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Climate change action

AN action plan on climate change was discussed by councillors in Dumfries this week, to coincide with Scotland’s Climate Week which is running until Sunday.

The show must go on

FINAL preparations are taking place for the last agricultural show of the season in Dumfriesshire.
And the organisers of Langholm Show are crossing their fingers for fine weather tomorrow.

Glorious Dumfries

DUMFRIES was named the best large town in Scotland at the Beautiful Scotland Awards and scooped a gold medal.

Student numbers to double

A MULTI-MILLION pound investment package looks set to help the Barony campus, near Parkgate, Dumfries expand further as a rural centre of educational excellence.

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Industry research is a first

A SURVEY into gender diversity and inclusion in food and agriculture has been launched and people in this region are being urged to give their views.

Double show spread

SHOWGOERS had two events to choose from at the weekend with both Moffat and Newcastleton hosting their annual agricultural extravaganzas.

It’s show time!

MONTHS of hard work and preparation culminate today in the 2019 Moffat Show.

Rural crime crackdown

POLICE, fire, landowners, the council, farming leaders and politicians have joined forces in a bid to tackle rural crime in the region.

Turbine blip

A WINDFARM development in the region has hit a hurdle in its schedule.

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It’s show time!

THE stalls are set out, the animals are prepped and the tents are up – all ready to welcome visitors to today’s Dumfries and Lockerbie Agricultural Show.

Bottle shocker

PEOPLE in Dumfries and Galloway use 18.9 million plastic bottles a year, according to new figures.

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Rural entries sought

BUSINESSES, farmers, tourism providers and entrepreneurs from Dumfries and Galloway are being urged to enter the Scottish Rural Awards 2020.

Moorland sale delayed

THE sale of Langholm Moorland is to be delayed for a year to allow discussions to be held with community groups who have expressed an interest in buying the area.

Emergency declared

A CLIMATE emergency has been declared in Dumfries and Galloway — and steps agreed to help tackle the situation.

Turbines are too big

A NEW plan for ‘very large’ wind turbines in Annandale has been described as ‘overbearing’ and ‘not acceptable’ by council officials.

Obituary: David Thomlinson

DAVID Thomlinson, who died on Saturday as a consequence of a tragic accident on his farm, will be remembered for his outstanding dedication to the livestock auctioneering world.

Red Kite deaths

TESTS have proven that illegal pesticides were used to kill two Red Kites in the region.
And police are now seeking the help of the community to find out who was behind it.

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Moorland for sale

LANGHOLM Moor has been put up for sale.

£210k Criffel path plan

A NEW sea to summit hill path is to be constructed on one of the region’s most iconic hills.

Good is “not enough” at Chapelcross

CONTAMINATION has been found in equipment at the Chapelcross site for the second time in the space of a year.

Care for the curlews

A CALL to action is being made to wildlife lovers in Dumfries and Galloway ahead of World Curlew day.

Yum, yum

BURGERS made from Galloway beef are now for sale in supermarkets across Scotland.

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.

‘Bags’ of pride for town

SHARING is definitely caring in Moffat as a group of eco warriors have joined together to help rid the town of dog muck.

Windfarm set to get more powerful

COUNCILLORS have given their unanimous backing to increase the generation capacity at the consented Sandy Knowe Windfarm.

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.

Sup-pie and demand

A NEW pie, created to celebrate the The Galloway Cattle Society, has been launched to the public.

What a sight!

WHAT A SIGHT . . . villagers in Waterbeck have been treated to daily starling murmurations at dusk for the last week.
Thousands of birds can be seen swooping and whirling in the skies overhead.
Photo by Ann-Marie Matthews

Red alert for squirrel numbers

RED squirrel populations in the region remain under threat, research has found.

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Smallholders survey

A NEW survey has been launched to find out more about smallholders in Scotland and the land they manage.

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