Opinions

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

THERE can be few topics dominating conversations more just now than Coronavirus (COVID-19) and that looks certain to remain the case in the weeks and months ahead.

Budget 2020

This was an excellent Budget which will be good for the country at this challenging time.

Jackson good choice to take Tories forward

WITH the votes counted Jackson Carlaw has been confirmed as new leader of the Scottish Conservatives in what will be a crucial period in politics and the country.

Whisky message must go to Trump

I HAVE urged the Government to highlight the damaging impact of a pending 25-per-cent whisky tariff by the United States on our iconic Scottish industry directly with President Trump himself.

Halt turbines spread

WIND FARMS across Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale have reached their limit and any more would further damage the natural beauty of our area. 

Helping shape a better future

A FEATURE of my Dumfriesshire Clydesdale and Tweeddale constituency is the strong community spirit, widely-held progressive attitude and a strong bond with our colourful and sometimes turbulent past.

Ready for challenges ahead

IT WAS disappointing to step down as Secretary of State for Scotland but I'm pleased it has provided me with more opportunities to get out and about in the constituency.

Good Brexit deal vital for Scotland and Union

I was saddened to step down as Secretary of State for Scotland.

It was an immense privilege to serve in the role and I’d like to thank the two prime ministers I worked for – David Cameron and Theresa May – for the opportunity and for all the support they gave me. 

Working together to strengthen Union

ALONG with Scottish Conservative MP Group colleagues, I will cast my vote in a series of ballots that will decide who our next Prime Minister will be.

The next few weeks represent a real opportunity to strengthen Scotland’s place in the Union.

Borders focus as Ruth begins fightback

THERE was an enthusiastic welcome to Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson when she spoke at the party's spring conference in Aberdeen earlier this month after returning from maternity leave.