Local News

Transport hub praised for lockdown efforts

EXPANDING Dumfriesshire company, Eardley International, have been praised for their friendship and support for lorry drivers during the Covid-19 lockdown.

MP and MSP welcome 'encouraging' data on cottage hospitals

COTTAGE hospitals play a vital role in the region's health service -- despite recent fears for their future.

That was the response from two local parliamentarians after studying new data provided by NHS Dumfries and Galloway.

MP and MSP seek clarity on community hospitals' future

LOCAL politicians David Mundell, MP, and Oliver Mundell, MSP, have today called on NHS Dumfries and Galloway to urgently commit to the long-term future of the region's cottage hospitals after rumours of plans to close a number of them have circulated.

Lockerbie train services return welcomed

THERE will be an increase in train services from Lockerbie early next month, it was confirmed last night.

The news emerged during a virtual meeting between Dumfriesshire MP David Mundell and the acting managing director of TransPennine Liz Collins.

MP plans talks on at risk hotel jobs

Tweeddale MP David Mundell is to hold discussions the with the hotel group, which operates the Peebles Hydro and the The Park hotel in the town, to see if he can assist in any way.

MP welcomes weddings return

A LOCAL parliamentarian has welcomed a decision to make weddings in Scotland possible during the coronavirus emergency.

Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell had backed calls for a relaxation which was approved at Holyrood on Wednesday.

Petition battle MP and MSP praise axed train return

LOCAL MP David Mundell and constituency MSP Oliver Mundell have thanked 3,000 people who signed their petition to have 10.32 Lockerbie to Edinburgh service reinstated after it was axed in the December timetable changes. 

MP reflects on 75th anniversary of VE Day

This Friday, I'm sure, people across the constituency will mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe with pride, sadness and a mixture of other emotions.