Local News

Summer surgery tour hits the road

THERE was a good send off for Dumfriesshire's constituency MP and MSP when they began their legendary summer surgery tour on Thursday.

Biggar political couple plan to share honour

A FORMER leading London councillor, who has worked quietly behind the political scenes since retiring to Clydesdale, has received a special visit from Scottish Secretary David Mundell.

High praise for new Borderlands air links

A NEW passenger air service linking the Borderlands with UK and international destinations was given a firm thumbs up on Monday by Scottish Secretary David Mundell.

MP tours Moffat alpaca attraction

SCOTTISH Secretary David Mundell took a break from the pressures of national politics to support one of his home town's newest visitor attractions at the weekend.

Rail link group mark closure anniversary

A SPECIAL dinner at Langholm has marked the 55th anniversary of the last passenger train from the town.

The end of the service in June, 1964 was later followed by the complete closure of the seven-mile branch line from the Carlisle-Edinburgh Waverley route, which was also later axed.

MP boosts Men's Shed upgrade fund

TWEEDDALE MP David Mundell has backed efforts to enhance Peebles and District Men's Shed.

The group, based in the town's Community Hub in School Brae, are actively raising money to upgrade their rented premises.

MP visits award-winning school

PUPILS at Kelloholm Primary School in Upper Nithsdale have notched up a number of significant successes this year.

Lockerbie beer cheer for Westminster

A LITTLE bit of beer cheer from Dumfriesshire could soon bring some refreshment to stressed politicians and their guests.

One of the popular brands from an expanding Lockerbie-based microbrewery will soon be on sale within the Houses of Parliament at Westminster.