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South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth has welcomed the news that a new high-tech monitoring kit for people with type 1 diabetes will now be offered by NHS Dumfries and Galloway– but urged the Scottish Government to make such monitoring kits available on prescription from GPs.

ADVANCED DIABETES SYSTEMS SHOULD BE AVAILABLE ON PRESCRIPTION SAYS MSP

South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth has welcomed the news that a new high-tech monitoring kit for people with type 1 diabetes will now be offered by NHS Dumfries and Galloway–... Read more »

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South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth has backed calls to cap the fees agencies can charge the NHS for providing staff, as new figures revealed that spending on agency staff has more than doubled in Ayrshire and Arran since 2006.

SOUTH SCOTLAND MSP BACKS MOVE TO CAP NHS AGENCY FEES AS AGENCY SPENDING SOARS FOR NHS AYRSHIRE AND ARRAN

South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth has backed calls to cap the fees agencies can charge the NHS for providing staff, as new figures revealed that spending on agency staff has... Read more »

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South Scotland MSP, Colin Smyth will today (19 April) meet with the Chief Executive of Youngs Seafood, Bill Showalter at Pinneys in Annan and call on him to halt plans to close the site, following reports that Youngs Seafood itself are to be put up up for sale. 

MSP CALLS FOR HALT TO PINNEYS CLOSURE FOLLOWING YOUNGS SEAFOOD SALE PLAN

South Scotland MSP, Colin Smyth will today (19 April) meet with the Chief Executive of Youngs Seafood, Bill Showalter at Pinneys in Annan and call on him to halt plans... Read more »

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South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth has today (17 April) spoke up in the Scottish Parliament on behalf of workers at Pinneys in Annan and warned MSPs that the closure of the factory would be an “economic tsunami” for the area.

CLOSURE OF PINNEYS WOULD BE AN “ECONOMIC TSUNAMI” FOR THE ECONOMY OF ANNAN, MSP TELLS SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT

South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth has today (17 April) spoke up in the Scottish Parliament on behalf of workers at Pinneys in Annan and warned MSPs that the closure of... Read more »

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South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth has backed calls to cap the fees agencies can charge the NHS for providing staff, as new figures revealed that spending on agency staff has risen by a massive 500% in Dumfries and Galloway since 2006.

SOUTH SCOTLAND MSP BACKS MOVE TO CAP NHS AGENCY FEES AS AGENCY SPENDING SOARS FOR NHS DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY

South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth has backed calls to cap the fees agencies can charge the NHS for providing staff, as new figures revealed that spending on agency staff has... Read more »

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Local Labour politicians have expressed concern that changes by the Scottish Government to the way new railway stations could be funded, will delay or even put at risk campaigns to re-open Eastriggs, Thornhill and Beattock Railway Stations.

LOCAL POLITICIANS EXPRESS CONCERN THAT CHANGES TO NEW RAIL PROJECT FUNDING COULD DELAY BIDS TO RE-OPEN LOCAL STATIONS

Local Labour politicians have expressed concern that changes by the Scottish Government to the way new railway stations could be funded, will delay or even put at risk campaigns to... Read more »

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Workers and the local community are up for the battle to save Pinneys was the clear message from South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth, Annandale South Councillor Sean Marshall and Annandale East and Eskdale Councillor Archie Dryburgh following a series of drop in meetings and advice surgeries held by the local politicians across Annandale and Eskdale last week. 

“WORKERS AND THE COMMUNITY UP FOR THE BATTLE TO SAVE PINNEYS” IS CLEAR MESSAGE SAY LOCAL POLITICIANS

Workers and the local community are up for the battle to save Pinneys was the clear message from South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth, Annandale South Councillor Sean Marshall and Annandale... Read more »

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South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth has this week blasted The Royal Bank of Scotland over broken promises following the closure of the local bank branch.

RBS announced last year that it planned to closure nearly 1 quarter of all its branches in Scotland, including those in Gretna, Lockerbie, Annan and Langholm.

COLIN SMYTH MSP BLASTS RBS FOR BROKEN PROMISES ON MOBILE BANKING

South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth has this week blasted The Royal Bank of Scotland over broken promises following the closure of the local bank branch. RBS announced last year that... Read more »

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A new report that reveals that high transport costs are stopping young people in rural areas from accessing education and employment highlights the need for proper regulation of bus services according to South Scotland MSP and Scottish Labour’s Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy, Connectivity and Transport Colin’s Smyth.

NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR BUS REGULATION AND AN END TO RIP OFF RAIL FARE

A new report that reveals that high transport costs are stopping young people in rural areas from accessing education and employment highlights the need for proper regulation of bus services... Read more »

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