Local News

MP Raises Wind Farm Opposition

David Mundell MP has made clear his opposition to the revised proposal for a wind farm development at Earlshaugh, near Moffat. Commenting after sending his formal objection to the Scottish Government.

MP welcomes Peebles Exchange Upgrade

David Mundell MP has welcomed news that Peebles telephone exchange is to be upgraded to allow super-fast broadband to come on-stream.

MP: Tour of Britain Great News for Area

Local MP David Mundell has welcomed the Scottish leg of the Tour of Britain cycle race to his Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale constituency. Almost 100 of the world's top cyclists will ride the 170 kilometres from Peebles to Dumfries via the Tweed valley, Innerleithen, Tweedsmuir and Moffat on Sunday in Stage One of The Tour of Britain.

Local MP Lobbies for Better Train Services

David Mundell MP has called for an increase in mainline service provision at Lockerbie station in response to a consultation on the renewal of the West Coast Rail franchise. Mr Mundell has also called on the Department for Transport to ensure that local trains have greater capacity for passengers using Lockerbie stations.

Mundell welcomes Cheque Climb-Down

David Mundell MP has welcomed news that cheques are not to be scrapped after all. The Payments Council, an industry body that sets strategy for the payments industry, had announced in 2009 that it had set a provisional target date of October 2018 to close the cheque clearing system.

Landmark Day for Gretna

David Mundell MP has welcomed the announcement of a decision on the design of the Gretna Landmark Project. The ‘Star of Caledonia’ design of famed Sri Lankan-born structural engineer, architect and designer Cecil Balmond has been selected ahead of other shortlisted designs.

MP welcomes Annan British Legion Chairman

David Mundell MP welcomed Annan branch Royal British Legion Scotland (RBLS) chairman John Dewar to a reception at the Scotland Office in Edinburgh to mark Armed Forces Week and recognise the work of RBLS Scotland. RBLS National President Lt General Sir Alisdair Irwin KCB CBE also attended.