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Region falls behind with Living Wage

DUMFRIES and Galloway has the highest percentage of people earning less than the Living Wage of anywhere in Scotland, it has been revealed.

Boost for site

A £500,000 investment has been announced at a caravan park in the region.

Quick pothole fix launched

PIONEERING plastic roads company MacRebur has launched an industry first when it comes to repairing potholes.

Gretna Green recognised for its warm welcome

A FAMILY-RUN business beat off stiff competition to win a major business award.

Next try again for Dumfries pod

A RETAIL giant has lodged a third attempt to move to a retail park on the outskirts of Dumfries.

44 redundant as firm calls in administrators

AN engineering firm in Dumfries went into administration yesterday with 44 employees made redundant.

Enterprise agency names interim CEO

AN interim CEO has been appointed at the South of Scotland Enterprise Agency (SOSE).

Board members sought for enterprise agency

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to appoint the first members of the board of the South of Scotland Enterprise.

MSP opposes axing business rate relief

THE Scottish Government has condemned an attempt to end crucial rates reliefs schemes that benefit more than 6000 businesses in this region.

European prize for plastic roads team

A PLASTIC roads firm based in Annandale picked up a prestigious European business award this week.

Last orders at historic pub

ANNAN’S oldest pub which has numbered Robbie Burns and Bonnie Prince Charlie among its customers will close its doors for good next month.

Boutique in border expansion

A DUMFRIES businesswoman is defying the High Street odds and has opened a city centre sister store over the border.

Station upgrade plan revealed

LOCKERBIE railway station could be upgraded as part of plans for a new Stirling to London rail service.

Lodge park is best in Scotland

AN Annandale holiday park has won a top regional tourism award.

Pub and restaurant damaged by fire

TWO local businesses have been damaged following a fire yesterday morning.

High praise for whisky

A WHISKY made in Annan has won a major international accolade.

Caledonia Park rebrand revealed for Gateway

THE region’s biggest shopping outlet will soon have a brand new look . . . and a brand new name.

Holiday home award joy

A HOLIDAY home owner is celebrating after picking up a national award for her property.

Third cinema screen on track for 2020

PLANNING permission for a third cinema screen at Annan Lonsdale has been signed off.

Tuk tuk plan is a no no

A PROPOSAL for a new and alternative mode of transportation for Annandale has been rejected by Dumfries and Galloway Council.

Hotelier reduces price

A MOFFAT town centre hotel is on the market for the reduced price of £750,000.

From supermarket to pub

AN ex Dumfries supermarket will be transformed into a new pub and given a £600,000 overhaul.

Jobs to make you happy

IT’S International Happiness at Work Week and a list has been published of the top jobs that people are happiest in and stay in the longest.

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£10m cannabis farm plan

A JOBS boost is on the cards for Dumfries and Galloway after a local partnership unveiled plans for the regions first cannabis farm.

Job boost as fish firm thrives

THERE’S something fishy going on in Lochmaben – in a good way!

Next pull pod plans

PLANS to create customer collection pods in Dumfries have been pulled by retail giant Next.

New site sought for distillery

FRETTING neighbours have seen plans withdrawn for a £1.7 million distillery in Moffat.

‘Exciting’ plans

HINTS have been made of more “exciting” plans for the former Pinneys site in Annan, which closed exactly a year ago.

Cunninghame Housing Association ‘up and running’

CUNNINGHAME Housing Association acquired the former Halcrow greyhound stadium site in Gretna in March 2017.

Helping to build better communities

CUNNINGHAME Housing Association have launched a £10k fund to help communities in Annandale and Eskdale.

 
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