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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pinneys are to start consultations on the closure of their Annan plant.  Library image

Council Leaders take action to try and save jobs at Annan

The Council Leader and Depute Leader have met with Government Ministers following the announcement by Young’s Seafood that they intend to close their site in Annan.

Dumfries and Galloway Council want to improve their housing stock, like this Kellooway home pictured above pre-install.

Councillors to consider fuel saving projects

The Dumfries and Galloway region will benefit from Scottish Government funding to the tune of £2.063 million.

Waverley Hall in Creetown is one of the buildings in community ownership

Community takes charge

Councillors have been told told that communities are continuing to take ownership of local facilities right across the region.

Pinneys are to start consultations on the closure of their Annan plant.  Library image

Pinneys commence consultations to close the doors

Concerns are growing in Annan with the recent announcement that Pinneys are to start consultations on the closure of their local site, with fears of 450 jobs losses.

�8m contract to ensure residents help stay warm in their homes.

£8m investment to ensure homes are wind and watertight

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) has signed a contract worth up to £8 million to invest in properties across the region.

Iris makes up her last floral tribute before retiring

Floral tributes for Iris

After an amazing 58 years of service to one business in Newton Stewart, florist Iris McLelland has now officially retired.

Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing

Most important day’s work in farming year

Farmers, crofters and land managers are being urged to submit their Single Application Form (SAF) online this year.

Extra cash for rural roads and timber transportation.

£5m boost will help to deal with timber lorries on rural roads.

Rural Economy Secretary, Fergus Ewing, announced a £5 million funding boost for projects that minimise the impacts on communities and the environment caused by timber lorries on the rural road network.

25 jobs in Lanarkshire are up for grabs.

New career opportunities

Around 400 trainee engineers will be hired across Scotland – including 25 in Lanarkshire – as part of the largest recruitment drive ever undertaken by Openreach.

Clydesdale Bank have extended their deadline for this years annual cash awards scheme. Pic: John Devlin

Deadline extended for cash grants

Clydesdale Bank has extended the deadline for Dumfries and Galloway groups entering the Spirit of the Community Awards 2018 by two weeks until Tuesday, April 3.

Stock image. John Devlin Johnston Press

Countdown on to use Scottish paper notes

There’s now less than a month to use your paper £5 and £10 notes.

NEC see significant technological advantages.

Johnston Press digital awarded funding from Google innovation initiative

Johnston Press - the owner of this title - has announced that it has won two separate grants from the Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund, which is backed by Google.

Kirroughtree House Hotel

Disgruntled Kirroughtree staff want their wages and tips paid

The former staff of Kirroughtree Hotel have been left without wages and tips owed to them when the hotel suddenly shut earlier this month.

Newton Stewart Market

Newton Stewart Market prices


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