MP gets in shape for challenges ahead

TWEEDDALE MP David Mundell has been getting in shape to face the daily rigors of Brexit by sampling the physical fitness system Pilates.

The Scottish Secretary has been given one-to-one instruction by Gillian Wrigley of 'The Health Rooms' studios and treatment centre in Peebles.

Front bench double for south-west MPs

A LITTLE bit of local political history was made last Wednesday when Dumfries and Galloway's two MPs -- pictured -- were shoulder to shoulder at the famous House of Commons Dispatch Box.

Community newspapers praised by MP and MSP

DUMFRIESSHIRE MSP Oliver Mundell has congratulated the team at Sanquhar-based community newspaper, The Nithsdale Times, on producing their 100th edition.

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.

Tree team help protect planet

LANGHOLM has joined in a global initiative to protect the environment by promoting tree planting.

Burns break from Brexit in Downing Street

LIKE many Scots in January my thoughts turn to our national bard Robert Burns and throughout much of the constituency there are reminders of his life and work.

Visit to Lockerbie Academy

POLITICAL HISTORY . . . pupils at Lockerbie Academy learned about the life of a Cabinet Minister and gained a first-hand insight of historic unfolding Brexit developments at Westminster from a well-known former pupil on Friday.

Biggar Burns Supper

MEMBERS and friends of the Biggar branch of the South Lanarkshire Conservative and Unionist Association gathered at the Tinto Hotel on Friday evening for their annual Burns Supper.