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.
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.
DUMFRIES was named the best large town in Scotland at the Beautiful Scotland Awards and scooped a gold medal.
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.
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.
SHOWGOERS had two events to choose from at the weekend with both Moffat and Newcastleton hosting their annual agricultural extravaganzas.
MONTHS of hard work and preparation culminate today in the 2019 Moffat Show.
POLICE, fire, landowners, the council, farming leaders and politicians have joined forces in a bid to tackle rural crime in the region.
A WINDFARM development in the region has hit a hurdle in its schedule.
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.
PEOPLE in Dumfries and Galloway use 18.9 million plastic bottles a year, according to new figures.
BUSINESSES, farmers, tourism providers and entrepreneurs from Dumfries and Galloway are being urged to enter the Scottish Rural Awards 2020.
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.
A CLIMATE emergency has been declared in Dumfries and Galloway — and steps agreed to help tackle the situation.
A NEW plan for ‘very large’ wind turbines in Annandale has been described as ‘overbearing’ and ‘not acceptable’ by council officials.
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.
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.
LANGHOLM Moor has been put up for sale.
A NEW sea to summit hill path is to be constructed on one of the region’s most iconic hills.
CONTAMINATION has been found in equipment at the Chapelcross site for the second time in the space of a year.
A CALL to action is being made to wildlife lovers in Dumfries and Galloway ahead of World Curlew day.
BURGERS made from Galloway beef are now for sale in supermarkets across Scotland.
A DUMFRIES-based company is hoping to ‘re-boot’ the welly boot, by drawing on Scotland’s rubber boot making history.
SHARING is definitely caring in Moffat as a group of eco warriors have joined together to help rid the town of dog muck.
COUNCILLORS have given their unanimous backing to increase the generation capacity at the consented Sandy Knowe Windfarm.
AN empty warehouse in Lockerbie has been brought back to life, with the creation of five new jobs – and hopes of more to come.
A NEW pie, created to celebrate the The Galloway Cattle Society, has been launched to the public.
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 squirrel populations in the region remain under threat, research has found.
A NEW survey has been launched to find out more about smallholders in Scotland and the land they manage.