Dumfries & Galloway News

TWO ARRESTED AFTER £180K OF CANNABIS SEIZED IN EAGLESFIELD

Detectives in Dumfries & Galloway have seized cannabis worth an estimated £180,000 from a property in Eaglesfield. Officers attended the property around 5.35pm on Wednesday, 7 February to execute a warrant and found a cultivation within. Two men, aged 29 and 18, have been arrested and charged in connection with the recovery. They are both […] Dumfries & Galloway News | News…


LONG WAITS FOR HERNIA OPERATIONS “CANNOT GO ON” – SMYTH

People living in pain are facing waits of up to and over a year for vital hernia treatment in Dumfries and Galloway, South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth has warned.    Statistics obtained by a Scottish Labour FOI have shown that in several health boards, Hernia patients have had to wait for hundreds of days for treatment. […] Dumfries & Galloway News | News…


Region’s Charity Thanks Retiring Chief Executive Officer

Charity Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway has held a special event to wish a happy retirement to its chief executive Norma Austin Hart. Colleagues and friends were invited to the celebration at The Usual Place to thank her for her near six years in charge. Norma is well known in the region having also been […] Dumfries & Galloway News …


Scottish Blood Transfusion Service Launches Festive Appeal

This festive season, the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) are asking donors to book their festive appointment early, and ensure blood and platelet supplies are at safe levels throughout the Festive period. The campaign is supported by baby Lottie Watson who was only the weight of a small Christmas pudding when she was born. […] Dumfries & Galloway News …


£1.2 million Worth of Cannabis plants Found In Old Mill In South Of Scotland

Police officers in the Scottish Borders have recovered cannabis plants with an estimated street value of around £1.2 million following an operation in Selkirk. On the morning of Tuesday, 21 November, 2023, officers executed a drugs search warrant at disused premises in the Dunsdale Road area of the town No one was arrested and enquiries […] Dumfries & Galloway News …


King’s Award for Voluntary Service for the Veterans Garden Dumfries

The Veterans Garden Dumfries has been awarded a King’s Award for Voluntary Service. Equivalent to an MBE, it is the highest honour given to local voluntary groups in the UK. The garden sits on the Crichton estate and supports veterans and their families – teaching outdoor skills, and offering friendship and mental health advice. Dumfries […] Dumfries & Galloway News …



Gallaberry Bridge Repair Breakthrough Welcomed

A conditional decision by Crown Estate Scotland to repair and reopen the closed Gallaberry Bridge, near Lockerbie for pedestrian use has been welcomed. The news was confirmed at a virtual meeting including the landowner’s director of property Oster Milambo, Local MP David Mundell and local community campaigner and walking enthusiast George Trudt. The metal and […] Dumfries & Galloway News …


Contractor Engaged to Complete Works on Landmark Building in Stranraer

Another major milestone has been reached in the redevelopment of the former George Hotel, Stranraer. Clark Contracts, has been selected to complete the work required for the creation of a new arts, culture, and activity centre, which harmonises with the original architecture of the building. This landmark building, with its rich history and architectural significance, […] Dumfries & Galloway News …


Region Celebrated National Fitness Day 2023

National Fitness Day, took place on Wednesday 20 September, and was to encouraged the nation to celebrate the fun of fitness and physical activity across the UK. It also aims to raise awareness of being physically active for overall health and wellbeing. Whilst many people love nothing more than heading out into the glorious hills […] Dumfries & Galloway News …