POLICE were called to 67 incidents across the region in the first seven hours of January 1.
A TOTAL of 22 teams lined up for the family and friends bonspiel at Lockerbie Ice Rink.
DRINKING ashes, dressing as bears and taking suitcases for a walk are among the unusual New Year’s traditions from across the globe.
ADVICE on how to dispose of common Christmas paraphernalia has been issued.
FROM giant lanterns and roller skating, to broom hiding and defecating logs, some of the weirdest and wackiest Christmas traditions from around the world have been revealed. Travel experts at MyBaggage.com have named six of the most unusual global festive traditions.
A spokesman said: “Nativity scenes, Christmas trees and gift giving are pretty standard festive practices in the UK and lots of other Western countries, but some countries offer a different take on Christmas altogether. “Whilst some of these traditions might seem a little odd to Brits, have a think about your own festive habits in Dumfriesshire. Taken out of context, eating Brussel Sprouts, pulling crackers and wearing paper crowns might seem unusual to some foreigners, too!”
LITTLE Zara Elliot performed the honours at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary – turning on the lights of the Christmas tree in front of the hospital.
A DUMFRIES woman has been on a mission to make sure no one feels cold this Christmas.
A CHARITY with shops in Moffat and Dumfries has put out an urgent appeal for winter stock.
PANTOMIME has returned to DG1 after a five year break…oh yes it has!
OUR news team have donned their festive knits today for the annual Christmas Jumper Day.
POLICE Scotland has launched a campaign to deter the public from buying potentially stolen goods, which fund serious and organised crime.
A NEW face is taking over the Shoebox Appeal co-ordinating role in the region.
TWO more homeowners are vying to have the region’s most decorated Christmas house.
MOTORISTS in Dumfries and Galloway have been warned there will be a zero-tolerance approach to drink and drug driving this Christmas.
CHRISTMAS is a truly magical time and this year Barnardo’s Scotland wants everyone to enjoy an extra merry Kidsmas too!
CHRISTMAS started early at one house in Dumfries this year.
GROUPS and organisations who want to help make Christmas better in their local community can now apply for festive funding.
KILNFORD Farm Shop is preparing for one of their busiest evenings of the year next Thursday as they host their charity taster night
LOCHMABEN resident was surprised to receive a Christmas card on Saturday . . . more than three months after it was posted.
A VERY Merry Christmas to all our readers!
CHRISTMAS has never looked so good – all thanks to an Annan barbers.
WITH the Angel Gabriel looking on, heartless thieves yesterday stole the Son of God . . . from a nativity scene outside an Annan church.
A SINGER songwriter from the region has been sharing her Christmas traditions.
DUMFRIES and Galloway Canine Rescue Centre is asking dog lovers everywhere to reflect before commencing their Christmas shopping.
A TEAM are now hard at work preparing to brighten up Annan town centre over the festive season.
STAY out of the red and in the black this Christmas.
MY weekend was full of turkey, tinsel and trimmings.