Dumfries News

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Whats on in DUMFRIES Local 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 …

Campaigners Rally Opposition To Bridge Infill ‘Vandalism’

Plans to link two Cumbrian heritage railways could be sunk unless objectors convince a local council to reject a planning application to make the infilling of a Victorian bridge permanent. For 27 years, the Eden Valley and Stainmore railways have been working towards the relaying of five miles of track between Warcop and Kirkby Stephen. […] Dumfries & Galloway News …


POLICE SCOTLAND are appealing for information following a fatal road crash on the A709 Dumfries to Lockerbie road, near to Dryfesdale Cemetery, Lockerbie that occurred at around 3.40am on Sunday, 3 April, and involved a black coloured Vauxhall Corsa. The driver, a 34-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. The road was closed while […] 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%