Dumfries News

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Recorded crime below pre-pandemic levels

Crime recorded by police remains lower than before the pandemic, according to new statistics released today – reflecting the long term trend of fewer victims and people feeling safer in communities. The latest National Statistics: Recorded Crime in Scotland bulletin shows recorded crime is 4% down since the year ending September 2018, falling 42% in […] Dumfries & Galloway News …


This week Three Community Asset Transfers (CAT) were given the green light to progress at a meeting of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Finance, Procurement and Transformation Committee. Community Asset Transfers allow community groups and organisations to take over a current or surplus Council asset/property, under the Community Empowerment Act, 2015. The Council has a […] Dumfries & Galloway News …

Urgent action needed on Scotland’s dismal health inequalities

Leading charities call on Holyrood to implement measures to tackle health crisis NINETEEN of the most influential health charities operating in Scotland have called on the government to urgently address the growing trend of health inequality – and are recommending the adoption of widespread social prescribing and collaborative working.   The appeal follows a report published by […] Dumfries & Galloway News …

Vattenfall Connects With Local Businesses At Dumfries Exhibition

Energy developer Vattenfall was in Dumfries last week connecting with local businesses at the Dumfries and Galloway Chamber of Commerce’s Business Exhibition. Project Manager Matthew Bacon and Regional Liaison Officer Carol Kane were on hand at the Crichton event to highlight opportunities for local businesses to join Vattenfall’s south west Scotland supply chains and encourage […] Dumfries & Galloway News …


A large and green fireball was spotted flying westwards over Dumfries and Galloway last night (September 14th) at around 10.00pm. UK Meteor Network received hundreds of reports with most coming from Scotland and Northern Ireland although there were reports from as far away as London. DGWGO received videos clips from some of our followers, who […] Dumfries & Galloway News …

Crime Dropped Across Scotland During Lockdown

Crime is at the lowest level recorded by police for a 12-month period since 1974 according to statistics published today. The latest National Statistics: Recorded Crime in Scotland bulletin for the year ending June 2022 shows there was a 5% fall in police recorded crime overall compared to the same period last year. This was […] Dumfries & Galloway News …

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  • Blue Door Dumfries Dental Practice Plans Adult NHS De-Registrations 
    by RB on 1st December 2022 at 1:32 pm

    NHS Dumfries and Galloway has now received details on changes at a dental practice which will mean more people in the region being de-registered as NHS dental patients.    Blue Door Dental Practice in Dumfries have written to patients, informing them of their plans.   Of the five dentists who will be providing services at

  • Region’s Young People Celebrated At D&G Youth Awards 2022
    by RB on 1st December 2022 at 9:11 am

    On Thursday 28 November, hundreds of young people, invited guests and organisations from across the region gathered in Dumfries to take part in the annual DG Youth Awards, which aims to celebrate the achievements and talents of young people from across Dumfries and Galloway. The fourth annual awards were fully funded by the National Lottery

  • Wheatley Homes South Picks Up Five Star ‘Keep Scotland Beautiful’ Award
    by Derek Pennycook on 29th November 2022 at 3:30 pm

    Wheatley Homes South’s environmental teams got top marks from a leading charity – just a year after they started working. Neighbourhood Environmental Teams (NETs) were introduced by Wheatley Homes South last summer to help keep communities in Dumfries and Galloway clean and safe through stair-cleaning, grass cutting and general maintenance. Now the service has picked

  • D&G Council Cleaners And Caterers Up For Award
    by RB on 29th November 2022 at 10:29 am

    The Council’s Building Cleaning and Catering Services teams have been shortlisted for the APSE Performance Networks service awards to be announced on 1 December: • Most improved performer – Building Cleaning • Most improved performer – Catering Services The Catering Service developed action plans in units with inefficiencies, introduced technology in primary schools, launched working

  • Drop-in Covid-19 & Flu Vaccinations Open Across The Region Next Week 
    by RB on 29th November 2022 at 10:18 am

    THE DUMFRIES and Galloway winter flu and COVID vaccination effort has reached thousands of people in the region already – and from next week anyone eligible for a vaccine will be able to get one without an appointment.    Drop-in vaccination clinics open across Dumfries and Galloway from Monday 5th December, to anyone eligible for