Moira’s team are the golden girls at Chelsea
Bob is number 3000
Bank book stall raise £500 for hospital
Lemurs come out for summer season
Lighting up the coast
Cricketing ladies post first win
Wigtown secure third place
A team of Scottish flower arrangers, including Moira Graham from Twynholm, struck gold this week at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
The official twinning of Newton Stewart with the French town of Marcoussis will take place on Friday, November 1, at a civic reception in the town, funded by Dumfries and Galloway Council.
A binge drinker who dropped his trousers in a Newton Stewart nightspot appeared at the sheriff court in Stranraer on Tuesday to admit six offences.
Police want to identify a man acting suspiciously at bird of prey nests near Threave Castle between 7pm and 8pm on Monday. No nests were disturbed in this incident. He wore a green jumper and trousers and had a white bag.
Three teenagers from Whithorn were all fined at the Stranraer Sheriff Court last week after pleading guilty to assaulting a man in Port William in 2011.
A 26-year-old man from Stranraer was fined a total of £1275 and banned from driving for 15 months at Stranraer Sheriff Court this week after he admitted five offences.
Wigtownshire Bowling Association’s game with Dunbartonshire East had to be called off as the Stranraer green was under water.
Dumfries and Galloway Council, in partnership with Stewartry Sports Council, is hosting a Stewartry Sport Engagement Event on Monday, May 27, from 7pm-8.30 at Castle Douglas High School Assembly Hall.
The torrential rain on Saturday didn’t stop the dressage taking place at Calgow Equestrian on Sunday May 19.
Dumfries Ice Bowl has been selected to stage the prestigious International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Ice Hockey World Championships for men under 20 and men under 18 categories for the 2013/2014 season.
Galloway ladies cricket team started the season in great style on Sunday with a resounding win against Ayr ladies at home.
League champions Dalbeattie Star once again locked horns with Wigtown and Bladnoch at Trammondford Park and, this time around, the match ended all square at 1-1.
GLENLUCE, north side of A75(T) approximately 3km east of Glenluce, provision of roadside enforcement site. Applicant VOSA; agent Hannah Gregory (13/P/1/0199).
A Galloway playwright is in the running for a top award.
The SPRING SING concert at Bladnoch Distillery is a unique chance to hear five distinctive singer-songwriters from the Machars performing all original music in a range of personal styles.
Next Saturday sees the Creetown Buskers Banquet kick off for its inaugural year.
Castle Douglas author Mary Smith’s latest work, Drunk Chickens and Burnt Macaroni: Real Stories of Afghan Women, has won through to the finals of a national competition.
LAST year The Galloway Gazette highlighted the plight of children in Galloway who were told their branch of the National Youth Choir of Scotland was being merged with one in Dumfries.
The Dumfries and Galloway Canine Rescue Rescue Centre are celebrating after recently re-homing rescue dog number3000.
Staff of the Clydesdale Bank in Newton Stewart were delighted to hand over a cheque for £500 for Newton Stewart Hospital funds on Tuesday.
Walk to school week video
THIS week was ‘Walk to School Week’ across Dumfries and Galloway, when primary school pupils took part by either walking or cycling to school or taking part in a playground activity.
Thirteen year old Samantha Kanepe from Kirkudbright Academy has been named the Dumfries and Galloway winner of the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Schools Poster Competition supported by Virgin Money.
EXPERT flower arranger and Galloway farmer’s wife Moira Graham is heading off this weekend to demonstrate her skills at the horticultural Olympics that is the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
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Weather for Newton Stewart
Friday 24 May 2013
Temperature: 5 C to 13 C
Wind Speed: 26 mph
Wind direction: North east
Temperature: 7 C to 13 C
Wind Speed: 14 mph
Wind direction: South west