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Enjoy the countryside but please be sensible, says MSP

GALLOWAY and West Dumfries MSP Finlay Carson has encouraged people to remain responsible when out in the countryside as lockdown restrictions begin to ease. The Scottish Conservative and Unionist MSP's call comes as the SNP Government prepare to move the country into Phase One of their route map out of lockdown. While Mr Carson is encouraging those to enjoy outdoor activities and exercise, he says this must be done in a respectful way in order to protect farmers who have continued to produce food and drink in order to support the economy during the pandemic. Mr Carson says that people should take measures including not disturbing farm animals and wildlife, keeping dogs under control, taking litter home, avoiding farmyards and buildings and closing gates and adhering to signage requests. Mr Carson said: “As we begin to ease lockdown restrictions, I hope people will continue to act responsibly and respectfully while accessing the countryside. “Those working in the countryside have continued to produce food and drink through the pandemic and have supported the economy, especially in our rural communities. “I encourage everyone to continue taking responsible measures such as keeping animals under control, picking up litter and closing gates, which will go a long way to respecting the countryside.”

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