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Dairy Skills Initiative launched in Dumfries and Galloway
An innovative project has been launched in Dumfries and Galloway to help young people into work while addressing skills shortages within the local dairy sector.
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Tue Jul 22, 2014
Union to host debate in Castle Douglas
NFU Scotland will be hosting a panel of high-profile speakers as it continues its roadshow of independence debates at an event in Dumfries and Galloway on Tuesday 29 July.
100 spaces available for D&G residents at WWI service
One hundred people will represent Dumfries and Galloway at a major event marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War in Edinburgh next month.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Art chief visits Stewartry
Dumfries and Galloway's Chamber of Arts is hosting a two-day visit to the region by Janet Archer, chief executive of Creative Scotland.
'Local policing' approach to festival
With the Wickerman Festival expecting crowds from across Scotland as well as Galloway, Police Scotland is calling on all festival goers to have fun, but keep themselves safe.
Piranhas saved from 'uncertain' fate
A seven-strong shoal of red-bellied piranhas that had outgrown a home aquarium in Dumfries and Galloway is settling in to new surroundings.
Domestic violence awareness raised among youth
As part of the work to eradicate all forms of violence against women, Dumfries and Galloway's Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women Partnership has launched a poster competition for young people.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Questions over award of major contract to teetering builders
Councillors representing some of the most deprived areas of Scotland have asked the head of Dumfries & Galloway Council to investigate the award of a 38 million social housing contract to a company in severe financial difficulty.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Caught on the hop: The disability claimant videoed Morris dancing
A FORMER school teacher has been convicted of cheating the taxpayer out of almost 30,000 in disability benefits - after he was caught on film Morris dancing.
Honorary fellowship for union president Nigel
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MSP concerned about armed police
Following recent reports of armed police being deployed on routine patrols in other parts of Scotland, Dumfriesshire MSP Elaine Murray has written to Police Scotland's Local Divisional Commander Kate Thomson to express her concerns and to enquire about their use in Dumfries and Galloway.
Stranraer to benefit from water campaign
Scottish Water's Cycle campaign to highlight the best ways to dispose of kitchen and bathroom waste is set to kick off in the Stranraer area.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Museum attempts to recreate the ancient Pictish painted pebbles
Robbie Arthur, a stonemason, and Jenny Murray, of Shetland Museum and Archives, studied the existing examples to understand their decoration.
Entries have now opened for the GWF Energy Merrick Stages Rally, which will take place in Dumfries and Galloway on Saturday, September 6th.
Burns' death anniversary marked
An exhibition centred on a portrait of the man who talked Robert Burns out of emigrating to Jamaica is opening in Dumfries.
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Bombshell aims for title
The 24-year-old from Penpont has been named as the very first Miss Dumfries and Galloway Bombshell after entering a new beauty pageant when her life "hit rock bottom".
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Roadworks begin for new hospital
NHS Dumfries and Galloway have announced that major road works are due to start on the Garroch roundabout and the A75 on the 21st July 2014.
Barrhill to Galloway bus service cancelled
An attempt by a south west bus company owner to continue to operate while he appeals a decision to close his two businesses down has failed.
Poverty strategy plans drawn up
New research is planned in a bid to build up a clear picture of poverty levels across Dumfries and Galloway.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Coal mine firm 'hires 500th worker'
Opencast mine developer Hargreaves Surface Mining Limited has announced that it has taken on its 500th worker since moving into the Scottish coal sector a year ago.