South Scotland Labour MSP Colin Smyth has urged the Scottish and UK Governments to turn their “warm words” about the Borderlands into “hard cash” and use their forthcoming budgets to fund a Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal.

TIME FOR GOVERNMENTS TO TURN “WARM WORDS” OVER BORDERLANDS INTO “HARD CASH”

South Scotland Labour MSP Colin Smyth has urged the Scottish and UK Governments to turn their “warm words” about the Borderlands into “hard cash” and use their forthcoming budgets to... Read more

South of Scotland MSP Colin Smyth has described figures from a recent report which showed 15.1% of chronic pain sufferers across Ayrshire and Arran, are waiting over the 18-week legal waiting time target for treatment, as “totally unacceptable.”

MSP EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER “TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE” WAITING TIMES FOR CHRONIC PAIN PATIENTS ACROSS AYRSHIRE AND ARRAN

South of Scotland MSP Colin Smyth has described figures from a recent report which showed 15.1% of chronic pain sufferers across Ayrshire and Arran, are waiting over the 18-week legal... Read more

The NHS staffing crisis is spiralling out of control, according to South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth after new figures revealed that consultant vacancies have reached 20.9% in NHS Dumfries and Galloway.

RISE IN CONSULTANT VACANCY RATES IN DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY SHOWS NHS STAFFING CRISIS IS ‘OUT OF CONTROL’, SAYS MSP

The NHS staffing crisis is spiralling out of control, according to South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth after new figures revealed that consultant vacancies have reached 20.9% in NHS Dumfries and... Read more

Local Labour MSP Colin Smyth is calling for answers from both the UK and Scottish Government after it has been revealed that Young’s Seafood received UK Government funding in 2015 to protect its operations in Grimsby, ultimately paving the way for the move of production from Pinneys of Annan to the Young’s headquarters in the north of England.

UK AND SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT’S HAVE QUESTIONS TO ANSWER OVER PINNEY’S

Local Labour MSP Colin Smyth is calling for answers from both the UK and Scottish Government after it has been revealed that Young’s Seafood received UK Government funding in 2015... Read more

South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth has challenged the UK and Scottish Governments to “wake up” to the current employment crisis facing Dumfriesshire after yet another jobs blow with the announcement that 14 posts are under threat at the Arla creamery near Lockerbie.

WHEN WILL GOVERNMENT WAKE UP TO LOCAL EMPLOYMENT CRISIS, ASKS SOUTH SCOTLAND MSP

South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth has challenged the UK and Scottish Governments to “wake up” to the current employment crisis facing Dumfriesshire after yet another jobs blow with the announcement... Read more

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