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Dumfries academic to lead end of life study

FASCINATING new research into why poorer people are less likely to die at home is being led by an academic from the University of Glasgow’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies in Dumfries.

Peace school accolade

LOCKERBIE Primary has been named Scotland’s first ‘Peace School’.

Family life on hold over visa row

A FRUSTRATED family have described how their lives have been frozen since 2015 due to visa issues.

Actor, journalist and adventurer to get honorary doctorates

ACTOR Sam Heughan is to receive an honorary doctorate at the University of Glasgow’s Dumfries campus this summer in recognition of his artistic success and his charitable work.

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Resilience research

:RESEARCHERS and vets want to hear from dairy farmers in Dumfries and Galloway on the subject of resilience.

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.

Further return delay at crisis hit super school

PUPILS and staff at the crisis-hit North West Community Campus (NWCC) are facing an additional delay to their return.

‘Satisfactory’ school report

ANNAN Academy has achieved an overall satisfactory result in a recent inspection.

Discovery of lead forces school closure

CUMMERTREES Primary School will be closed to pupils for three weeks after raised lead levels were found in water samples from the school.

Moves to cut school hours – half day Friday mooted

HALF a day may be slashed from the school week, a council insider has revealed.

School strike action fear

A STRIKE could be on the cards by teachers in Dumfries and Galloway.

MSP calls for school drug checks

TWO teens were admitted to hospital after suspected pill consumption – and now an MSP is calling for random drug sweeps in the region’s schools.

Lockerbie Academy is the place to learn

THERE will be a record intake of S1s joining Lockerbie Academy this August.

D-day for school site homes

A BID to build 45 homes on the ex-Lockerbie Academy site is being recommended for approval – despite a flurry of complaints from the town.

LGBT pupils want more action on bullies

MORE needs to be done to prevent bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) pupils in the region’s schools, after 68 per cent said they had experienced abuse.

Moffat is top of the class

MOFFAT Academy has been ranked the region’s top school.

Stunning shots

A TEENAGE photographer from the region is taking part in an exhibition at the Scottish Parliament.

Home schooling

CHANGES are being made to the council’s policy on home education.

Art partnership

dumfries and Galloway College have signed a Memorandum of Intent with the Glasgow School of Art to introduce a two year top up degree programme in this region.

Doctorate for TV’s Kirsty

EXPERIENCED television journalist Kirsty Wark received an honorary doctorate from the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) at its graduation ceremony at the Crichton Church in Dumfries yesterday.

1200 faults and no opening date

EDUCATION officials this week admitted they have no idea when the crisis hit super school in Dumfries will reopen after 1200 faults were found there.

More concerns at crisis campus

 ‘INTRUSIVE checks’ of every fitting in every room have been taking place at a crisis hit school in Dumfries this week, as investigations into the failings at the North West Campus continue.

Emergency education plans

PUPILS affected by the emergency closure of the brand new North West Community Campus will be back in the classroom tomorrow.

Dumfries ‘super school’ closed indefinitely

FRUSTRATED Dumfries and Galloway Council have closed North West Community Campus indefinitely.

Super school closed

A NEW super school in Dumfries was closed on Monday after a safety incident last week.

New chapter for schools

A NEW era of schooling commenced in Lockerbie on Tuesday.

Moffat Academy . . . the educated choice

A £3 million makeover for the former Moffat Academy has been given an A+ from the school’s last head teacher.

Holiday rethink

SHORTER summer holidays could be on the cards for the region’s pupils and teachers.

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