MP boosts park project effort

FIELDING questions has led to Dumfriesshire MP and Scotland Secretary David Mundell gifting £200 to an Eskdale fundraising effort.

He has handed over a cheque to members and supporters of the Buccleuch Playpark Project at Langholm.

They are planning to upgrade and redesign children's areas and play equipment in the scenic riverside park, close to the centre of the Muckle Toon.

Mr Mundell's donation edges the project closer to the phase one target of £100,000.  Funds raised so far have now reached £84,164.

The MP chose the park project after securing the charity donation by answering a number of questions on topical subjects for a national research company.

Last year he made a similar donation through the same scheme to support a Motor Neurone Disease (MND) charity being actively supported by a Lockerbie area constituent.

Pictured at the presentation in the Buccleuch Park are, left to right: Grace Brown, Ian Macgegor, Rhona Macgregor, Margaret Sanderson, David Mundell, Ian Royal, Robert Dickson and John Packer.