Budget to achieve aims

South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth has told the Scottish Parliament that the proposed new South of Scotland Enterprise Agency must have the powers and budget to deliver real change for the region.

Alister Jack, MP for Dumfries and Galloway.

New role for local MP

One of the region’s MPs will be taking up an additional role following his appointment as Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the leader of the House of Lords.

DGOne in Dumfries is hoping to reopen by October.

Leisure centre could reopen early

The multi-million leisure centre in Dumfries, which has been beset with problems following its construction, could see repair works being completed weeks ahead of schedule.

SNP's Emma Harper

Support for trauma scheme

SNP MSP Emma Harper welcomed the announcement made by Deputy First Minister John Swinney MSP for more support for front line workers responding to psychological trauma.

Robert Barker with his daughter Katie.

MSP welcomes access to medicines debate

A man whose life has been extended with a specialist drug not available on the NHS has welcomed the Scottish Government’s decision to consider a new system of negotiation with drug companies.

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