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Last Updated: 17/05/2017 12:29:52

It’s not rocket science, but just about everything else

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 12:29 PM
It’s not rocket science – but there’s just about everything else Around 3,000 secondary [S3, S4, S5 and S6] school pupils across Dumfries and Galloway are currently sitting at least one National 5, Higher or Advanced Higher...

P4 to S4? Want to play a musical instrument?

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 11:54 AM
If you're a school pupil in classes P4 to S4 and thinking about learning to play a musical instrument, an open evening at Dumfries High School on Tuesday 16 May 2017, 6pm to 7.30pm [1800 to 1900] will let you see what's on offer. The Council's school...

Construction work experience opportunities available

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 11:54 AM
Graham Construction is offering work experience opportunities in Dumfries and Dalbeattie. These are part of the ongoing community benefits related to Dumfries Learning Town and the Dalbeattie Learning Campus. Work experience opportunities are...

Dumfries Learning Town: active travel

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 11:53 AM
TheCouncil isdeveloping an Active Travel Strategy for Dumfries Learning Town to gauge opinion on the existing active travel (walking and cycling) network around Dumfries. A key part of the process is to engage with schools, the local community, and...

Treasure Trove Finds Day At Dumfries Museum

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 02:55 PM
Dumfries Museum is hosting a Treasure Trove Unit Finds event this Saturday 13 May from 11am to 3pm. If you have found an artefact whilst farming, gardening or even through hobbies such as metal detecting bring it along. Stuart Campbell of the TTU...

World War One Stories - Exhibition At Dumfries Museum

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 02:51 PM
An exhibition detailing how five brothers from Gatehouse of Fleet fought in the First World War is now available for viewing at Dumfries Museum. Of five Gatehouse of Fleet brothers who signed up to fight in World War One, only one survived. The other...

Building Bridges

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 09:35 AM
Pupils from around the region have been visiting St Andrew’s RC Primary School in Dumfries with a view to building bridges. The ‘Bridges to Schools’ event , organised byDumfries and Galloway Council withsupport and equipment fromthe...

New Exhibition At Gracefield

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 08:36 AM
An exciting new exhibition opens at Gracefield in Dumfries on 20 May, taking over both the gallery spaces in an ambitious mixture of painting, print and installation. Artist Patricia Cain is based in Tynron near Thronhill. For this exhibition she has...

Countdown to Election day begins

Thursday, 04 May 2017 05:40 PM
The Countdown to the June 6 General Election has begun as two Writs were served to Returning Officer, Gavin Stevenson, by Royal Mail this morning (Thursday). Gavin received the Writs on an already busy day for the Returning Officer as across the...

Sports Club Accreditation – Annan Youth Cycling Club

Tuesday, 02 May 2017 03:17 PM
Annan Youth Cycling Club became the latest sports club in Annandale and Eskdale to gain the Sports Club Accreditation Scheme which is administered by the Active Schools and Community Sport Team for Dumfries and Galloway Council. Sports clubs are an...

Annandale and Eskdale Sports Grants 2017

Tuesday, 02 May 2017 03:06 PM
Sporting individuals, schools and sports clubs in Annandale and Eskdale have benefited through hundreds of pounds of funding in recent weeks to support sporting performance, sports specific and club development. Six awards for various amounts totalling...

Graduate Programme 2017/18 – Open For Business

Tuesday, 02 May 2017 09:49 AM
Dumfries and Galloway Council has launched it’s 2017/18 Graduate Experience Programme. The programme is offering up ten placement opportunities this year, to graduates who have links to Dumfries and Galloway. The programme, now in its sixth year...

Postal Voting Underway

Thursday, 27 April 2017 11:32 AM
Over half of postal votershave returned their voting packs, making sure they have their say in the local government election. Today (Thursday 27 April), 58% of postal votes have been returned. The local government election will take place on Thursday 4...

Sports Club Accreditation – Lockerbie Golf Club

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 04:02 PM
Dumfries and Galloway Council recently re-launched their Sports Club Accreditation Scheme which is lead by the Active Schools and Community Sport team across the region. Sports clubs are an important part of local communities and provide an opportunity...

2018: Year of Young People

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 11:35 AM
2018 will be the Year of Young People. Young Scot, the Scottish Youth Parliament and Children in Scotland have just recruited young people from across Scotland to be part of a group that will be making key decisions about Scotland’s Year of Young...

Leadership improves Hoddom

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 11:34 AM
Hoddom Primary School and Nursery have undergone a follow-through inspection by Education Scotland. Considering areas previously identified for improvement, the inspectors found that the school had made good progress. In the nursery and at the...

The Sword in the Story

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 02:42 PM
“The Sword in the Story” is a new exhibition which opens at Dumfries Museum on Saturday 22 April 2017. It has been inspired by a mystery sword that may have belonged to the infamous 16th century border reiver Kinmont Willie...

Collected: 15 Years of Spring Fling

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 12:16 PM
22 April – 13 May Gracefield Gallery 2 In order to celebrate Spring Fling's15th year we are partnering with long-time Spring Fling supporter Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries. This exhibition displays not only a broad example of Spring Fling...

Dura Branson On Display In Kirkcudbright

Wednesday, 12 April 2017 11:12 AM
Retrospective Exhibition of Teresa Durá Branson paintings The Tolbooth Art Centre, High Street, Kirkcudbright from 3 to 21 May 2017 TERESA DURÁ BRANSON – A GIFTED ARTIST Teresa Durá Branson was born in Valencia, Spain, during...

Living Wage for Caring Expertise

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 01:20 PM
Our Council considers the Living Wage as the single most important contribution to tackling poverty across the region. Dumfries and Galloway is currently the lowest paid region in Scotland. The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and...

The Bridge breaks new ground

Tuesday, 04 April 2017 09:05 AM
Following a period of rapid progress, work on The Bridge is about to begin, with the first sod being cut this afternoon. Planning approval was granted in March, enabling the project to progress on the disused former bowling green at the King George V...

Nithsdale primary schools cross country champs

Monday, 03 April 2017 09:32 AM
The Council's 4th annual Nithsdale Primary Schools Cross Country Championships took place at King George V on Wednesday 22 March 2017. 420 pupils from 24 schools took up the cross country challenge as part of the physical education, physical activity...

Anti-Poverty Funding Allocations Agreed At Wigtown Area Committee

Friday, 31 March 2017 03:29 PM
As part of its budget for the year, Dumfries and Galloway Council last month agreed to allocate over £350,000 to fund anti-poverty projects across the region. Yesterday (Wed 29 March) Wigtown Committee held their meeting and agreed its allocations...

New Homes Plan Approved By Council

Thursday, 30 March 2017 11:21 AM
The Council’s Housing sub-committee recently approved plans for new homes to be built on Queens Street. The new homes will bring more regeneration to the street that has already seen major investment for upgrades over the last few months. The new...

Spring into activity with Youth Work team

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 04:41 PM
An exciting region-wide programme of youth activities is being offered over the school spring holidays. Organised by the Council's youth work team,the sessions aged at people aged 12 to 25, include the likes of mountain biking, kayaking, rock climbing...

Regional schools badminton competition

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 04:40 PM
The 4th annual Regional Primary Schools Badminton Competition took place at DKAC on Sunday 19 March. Pupils from across Dumfriesand Galloway competed as part of the physical education, physical activity and sport (PEPAS) development. P6 and P7 pupils...

Council plans for expanded Early Learning and Childcare

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 04:39 PM
The Council’s CYPLL committee [21 March 2017] considered a report on planning for the expansion towards 1,140 hours of Early Learning and Childcare [ELC] by 2020/21. The committee agreed to, include: • Note the complexities and associated...

Lifelong Learning services targeted at those most in need

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 04:39 PM
The Council’s CYPLL committee [21 March 2017] considered a report on the service review of Supporting Lifelong Learning. The outline of the service review of Supporting Lifelong Learning was included in the chief executive’s report to the...

Notice of Poll - Local Government Election 2017

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 04:22 PM
The next local government elections take place on Thursday 4 May 2017. Councillors are to be elected for each of the 12 wards of Dumfries and Galloway Council. The Notice of Poll andStatement of Persons Nominated along withthe Notice of Election...

New Exhibition and Easter at Gracefield

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 11:08 AM
This coming month, Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries will be showing a memorial retrospective of the work of artist Monica Whittle in the café gallery. Brought together by her friend, Valeri Heppel, Monica’s drawings, watercolour and...

Spring Events At Your Museum

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 09:41 AM
Spring is in the air and staff at Dumfries and Galloway Council museums in Dumfries, Annan and Sanquhar have been busy preparing for the 2017 summer season. Seasonal staff are in training, new acquisitions have been added to the museum displays,...

White Ribbon Status for Dumfries and Galloway

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 04:31 PM
Due to the region’s prevention work on domestic abuse and other forms of violence that mainly affect women and children, White Ribbon Scotland has awarded White Ribbon Status to the Dumfries and Galloway Region. White Ribbon Scotland is part of...
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