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Scottish Parliament: Marie Curie (75th Anniversary) (21 Dec 2023)

Carol Mochan: ..., Marie Curie works not only in hospices but in people’s homes, in our communities and with our NHS. My South Scotland region is served by NHS Ayrshire and Arran, NHS Borders and NHS Dumfries and Galloway. I know that patients and staff from all of those health boards hold that working relationship in high regard. The report that others have mentioned talks about numbers of visits. In my...

Scottish Parliament: Budget 2024-25 (19 Dec 2023)

Emma Harper: The finance secretary will be aware of the unique challenges of rurality and depopulation that are faced by Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders. Will she further outline how the budget will support people in D and G and the Borders who are most impacted by the Tory-created cost of living crisis and will help to address depopulation and attract people to the region by improving...

Scottish Parliament: Medication Assisted Treatment Standards (19 Dec 2023)

Emma Harper: The minister will be aware that I have been working to ensure that the MAT standards are implemented for rural parts of Scotland, such as Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders. Will the minister provide an update on how implementation is working in rural areas versus urban areas? Will she comment on how stigma reduction work is progressing in rural Scotland through, for example, the...

Schools: Safeguarding - Motion to Take Note ( 7 Dec 2023)

Baroness Browning: ...more so for autistic girls, who have found these complex issues so much more difficult. I will try to shed some light on this with a quote, from a post on autism and gender identity written by Jane Galloway. She has suggested that: “With such a huge number of autistic girls identifying as trans, whether that be as a boy or as non-binary (a feeling that they identify as neither male or...

Scottish Parliament: Woodland Creation ( 7 Dec 2023)

Finlay Carson: Since the 1940s, Galloway has been subjected to indiscriminate and damaging planting of huge areas of monoculture conifers, which has been to the detriment of our communities, our rivers and our natural environment. In what seems to be another mad rush to plant more trees, tens of thousands of hectares will be planted in the south of Scotland next year. Only this week, despite assurances that...

Public Bill Committee: Media Bill: Clause 15 - Networking arrangements for Channel 3 ( 5 Dec 2023)

Kirsty Blackman: I have some questions from colleagues about channel 3, in particular on the provision of ITV Border, which is the cross-border channel 3 provider that operates around Dumfries, Galloway and, across the border, Carlisle. People in the south of Scotland in such areas do not receive STV; they receive ITV Border, with its regional news and other channel 3 provision. One of my colleagues, Emma...

Scottish Parliament: Disability Equality and Human Rights ( 5 Dec 2023)

Oliver Mundell: ...up, there should have been more proactive action on it. As I mentioned in my intervention earlier, and as Emma Harper touched on in her contribution, community-level organisations in Dumfries and Galloway—for example, the Usual Place, which I would put in Karen Adam’s category of a haven—bring together people from all walks of life and of all abilities. Everyone who walks in that...

Scottish Parliament: Regeneration and Economic Renewal Projects (South of Scotland) (30 Nov 2023)

Finlay Carson: ...committed to invest £6 million towards the regeneration of Stranraer when the ferry port closed. Unfortunately, previous Scottish National Party and Labour administrations at Dumfries and Galloway Council and the Scottish Government have failed to deliver a process to draw down that money, despite knowing that the investment could bring transformational change, jobs and opportunities for...

Scottish Parliament: Female Participation in Sport and Physical Activity (28 Nov 2023)

Emma Harper: ...that they have in that regard, and encouraging them to demonstrate positive and inclusive behaviours. As part of the inquiry, I wrote to 162 local sporting and activity groups across Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders. I received a fair few responses: I got 68 back. I also visited Wallace Hall academy, in Thornhill, to discuss female participation in sport with six young women...

Scottish Parliament: Living Wage (Support for Rural Businesses) (22 Nov 2023)

Emma Harper: Rural and small businesses that I regularly visit across Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders report that they would like to become accredited living wage employers. However, it is often the case that, due to the nature of rural employment, such as seasonal working, small and changing workforces and the costs associated with becoming accredited, it can be difficult for small and...

Scottish Parliament: Midwifery Services (Workforce Numbers) (21 Nov 2023)

Emma Harper: It is clear that ensuring a strong pipeline of students will play an important role in increasing the workforce, especially given the need to recruit midwives in Dumfries and Galloway. Will the minister provide further information about what the Scottish Government is doing to support midwifery students to train?

Levelling Up (20 Nov 2023)

David Mundell: I particularly welcome the £4.1 million for the Chambers Institute in Peebles, the £6.8 million for walks and cycleways in Clydesdale and the £13.8 million for transport in Dumfries and Galloway, but I pay particular tribute to the trustees of the Annan Harbour Action Group for its compelling bid, which secured £11.9 million to regenerate Annan Harbour. These are all essentially rural...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Funding Update (20 Nov 2023)

Michael Gove: ...million to Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. To this end, the third round of the Fund will see £122 million awarded to six projects in Scotland, such as £14 million to improve Dumfries and Galloway transport and £15 million to regenerate Drumchapel Town Centre in Glasgow. In Wales, we have awarded a further £111 million to seven projects, including £20 million to regenerate Barry...

Scottish Parliament: Climate Change Mitigation (Peatland) (16 Nov 2023)

Finlay Carson: My constituents in Galloway are again facing a tidal wave of applications for new wind farms in an area that already has a disproportionately high number of existing wind turbines, with many more approved and awaiting construction. Building on potential sites north of Newton Stewart will inevitably result in disturbance to peatland, which will, in turn, have a significant impact on water...

Violence Reduction, Policing and Criminal Justice (15 Nov 2023)

David Mundell: that the SNP knows that is the case. Speaking in the Scottish Parliament just a month ago, Emma Harper, the SNP MSP for South Scotland, said: “I understand that V division in Dumfries and Galloway is struggling to meet the demands of its large rural region with the current number of officers… What specific action is being taken”— by the Scottish Government— “to recruit...

Scottish Parliament: Strategic Transport Projects Review 2 (South of Scotland Projects Update) ( 9 Nov 2023)

Emma Harper: ...Government when it has a fixed budget. Does the minister agree that Finlay Carson’s efforts would be better directed at lobbying his UK Government bosses, including the absent Dumfries and Galloway MP and Secretary of State for Scotland, Alister Jack, so that my constituents get the road upgrades that they have been campaigning for for decades?

Scottish Parliament: Mental Health ( 7 Nov 2023)

Emma Harper: isolation and loneliness. Will the minister provide an update on how the plan will seek to tackle loneliness and isolation, particularly in remote and rural areas such as Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders?

Scottish Parliament: Sustainability (Net Zero Targets) ( 2 Nov 2023)

Emma Harper: I visited Dalswinton Estate, in Dumfries and Galloway, to meet the owner, Peter Landale, and discuss how Scotland’s estates are working to support rural communities and housing and to meet Scotland’s net zero targets in the face of the global climate emergency. Peter described his six tenets of sustainability: efficiency of production, animal welfare, carbon sequestration, biodiversity,...

Scottish Parliament: Rural and Islands Housing (31 Oct 2023)

Colin Smyth: ...face skill shortages and cannot get local contractors. Astonishingly, Government cuts recently meant that Skills Development Scotland reduced the apprenticeship contract for Dumfries and Galloway College by 13 per cent. At a time when demand for apprentices is at a peak, we have a waiting list at the college for apprenticeship places in construction. The Government has also taken its eye...

Recruitment of Police Officers (Dumfries and Galloway and Scottish Borders) (25 Oct 2023)

Recruitment of Police Officers (Dumfries and Galloway and Scottish Borders)

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