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Debate on Scotland’s future comes to region

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By Fiona Reid
Debate on Scotland's future comes to region

A NATIONWIDE discussion focused on making a fairer and more equal Scotland is coming to Dumfries and Galloway, giving people their say.

The autumn phase of the Fairer Scotland discussion arrives at Easterbrook Hall in Dumfries on the afternoon of Tuesday October 20.
More than 1500 people took part in the summer public events, and Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil said: “This summer, travelling up and down the country, I have seen at first hand the grass roots spirit come alive in towns and cities, like Dumfries.
“It is mobilising people to attend Fairer Scotland events and tell us what needs to change to make people’s lives better.
“Countless others have submitted their views online.”
He added: “Next week a Fairer Scotland event will take place in Dumfries so that more people in Dumfries and Galloway are able to set out their vision of a fairer Scotland.
“All these views will help inform future Scottish Government’s policies designed to tackle inequality and put in place measures to create a better country for all.”
Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway CEO David Coulter hailed a ‘fantastic opportunity’ to have direct influence over the policy and direction of Scotland in the course of the next fifteen years.
Mr Coulter said: “The people of Dumfries and Galloway are passionate about ensuring their voice is heard and having a role in decisions that impact on their lives.
“We have a vibrant third sector in Dumfries and Galloway, one of the most exciting and dynamic in Scotland in our opinion, and one that makes a lasting contribution to the wellbeing of the people and communities of Dumfries and Galloway.
“As such, we are particularly interested that a wide range of people have a chance to input into important Government policy.”
Anyone wishing to attend the Dumfries event is asked to register by visiting


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