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Quiz answers

HERE’S the answers to our Big Lockdown Quiz.
How did you do?

Toni’s tops for lockdown looks

MANY people have tried a new hobby during lockdown – such as baking, knitting or gardening – but a talented Dumfries woman has thrilled hundreds by bringing much-loved television and film characters to life.

Zoe’s snappy way to communicate better

A MUM of two from the region has created a new card game to help couples reconnect and communicate more during lockdown.

The big declutter

WITH more time at home, many of us are taking the opportunity to declutter and organise. But with charity shops and tips closed, what is the best approach to decluttering? And what should we be doing with the items that we discard?
Mel Carruthers, professional organiser at More Organised in Dumfries, shared five quick wins for decluttering during the Covid-19 crisis, and her advice on what to do with it all.

Region’s lockdown hobbies revealed

THE most popular hobbies taken up by people in Dumfries and Galloway during the coronavirus lockdown have been revealed.

Baking up a storm!

IN homes around Dumfries and Galloway ovens are being turned up, aprons are being tied and people are going crazy for baking.

Charlotte walks tall in favourite shoes

WITH the right shoes you can conquer the world.

Here zooms the bride!

A DUMFRIES bride made sure the coronavirus crisis didn’t ruin her big day after she turned to technology to share her ceremony with family and friends.

DJ Connor keeps the music coming

AN aspiring young DJ is doing what he can to keep people positive through his radio work during the coronavirus pandemic.

Keep calm and carry on

THE coronavirus crisis and lockdown is causing a lot of concern and anxiety – but it’s ok to be worried, says counsellor Linda Mclachlan, founder of Dumfries mental health charity Soul Soup.

Book club

At DNG Media we love a good book and it might be just the tonic at the moment.

Keep exercising

FREE outdoor exercise classes are being organised to help people stay fit safely.

Life as a girl locally in 2020

DUMFRIES and Galloway is the 16th best place, out of 33, to be a girl in Scotland, according to a new report.

Magicking smoking away

A YOUNG magician from Dumfries is looking for volunteers who want to stop smoking by hypnosis.

Busy day at marriage mecca

IT is set to be one of the busiest days in the region today for weddings as it’s leap day.

Active region

DUMFRIES and Galloway is the third most active place in Scotland.

Nice day for a wedding . . . or 44!

WEDDING records will be broken in the region this month as 316 marriages are made – and today will be one of the busiest.

Read all about it . . . in Oman!

WE WERE delighted to receive this photo of The Moffat News on its travels!

Ticket competition

EXCITEMENT is in the air as the Big Burns Supper festival 2020 is just around the corner.

50 things to do before you’re 50

SEE the Northern Lights, swim with dolphins, pay off your debts and learn to play an instrument.
These are just some of the things at Brits believe you should achieve before the age of 50.

Mum inspired home system invention

A HOME monitoring system has been launched by an Annandale man after he needed to keep an eye on his elderly mum.

Put your hand up for dream job

DO you have Dumfriesshire’s most beautiful hands?
If so, you could become an official hand model for a watch brand.

Give it a go

WOMEN and girls in Dumfries and Galloway are being encouraged to try reusable options for their next period.

Xmas zero tolerance warning for drivers

MOTORISTS in Dumfries and Galloway have been warned there will be a zero-tolerance approach to drink and drug driving this Christmas.

Think of the kids this Xmas

CHRISTMAS is a truly magical time and this year Barnardo’s Scotland wants everyone to enjoy an extra merry Kidsmas too!

On the trail of the ideal Scotsman

FOOTBALL fans in the region have contributed to a new TV documentary exploring the psyche of the Scottish male.

Local lotto winners help mark 25 years

FOUR Lottery winners from Dumfries and Galloway made a glamorous addition to a Vanity Fair inspired photoshoot as they celebrated a quarter century of The National Lottery.

Be kind

THE people of Dumfries and Galloway are being encouraged to celebrate St Andrew’s Day this year by carrying out an act of kindness.

Caledonia Park rebrand revealed for Gateway

THE region’s biggest shopping outlet will soon have a brand new look . . . and a brand new name.

Girlguiding needs you!

COULD you inspire and empower the next generation of girls and young women across Dumfriesshire?
If so, Girlguiding Scotland wants to hear from you. T

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