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GALLOWAY and West Dumfries MSP Finlay Carson has this week been appointed Deputy Convener of the Scottish Parliament’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee.

He has served on the committee since his election in 2016 and says it is tackling some of the most important issues facing rural communities in the coming years and he is pleased to be at the heart of the discussions.
Work includes scrutinising the deposit return scheme, the final stages of the Climate Change Bill, regulations after exiting the European Union and an inquiry into the marine environment.
Mr Carson said: “I am delighted fellow members have chosen me to take on the Deputy Convenership of the committee.
“The ECCLR committee undertake a wide range of important issues currently facing our rural communities and it is a great privilege to be at the heart of them.
“From tackling climate change, to ensuring a deposit return scheme is a success, to protecting our marine environment, the committee are taking decisions that will affect the lives of people for years to come.”

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