-term solution at a flooding blackspot on the A701 north of Broughton.

A stretch of the officially designated scenic route linking the M74 and Edinburgh has repeatedly suffered damage after heavy rain in the Mount Bog area.

MP tours vital UK energy hub

A VITAL hub in the UK energy network is operating 24/7 and providing quality employment in Dumfriesshire.

Local MP David Mundell saw operations first hand when he this week toured National Grid's Moffat Compressor Station.

Full marks for High School resilience

IT IS welcome news that staff and pupils are now back on one campus at Peebles High School after the devastating fire that caused extensive damage in late November.

Efforts stepped up to preserve unique Ukrainian chapel

CHILDREN and grandchildren of Ukrainian prisoners-of-war (POWs), who made Scotland their home, are working to preserve their heritage.

They are raising money to enhance the Ukrainian Chapel at Hallmuir Camp, near Lockerbie and plan to create a small museum in the neighbouring building.