Ewart pupils head to youth theatre
Band tunes up for Euro championships
Children profit from drama
School’s out for summer
Rugby marathon is washed away
Violet earns top Scouting award
Video: SRU vow to stand by Scott Johnson
The salaries and expenses of the elected members of Dumfries and Galloway Council were made public recently.
Fingers crossed for members of Stranraer’s Lochryan Pipe Band, whose members are practising in earnest in the hope that they will be crowned grade 4B champions when they compete at the European Pipe Band Championships, sponsored by Benromach Speyside Single Malt Whisky, in Forres, Moray, on Saturday, June 29.
A joint opereation has been launched to target animal abuse on vessels using the ports at Cairnryan.
Galloway MP Russell Brown pledged his support for the “Don’t Fail on Heart Failure” campaign, which was launched in the UK Parliament on Wednesday.
Wigtown Book Town Festival and the World Curling Championships Seniors and Mixed Doubles are the first events in the region to have funding confirmed and awarded to the tune of £52,000 as part of the Homecoming Scotland 2014 programme.
A 20-year-old Stranraer man who lost his temper with his grandparents, shouting and swearing at them was jailed for three months on Tuesday. Liam Marshall, of 1 Birch Close, pled guilty to this and to making threats to police officers, both on April 27.
The South West of Scotland Horse Driving Club held a very successful driving weekend at Racks Farm, Collin, by kind permission of Millar and Margaret Paterson.
This year’s RSAC Scottish Rally is pleased to be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Armed Forces Rally Team competing at the event in their Land Rovers.
At 7pm on Friday, June 14, the Wigtownshire Rugby Football Club 24-hour touch rugby event kicked off. Unfortunately, as the game started, so did the rain.
The Merrick Stages Rally has secured a major sponsorship deal which will underpin the Wigtown-based event for the next three years.
THE Scottish Rugby Union has declared 2013 to be a year of development at Test level and that international results will not affect the future of coach Scott Johnson.7 comments
SCOTT Johnson set himself a number of clear targets for the summer tour to South Africa and as well as testing out the strength in depth was a desire to instil new belief in Scottish rugby.5 comments
Congratulations go to Ben Moore and Kirsty McColm, S3 pupils at the Douglas-Ewart High School, as they have successfully gained places to attend the Scottish Youth Theatre ‘Summer Festival’.
Bladnoch based record label Distilled Records bring their Yorkshire ska band Pepperjam to Dumfries and Galloway this month for a series of gigs starting with a headline slot at this years Gatehouse of Fleet music festival on Friday - June 21.
Nationwide Building Society has welcomed Shelter’s call for more affordable housing to be built to help young people buy their own homes.
The pupils of Castle Douglas Primary School have chosen names for the ospreys which are currently nesting at the National Trust for Scotland’s Threave Estate.
The Wickerman Festival, which takes place on July 26 and 27, is on the hunt once again for a talented young photographer to help document the 2013 event.
The visit of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre to the Crichton Grounds in Dumfries on July 3 and 4 represents “a world-class theatrical event”.
Next Thursday, June 27, pupils at the Douglas Ewart High School are having a Summer Safety Campaign afternoon.
Last week, from Thursday evening until late on Sunday, Kirkcudbright was awash with jazz lovers from all over the UK and further afield.
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Around fifty sixth year pupils from the Douglas Ewart High School celebrated their departure with a meal at the Creebridge House Hotel last week, as they finished attending that stage of education for good
Peter Norman and Mark Pollitt from the Biodiversity Department of Dumfries and Galloway Council held a moth trap event this week with Kirkmaiden Natural History Group and pupils 5-7 of Drummore School.
Mid Galloway elected members, community council representatives and MSPs and are to hold crunch talks at the end of the month with Scottish Power chiefs over the electricity shutdown during the March blizzard and the frequency and duration of power cuts in the south Machars area.
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Weather for Newton Stewart
Thursday 20 June 2013
Temperature: 12 C to 17 C
Wind Speed: 10 mph
Wind direction: South east
Temperature: 11 C to 16 C
Wind Speed: 17 mph
Wind direction: South west