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David Mundell meets Namibian High Commissioner ahead of Peebles High School visit

Tweeddale MP David Mundell has met the High Commissioner of Namibia, His Excellency George Liswaniso, at Westminster ahead of a visit by the diplomat to Peebles High School. The school has forged links with Sam Nujoma Combined School in the East Caprivi region of Namibia, with a group of teachers and pupils from Peebles visiting Namibia last summer to work with pupils and staff there on teaching and extra-curricular activities.

David Mundell MP meets Lockerbie students during Syracuse visit

During a visit to the United States local MP David Mundell took the opportunity to visit Syracuse University and meet with the students from Lockerbie Academy who are part of the Lockerbie Scholars’ Program. Mr Mundell also met with the university vice-chancellor, Eric Spina and the academic staff involved with the Lockerbie Scholars Program, including Judy O’Rourke who has co-ordinated it since its inception and is well-known in the Lockerbie area.

David Mundell to meet road chiefs and residents over motorway junction

Dumfriesshire MP David Mundell is set to meet representatives of the Highways Agency, Transport Scotland and representatives from Gretna and Springfield community councils and Kirkandrew-on-Esk parish council on Wednesday to discuss possible changes to the Guards Mill Interchange on the M74/M6. Local communities believe the current arrangements do not provide the best access on to the M6/M74, particularly for heavy good vehicles, meaning they have to travel through local communities to get onto the motorway