Local News

Visit to Lockerbie Academy

POLITICAL HISTORY . . . pupils at Lockerbie Academy learned about the life of a Cabinet Minister and gained a first-hand insight of historic unfolding Brexit developments at Westminster from a well-known former pupil on Friday.

Biggar Burns Supper

MEMBERS and friends of the Biggar branch of the South Lanarkshire Conservative and Unionist Association gathered at the Tinto Hotel on Friday evening for their annual Burns Supper.

Festive praise for busy posties

FESTIVE RUSH . . . thousands of letters and parcels have been passing through Annan's busy Royal Mail delivery office each day in the run-up to Christmas.

Pupils with designs on Christmas

PUPILS at Clydesdale and Tweeddale primary schools demonstrated their artistic flare in the 2018 competition to design an official Christmas card for local MP David Mundell.

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.