A DRUMMER and a man named “Peter the More” may have been the first Africans in Dumfries, according to a new book.
A PROJECT that aims to map out Dumfries in poetry, prose and photographs is gaining momentum.
WILL it be wellies or sunhats at today’s Dumfries and Lockerbie Show?
GAME changing, a one off opportunity, a shot in the arm, once in a generation — there was a lot of buzz about the Borderlands deal this week.
A RALLY for Scottish independence saw an estimated 10,000 people take to the streets of Dumfries on Saturday.
AN ASSAULT on a 14-year-old girl has left her hospitalised.
AN ACTION group has pledged to fight to save as many jobs as possible after Young’s Seafood Ltd announced plans to axe 430 jobs at their Annan Pinneys site later this year.
POLICE say there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding a man’s death at a Dumfries area cottage which was centre of a chemical alert.
A LUXURY eco-home in the Dumfries and Galloway has scooped a European design award.
A GREEN heating scheme has been leaving a chill in some of the region’s homes.
THREE people are being sought after a 93-year-old woman in a wheelchair was robbed in Dumfries.
MORE than 100 bikers from all over Dumfries and Galloway turned out for the annual Motorcycle Toy Run in Dumfries today.
A SENIOR citizen was left with a head wound after an assault in a Dumfries supermarket car park.
AN EXTRA 1500 seats are to be delivered on ten new services running each day between Dumfries and Carlisle.
A TOURIST information centre in Dumfries is set to remain open – as VisitScotland plans to shut 39 of its 65 outlets over the next two years.
COMEDIAN and musician Bill Bailey is the latest addition to The Big Burns Supper – along with Dougie Maclean, Camille O’Sullivan and We Banjo 3.
A FACTORY in Dumfries employing nearly 250 people is set for a new owner – in a buy-out of DuPont Teijin Films.
A WARM welcome has greeted a national survey listing Dumfries as the happiest place to live in the whole of Scotland.
THERE was a rescue on the River Nith at the Whitesands in Dumfries on Thursday night.
A MARIST brother who helped found St Joseph’s College and is buried in Dumfries is now the focus of a PhD.
A CALL for a better approach to problem parking in Dumfries has been issued — sparked by £70 fines in council car parks.
A CHINESE lantern festival is one of four projects in Dumfries set to receive funding, following a public vote.
A CHARITY golf tournament and a fun day in Dumfries this weekend are set to deliver funds to the storm-battered island of St Martin in the Caribbean.
THE WHITESANDS flood project in Dumfries is to face scrutiny by The Scottish Government — after deciding to hold a public local inquiry.
A MOFFAT woman who tried to take her own life is now on a fundraising mission for a mental health charity.
A CELEBRATION of writing, speaking and singing is taking place in Dumfries this evening, with the second birthday of Brave New Words.
THE FINAL bill for DG One in Dumfries could reach £46 million — fuelling calls to axe the project and bulldoze the site.
A VAN driver claimed he was blinded by the sun as he failed to see the warning lights at a level crossing then he went over the lines, struck the falling safety barrier causing it to detach and forced a train driver to apply emergency brakes to avoid a collision.
A SCHEME has hit Dumfries Railway Station which is promising to reduce parking hassles.
A £70,000 investment by Europe’s biggest golf retailer into a store in Dumfries has resulted in four new members of staff.