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Police praise weekend revellers

OVER 50 people were found with drugs at the Eden Festival but police have praised festival fans and Lockerbie Gala guests for generally giving of officers a peaceful weekend.

Region’s most Wikipedia’ed residents

A MILLIONAIRE DJ, Ugly Betty actress, comedian and curling star are some of the region’s most Wikipedia’s residents and natives.

Festival fallout

LESS than two months after switching venues from Dumfries and Galloway to Glasgow, the plug has been pulled on the Electric Fields festival.

Eden in stay put pledge to fans

EDEN Festival is staying loyal to Dumfries and Galloway — that’s the message from the organisers to fans this week.

Fans’ anger as music festival quits region

ONE of the region’s most iconic music festivals is relocating —away from Dumfries and Galloway.

Debut single’s a NZ hit for Eastriggs duo

TWO Eastriggs musicians are celebrating on the other side of the world following the success of their debut single.

Quilts to go on show

QUILTS from around the world are going to be on show in the region from next week as part of a special festival.

Photo prize for Brian

A PHOTOGRAPHER from the region has won a prestigious prize.

Big Dog bounds into town

AUTHORS and storytellers will be enchanting young visitors with their tales, pictures and all sort of exciting activities as Big Dog Children’s Book Festival returns to Dumfries this weekend.

Valuation day for local treasures

HAVE you ever wanted to know just how much your treasures are really worth?

Big Dog is back

A CELEBRATION of children’s literature will bounce back into Dumfries next month.

Book competition

Click here to find out how you can win a copy of Flying Fergus, by Sir Chris Hoy.

Hostel plan unveiled

A HOSTEL could soon be housed within the Lockerbie Old School, along with a theatre, cafe and business centre.

Super Supper

SUPER SUPPER . . . the curtain has come down on the eighth Big Burns Supper Festival in Dumfries, with the organisers hailing it a stellar success. Audiences increased this year by 18 per cent and there was a string of sell outs and reports of a boost to the local economy. It ran for 11 days and featured 111 individual events for all ages, of which highlights were cabaret night Le Haggis VI, the Burns Night Live party headlined by KT Tunstall, and appearances from Ed Byrne, Craig Charles, Frank Tuner, Hardeep Singh Kohli and more. Executive producer Graham Main said: “We are incredibly proud and thankful as festival producers to our artists, audiences, staff, volunteers and the community of Dumfries who all work together to realise what is the largest Burns Supper celebration in the world.”

Game show challenge for Annan couple

A COUPLE from Annan were on the edge of their seats watching a TV quiz show on Thursday night.

Top tourism award for Eastriggs museum

A MUSEUM in Eastriggs is celebrating this week after receiving a prestigious tourism award.

Stunning shots

A TEENAGE photographer from the region is taking part in an exhibition at the Scottish Parliament.

Time to talk about dance

DANCERS in Dumfries and Galloway and anyone with an interest in dance is being asked to share their views.

Art partnership

dumfries and Galloway College have signed a Memorandum of Intent with the Glasgow School of Art to introduce a two year top up degree programme in this region.

Doctorate for TV’s Kirsty

EXPERIENCED television journalist Kirsty Wark received an honorary doctorate from the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) at its graduation ceremony at the Crichton Church in Dumfries yesterday.

John in raptures over movie music part

AN Eastriggs musician says he “can’t wait” to see one of the most hotly anticipated films of the year – as it will feature his own vocal performance.

Art centrepiece damaged

OUTRAGE has been expressed after an arts installation was attacked by vandals.

Gaun yersel Linzi!

SCRAN, bairn and all manner of Scottish words and phrases have been introduced to the world — thanks to Miss Scotland 2018.

Opera star in the making

A TEEN singing sensation from Annandale is warming up her vocal chords for her debut with Scottish Opera later this month.

Journey through life

A NEW exhibition opened in Dumfries this weekend exploring memories, hopes and imagination. ‘Orchard’ features the work of Maggie Ayres and her pieces recall everything from a childhood playing among apple trees, through the joys and trials of motherhood, to struggles with anxiety and depression. Although an intensely personal, almost circular, journey through life, the […]

Youth Beatz 2018 is almost here . . . and it’s set to be scorcher

YOUTH Beatz 2018 is a sell out – with all 40,000 tickets snapped up by music fans from around Scotland.

 
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