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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.

Andrew keeps top NFU job

A DUMFRIES farmer has been re-elected as president of NFU Scotland.

Bird count

FARMERS, landowners and game keepers across the region are being urged to take part in the Big Farmland Bird Count (BFBC), which is back for the sixth successive year.

Huge support for national park

HUGE demand was demonstrated this week for a National Park for Galloway.

Special honour for John

A WELL respected former auctioneer has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award.

Rural Parliament is big chance for DG

ORGANISERS of the 2018 Scottish Rural Parliament, which takes place in this region in three weeks, have urged community groups, organisations and activists locally to make sure their voice is heard by attending this year’s ‘critically important’ event.

Timber routes boost

THREE timber routes in the region are to get £860,000 of work to strengthen them, widen corners and provide passing places.

£35m boost for new uni at the Barony

A COLLEGE campus near Dumfries is set to get a £35 million investment to become part of a new rural university.

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