MP steps up cash machine battle

LOCAL MP David Mundell has renewed his calls for an end to a decline in free-to-use cash dispensers.

He has been a long-time campaigner against the trend which has impacted on his largely rural Dumfriesshire Clydesdale and Tweeddale constituency.

MP seeks investment at tourism route flooding blackspot

FRESH calls have been made for a long-term solution at a flooding blackspot on the A701 north of Broughton.

A stretch of the officially designated scenic route linking the M74 and Edinburgh has repeatedly suffered damage after heavy rain in the Mount Bog area.

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.