On a visit to the Galloway constituency last Friday, Scottish Conservative party leader Ruth Davidson and local candidate Finlay Carson visited Historic Newspapers Ltd in Wigtown.
At the visit Ms Davidson was presented with an original copy of the Times newspaper printed on her date of birth, and a personalised book of major events that have taken place since she was born,
Ms Davidson said: “The success story that Historic Newspapers Ltd undoubtedly is just shows what can be done in a rural environment from the business and employment perspective if the will to succeed exists.
“It was also encouraging to hear of the company’s plans for expansion which could see another 15 jobs created locally - as long as BT install the required level of broadband access at the new facility. That is why our plans for a formal obligation to provide 100 per cent broadband access by 2020 is so important.”
Local candidate Finlay Carson said: “I want to see many more thriving companies like Historic Newspapers Ltd becoming established in this area, providing jobs for our young people and giving them an option to stay in our region rather than having to leave, as too many people currently have to do.
“My six point plan for jobs and investment in our local economy is designed to address that issue and would, I believe, help to kick-start the recovery in our local economy that is so badly needed.”