You can access the petition here: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/a75-and-a77-pothole-petition
The petition states:
We, the undersigned, call on The Scottish Government to take immediate action to fix the 1000’s of potholes and improve the crucial A75 and A77 trunk roads in Dumfries and Galloway and Ayrshire, and to give a long-term commitment to ensure once and for all these routes are fit for purpose.
We demand the roads are maintained to the standard befitting the A75, a designated ‘Euro-Route’ and the A77 which are both vital roads linking Scotland, The North of England and Ireland, with the UK’s third busiest port at Cairnryan.
Why is this important?
Many of you have raised your concerns surrounding the poor state of our roads. I have highlighted these concerns on numerous occasions in the Scottish Parliament.
In addition, I have written to successive Scottish Government Transport Secretaries, driven the route with Transport Scotland and highlighted countless issues in the local press.
Despite my actions, we are yet to see sufficient investment in our roads. The aim of this petition is to send a clear message to those responsible.
Please note: When you sign this petition we will publish your name along with the petition, but not your email address or postcode. We may contact you to invite you to take part in discussions about this and other local issues.
Local MSP, Finaly Carson, today visited Kirkcowan Primary School ahead of next week's mock election.
The Galloway and West Dumfries MSP fielded questions from the school pupils, whilst providing some useful advice on how to win a local election.
Commenting, Galloway and Dumfries MSP Finlay Carson said:
"It was great to visit Kirkcowan Primary School this morning, election fever is in the air!
"A good grilling from the school pupils, with lots of really interesting questions - all budding politicians look for tips!
"I wish all those standing in the School Mock Elections next week every success - it will be a very close race."
Local MSP, Finlay Carson, has today lodged a motion at the Scottish Parliament congratulating Galloway Cattle Society on securing £35,000 from the Rural Enterprise Local Action Group to support the ‘Defining Galloway Beef’ project which will help promote Galloway Beef and to encourage more famers to think about stocking Galloways.
Local MSP Finlay Carson has welcomed the announcement of a £200,000 upgrade to theatre services at the Galloway Community Hospital.
Local MSP Finlay Carson has called on Dumfries and Galloway Council to revisit decriminalisation of parking enforcement for non-endorsable parking offences.
Local MSP Finlay Carson has called for the retention of Lochside Dental Practice amidst fears NHS Dumfries and Galloway will scrap the service.