SW businesses' two-year wait for rates decisions

MORE than 1,100 businesses across Dumfries and Galloway are still waiting to learn the outcome of their business rates appeals, almost two years after the new valuations were issued.

Community newspapers praised by MSP

Dumfriesshire MSP Oliver Mundell has congratulated the team at Sanquhar-based community newspaper, The Nithsdale Times, on producing their 100th edition.

Flying the flag for air cadets

ROYAL Air Force air cadets in Dumfriesshire are reaching new heights and Dumfriesshire constituency MSP Oliver Mundell has highlighted the valuable work their organisation provides in offering training, guidance and experience.

MSP briefed on fibre broadband progress

CHECKING progress in rolling out high-speed fibre broadband, MSP Oliver Mundell this month joined Openreach engineers at work in his Dumfriesshire constituency.


Keep door open for rural GP surgery return, urges MSP

A FUTURE restoration of the GP surgery at Johnstonebridge should not be ruled out. That was the call from Dumfriesshire MSP Oliver Mundell as he expressed deep disappointment at latest moves by health officials to permanently close the valued rural health facility.

Weekly Column: 17th January 2018

IT WAS good to see so much interest in a South of Scotland Enterprise Agency at the Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries on Monday evening.