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Special day brings North West residents together

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A HOST of fun activities ranged from gardening to a ‘community rhino clean’ as North West Dumfries joined ‘Day of the Region’.

And the artistic creations introduced to the bottom of Lincluden now look good as new, thanks to events on Saturday which saw a community come together.

Creative Futures took a key role in the day, and development worker Les McQueen said: “We were really pleased with how successful the day was and we would like to say a big thank you to everyone who was involved.

“It was great to see the local community come together and it was a fantastic way to end our summer programme.”

‘Day of the Region’ saw families come together to take part in the workshops and events that were being held all throughout Lincluden and Lochside.

A community Rhino Clean took place at the Rhino bus stop in Lincluden, with children helping to give the Rhino a brand new look — and with scaffolding supplied by Jardine Roofing Ltd.

The local community also had the chance to vote for their favourite community project to win funding as part of the ‘Ignition Fund’.

The aim of the fund, set up by the Stove Network’s Bounce Back initiative, is to help community groups and individuals by awarding funding for new projects, events, sustainable activities or business start-ups.

The winners of the ‘Ignition Fund’ will be announced shortly.

Lincluden Abbey meanwhile saw the return of ‘Abbey Antics’ — an event which focuses on bringing the abbey back into community life, as well as giving young people the opportunity to learn about the significant heritage of their local area in an exciting and engaging way.

Time-travelling, geocaching and treasure hunts were amongst the activities held at Lincluden Abbey with community organisation ‘Hidden Histories’.

And at Glentrool Park, children were treated to an afternoon of creating their own ‘sensory gardens’, as well as food and music.

ABBEY ANTICS . . . events gave young people the chance to learn about local heritage

ABBEY ANTICS . . . events gave young people the chance to learn about local heritage

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