After a quick coffee-stop in Moffat, I parked up at the Parish Church at Wamphray next to the can recycler and went through the village delivering leaflets and the “Choices” booklet, which is a handy compact guide to how various important SNP policies are targetted to help people living in Scotland as effectively as possible.

It’s a lovely village but it was clear from some of the friendly residents that the maintenance of the local roads left a lot to be desired, especially with the increased volume and weight of traffic to serve the surrounding farms, works on the railway line that runs parallel to the main street, and forestry vehicles using nearby roads. The quick-fix patches for pot-holes carried out a matter of months ago are back to being holes again. Wasteful short-termism was the general perception.

The bus stop in the village was also a talking point for a surprising number of reasons.

 

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