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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. 

Summer surgery tour hits the road

THERE was a good send off for Dumfriesshire's constituency MP and MSP when they began their legendary summer surgery tour on Thursday.

Biggar political couple plan to share honour

A FORMER leading London councillor, who has worked quietly behind the political scenes since retiring to Clydesdale, has received a special visit from Scottish Secretary David Mundell.

High praise for new Borderlands air links

A NEW passenger air service linking the Borderlands with UK and international destinations was given a firm thumbs up on Monday by Scottish Secretary David Mundell.

MP tours Moffat alpaca attraction

SCOTTISH Secretary David Mundell took a break from the pressures of national politics to support one of his home town's newest visitor attractions at the weekend.

Rail link group mark closure anniversary

A SPECIAL dinner at Langholm has marked the 55th anniversary of the last passenger train from the town.

The end of the service in June, 1964 was later followed by the complete closure of the seven-mile branch line from the Carlisle-Edinburgh Waverley route, which was also later axed.

MP boosts Men's Shed upgrade fund

TWEEDDALE MP David Mundell has backed efforts to enhance Peebles and District Men's Shed.

The group, based in the town's Community Hub in School Brae, are actively raising money to upgrade their rented premises.