By Paul O'Hare
By Andrew Picken
BBC Scotland News
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BBC Scotland news
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A south of Scotland firm has secured a £53m personal protective equipment (PPE) contract which promises to create 200 new jobs.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the deal would see Dumfriesshire-based Alpha Solway supply NHS Scotland.
It will provide 232 million surgical masks, six million respirator masks and two million visors.
Ms Sturgeon said it was an important step in ensuring secure supplies of PPE for the "foreseeable future".
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