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Historic Carlisle Citadels to be part of new £77 Million Uni Campus

Planning permission for University of Cumbria’s flagship Carlisle Citadels campus project has been approved today by Carlisle City Council’s Development Control committee. Designed by DAY Architectural Ltd., the plans include the retention of the two Grade I listed Citadel rotundas on the site along with other historic and heritage features, including the Woolworth and Burton’s […] Dumfries & Galloway News …


DUMFRIES ROTARIANS PULL OUT ALL THE STOPS AND GET VERY BUS-Y

Dumfries Devorgilla Rotary Club have embarked on a programme of bus shelter clean ups starting with bus shelters on the Whitesands and Buccleuch Street, Dumfries. This is part of a wider range of environmental projects developed by the club to clean up and to draw greater awareness to our environment. A team of Rotarians on […] Dumfries & Galloway News …


Petition Launched To Try And Save 101/102 Bus Service

The 101/102 bus service between Dumfries and Edinburgh is due to be withdrawn on 14 August 2022 as a result of funding cuts and increasing running costs. This is being done without any prior consultation with the affected communities which rely on the service. If the bus service is withdrawn the communities along the A702 […] Dumfries & Galloway News …


The Lieutenancy Of Dumfries Has Two New Deputy Lieutenants

Annan businessman Mr Hardip Singh Atwal, BEM, runs a grocery store and award-winning post office. He is a wedding banquet manager – and also a special police constable. A former Annan Academy pupil, Hardip has been widely recognised for his work as a community champion: inaugurating a multi-cultural ball, and raising money for local charities. Lord […] Dumfries & Galloway News …


Tackling Fuel Poverty To Address The Cost Of Living Crisis

A household is defined to be in fuel poverty if more than 10% of its net income (after housing costs) is required to heat the home and pay for other fuel costs, with not enough money left for a decent standard of living. If more than 20% of net income is needed, the household is […] Dumfries & Galloway News …


Police Investigate Dumfries Disturbance After Two Men Injured

Detectives are continuing enquiries following a disturbance, resulting in two men being injured, in Dumfries. Just after midnight (00.01am) on Wednesday, 25 May, 2022, police received a report of a disturbance at a flat in Church Street, Dumfries. Emergency services attended and two men, aged 35 and 29, were taken to hospital. One man aged […] Dumfries & Galloway News …


Threave Nature Reserve Hosts A Series Of Five Training Sessions For The Better Lives Partnership

Friday 29th April saw the start of a series of five Friday afternoon training sessions being delivered on the National Trust for Scotland’s Threave Nature Reserve site, supporting the Threave Landscape Restoration Project which is now underway.   The Better Lives Partnership is a Castle Douglas-based charity supporting people with autism and other additional needs […] Dumfries & Galloway News …


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DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY NEWS

  • Historic Carlisle Citadels To Be Part Of New £77 Million Uni Campus
    by RB on 5th August 2022 at 2:01 pm

    Planning permission for University of Cumbria’s flagship Carlisle Citadels campus project has been approved today by Carlisle City Council’s Development Control committee. Designed by DAY Architectural Ltd., the plans include the retention of the two Grade I listed Citadel rotundas on the site along with other historic and heritage features, including the Woolworth and Burton’s

  • Scottish Water Working To Maintain Normal Summer Public Water Supply
    by RB on 5th August 2022 at 7:52 am

    At Scottish Water, are working to maintain public water supply to customers in parts of the country affected by prolonged dry warm summer weather. Nationwide reservoir storage levels remain at 81%, which is around average for the time of year. In eastern and southern areas such as Fife and the Scottish Borders, levels are below

  • Moor Success For Langholm Community Double Size Buyout
    by RB on 5th August 2022 at 7:48 am

    Community makes history as South Scotland’s biggest land buyout gets over the line to double size of nature reserve  The South of Scotland’s largest community buyout is set to double in size having defied the odds and “achieved the impossible” for a second time in two years, following one of the most ambitious community fundraising

  • Solway Credit Union Can Help You In Tough Times
    by Derek Pennycook on 3rd August 2022 at 7:07 pm

    The cost of living and crippling prices are putting a great strain on households. Inflation is running at around 10%, fuel costs have hit a record high and costs of electricity are likely to increase further in October this year. Solway Credit Union which is based in Dumfries and operates throughout Dumfries and Galloway, excluding

  • SQA Outlines Support To Young People In Dumfries Galloway Ahead Of Results Day
    by RB on 2nd August 2022 at 8:54 am

    On Tuesday 9 August, thousands of young people across Scotland will receive the results for their Nationals, Highers, Advanced Highers, National Progression Awards, Skills for Work Awards, National Certificates and Awards.   These results will allow young people to take the next step on their learning journey; either continuing at school, moving on to college