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Stranraer company to showcase wares and the Royal Highland Show

Stranraer company Lactalis McLelland is heading to the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh this week to exhibit to hundreds of thousands of attendees as part of the business’s ongoing supplier relationship with Aldi.

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The FSB has called for the South of Scotland's new enterprise agency to create new businesses in the region.

Call for new enterprise agency to halt decline in small businesses

The number of registered businesses in Dumfries and Galloway has declined over the last eight years from 6,795 in 2010 to 6,670 in 2017, research by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) found.

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Keynote speakers will include David Mundell MP, Secretary of State for Scotland.

Hundreds sign up for first Borderlands Conference

More than 300 people, including business representatives, public sector organisations and individuals, have signed up for the first Borderlands Conference which will take place in Dumfries on Monday.

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The Duke of Buccleuch said that his company's investments will make a "significant contribution to economic development in the South of Scotland".

Buccleuch investing in rural economy

Buccleuch, one of Scotland’s largest private landowners, has reported pre-tax profit of £4.8 million.

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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.

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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.

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Young's has announced that its Annan factory is due to close at the end of the year.

Union hits out at Pinneys closure

A union leader has said staff at the Pinneys of Scotland plant in Annan are “devastated” by the decision to confirm its closure.

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Young's has announced that its Annan factory is due to close at the end of the year.

Closure of Pinneys seafood plant in Annan confirmed

Young’s Seafood has confirmed the closure of its Pinneys of Scotland plant in Annan.

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Scottish Borders Council are threatening to cut funding for the vital 'lifeline' service.

Anger grows over bus service

South politicians are at loggerheads over the loss of the 101/102 bus service linking Dumfries and Edinburgh.

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Food and drink producers are aiming to double the sector's revenue to �2.5billion.

Ambitious target for food and drink sector

Representatives from Dumfries and Galloway’s food and drink sector have announced an ambitious target to double the value of region’s industry to £2.5 billion by 2030.

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Stranraer Oyster Festival received almost �50,000 after a public vote.

Public backs local oyster festival

Stranraer Oyster Festival has landed more than £49,000 in National Lottery funding to help to develop the event, which was held for the first time last year.

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Pictured (from left): Doug Wilson with DGCouncil Leader Elaine Murray and Councillor Malcolm Johnstone.

Launch of new export partnership

The South of Scotland Export Partnership has officially launched following an event held recently at Annandale Distillery.

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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”.

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

Minister calls Annan action meeting to discuss factory’s future

An action meeting called by business minister Paul Wheelhouse will be held in Annan tonight (Wednesday) to discuss the proposed closure of the Pinneys of Scotland’s fish processing factory.

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Colin Smyth MSP along with local Annan councillor Sean Marshall

The fight goes on for Pinneys workforce

There was a further shock in store for Pinneys fish processing plant staff following last weeks meeting with the parent company’s boss.

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DJ Calvin Harris who once worked at the plant has offered any help he can give.

DJ offers to help Pinneys workforce

Renowned DJ and music producer, Calvin Harris, has stepped into the row over the proposed closure of the Pinneys fish processing plant.

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There are many worried employees in Annan and the surrounding villages who are concerned they will no longer have a job.

Battle on to save jobs of Pinneys plant employees

A wave of shock rippled through Annan and further afield last week with the news that Pinneys seafood plant may close.

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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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politicians band together to save Pinneys

Local politicians to host special drop in meeting and advice surgery for Pinneys workers

South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth, Annandale South Councillor Sean Marshall and Annandale East and Eskdale Councillor Archie Dryburgh will be hosting a special drop in meeting and advice surgery in Annan this Friday - April 13, for Pinneys of Annan workers and local residents.

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Rosefield Mill is one of the most remarkable buildings in Dumfries. It is the last of the great woollen mills that once lined the Nith and occupies a significant place in Dumfries' identity and heritage. Photo by Kerr Martin

Council steps in to help save building

MSP Colin Smyth had previously criticised SNP and Tory councillors at Dumfries and Galloway Council for failing to underwrite a loan to help save Rosefield Mill.

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