A BUSY dairy farmer, businesswoman and mum-of-two has been presented with this year’s prestigious NFUS ambassador award.
THE Marchant family have made many changes to their business over the last three years.
And its those improvements that will be the focus of an event in the region later this month.
A FARM tour designed specifically for vegans and people following plant based diets is to take place at a site in the region.
CENSUS is being rolled out in the region to protect one of the UK’s fastest declining birds, the willow tit.
A MOFFAT farmer has lost his sheep – for the fifth time in four years.
RURAL households in Dumfries and Galloway could face a bill of £20,000 to fund new ‘green’ heating systems, it has been claimed.
A FARMING conference held in the region has been shortlisted for a national award.
CONCERNS have been raised about plans for what would be Scotland’s biggest windfarm near Moffat.
A FARMING family from Dumfriesshire are celebrating after winning the prestigious AgriScot Scotch Beef Farm of the Year Award.
TWENTY five members of the Dumfries and Galloway farming community were part of the Farmers’ Choir which performed at the Scottish Parliament last week.
AN initiative that puts health and wellbeing at the heart of the farming community has been highlighted at the Scottish Parliament.
A FAMILY from the region are crossing their fingers for success at the AgriScot farming awards.
THE case for Galloway to become Scotland’s third national park was given a boost in the Scottish Parliament last week when a move from MSP Colin Smyth calling on the Government to designate new national parks was unanimously backed by MSPs.
ALDI stores in Annan, Dumfries and Newton Stewart are going to be trialling reusable bags for loose fruit and vegetables in an effort to cut single-use plastics.
A COUPLE from the region have scooped a top national farming for overcoming a raft of challenges as they set up their business.
DUMFRIES and Galloway Council’s plan to declare a climate emergency is set to cost £50,000.
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.