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Ambassador role for Tracey

A BUSY dairy farmer, businesswoman and mum-of-two has been presented with this year’s prestigious NFUS ambassador award.

Family to share key learnings

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.

Dairy farm to host vegan-friendly tour

A FARM tour designed specifically for vegans and people following plant based diets is to take place at a site in the region.

Protecting the willow tit

CENSUS is being rolled out in the region to protect one of the UK’s fastest declining birds, the willow tit.

Another flock shock

A MOFFAT farmer has lost his sheep – for the fifth time in four years.

£20k bill for green heat pumps

RURAL households in Dumfries and Galloway could face a bill of £20,000 to fund new ‘green’ heating systems, it has been claimed.

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Award hopes

A FARMING conference held in the region has been shortlisted for a national award.

Windfarm would be biggest in Scotland

CONCERNS have been raised about plans for what would be Scotland’s biggest windfarm near Moffat.

Well done to the Kingans

A FARMING family from Dumfriesshire are celebrating after winning the prestigious AgriScot Scotch Beef Farm of the Year Award.

Holyrood voices

TWENTY five members of the Dumfries and Galloway farming community were part of the Farmers’ Choir which performed at the Scottish Parliament last week.

Putting health and wellbeing first

AN initiative that puts health and wellbeing at the heart of the farming community has been highlighted at the Scottish Parliament.

Farming family in finals for agri award

A FAMILY from the region are crossing their fingers for success at the AgriScot farming awards.

Boost for national park bid

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.

Stores to trial reusable bags

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.

Farming couple are a credit to industry

A COUPLE from the region have scooped a top national farming for overcoming a raft of challenges as they set up their business.

£50k pricetag for climate change work

DUMFRIES and Galloway Council’s plan to declare a climate emergency is set to cost £50,000.

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.

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