Dumfries & Galloway 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 APPEAL FOR WITNESSES AFTER 34 YEAR OLD MAN DIES IN A709 COLLISION

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 …


UK donates two million medical items to Ukraine

UK leading the humanitarian response by donating over two million medical items to Ukraine including vital medicines, wound packs, and intensive care equipment More than two million items of medical supplies have been given to Ukraine by the UK to help the country cope with the medical emergency caused by the Russian invasion. Items including […] Dumfries & Galloway News …


FUEL STOLEN FROM FORESTRY VEHICLES NEAR CARSPHAIRN

POLICE Officers from Castle Douglas are appealing for witnesses/ information in relation to the report of a Theft of fuel from forestry vehicles at two sites near to High Bridge of Ken, Carsphairn which occurred between 1800 hours on the 3rd March 2022 and 0530 hours on the 4th March 2022 A police spokesperson stated […] Dumfries & Galloway News …