Dumfries News

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Whats on in DUMFRIES Local News

Appeal for information to trace Jamie Lee Harvey last seen in Ayr

Officers are appealing for information to help trace 12-year-old Jamie Lee Harvey last seen in Ayr. Jamie was last seen at Craig Tara Holiday Park around 8pm on Tuesday, 16 May 2023. She is described as being 5 feet tall, slim build with long brown hair. When last seen she was wearing black leggings and […] Dumfries & Galloway News …

Three Dumfries & Galloway Coronation Champions Announced

Dumfries and Galloway volunteers are among the Coronation Champions announced in the run-up to the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort. They include Stephen Carruthers who helped to get a new half million pound performing arts centre up and running for Dalbeattie. Stephen is a tireless youth leader, supporting […] Dumfries & Galloway News …

Wildfire Warning Across Southwest & Central Eastern Scotland

With the risk of wildfires rated as ‘very high’ and ‘extreme’ in Scotland this Friday and into the weekend, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has urged the public to take the utmost care in the countryside. The weather pattern over the next few days – dominated by low-pressure, warm air to the south and […] Dumfries & Galloway News …

End Of An Era As Dumfries Tattoo Set To Wind Down Due To Lack Of Volunteers

Today, the 22nd of February 2023, the Trustees of The Royal Burgh of Dumfries Tattoo made a significant announcement on the future of the charity. In an announcement posted on social media, on behalf of the Board of Trustees, the charity confirmed its intention to wind up: and step back from producing the spectacle of […] Dumfries & Galloway News …


Galloway Without Pylons (GWP), a local action group, was set up to protect a beautiful area of Dumfries and Galloway from being blighted by 118 giant pylons over 32.5 km between Glenlee and Tongland. The project proposed by Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN) cuts through the Galloway Forest Park close to major tourist attractions such […] Dumfries & Galloway News …

Region Set To Remember 70th Anniversary of the Sinking of MV Princess Victoria

Tuesday 31 January 2023 marks the 70th anniversary of the loss of the MV Princess Victoria, the worst peacetime maritime disaster to occur in British coastal waters. The Royal Antediluvian Order of the Buffaloes have arranged a Memorial Service which will be held at 11am at the Princess Victoria Monument, Agnew Park, Stranraer. The service […] Dumfries & Galloway News …

Walker Rescued After Being Swept Over Waterfall the Grey Mares Tail

At 10:30 on 14th January 2023 Moffat MRT received a call from Police Scotland requesting the assistance of the team in the rescue of an injured person in Grey Mare’s Tail waterfall near Moffat.   The original call was made to the Scottish Ambulance Service who mobilised HM Coastguard Rescue 199 and Helimed Trauma Team […] Dumfries & Galloway News …

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  • Threave Landscape Restoration Project Inspires Change
    by RB on 26th May 2023 at 10:23 am

    Scotland’s largest conservation charity, the National Trust for Scotland, is inspiring change through the 100-year Threave Landscape Restoration Project. Located in the heart of Dumfries and Galloway, the project has seen 81 hectares of land transformed from a disused dairy farm to one which features wildflower meadows, rich wetlands, and growing native woodlands that are

  • Over Four Million Gardeners Putting Their Hearing At Risk
    by RB on 24th May 2023 at 8:20 am

    In the run up to the Chelsea Flower Show (22-27 May) marking the start of the peak gardening season, Tinnitus UK is calling for gardeners to protect their ears when mowing the lawn, trimming hedges or using power tools in their patch, as new data shows only a quarter (26%) “regularly” or “sometimes” use hearing

  • Harper Calls For Pre-emptive Advice On Gulls Ahead Of Summer Mayhem
    by RB on 24th May 2023 at 8:15 am

    South Scotland MSP Emma Harper, following contact from various constituents and community councils in Dumfries, has called on Dumfries and Galloway Council to issue pre-emptive advice to local residents on how best to deal with problem gulls, particularly as we are now entering the breeding season.   Ms Harper has said that “Dumfries has had

  • Newton Stewart Sub Aqua Club To The Rescue, To Find Missing Engagement Ring
    by RB on 23rd May 2023 at 10:20 am

    Lydia Marie Munden put an appeal out on Social media on Sunday to ask if any experienced and professional divers could help her, after she lost her engagement ring in the deep water of Loch Arthur near New Abbey, Dumfries and Galloway.   Lydia said “A faulty dry bag has sent my engagement ring to the

  • 65% Of Pet Owners In Scotland Would Be Willing To Pay For A Dog Licence If Reintroduced
    by RB on 23rd May 2023 at 8:49 am

    In a recent survey by leading animal healthcare brand Johnson’s Veterinary Products into the purchasing habits of pet owners, a surprising 65% of pet owners in Scotland said they would be willing to pay for a dog licence if they were reintroduced by the Government. These regional statistics reveal overwhelming support with a further 50%