Local News

MP urges council caution with tax increase power

A rise in the council tax increase cap from an above inflation three to 4.79 per cent has been condemned by Dumfries and Galloway MP Alister Jack.

The measure was in SNP Scottish Government's Budget which passed a vital vote at Holyrood last week with the support of Green MSPs.

Christmas and New Year message

As we approach the end of, to say the least, an eventful year at Westminster my overriding hope is that the next few months bring a greater spirit of co-operation and some certainty for the country as we embark on a new chapter in our national life.

MP backs efforts to combat anti-social behaviour spate

A multi-agency meeting took place to try to stem a spate of anti-social behaviour in north west Dumfries.

Dumfries and Galloway MP Alister Jack held discussions with Police Scotland and social landlords DGHP and Loreburn Housing Association.

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.

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.