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Parliament Day in Dumfries

A group petitioned the Scottish Government to allow American Signal Crayfish to be commercially trapped at yesterday's "parliament day" in Dumfries.

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'Parliament day' to receive petition against Whitesands flooding measures

Flooding at Whitesands in December Credit: ITV Border

A public petition against new flood prevention plans in Dumfries will be heard during a "parliament day'" in the town.

A local resident is presenting his arguments against the multi-million scheme on the Whitesands, which he believes will obscure river views forever and take away safe car parking.

The public petitions committee will consider two other petitions when it meets at Easterbrook Hall.

The committee can decide if the petitions will be considered by the Scottish Parliament.

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