Latest planning applications

The following planning applications have been registered with Dumfries nd Galloway Council this week:

Princesses Diana and Helene Stetina turning on the lights last year with Maid of Honour Ellie Curran.

Christmas lights switch on in Wigtown moved forward

The date of the switch-on of the Christmas lights in Wigtown has been moved forward a week to Friday, November 24.

Allan White has retired after 30 years as a police officer

PC White signs off after keeping the peace across Galloway

A Police Scotland constable who has pounded the streets of Newton Stewart, Stranraer and Castle Douglas in his 30-year career retired from the beat at the start of this month.

Morag makes it home to the Mull of Galloway after 500 miles

Morag walks 500 miles for two charities

A 42-year-old woman, originally from the Mull of Galloway, recently walked 500 miles from Cape Wrath back to her childhood homeland to raise money for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) and Motor Neurone Disease Scotland (MND).

Cornwall Park resident Maureen Wylie and Penninghame pupils penjoy a game of 'Newton-opoly'

Care home residents and pupils create their own board game

A joint project between residents of Cornwall Park Care Home and primary pupils at nearby Penninghame Primary School has produced a new board game called ‘Newton-opoly’, based on Monopoly but with local landmarks.

The Black Loch in Galloway Forest Park
Photographer - John Lindsay

Galloway National Park idea gains support

Scenic Galloway has taken a step forward to becoming Scotland’s latest National Park.


New mobile banking service punctured by customer criticism

A Wigtown and District Community Councillor branded the new Bank of Scotland mobile service in the town “disastrous” at a meeting on Monday evening.

Scottish School curling champions from Stranraer

Galloway Past Picture

Stranraer Ice Rink has a long history of producing Scottish and World curling champions since in opened in 1970.

Dumfries and Galloway Council

Council’s budget will reduce by a quarter in five years

A local councillor has warned the public to take proposed cuts to the local authority’s budget seriously as it will impact heavily in the region.

Princesses Diana and Helene Stetina turning on the lights last year with Maid of Honour Ellie Curran.

Wigtown Christmas lights switch-on coming soon

Wigtown’s Christmas lights switch-on will take place on Friday, December 1, at 7pm. The community council has organised entertainment, including a band, Christmas Carol singing and refreshments in the County Buildings and in the gardens.

What could your potential earnings be?

Study reveals the uni courses that’ll make you rich - and those that won’t

Studying medicine and dentistry will make you the richest after university with graduates earning an average of £46,700 according to new research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

Superstar guests today in Laura's Gift Shop

‘Mrs Brown’ raises funds for Children in Need

There was two very special guests in Laura’s Gift Shop in Newton Stewart today helping to raise funds for Children in Need.

Newton Stewart Market

Newton Stewart Market prices

Wednesday 15th November - 1529 Prime and Cast Sheep Sold


Applications for Great British Bake Off 2018 are now open

Applications are now open for the 2018 series of The Great British Bake Off.

Dumfries and Galloway WASPI group.

Local women miss out on pension cash

A former Galloway businesswoman has calculated that she and other women in this area will miss out on a total of £280 million pounds due to changes in the state pension age.

Hardeep Singh Kohli with the Youth Media Team at this year's festival.

Half million is shelled out at oyster festival

Over half a million pounds was pumped into the Stranraer economy during its first Oyster Festival claimed its organisers this week.

Alister Jack MP and his wife, Ann, visit the Dumfries and Galloway branch of Relationships Scotland

MP visits relationship group

Alister Jack MP and his wife, Ann, recently visited the Dumfries and Galloway branch of Relationships Scotland and met with John Dougan (Service & Development Manager), Morag Chisholm (Chairman) and Amanda Hannah (Manager of Child Contact Centres) to hear more about their work locally.

The triple events boost comes from World Championship Ice Hockey in December, a Challenger Curling series tournament which will take place at the Ice Bowl at the same time and the acclaimed Trophy dEcosse Synchronised Skating Championship in February.

International icebowl events set to attract thousands

Three international events in close succession are set to bring thousands of competitors and visitors to Dumfries and Galloway.

What are the last Christmas posting dates for International Airmail?

What are the last Christmas posting dates for International Airmail?

While many of us are in constant touch electronically with friends and family, the old tradition of sending (and receiving) Christmas cards to far-flung places is one that we still hold dear.

Mince pies and sausage rolls - Greggs advent calendar with a difference

Mince pies and sausage rolls - Greggs advent calendar with a difference

With chocolate advent calendars becoming the norm, a couple of dozen sample-size products are now the ideal way to get us in the Christmas spirit.

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