Monthly Archives: October 2017

BALLOCH CASTLE COUNTRY PARK NOMINATED AS BEST PARK IN UK

Balloch Castle Country Park has been nominated as the best park in the country in a UK-wide competition organised by national parks charity the Fields in Trust. Local MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has praised Balloch Castle Country Park as a much-loved … Continue reading

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MARTIN BACKS LAUNCH OF WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE METAL RECYCLING CAMPAIGN

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has added his backing to the launch of a campaign to boost the metal recycling rates in West Dunbartonshire. The ‘Make Your Metals Matter’ campaign aims to encourage local residents to recycle all metal packaging found around … Continue reading

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WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE’S MP BACKS CALLS TO HALT ROLL-OUT OF UNIVERSAL CREDIT

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has called on the Tory UK government to halt the roll-out of its damaging flagship welfare policy in Scotland. The SNP MP has added his backing to demands for the roll-out of Universal Credit … Continue reading

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30 YEARS OF DUMBARTON DISTRICT WOMEN’S AID MARKED IN PARLIAMENT

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has lodged a motion in parliament congratulating Dumbarton District Women’s Aid on its 30th anniversary. The local women’s aid charity has been praised in the House of Commons for the invaluable support and refuge services it … Continue reading

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APPROVAL FOR £40M CHIVAS BOTTLING PLANT EXPANSION

SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has welcomed the announcement that Chivas Brothers has been granted approval for a £40 million extension of its bottling plant at Kilmalid in Dumbarton. West Dunbartonshire planning authority has given the green light for the multi-million … Continue reading

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WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE’S MP WELCOMES FRACKING BAN

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has welcomed action taken by the SNP Scottish Government to ban fracking in Scotland. The SNP’s announcement not to support the development of fracking in Scotland follows an extensive period of evidence gathering and … Continue reading

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