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It’s with great sadness that we heard the news today of former Holyrood Presiding Officer and Galloway MSP, Sir Alex Fergusson, who passed away aged 69. Sir Alex always had time for Alive and helped us with messages of support over the years. He was always ready for interviews too! Our hearts go out to […]

“It’s true, Impact Wrestling has a new home in the UK and it means you can watch IMPACT WRESTLING at the same time as it airs in the US.” said Alive 107.3 presenter Andrea Medd. I had heard of FIGHT NETWORK and it’s commitment to delivering the BIGGEST and BEST of combat sports for the […]

In readiness for the General Data Protection Regulation, we have a new Privacy Notice to explain how we handle personal data. To view or download, please click here. If you have any queries, please contact our Chairman, Mark Smith, via [email protected]

As if the news that IMPACT Wrestling is returning to the UK for the first time in almost three years, they’ve made a truly BLOCKBUSTER announcement this morning. (May 24th 2018)   IMPACT’s appearance at Wrestling MediaCon in Manchester on September 9th will see the superstars of IMPACT wrestling taking on the best of the […]

The case to set aside £250,000 of funding from the South of Scotland Economic Partnership (SOSEP) to help mitigate any job losses from Pinneys, was made to Scottish Government Minister Paul Wheelhouse last night (Wednesday 2 May)   Annandale South Councillor and Chair of the Annan Regeneration Steering Group, Sean Marshall, urged the Minister at […]

A MAJOR project which will transform routes to cancer treatment for people in Dumfries and Galloway will begin this month. Macmillan Cancer Support and NHS Dumfries and Galloway have developed a new partnership to complete an extensive review of cancer services and patient pathway and palliative care provision. Macmillan is investing £220,000 to facilitate an […]

South of Scotland MSP, Colin Smyth brought the proposed closure of the Pinneys factory in Annan, to the Scottish Parliament yesterday. He’s now planning to meet the Chief Executive of Youngs Seafood tomorrow in an effort to find a way forward to avoid the loss of more than 450 jobs in the Annan area. Listen […]

MSP Joan McAlpine has said she is encouraged by a very positive meeting with Business Minister Paul Wheelhouse about the future of Pinneys. The meeting in Dumfries – which included council leadership, enterprise agencies and elected members – focussed squarely on saving jobs and retaining the production of natural salmon in Annan rather than letting […]

South Scotland MSP Joan McAlpine said: “This is absolutely devastating news for Annan and really is the last thing the town needs.  I am shocked and angered by the complete lack of loyalty shown by Young’s Seafood to the local area, particularly given the fact that many of the local workforce have been employed on […]

Commenting on the news that Young’s Seafood plan to begin consultation on the closure of their Pinneys of Scotland site, one of the UK’s largest processors of Scottish salmon with the potential loss of 450 jobs in Annan    South Scotland MSP and Scottish Labour’s Shadow Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy Colin Smyth said,   “This […]


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