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Ruth Jardine , centre front and Ronnie Nicholson with the Peoples Project award at the presentation at the Usual Place in Dumfries on Wednesday

National judges praise ‘vibrant’ Dumfries

‘A VIBRANT town’ is how Beautiful Scotland judges have described Dumfries — awarding its first ever gold award.

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Donovan and co lead Burns Supper line-up

BADLY Drawn Boy, Donovan, Ocean Wisdom and Eddi Reader are the first artists announced for the ‘boldest ever’ Big Burns Supper in Dumfries.

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Photos give peek at new DGRI

NHS Dumfries and Galloway today released two photos showing what the entrance to the new Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary looks like.

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Senior citizen loses savings in raid

POLICE have launched an investigation after a house was broken into in Dumfries and jewellery and cash worth a six-figure sum was stolen.

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Rare items to go under the hammer

RARE Regency indoor curling game is to be sold at auction in Dumfries later this month. The “Summer Ice” game will go under the hammer at Thomson Roddick Auctioneers saleroom on September 16. It has its origins in the 1840s and seems to have been played by the aristocracy and enthusiasts until the turn of […]

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 *** Local Caption *** VIKING THEME . . . the Vikings are coming to Dumfries next weekend, as the town hosts its annual Nithraid festivities.
The event sees sailing craft racing from the Solway Firth to the heart of Dumfries via River Nith, while events take place to entertain the awaiting crowds.
And this year there is a Viking theme to next Saturday's event, with re-enactments and combat displays.
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Vikings to storm Nith Raid

A DARING sailing race from the Solway Firth to the heart of Dumfries is returning next weekend.

GETTING THE HUMP . . . a traffic calming measure has been erected partially inside a disabled parking bay in Lochside

Eyebrows raised at disabled parking speed hump

A SPEED hump erected inside a disabled parking bay is among the complaints about designated spaces in the town.

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UPDATE: Police reopen road after ‘incident’

POLICE closed a Dumfries town centre road on Sunday morning following what was described as an ongoing incident.

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Retailers join forces to oppose Next move

A ‘DEATH knell’ could be sounded for Dumfries’ town centre economy — if a planning move gets the go-ahead.

GET MOVING . . . Nithsdale Area Committee chairman Ronnie Nicholson and Beat the Street engagement officer, Mairi Gordon, are encouraging people to sign up for the Dumfries health initiative
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GET MOVING . . . Nithsdale Area Committee chairman Ronnie Nicholson and Beat the Street engagement officer, Mairi Gordon, are encouraging people to sign up for the Dumfries health initiative

4000 get out on the street beat

THOUSANDS of walkers, runners and cyclists hit the streets of Dumfries this week as a new free fitness initiative kicked off.

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Town parking needs to be better policed, says MSP

A RETHINK is being urged over parking enforcement in Dumfries — with claims the current system ‘is not working’.

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Schoolboy launches anti-blazer petition

A PETITION has been launched opposing the compulsory wearing of blazers as part of the uniform at Dumfries Academy.

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Ski slope proposed for town centre

‘APRES-SKI’ could become a common expression in Dumfries — as a proposal is pitched to create an outdoor dry slope in the town

ON THE MOVE . . .go-ahead for a development including 80 homes in Dumfries has cleared the way for the departure of Currie European from the town

80 homes plan clears way for haulage firm exit

A GO-AHEAD for housing, shops, a pub and leisure facilities in Dumfries has paved the way for a transport firm’s departure from the town.

COMMUNITY CONCERN . . . about 100 people took part in a 'Have a Field Day' at Parkhead in Dumfries, which campaigners say shows the level of concern over plans for a housing development


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COMMUNITY CONCERN . . . about 100 people took part in a 'Have a Field Day' at Parkhead in Dumfries, which campaigners say shows the level of concern over plans for a housing development

Politicians to hear concerns over park future

A CAMPAIGN group aiming to prevent redevelopment of green space in Dumfries have won the attention of politicians.

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‘Body sighting’ in Nith sparks major hunt

A MAJOR operation was launched in Dumfries yesterday – after reports of a body spotted in the River Nith.

Youth_Forum_Stealing_Keys_To_ Moat_Brae_Colour_Zoom_Credit_Graeme_Robertson *** Local Caption *** HOOKED . . . youth forum members. Photo by Graeme Robertson

Neverland brought to life at theatre event

CHILDREN and families were whisked away to Neverland at a special event in the Theatre Royal last Saturday.

PARKING CRACKDOWN . . . the Albert Club in Dumfries have introduced a high-tech approach to tackling people who abuse its car park

Club’s camera plan to catch illegal parkers

A PRIVATE club in the centre of Dumfries is taking a high-tech approach to tackle people who abuse its car parking.

SITE VISIT . . . Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust patron Joanna Lumley pays a visit to the £5.7 million children's literature project in Dumfries. Picture: Jessica Lee

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SITE VISIT . . . Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust patron Joanna Lumley pays a visit to the £5.7 million children's literature project in Dumfries. Picture: Jessica Lee

Moat Brae welcomes actress patron Joanna in site visit

ACTRESS Joanna Lumley has checked in to see progress on a £5.7 million project to create a children’s literature centre in Dumfries.

GET MOVING . . . Nithsdale Area Committee chairman Ronnie Nicholson and Beat the Street engagement officer, Mairi Gordon, are encouraging people to sign up for the Dumfries health initiative
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GET MOVING . . . Nithsdale Area Committee chairman Ronnie Nicholson and Beat the Street engagement officer, Mairi Gordon, are encouraging people to sign up for the Dumfries health initiative

Doonhamers challenged to Beat the Street

A HEALTH initiative which has proved a hit at locations including Annan is now coming to Dumfries.

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Masked home invaders threaten town couple

A COUPLE were terrorised in their Dumfries home on Wednesday night by two men who forced their way in, threatened them, and then made off with cash.

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Hotel dream as historic NHS site goes on sale

A MASSIVE NHS building in Dumfries is being marketed for potential redevelopment as a 200-bedroom luxury hotel.

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Public poll reveals playpark preferences

A GROUP aiming to create an inclusive playpark facility in Dumfries are hoping they remain in the running for a share of £500,000 in funding.

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Leaking Vennel properties at crisis point

A TWO-YEAR bid to fix leaking properties in a Dumfries street has reached crisis point — after flooding forced one firm to switch off its electricity.

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Time to close Gracefield centre, says sculptor

A SCULPTOR has called for the closure of the Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries — suggesting arts services could move to empty shops in the town.

STILL standing after more than 500 years - the ruins of Lincluden Collegiate College in Dumfries, (Picturee by Frank Ryan, Dumfries)

Abbey highlighted as a national treasure

A HISTORIC site in the north west of Dumfries has been named one of Scotland’s six ‘hidden gems’.

GOING URBAN . . . the Urban Guerilla logo, produced by Fennec Creative who are on board to create graphics for the project *** Local Caption *** GOING URBAN . . . the Urban Guerilla logo, produced by Fennec Creative who are on board to create graphics for the project

Laser tag team in crowdfunding call

A CROWDFUNDING campaign to create a laser tag games centre in Dumfries is looking to gain momentum — in order to hit its £59,000 target.

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Warning after beacon signal sparks major hunt

HELICOPTERS from Northern Ireland were scrambled to the skies above Dumfries on Wednesday evening — after an emergency beacon alert.

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Collin bypass to close for 11 nights

THE westbound carriageway of the Collin bypass will be closed for 11 nights from next week as a major re-surfacing programme is carried out.

NORWAY VISIT . . . visitors from Norway are set to explore the restoration of formal links with Dumfries during a visit to the town next week

Moves to reconnect Dumfries with Norway

A DELEGATION from Norway is to explore moves to re-establish formal links with Dumfries.

 
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