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Skills plan revealed by Minister

A PLAN to support the skills needs of rural Scotland was this week launched in Lockerbie.

Agency gets Holyrood backing

FINAL plans for the South of Scotland Enterprise Agency have been backed by the Scottish Parliament this week.

Wedding town brings in £36.9m

MARRIAGE mecca Gretna has once again topped the table for Scottish weddings.

Waste matters

A DELEGATION from Uganda visited Annandale on Tuesday to find out more about how rubbish is processed locally.

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.

Business prize for construction boss

A LOCKERBIE businessman has been named the South of Scotland’s director of the year.

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Moorland for sale

LANGHOLM Moor has been put up for sale.

Homes boom

PLANS for a 200 home upmarket housing estate in Lockerbie have been revealed.

Jackie is top communicator

DUMFRIES businesswoman Jackie Lee, left, picked up a prestigious title at the Scottish Women in Business Awards last weekend.

Bye bye bingo

BINGO bosses have decided to close Annan’s only club to make way for a third cinema screen in the town.

Bosses in business award battle

TWO company directors from Annandale are going head to head for a prestigious business award.

Elaine is example apprentice

A LOCKERBIE woman is being hailed as an example to other potential apprentices.

Joanna is new face of the college

A NEW principal will take up the reins at Dumfries and Galloway College this summer.

Sold! Pinneys site sells

THE former Pinneys’ food processing factory in Annan has sold.

Putting the boot back in Dumfries

A DUMFRIES-based company is hoping to ‘re-boot’ the welly boot, by drawing on Scotland’s rubber boot making history.

Demolition is last resort for empty factory

ADVICE has been prepared by Dumfries and Galloway Council for anyone considering taking on the historic former Interfloor site in Heathhall.

Retailers fight back

FINANCIAL crime and scams were the focus of an event in Dumfries on Wednesday.

July date for border airport take off

FLIGHTS will finally take off from Carlisle Airport on Thursday July 4 – a year later than originally planned.

Plastic roads factory opens

AN empty warehouse in Lockerbie has been brought back to life, with the creation of five new jobs – and hopes of more to come.

Rum-believable distillery in full flow

DO you like Pina Coladas? Then it’s time to rejoice as the region’s first rum distillery is now in full flow.

Nursery named one of best in Scotland

CHILDREN and staff at an Annan nursery are celebrating after receiving a glowing report from inspectors and being singled out as a Scottish example of good practice.

A voice for business leaders

A NEW group has been set up for business leaders in the south of Scotland.

Buyout revealed at transport group

A MANAGEMENT buyout has taken place of the Currie European Transport Group, now called Currie Solutions.

Empty shop sells for £270,000

THE former Factory Shop in Lockerbie, which is the current makeshift home of the local Scout troop, went under the hammer on Tuesday night, selling for £270,000.

Four new businesses mooted for shop site

AN ‘UNREMARKABLE’ business unit in Lockerbie could be transformed into a restaurant, gym, shop and dental surgery . . . but first it will be auctioned off.

£1.6m boost for plastic roads

A DUMFRIESSHIRE firm is at the heart of a new £22m Government project to find innovative solutions for potholes and road repairs.

SOS to save iconic high street shop

LOCKERBIE’S longest standing high street shop is at risk of closing.

Golden gong for butcher’s bridie

AN ANNAN butchers is helping to keep haggis on the menu far beyond Burns Night after bringing home a trio of glittering honours from a national industry awards.

Five star hotel plan

THE new owners of the Crichton Hall in Dumfries have confirmed their plans to turn it into a five star destination hotel and spa, creating 250 jobs in the process.

Distillery dreams – new whisky for Moffat

FROM his first taste as a teen, Nick Bullard knew he wanted to one day own his own distillery

 
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