Local News

Small businesses 'backbone' of region's towns

SMALL businesses are the backbone of our local communities, according to MSP Oliver Mundell and MP David Mundell.

They were highlighting the advantages of, where possible, using near-by retailers and services on the eve of 'Small Business Saturday' (December 1) this weekend.

Theatre fundraiser raises curtain on MP's garden treat

TWEEDDALE MP David Mundell has long been a supporter of the Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre in Peebles.

But his enthusiasm for the centre also raised the curtain for him on a fascinating local visitor attraction and a successful catering business.

MP welcomes recycling group's expanding role

AN ANNAN social enterprise, which offers affordable pre-used furniture and household goods, is going from strength to strength.

Newstart Recycle has attracted increased interest since moving from Silverlaw to larger premises at the town's Provost Mill in Queensberry Street.

MP and MSP back bid to keep Post Office in Langholm

LOCAL MP David Mundell and MSP Oliver Mundell have called on the Post Office to take urgent steps to maintain a service in Langholm.

It follows confirmation that the Post Office counter within the High Street Londis Convenience Store will be withdrawn from 5.30 pm on November 13.

MP calls for action to restore safe river crossing

EVERY avenue should be explored to ensure an early replacement or restoration of a vital bridge over the River Clyde.

That's the call from Clydesdale MP David Mundell following the sudden closure of the crossing linking the small village of Pettinain and Carstairs Junction.

MP adds support in battle for MND breakthrough

A SURVEY form completed by local MP David Mundell has given a Motor Neurone Disease (MND) charity a welcome boost.

The Scottish Secretary took time to give his views on a variety of topical subjects when he noticed that a charity of his choice would benefit.

David hails ambitious plans at Glentress

Tweeddale MP David Mundell has praised the expansion plans at the Mountain Bike Centre recently following a visit and tour at the centre at the site at Glentress Forest.