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Glenkens 'going places' predicts south west MP

One of the jewels in South West Scotland's tourism crown is going from strength to strength.

This was stated by Dumfries and Galloway constituency MP Alister Jack after his latest visit to the scenic, but remote, Glenkens area, north west of Castle Douglas.

Winston signs on for Brexit talk

Talented young British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter Winston Denerley ensured a political discussion in the region was fully available to deaf people.

Key role for local MP as Westminster begins historic new session

One of the region's MPs has been appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the leader of the House of Lords.

The promotion comes only 14 months after Alister Jack gained the Dumfries and Galloway constituency from the SNP with a 5,643 Conservative majority.

Flood scheme objectors meet MP and MSP

A group of objectors to the controversial £25 million flood protection and regeneration scheme for the Whitesands, Dumfries met with two local parliamentarians this week.

Shop's seven years of donations praised

There has been warm praise from the local MP for the team who run Wigtown Community Shop.

For as the town celebrates 20 years of being Scotland's book capital, the fund-raising store volunteers can look back on seven years of success.

MP opens forces' charity training hub

A new training hub aimed at helping ex-service personnel from across the region into civilian employment has been launched.

The premises in Dumfries town centre were partly funded by the UK Government and officially opened by Dumfries and Galloway MP Alister Jack.

MP secures debate in bid to retain Commonwealth shooting medals

AN MP from the region has set his sights on returning shooting to the line-up at the next Commonwealth Games.

Alister Jack has secured a debate on the subject at Westminster next week after taking up the issue on behalf of constituents.