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£10 million pounds for organisations to tackle climate change

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that 100 organisations across Scotland are to benefit from £10 million of funding to support local action to tackle climate change.

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Richard Arkless MP with MSYP candidates Emma Currie and Neal McCulloch.

Arkless joins youth parliament campaign trail

Dumfries and Galloway MP Richard Arkless recently joined two local MYSP candidates Emma Currie and Neal McCulloch out on the campaign trail in Stranraer.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addressed the NFUS annual general meeting.

Pledge to fight for farming industry

Scotland’s farmers have been assured that the Scottish Government will fight for the best possible deal for the industry at home and in Europe after Brexit.

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Michael Russell, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotlands Place in Europe

MSPs to debate Article 50

The Scottish Parliament will have a vote on Tuesday on the triggering of Article 50 to begin the formal process of leaving the European Union

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Legal affairs minister Annabelle Ewing.

Review of legal aid system launched

An independent review of the legal aid system has been announced by the Scottish Government.

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Local Government minister Kevin Stewart.

New law to aid community buyouts

Scottish communities will find it easier to take over land or buildings currently in public ownership due to a new law which came into force today (Monday).

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Team to target dog fouling

Team to target dog fouling

Dog fouling and fly tipping are to be targeted after a review of Dumfries and Galloway’s community safety team.

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The First Minister has announced �29 million of funding to help tackle poverty.

£29 million to tackle poverty

Organisations that tackle poverty can now have access to a new £29 million funding pot set up by the Scottish Government.

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The Public Consultation Feedback Day is on Wednesday 25th January 2017 between 2pm and 8pm.

Great ideas for regeneration

In October 2016 Balmaclellan Community Council, in conjunction with the Stewartry Council of Voluntary Service (SCVS), sent to all residents of Balmaclellan a Public Consultation Questionnaire to canvass ideas on ways to regenerate the centre of the village.

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Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop.

Press freedom in Scotland “at risk” from UK Government proposals

Proposals to regulate the press in England and Wales would “pose a potential threat to press freedom” in Scotland, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has said.

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Universal basic income scheme set to trial

Universal basic income scheme set to trial

Scotland is set to pilot a radical scheme to give every citizen a universal basic income (UBI), regardless of whether they work or not.

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Finance Secretary Derek Mackay

Council will seek to make £20m in cuts following Scottish budget

The Leader of Dumfries and Galloway Council has confirmed that it will need to close a £20m funding gap, following the Scottish budget.

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New legislation introduced by the Scottish Parliament will tighen up planning controls for pay day lenders and betting shops on Scotlands high streets.

Tighter controls over high street “blight”

The “blight” of pay day lenders and betting operators on Scotland’s high streets will be tackled with stricter planning controls from now on.

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The new library at Kirkcudbright

Kirkcudbright’s new all-purpose centre

Customer Services in Kirkcudbright reopened this week, as part of Dumfries and Galloway Council’s push to bring together public services under the one roof.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets with Peter Davidson and Morris Heggies to choose the design of the Christmas Card 2016

Oor Wullie to feature on First Minister’s Christmas card

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has chosen “national treasure” Oor Wullie as the illustration for her official Christmas card this year.

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Finance minister Derek Mckay said the new legislation will "design an approach to taxation which will suit Scotlands needs".

New tax-raising powers for Parliament

Legislation which will give the Scottish Parliament further powers over income tax will be laid today (Wednesday).

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon accused the UK Government of sending out a "not welcome here" message.

First Minister calls for Trump to be “president for everyone”

Nicola Sturgeon has said that ties between Scotland and the United States of America “will always endure” in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as the country’s next president.

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Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidon arrives at the  Edinburgh count with partner Jen Wilson.
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Holyrood 2016: SNP fall short of overall majority

THE SNP has fallen narrowly short of a majority victory in the Holyrood election - despite a commanding win which will see Nicola Sturgeon returned as first Minister.

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Holyrood 2016 live blog: results and analysis

Our reporters are working throughout the night and tomorrow to bring you the results from every seat and list area alongside analysis of what they mean for the wider Scottish political landscape.

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Members of the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee at the Land Reform Bill Stage 1 report launch

Reform bill is ‘missed opportunity’

The Stage 1 report from a Scottish Parliamentary Committee on the Land Reform Bill has been dismissed as a ‘missed opportunity’ by MSP Alex Fergusson.

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