Opinions

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.

Budget could herald better times ahead

AS USUAL on such occasions the House of Commons was packed for Chancellor Philip Hammond's Budget speech which I believe could herald better prospects ahead for southern Scotland.

New Year Message from David

As we begin a New Year I am thinking of those less fortunate than ourselves and my heart particularly goes out to those caught up of the horror of the Syrian conflict.The year just passed will go down as one of the most eventful and unpredictable years on record with the loss of so many icons lik