Press releases

We publish all of our recent press releases online so you can keep up to date.

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Recent releases

Last Updated: 10/09/2019 13:44:26

Thursday, 29 August 2019 16:01
The idea of Utopia may be older than Thomas More’s famous book, but what could actually be gained from the concept, or possibly lost. A personal utopia would surely be as individual as each of us, and our own personal imagination. Is this the...
Thursday, 29 August 2019 14:48
On Saturday 31 August 2019 Kirkcudbright Galleries opens an exhibition to mark the bi centenary of the birth of the celebrated artist John Faed. John Faed RSA has been curated by David Steel and Kirkcudbright Galleries and it runs until Sunday 10...
Wednesday, 28 August 2019 13:54
Economic Growth is vital to Dumfries and Galloway and we are keen to explore new ways to increase our region’s potential by working in partnership with our neighbours. We have already formed the successful Bordelands Inclusive Growth Deal...
Wednesday, 28 August 2019 13:24
The 2019 Tour of Britain comes peddling into Kirkcudbright on Saturday 7 September. Last week, Tour of Britain mascot Tobi was in the artists town to get people in the mood for the big day. He chained his bike up and headed to local sports clubs in...
Wednesday, 28 August 2019 08:49
An information session centred on keeping people who use the A716 safe during adverse weather will take place in early September. On Thursday 5 September from 4pm to 8pm in Drummore Primary School, our Council’s Engineering Team will be holding a...
Thursday, 22 August 2019 10:11
DG1 has had a very successful first month of operation since it opened on 15 July. Attendance figures for the first month are: Gym – 20,600 attendances Swimming pool – 17,500 attendances Leisure pool – 5,274 attendances Fitness...
Wednesday, 21 August 2019 14:11
The Council’s Social Work Services committee recently received a presentation on external residential units from the Care Inspectorate. The Care Inspectorate is the independent scrutiny body for social care services in Scotland. Its remit...
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 16:45
A Young Sports Leadership Academy has taken place in Annandale and Eskdale. The 3-day course was supported by funding from the Holywood Trust and Magnox Limited and was delivered by Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Active School and Community...
Thursday, 15 August 2019 11:29
Our region has over 500 coaches, volunteers and officials who help to provide a wide range of sporting opportunities to people of all ages and abilities. The Dumfries and Galloway Coaching Awards 2019 will recognise these individuals for their...
Thursday, 15 August 2019 09:58
Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Youth Work Team is hosting their first One Stop Shop to help families in Dumfries get ready for back to school. Come along on Sunday 18 August to find out more. Donations have been flooding in from families across...
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