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MP urges constituents to take advantage of eating-out discounts

Residents and visitors in south-west Scotland are being urged to enjoy a discounted meal at one of the many quality eateries in the region.

That was the message from Dumfries and Galloway MP Alister Jack as the UK Government launched its much anticipated Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

Back local businesses to push recovery, urges MP

A rallying call has gone out to support south-west Scotland retailers and other businesses.

Dumfries and Galloway MP Alister Jack this week urged residents and visitors alike to use local shops and services as the region cautiously edges out of lockdown.

Armed Forces Week 2020

Alister Jack, Dumfries and Galloway MP and Secretary of State for Scotland, said:

"The breadth of operations carried out by our forces and their can-do approach to challenging tasks are just a few of the reasons they are acknowledged as being amongst the most professional in the world.

Scottish Secretary visits mobile testing unit in Moffat

UK Government Scottish Secretary Alister Jack today visited [Friday 12 June] a mobile testing unit in Moffat. He saw how UK-wide testing is being expanded, with support from our armed forces, to help the UK in the fight the against coronavirus.

Region set to benefit from UK tariffs system

Farmers, the environment and consumers in Dumfries and Galloway look set to benefit from the UK Global Tariff (UKGT) schedule, which was published this week.

Dumfries Courier column - May 2020

Looking to the future

During briefings and conversations with constituents I find there is general acceptance that the wider effects of Covid-19 will impact on our lives for a lengthy period.

MP welcomes 'lifeline' furlough scheme extension

An extension to the UK Government furlough scheme will provide a lifeline to many Dumfries and Galloway businesses.

Welcoming the announcement, constituency MP Alister Jack described the measure as a key component in helping the region's economy recover from the Covid-19 health crisis.