MP tours vital UK energy hub

A VITAL hub in the UK energy network is operating 24/7 and providing quality employment in Dumfriesshire.

Local MP David Mundell saw operations first hand when he this week toured National Grid's Moffat Compressor Station.

Full marks for High School resilience

IT IS welcome news that staff and pupils are now back on one campus at Peebles High School after the devastating fire that caused extensive damage in late November.

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.

Efforts stepped up to preserve unique Ukrainian chapel

CHILDREN and grandchildren of Ukrainian prisoners-of-war (POWs), who made Scotland their home, are working to preserve their heritage.

They are raising money to enhance the Ukrainian Chapel at Hallmuir Camp, near Lockerbie and plan to create a small museum in the neighbouring building.

MP briefed on cancer battle progress

SHOWING SUPPORT . . . Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell (pictured) met with campaigners from Cancer Research UK at the Palace of Westminster last week.

Campaigning to keep USA drams flowing

WHISKY is an important industry and employer in my constituency and across Scotland but frustratingly is facing some big challenges just now.

Never to be forgotten

IT IS vitally important the horrific mass murder of European Jews and other minorities in World War Two is never forgotten.

MP briefed on schools' important bee research

PUPILS at Annan Academy are taking part in groundbreaking research into why the honey bee population is in decline.

They are collecting bees from hives at different locations and stages in their lifespan for testing to see if they have any diseases.