Town Centre Regeneration (Dumfries Constituency)

Part of Question Time — Scottish Executive — Health and Well-being – in the Scottish Parliament at 2:15 pm on 7 June 2007.

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Photo of Stewart Maxwell Stewart Maxwell Scottish National Party 2:15, 7 June 2007

We will consider any proposals with an open mind. The issue is important not just in Dumfries but throughout the country, as many small towns are struggling to survive in the current economic climate. As the member knows, business improvement district projects have gone ahead in some areas. We will examine those in the future and consider whether they are the best way in which to make progress. Also, the small business scheme that we are introducing will have a positive impact on small towns. The member will be aware of the local regeneration projects that are going on in Dumfries, particularly in relation to the work of Dumfries and Galloway Council.