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Ticket competition

EXCITEMENT is in the air as the Big Burns Supper festival 2020 is just around the corner.

Springkell to host indie festival

AN 18TH century Annandale mansion will play host to the region’s newest music festival this summer.

Susi and Ruthie team up for new book

CHILDREN’S author Susi Briggs has launched the latest in her series of Nip Nebs book.
And Nip Nebs and the Last Berry, which features illustrations by Ruthie Redden, has got a celebrity fan.

Oh yes it is!

PANTOMIME has returned to DG1 after a five year break…oh yes it has!

Moat Brae is cool for kids

A DUMFRIES house that inspired the story of Peter Pan has been named as one of the world’s “coolest places” to visit.

Artist to destroy some of work

IT’S the final chance for art lovers to see painting, drawings and mixed media works by a Dumfriesshire artist – before they are destroyed.

Shout out to young playwrights

A SCHEME has been launched locally to nurture tomorrow’s playwrights.

Book festival was a blast

OVER 29,000 people enjoyed this year’s Wigtown Book Festival.

Hall to host movie magic

IT’S popcorn at the ready in Waterbeck for a new regular community cinema night venture.

The lodge is alive with the sound of music

BLINK and you’ll miss it but nestled away on the side of the B7076 is an ever growing haven for artists.

Author Ed details his life of pain

AFTER 12 years of pain, countless examinations, doctors, specialists, gruelling fasts and extreme diets, an Annan man has released a book detailing his journey to become pain-free.

Festival spot for war correspondent

VETERAN international war correspondent and photojournalist David Pratt will deliver this year’s Magnusson Lecture at the Wigtown Book Festival.

Taking art to the care sector

ARTISTS from the area are being sought to take part in a new initiative to help improve the lives of older people through creativity.

Top screenwriter stops off for film meet & greet

AN award-winning writer stopped off in Annan on Wednesday to meet fans and talk about his latest film.

Canada calling for harpist

CANADA’S foremost Celtic Colours International Festival will this year be opened by a musician from Moffat.

Rick in the region

AN 80s pop star’s bizarre antics during a visit to Dumfries have gone viral.

Don’t be a drag: just be a queen

JUNE is LGBT Pride Month.

The Bard is back in town

AN ICONIC 16th century inn has unveiled a homage to Rabbie Burns this week.

Eden to be kept intimate

EDEN Festival bosses have pledged to keep the festival intimate next year – reducing ticket numbers from 8000 to 6500.

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Birthday at gallery

A PARTY is taking place this weekend to celebrate the first birthday of Kirkcudbright Galleries.

Doors to open on Pan house

IT HAS been ten years and £8 million in the making, but finally the new National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling will open in Dumfries today.

Drug warning to festival goers

DRUG dogs will be out in force at next weekend’s Eden Festival and police are warning festival goers they risk being arrested if caught with illegal substances.

Could you wear the Miss Scotland crown?

CHANGE your life and others too — that’s the message from the reigning Miss UK as she urges others to follow in her footsteps.

Lockerbie lass is Miss UK

MISS SCOTLAND Linzi McLelland has left the Miss World competition in China with a new title . . . Miss UK.

Final push for Miss World hopeful Linzi

TODAY Miss Scotland, Linzi McLelland, will hear the name of the new Miss World called . . . and she has her fingers crossed that it will be her. The 24-year-old former Lockerbie pupil is near the end of her month long stay in Sanya, China, competing for the crown. So far she’s wowed the […]

Miss Scotland needs you!

LOVELY Linzi McLelland – the reigning Miss Scotland – needs you!

Multicultural history revealed in new book

A DRUMMER and a man named “Peter the More” may have been the first Africans in Dumfries, according to a new book.

Drug warning as festival season kicks off

DRUGS are drugs no matter what the venue say police, issuing a reminder that illegal substances will not be tolerated at this weekend’s Eden Festival.

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