Stranraer and Wigtownshire Free Press column - February 2020

Backing brave life-saving volunteers

As i've mentioned before in this column, the selfless work carried out by volunteer lifeboat and other rescue crews along the Dumfries and Galloway coastline reflects well on them and their communities.

Dumfries Courier column - February 2020

New home will help Men's Shed develop

Men's Sheds have been a great success in Dumfries and Galloway and worldwide in recent years.

Stranraer and Wigtownshire Free Press column - January 2020

Sea bridge study an interesting prospect

There can be little doubt that the idea of building a bridge linking the Wigtownshire coast with Northern Ireland has proved a talking point this winter for both enthusiasts and sceptics.

Dumfries Courier column - January 2020

Going above and beyond

I was delighted to see two constituents included in The Queen's New Year Honours list.

Both Mark Jardine of Kirkbean and Kathleen Picken from Kirkcudbright are worthy recipients of the MBE and have made a remarkable contribution to the area.