Galloway and West Dumfries MSP Finlay Carson has met with a number of businesses and representatives from the Tourism Industry of Galloway and West Dumfries in a bid to highlight the importance of the sector to the local economy.
Finlay Carson MSP heard about the care available for residents in Dumfries and Galloway living with a terminal illness and their families, praising the support provided by Marie Curie, the terminal illness charity.
Local MSP Finlay Carson has welcomed commitments made today by Transport Minister Humza Yousaf to increase traffic calming measures for the A75 running through Springholm and Crocketford.
Local MSP Finlay Carson has this week facilitated a meeting between stakeholders to discuss Timber Haulage through Claddyburn Terrace, Cairnryan, after concerns were raised by local residents.
Finlay Carson has called on the Royal Bank of Scotland to reconsider the closure of their branch in Newton Stewart.
Galloway & West Dumfries MSP Finlay Carson has called for further clarity over proposals to close police stations in his constituency of Galloway and West Dumfries.
Police Scotland has recommended closing the Whithorn police station and moving both Kirkcudbright and Dalbeattie to the fire stations in these towns. Under the recommendations Dalry would be retained.
A major funding gain for the local community comes as four local groups in Galloway and West Dumfries are set to benefit from £154,121 of Lottery Funding.
Finlay Carson has called on the Clydesdale Bank to reconsider the closure of their branches in Stranraer and Castle Douglas. In a letter to the bank Mr Carson raised concerns over the impact these closures will have on local residents, many of whom are elderly or run rural businesses and so have no viable alternative for carrying out their daily banking.