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Open for business

DOZENS of people attended the launch of the Balmaclellan Smiddy project.

Store appeal

A CHARITY with shops in Moffat and Dumfries has put out an urgent appeal for winter stock.

New home for Kate’s Kitchen

A CHARITY helping vulnerable people in Annan has moved to new premises

Westfield had a little lamb . . .

RESIDENTS of a Lockerbie care home have gone viral after a video of them playing with a lamb was posted online.

Calendar showcases stunning region

SOME of the most scenic spots in the region feature in a new fundraising calendar.

Gareth is heading our way!

A RUGBY star will be passing through Annandale tomorrow (Fri) as part of a huge charity effort and he’s urging everyone to get out and give him a cheer.

Is region inclusive and equal?

DUMFRIES and Galloway Equalities Partnership will mark Human Rights Day on Tuesday with an online consultation to find out how the region can become a safer, more equal and inclusive place.

Christmas holiday food fund opens 

GROUPS and organisations who want to help make Christmas better in their local community can now apply for festive funding.

£175k pricetag for old police station

A FORMER police station in Gretna has been put on the market with a guide price of £175,000.

Gretna launch for Scottish skiff challenge

AN AMBITIOUS challenge to row around Scotland will set off from Gretna next April.

Green light for housing partnership plan

UP to 500 new jobs, a rent cap and investment in homes are being promised after tenants of Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) voted in favour of partnership plans with Wheatley Group.

Youth centre’s happy birthday

CELEBRATIONS were a plenty as the Oasis Youth Centre reached their 20th birthday.


SEWERS are being sought to take part in a charity sewathon in Dumfries on Monday evening.

Holyrood voices

TWENTY five members of the Dumfries and Galloway farming community were part of the Farmers’ Choir which performed at the Scottish Parliament last week.

Local lotto winners help mark 25 years

FOUR Lottery winners from Dumfries and Galloway made a glamorous addition to a Vanity Fair inspired photoshoot as they celebrated a quarter century of The National Lottery.

2000 emergency parcels given out

A FOOD bank in the region has experienced its busiest period since opening, including give out 2000 three day emergency food parcels.

Be kind

THE people of Dumfries and Galloway are being encouraged to celebrate St Andrew’s Day this year by carrying out an act of kindness.

SOS group in volunteer plea

A LIFE-SAVING group in Moffat is calling for new volunteers to swell the ranks.

Ticket giveaway

FREE tickets are up for grabs to some of the most historic sites in Dumfries and Galloway.

Lawyer in Africa awareness visit

GROUPS and congregations across Annandale welcomed a special visitor this week with a strong message.

New windfarm fund goes live

PROJECTS in the region tackling climate change are being urged to apply for a new stream of funding.

Girlguiding needs you!

COULD you inspire and empower the next generation of girls and young women across Dumfriesshire?
If so, Girlguiding Scotland wants to hear from you. T

New lease of life for church

A CHURCH built in 1865 as a Free Church before becoming a Roman Catholic Chapel in 1876 has been awarded £43,197 by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) for a project to transform it into a performance arts venue.

Hospital appeal for volunteers

MORE volunteers are being sought to help out on the wards at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

Historic bothy gets grant

THE owner of a unique historic building near Canonbie has been awarded more than £14,000 to help with its restoration and upkeep.

Volunteer post

VOLUNTEERS are being sought to help out at a nature reserve in the region.

Poppy plea

RETIRED army officer has sent out an SOS for volunteers to help in the preparation and sale of the traditional remembrance poppies.

MSP leads tributes to former Lord Lieutenant

A FORMER Lord Lieutenant for the region has died.

Lighthouse Church marks 25 years

BIRTHDAY celebrations were in full flow at a Dumfries church last Sunday as it marked its 25th anniversary.

The Kiltwalk is coming!

ONE of Scotland’s biggest charity events, The Kiltwalk, is coming to Dumfries.

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