Dumfries & Galloway News

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 …


COUNCIL SELLS LOCHSIDE ENTERPRISE WORKSHOPS TO ALIVE RADIO FOR £1

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 …



LARGE FIRE BALL SPOTTED BY HUNDREDS LAST NIGHT BELIEVED TO BE SPACE DEBRIS

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 …


Thieves Runaway with £250,000 Worth of Trainers from Lockerbie Truck Stop

POLICE in Lockerbie are appealing for information after a large heavy goods lorry was broken into in Lockerbie. Around 4.50am on Wednesday, 17 August, 2022, police were made aware that a number of pallets containing training shoes had been stolen from a lorry parked up at Lockerbie Truckstop, near Johnstonebridge. No-one was injured but the […] Dumfries & Galloway News …


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 …