Wigtown grab secondtrophy
Stranraer curlers honoured
Artwork unveiled at Garlieston
Harriers set personal bests
Volunteers clean up beach
Morgan shows she’s a class act
Camera club awards prizes
Worldwide support to save the struggling Whithorn Trust has flooded in following news the centre faces closure due to a cash shortage.
Members of the Newton Stewart Community Indoor Bowling Club came out of a meeting this week with council officials and their accountant with renewed hope of securing the money needed to buy the defunct bowling centre in Minnigaff.
A councillor at this week’s meeting of Cree Valley Community Council raged that the local authority had crossed a “red line” by trying to relocate officers away from his area.
Dumfries and Galloway councillors are likely to refuse changes to rules on turbine noise levels requested by the renewable energy company building the 11-turbine Glenchamber wind farm near Glenluce.
It was a busy time for police officers in Port William last weekend after two incidents led to arrests and court appearances on Monday at Stranraer Sheriff Court.
New Dark Sky Park street lighting is being installed across the region to both control light pollution and save money.
Wigtown and Bladnoch won their second piece of silverware of the season when they beat local rivals Newton Stewart 2-0 in the final of the Potts Cup at Stair Park.
We might all be moaning about the wild, wet and cold weather just now and, to be fair, it has put paid to a few trips on the bank. However, on the plus side, the fresh water pushing through the rivers has had a good effect on the spring run.
The cup finals are coming thick and fast in now in South football with another two scheduled for the next few days.
Think before you ride over that lovely tempting grass field is the message from The British Horse Society in Scotland to those hacking out this May.
The South West of Scotland Horse Driving Club held their first driving event of the season at Bladnoch Park by kind permission of Wigtownshire Agricultural Society. H & P Gillan, G & L Paterson, Lloyds, Tarff Valley, Wigtown Co-Op, KW Alternative, Morrisons, Tesco and Murray Farmcare kindly sponsored the event.
The wild and wet weather last Wednesday didn’t put off a group of Galloway Harries who travelled up to the annual Troon 10k, organised by Troon Tortoises Running Club.
When I was a little girl, I would constantly be asked, as children usually are by grown-ups: “And what do you want to be when you’re older?”
GLENLUCE, Whitecairn Holiday Park, erection of 1 wind turbine (24.6m high to hub, 34.2, high to blade tip) and associated infrastructure including underground cabling. Applicant Whitecairn Holiday Parkl; agen Meg Nelson (13/P/1/0179).
An exhibition of paintings by Suzanne Stuart Davies and Malcolm Davies is being staged at Designs Gallery in Castle Douglas from May 18 to July 13.
Mike Hastings and Murray, Stewart & Burns are set to visit Gatehouse of Fleet as part of this season’s Mill on the Fleet Mill Sessions on Thursday, May 23.
At the end of a season which started on September 12, 2012, the Stewartry Camera Club held its annual dinner and presentations in the Murray Arms Hotel, Gatehouse, on March 27.
Ann Hill, quilter in residence at Alzheimer Scotland, teacher and quilt-maker extraordinaire, came to Gatehouse of Fleet last week for a coffee morning and quilt show to raise awareness and money for Alzheimer Scotland.
Three board members have quit Galloway’s social housing partnership in a ‘fat cat’ pay row. Ian Howie, Alasdair Gordon and Arthur Hanson resigned from the board of the Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership - which took over the region’s council housing stock earlier this year - after it emerged that DGHP’s Chief Executive Yvonne McQuarrie has received a whopping £30,000 pay rise. The board members resigned after a meeting where the salary of the chief executive was discussed.
This week’s Galloway Past selection comes from The Galloway Gazette files and shows a group of Life Boys from Whithorn at a fancy dress party in St Ninian’s Priory. If you know any of the names, please contact Louise Kerr on 01671404767 or email her at email@example.com.
The future of Scotland’s most southerly point took a big step forward today on Wednesday thanks to a grant from the Scottish Land Fund. The Mull of Galloway Estate will now be brought into community ownership and protected and developed as a tourism and heritage asset.
Whithorn and District Business Association held its annual beach clean on Sunday.
The Whithorn Trust Visitor Centre is the starting point for the visitor who wishes to learn about the oldest church in Scotland, and the community which grew up around it in the Fifth Century AD. Whithorn has an internationally important collection of Christian stones, reflecting the early period at which Ninian founded his church here.
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Weather for Newton Stewart
Saturday 18 May 2013
Temperature: 8 C to 12 C
Wind Speed: 14 mph
Wind direction: North
Temperature: 9 C to 14 C
Wind Speed: 12 mph
Wind direction: East