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Escaped alpaca caught by police

AN ADVENTUROUS alpaca was found wandering a Dumfries street last night, after escaping from its field.

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CHIEFTAIN CHAMP . . . Stuart Houston, of Dumfries butchers J B Houston, has won the Scottish Haggis Championship 2017

Grandad’s recipe sees butcher made haggis king

A FAMILY recipe handed down from his Grandfather has helped Dumfries butcher Stuart Houston secure the Scottish Haggis Championship 2017.

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Home improvements firm enters liquidation

A CONSTRUCTION company in the region has entered liquidation — following a vote by creditors on Wednesday.

CALL FOR ACTION . . . left to right: Lochar Ward councillor Jeff Leaver, MSP Colin Smyth and local resident Brian Little at the former Interfloor factory in Dumfries

Task force to tackle ‘death trap’ factory

A TASK force has been set up to tackle a derelict Dumfries factory which has been branded ‘a potential death trap’.

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TOP TUITION INCOMING . . . Pictured are some members of the town's Music Room who will be collaborating with the Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Left to right: Carol Brotherston, Jo Blain, Linzie Watson and Alix Adair

Music centres join forces to offer 5 star tuition

YOUNG people are set to benefit from a collaboration bringing the best in musical education to Dumfries

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Police probe ‘unusual’ theft of car bonnets

COUNCIL pool cars were among vehicles to have lights, bumpers and even bonnets stripped from them while parked overnight in Dumfries this week.

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Building society to close Dumfries branch

A BUILDING society in Dumfries is set to close its doors — axing four jobs and dealing a ‘major blow’ to the High Street.

SONG DEBUT . . . the world premiere of a song cycle focused on the region's landscape and community commissioned by Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival is set to be performed.
Pictured, left to right: festival director Pete Renwick, installation artist Florencia Garc’a ChafuŽn, Cairn Chorus Choir director Kate Howard, festival producer Lou Davies, musician Stuart McPherson, sound engineer John Dinning and and choir member Anna Tag and son

Debut show for song cycle choir

A PIONEERING song cycle focused on the region’s landscape and community is to receive its world premier later this month.

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MAKEOVER . . . a crowd-funding project is being proposed to restore the fountain in Dumfries High Street

Crowdfunding push for fountain makeover

A CROWDFUNDING campaign is being proposed to restore the landmark fountain in Dumfries High Street.

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More ‘common sense’ needed in planning, says trader

A SHOPKEEPER in Dumfries has revealed he created a Friars Vennel flat despite permission being rejected — highlighting what he says are constant breaches of planning regulations.


Crash victims named

THE MAN and woman who died in a road crash on the A711 last month have been identified as 27-year-old Shaun Boyce and Storm Drummond, 25.


Club to fill in hole over safety fears

SAFETY fears expressed by a community have prompted a Dumfries cricket club to drop development plans and finally fill in a long-standing hole.

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Football coach driver ‘stable’ after crash

FOOTBALL fans returning from a match at Dumfries had a lucky escape on Friday night after their coach demolished part of a drystone dyke.


Flower power transforms the Whitesands

A TRANSFORMATION of the Whitesands is being celebrated — with flower tubs introduced following a volunteer-driven makeover.

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WORK BEGINS . . . contractors Balfour Beatty have started work on a £5 million contract to transform Moat Brae in Dumfries into a centre for childrenÕs literature and storytelling.
Pictured, left to right: Cathy Agnew, Balfour Beatty director of operations John Chamber, contractors manager Archie Burns, Dame Barbara Kelly and St Andrews Primary pupils Emilia Cherici-Black. Caitlin McCaughey and Louise Jones

Pan house £5.7m revamp takes flight

WORK has begun on a £5.7 million transformation of a Dumfries landmark building into a centre for children’s literature and storytelling.

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DEVELOPMENT FOCUS . . . a row of shops is the focus of The Midsteeple Quarter project, including a former butchers pictured far left, with the NHS and University of West of Scotland (UWS) pledging to occupy units

More closures rock Dumfries High Street

SORTING out Dumfries town centre must be the new council’s top priority — as two further closures rock the High Street.

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UPDATE: Biker dies after second A711 accident in days

A MOTOR cyclist died late on Saturday afternoon as a result of an accident on the A711 Dumfries to Dalbeattie road near the Tower Golf Centre, west of Dumfries.

ARCHITECTS ARRIVE . . . 20 architects from all over Scotland arrived in Dumfries on Saturday to carry out research ahead of a competition to define a future for the town centre

Architects get a feel for Dumfries

A SMALL army of architects from all over Scotland have descended on Dumfries — aiming to define a vision for the town centre.

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Man seriously injured in assault

AN ASSAULT in Dumfries yesterday afternoon which left a man with serious injuries has sparked a police appeal for information.

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Police discount male rape allegation

AN ALLEGED rape of a man in the centre of Dumfries at the weekend has now been discounted by police.

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Witness plea after town centre assault

POLICE at Dumfries have appealed for witnesses following an early hours assault in the town today.

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TV’s Simon praises south west wildlife record

WILDLIFE rich Dumfries and Galloway and the magnificent Solway coastline were ‘a gem’ not fully appreciated outwith the region’s boundaries.

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Welcome business rates cut fuels economic decline fears

FALLS OF more than 50-per-cent in rateable values of some Dumfries retail premises have raised questions about the state of the town centre economy.

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Man assaulted in town centre

POLICE at Dumfries are investigating a serious assault in Dumfries town centre during the early hours of Saturday morning.

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Missing teenager traced

A TEENAGER who had been missing for almost a week has been found safe and well in Dumfries.

AUTHOR VISIT . . . Katie Morag's much-loved creator Mairi Hedderwick will read her latest adventures as part of the Big DoG festival taking place in Dumfries next month

Top authors book in for new children’s festival

A CHILDREN’S book festival is being launched in Dumfries next month — with nearly 30 different events.


Think again on hospital roads revamp

A CONTROVERSIAL revamp of roads leading to Dumfries’ new hospital has been put on hold — to allow more time to consider options.


Puppy power as donations roll in for poorly Dumfries Blue

A CAMPAIGN has been started to raise £8000 for lifesaving open heart surgery . . .for a poorly puppy.

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After 50 years questions remain over Pat McAdam puzzle

ONE OF the most baffling disappearances on police files in Dumfries and Galloway remains with unanswered questions — half a century on.


Progress hinted in A75 bypass campaign

A BYPASS for Springholm and Crocketford could be moving closer to a reality — with claims the Scottish Government are ‘ready to help.’

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