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By Fiona Reid
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£4.6m extra funding announced

MORE than £4 million of extra funding has been approved to support Dumfries and Galloway in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Almost £258 million of extra funding as been approved for vital local services across Scotland with £4.6 million coming to Dumfries and Galloway.

South Scotland SNP MSP Joan McAlpine yesterday said the funding boost was in addition to the local government finance settlement announced earlier this year and would support access to food, welfare payments and other frontline services.

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