Local News

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.

MP and MSP briefed on jobs-hope site progress

A SMALL technical team is working on the former Pinneys food factory site at Annan preparing for production to resume in the autumn.

And the skills and positive reputation of former workers will be a factor in the forthcoming recruitment process.

MP seeks cash network concerns meeting

CLYDESDALE MP David Mundell has expressed disappointment that withdrawal charges are being maintained at a previously free-to-use rural cash machine.

Inspirational Jane a true Scottish heroine

I FELT humbled and honoured to take part in an event in eastern Europe last weekend which was dedicated to a south of Scotland missionary who gave her life to help protect Jewish schoolgirls in World War Two.

MP and MSP tour busy Annan factory

KEEPING workers safe across the world is the team mission at a busy Annan factory.

Alpha Solway in Queensberry Street manufacture a range of personal protective equipment and clothing.

MP battles on for 'blackspot' solution, despite setback

Dumfriesshire Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell has expressed disappointment that a Conservative motion to improve Leadburn junction has been rejected by members from other parties on Midlothian council.

Mollie McIntosh MBE

I WAS saddened this week by the death at the grand old age of 99 of a great community stalwart, Mollie McIntosh, MBE, who lived in Walkerburn and was well-known across the Borders.