The Pinneys plant in Annan is due to close at the end of the year.

Staff “devastated” by closure

Business Minister Paul Wheelhouse has told Young’s Seafood that it has a “moral obligation” to support the community that has served the business loyally over the past 10 years.

The group aims to build on Dumfries and Galloway's reputation for its natural larder and tourist attractions.

Industries team up to promote region

Representatives from the tourism and food and drink sectors in Dumfries & Galloway and the Borders have held an inaugural meeting to establish a new South of Scotland Food and Tourism Leadership Group.

Tonight's meeting has been called so that Mr Wheelhouse (pictured) can be updated on the Pinneys situation.

Consensus reached at meeting

An action group meeting held in Annan last week to discuss the a closure-threatened Pinneys seafood factory has been described as “positive and encouraging”.

Some nurseries are reporting that they may have to close down as a result of the funding problem.

Nurseries forced to pay below min wage

The National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) has revealed that Scottish childcare funding rates are so low that nurseries are struggling to pay their staff the National Living Wage.

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