Bridges update to follow in new year - DNG Online Limited
Skip to content

Bridges update to follow in new year

Be the first to share!
By Newsdesk
Annan and Eskdale
Bridges update to follow in new year

WORK is ongoing behind the scenes following the collapse of two Annan bridges.

A meeting to update people on the situation, after the Cuthbertson and Jubilee bridges were washed away in October, was due to be held on Wednesday evening but was cancelled due to the national rise in covid figures.

However, chairman of the working group Stuart Thompson hopes a meeting can be held in January to share the progress being made by elected councillors, Dumfries and Galloway Council and the Scottish Government.

Mr Thompson yesterday said: “Following the announcement from the First Minister this week, we felt it was not a good idea to go ahead with the meeting this week.

“But there has been a lot of work going on, and we will be keeping everyone posted in the new year.

“We will have a comprehensive update, make no bones about it.

“Dumfries and Galloway Council and the local councillors have been working very hard to secure funding for the bridges, to recover what’s left of them.”

‘Brutal’ rise in rail fares

‘Brutal’ rise in rail fares

PASSENGERS travelling between Dumfries and Annan found their journey more expensive this week after a rise in ticket costs.


28th Jan

Vision for 800 new homes starts in Locharbriggs

By Marc Mclean, Local Democracy Reporter | DNG24

Vision for 800 new homes starts in Locharbriggs

A SOCIAL housing organisation has revealed huge plans to build 800 affordable homes across the region by 2026.

Continue reading
Consultation plan for primary

Consultation plan for primary

A KIRKCUDBRIGHTSHIRE primary school which has been in limbo since 2019 could permanently close early next year.