Dumfries & Galloway News

Teenager arrested and charged following serious sexual assault in Stranraer

An 18-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the serious sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl in Stranraer. The incident was initially reported as having occurred at Agnew Park. Following extensive enquiries, it has been established that the incident is believed to have happened within a property in the east end of […] Dumfries & Galloway News | News…


Portpatrick RNLI Save Two People And A Dog On The First Launch Of New Lifeboat

On Saturday 22 June at 3:49pm, HM Coastguard requested the immediate launch of Portpatrick RNLI lifeboat to reports of kayakers in distress south of the Mull of Galloway. The station’s Shannon Class lifeboat Stella and Humfrey Berkely immediately launched with a full crew of six and headed towards the Mull of Galloway where they received assistance in […] Dumfries & Galloway News | News…


New Garden Waste Collection Scheme Gets Approval

Elected members at Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Communities Committee met on 4 June to consider a report and approve recommendations on the implementation of a kerbside service for the collection of garden waste. The report follows extensive public engagement in 2021 and 2022 that showed strong support for a garden waste collection service, and will […] Dumfries & Galloway News | News…


D& G Climate Hub Allocated £200,000 In Scottish Government Funding For 2024/25

The Scottish Government has announced a £5.5 million funding package for communities to improve resilience in the face of climate change, with £200,000 allocated to the D&G Climate Hub. The overall funding package will support Scotland’s network of 20 Community Climate Action Hubs in 2024/25. Across Scotland the Hubs have already supported a range of […] Dumfries & Galloway News | News…


Survey Reveals Shocking Violence Suffered by Regions School Support Staff

A survey of school support staff in Dumfries and Galloway found a substantial number had experienced violent incidents while working at schools, nurseries and education centres.   UNISON Dumfries and Galloway branch carried out a survey of all education support staff to determine how violence in schools impacted on them. Over 400 responses from staff […] Dumfries & Galloway News | News…


D&G College Shortlisted for Two Awards

Dumfries and Galloway College (DGC) is delighted after becoming a finalist in two categories at The Herald Higher Education Awards 2024.   The awards help to build future excellence by facilitating the sharing of good practice and collaboration and by shining a spotlight on impressive results — and this year’s winners will be announced on […] Dumfries & Galloway News | News…


4000 MORE NHS DENTAL PATIENTS TO BE DE-REGISTERED IN DUMFRIES

CHANGES at a Dumfries dental practice mean that more than 4000 people will be deregistered as NHS patients.   DADDS dental practice in Queensberry Street has closed, after a change in ownership.   Under the terms set out within regulations to provide NHS dental services, more than 4000 people currently will be deregistered as NHS […] Dumfries & Galloway News | News…


Six Dumfries and Galloway Finalists in the Scottish Veterans Awards 2024

Dumfries and Galloway has been successful having finalists in six categories at this year’s Scottish Veterans Awards, demonstrating the significant activity and high calibre of people involved in our region. The nominations are: Role Model of the Year – Archie Dryburgh MBE Health and Wellbeing Award – The Veterans Garden Dumfries Employer of The Year […] Dumfries & Galloway News | News…


Do You Have What It Takes To Be The Soap Box Derby Champion?

Castle Douglas Soap Box Derby will run for its third year on Sunday 14th July 2024. The Search is on for new teams to take part this year! The first race is at 1pm but get there early to grab your prime viewing spot for the action. The Soap Box Derby is a fun-filled gravity […] Dumfries & Galloway News | 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…