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Last Updated: 18/08/2017 10:58:37

Don McCullin Exhibition Coming To Gracefield

Friday, 18 August 2017 10:58 AM
Opening on 26 August, our Council’s Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries is very proud to present an exhibition of over 40 works by Sir Don McCullin CBE (b.1935). The exhibition is drawn from ARTIST ROOMS, a collection of international modern and...

Drumlanrig's Electric - Will You Be Electric Too?

Friday, 18 August 2017 10:32 AM
Picturesque Drumlanrig Castle is the backdrop to the fast-growing indie music Festival, Electric Fields, on 1and 2 September. Electric by name and nature, Electric Fields 2017 has a high voltage line up of brilliant and diverse bands. Frightened Rabbit,...

Youth Beatz is an Example of a brilliant gig

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 10:34 AM
A capacity crowd of 12,000 people filled the Dock Park in Dumfries on Saturday for the largest free youth music event in Scotland, with all tickets taken up by Dumfries and Galloway residents. Thousands of music lovers flooded to Youth Beatz at Dock...

Nithsdale Gymnastics

Monday, 14 August 2017 03:09 PM
The annual Nithsdale gymnastics competition was open to all in the DGOne gymnastics programme and gymnasts from Upper Nithsdale. For the first time, the competition was held at the Ice Bowl in Dumfries, which comfortably accommodated around 180...

Borderlands

Thursday, 10 August 2017 10:39 AM
The Borderland Initiative brings together the five cross-border local authorities of Carlisle City Council, Cumbria Council, Dumfries and Galloway Council, Northumberland County Council and Scottish Borders Council to promote the economic growth and...

Dumfries to be transformed into a giant walking and cycling game this Autumn

Thursday, 10 August 2017 10:03 AM
Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of Dumfries this Autumn as schools, community groups and businesses compete each other for a giant walking and cycling challenge. Running from 30 August to 11 October, Beat the Street is a free,...

“Records of War” Project

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 03:59 PM
“Records of War” project gets funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Museums Galleries Scotland As we approach the final year of commemorating the World War One centenary, a new project at Dumfries and Annan Museums has received...

Choose Toonspotting at Youth Beatz

Tuesday, 08 August 2017 03:34 PM
The Toon is an issue based drama production taking a look into some of the real life issues faced by today’s young people. The Toon is a hard hitting and shocking way of providing information to young people 14 to 25 about current issues that...

Dumfries and Galloway’s Energy Proposition

Tuesday, 08 August 2017 01:49 PM
Dumfries and Galloway Council’s vision for the best future for our region recognises that economy is the key to unlocking future potential of our communities and people. Our Regional Economic Strategy 2016-2020 recognises that a prosperous economy...

Youth Beatz is about to begin

Tuesday, 08 August 2017 01:10 PM
The final countdown is now on after months of excitement and preparation, as Youth Beatz with Choices for Life returns. On Saturday 12 August, the Dock Park in Dumfrieswill play host to headliners EXAMPLE and BEN HAENOW as well as a host of fantastic...

Community Safety Day of Action - Abbey

Friday, 04 August 2017 02:59 PM
Wednesday 16 August will see the Community Safety Team hold a day of action in the Abbey ward. Dog fouling and littering are top of the agenda for the Community Safety Team’s “Day of Action” in Ward 5, focussing in the Dalbeattie to...

Learner Needs Assessment For Region - Consultation Underway

Friday, 04 August 2017 02:35 PM
Our Council’s Community Learning Team are undertaking a needs assessment exercise in order to inform our future delivery, and in line with the recent Lifelong Learning Service Review. The community engagement will be carried out by staff using a...

Inclusive Park Survey - The Results Are In

Thursday, 03 August 2017 09:14 AM
Initial results from Dumfries and Galloway Council’s recent consultation on Inclusive Play are now available on our website. Over 900 people took part in the survey, with a further 93 taking part in 6 focus group sessions, designed to highlight...

Community Safety Team Day Of Action - Stranraer and the Rhins

Monday, 31 July 2017 03:52 PM
Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Community Safety Team recently launched their revamped “Days of Action” in Stranraer. The first Day of Action will be in Ward 1, Stranraer and the Rhins on Wednesday 2 August. After spending some time...

Stunning Success For Dock Park

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 03:24 PM
Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful has announced that a record breaking 73 parks from across Scotland have been presented with a Green Flag Award this year. The awards are in recognition of their high standards and provision of quality...

What’s On At Gracefield This Summer

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 12:54 PM
The exhibition for the summer holidays at Gracefield is the annual show from the Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society. Alongside the tradition display of over 200 artworks by current amateur and professional artist-members in Gallery 1, to mark this...

4th Youth Beatz Fringe

Monday, 24 July 2017 05:36 PM
The Youth Beatz Fringe returns for its 4th year, from 5 to 11August 2017,with lots of new additions to the programme. With a varied programme at venues throughout Nithsdale and Mid and Upper Nithsdale, it's sure to have something for all young people...

Girls Live Like a Pro at football camp

Monday, 24 July 2017 04:58 PM
The region’s third annual residential football camps for some of the best young footballers across Dumfries and Galloway, was at the Barony College last week. This year, girls had their own separate camp a testament to the growth in the...

Powfoot Golf Club gets the credit

Monday, 24 July 2017 03:50 PM
Powfoot Golf Club became the latest sports club in Annandale and Eskdale to gain the Sports Club Accreditation Scheme. Sports clubs are an important part of local communities and provide an opportunity for people to enjoy a lifetime of involvement in...

Survey Findings Published - Gracefield Future Options Public Survey

Monday, 24 July 2017 03:33 PM
Survey findings on future options for Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries are now available on Dumfries and Galloway Council’s website – www.dumgal.gov.uk Over 1,000 people took part in the Gracefield Future Options survey. The survey was...

Ninjas break cover for Youth Beatz Warrior Tournament

Monday, 24 July 2017 03:04 PM
A Ninja Warrior tournament in aid of Cash for Kids will be in Dock Park, Dumfries, on Thursday 10 August 2017, from 12 noon to 4pm, as part of the Youth Beatz Fringe. The first of its kind to be held in this area,the Ninja Warrior Tournament promises a...

Gold Panners and Tourists Set to Rush to Moffat for World Championships

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 08:59 AM
The World Gold Panning Championships are to take place in the attractive market town of Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway, between 7th and 12th August 2017. The Championships are returning to Scotland for the first time since 1922, when they were held in...

Youth Work on the road this summer

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 08:46 AM
Dumfries and Galloway Council’s regional Youth Work Team has been out and about as part of a busy programme of activities for young people between 12 and 25 years of age. A wide range of pop-up youth villages have been touring the region, with...

Residents asked for their views on highways and transport services

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 08:43 AM
People across Dumfries and Galloway are going to be asking for their views on our region’s highways and transport services – from the condition of roads and footpaths to the quality of cycling facilities. This week, people across the...

Palace celebration for Gold DofE achievers

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 11:47 AM
22 young people from Annan Academy, Dalbeattie High School, Lockerbie Academy, Stranraer Academy and the Cairnsmore Open DofE Centre in Newton Stewart attended a presentation at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh to receive their Gold Duke of...

Blaes put out at Beechgrove Tennis Club

Monday, 10 July 2017 02:58 PM
Funding has been secured to re-surface the Beechgrove tennis courts in Moffat. Work is due to start after the summer period resurfacing the 6 blaes tennis courts at Beechrove Tennis Club. The facility in Moffat is the largest tennis facility in...

Rhins Active School Outdoor Netball League

Thursday, 06 July 2017 03:06 PM
More than 100 primary pupils took part in the Council’s Annual Rhins Active Schools Outdoor Netball League 2017. The league was held weekly on Monday evenings after school at Stair Park in Stranraer, where each of the 13 primary school teams that...

Councillors agree to independent inquiry into DG One

Tuesday, 04 July 2017 08:54 PM
Councillors have agreed to an independent, comprehensive and unfettered inquiry into DG One. The Council Leader and Depute Leader led the call for the inquiry which received unanimous support from all Councillors stating that “lessons have to be...

Young people buzzing at Agnew Park

Monday, 03 July 2017 05:11 PM
Young people will showcase their talent from 12 noon until 4pm [1200 to 1600] on Saturday 15 July in Agnew Park, Stranraer with local young artists making an appearance on stage. The outdoor event YouthBuzz@AgnewPark was developed in partnership with...

Active Schools summer term in Wigtown Area

Monday, 03 July 2017 04:45 PM
ANNUAL CLUSTER X-COUNTRY FESTIVALS Kirrougtree played host to the annual Active Schools and Community Sport Machars Primary x-Country festival for the second year in a row back in April. The event was held in partnership with Forest Enterprise...

Dumfries Learning Town progress

Monday, 03 July 2017 01:09 PM
In March 2014, Dumfries and Galloway Council agreed its 10 year capital investment strategy, which identified the Dumfries Learning Town Project as a priority for the Council. This secured funding to deliver Phase1 of the project. Dumfries Learning...

Dalbeattie Learning Campus progress

Monday, 03 July 2017 12:46 PM
The Leader and Depute Leader of Dumfries and Galloway Council, Elaine Murray and Rob Davidson, together with the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Children, Young People and Lifelong Learning Committee, Jeff Leaver and Ros Surtees, visited the site of the...

Council outrage at extent of failures

Friday, 30 June 2017 10:53 AM
A shocking council report will show that private sector construction contractors failed to prioritise public safety when constructing public buildings. This has resulted in a number of fundamental flaws, including missing wall ties, being...

Food For Thought At Community Food Growing Strategy Event

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 11:30 AM
On Thursday 22 June, Threave Gardens in Castle Douglas played host to a gathering of gardeners and food-producers from across Dumfries and Galloway, from New Galloway to Kirkcudbright and Langholm to Stranraer. Around 100 people gathered to hear about...

Business Loans and Business Week launch

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 09:27 AM
Invited guests, attended a breakfast at Dumfries and Galloway College’s Henry Duncan Building on Tuesday 27th June to launch Business Loans Scotland and introduce some of the attractions promised for this year’s Business Week (2 – 7...

Award Winning Musicians To Hit Right Note In Wigtownshire

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 09:20 AM
Organisers have put together another wonderful programme of traditional music and entertainment on 7, 8 and 9 July in venues throughout Newton Stewart and Minnigaff. Festival Director, Nathon Jones has collated a highly impressive festival line-up and...

Councillors agree next steps for Whitesands Scheme

Tuesday, 27 June 2017 05:58 PM
At this morning’s meeting of Dumfries and Galloway Council (Tuesday) Councillors made a preliminary decision to approve the Whitesands Scheme without modifications. The council will now be advising Scottish Ministers of this decision along with...

What's On At Gracefield

Tuesday, 27 June 2017 08:36 AM
There just a couple of week left to catch Patricia Cain’s exhibition ‘Seeing Beyond the Immediate’ at Gracefield, Dumfries on until 8 July, across both the gallery spaces offering an ambitious mixture of painting, print and...

99 new teachers in Dumfries and Galloway

Thursday, 22 June 2017 06:27 PM
99 new probationer teachers started work in Dumfries and Galloway today, the most ever recruited by Dumfries and Galloway Council. They were welcomed at an induction day at the Cairndale Hotel in Dumfries. They learned more about the region,...
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