Dumfries & Galloway News

More Than 600 Drivers Detected For Drink/Drug Offences Over Christmas Period

More than 600 motorists were detected for drink drug drive offences during the annual festive drink drug drive campaign. During the campaign, which ran between 1 December 2021 and 3 January 2022, Police Scotland officers carried out 2965 roadside tests. Overall, 628 drivers were detected for drink or drug driving offences. Assistant Chief Constable Mark […] Dumfries & Galloway NewsDumfries & Galloway News…


Visiting suspended at Annan Cottage Hospital 

A VERY speedy response has followed the detection of COVID cases associated with Annan Cottage Hospital.     Visiting has been temporarily suspended along with new admissions and transfers, as work takes place around testing and an enhanced cleaning schedule.   A total of 6 positive cases of COVID have been confirmed among patients associated with this […] Dumfries & Galloway NewsDumfries & Galloway News…


Police Scotland Increases Support For Local Policing During The Pandemic

Police Scotland is increasing the number of officers deployed in local policing divisions to support communities during the latest phase of the COVID pandemic. More than 300 officers from specialist functions throughout Scotland will move to support colleagues in local policing divisions temporarily from Monday, 10 January, 2022. At the same time, 258 probationary constables […] Dumfries & Galloway NewsDumfries & Galloway News…


Easing of Restrictions on International Travellers To Scotland

From Today people travelling to Scotland from abroad who are fully vaccinated or under the age of 18 will no longer need to take pre-departure Covid tests, and will also no longer be required to self-isolate on arrival until they’ve received a negative result. Travellers in this group will still need to take a test […] Dumfries & Galloway NewsDumfries & Galloway News…


Update on COVID cases associated with care homes 

Following outbreaks of COVID-19, Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership have been working in close partnership with the operators of Carlingwark House in Castle Douglas and Annan Court Care Home in Annan to ensure all necessary plans and protocols are in place to manage the outbreak.    Very sadly, within the past week […] Dumfries & Galloway NewsDumfries & Galloway News…


Big Ambitions for Wee Forests

Communities and schools are set to benefit from a new network of “Wee Forests” in towns and cities across Scotland, backed by £500,000 Scottish Government funding. Led by NatureScot, the programme aims to give people the opportunity to help tackle the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss by creating and caring for their […] Dumfries & Galloway NewsDumfries & Galloway News…



MAN’S BODY FOUND NEAR LANGHOLM

POLICE from Dumfries and Galloway have reported that a man’s body has been found on land near Langholm this morning, Thursday, 30 December, 2021. A Police Spokesperson Said “He is […] Dumfries & Galloway NewsDumfries & Galloway News…


New Chapter for Greyfriar’s Church

Following discussions of the St. Bride Anglican Church community during which it was decided that the congregation would move to different premises, the congregation has sought a new occupant for […] Dumfries & Galloway NewsDumfries & Galloway News…


Testing Will Continue Through The Holiday Period

COVID-19 testing services will remain open in Scotland every day throughout the holiday period. Test sites  will  continue to operate, including Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day, and […] Dumfries & Galloway NewsDumfries & Galloway News…