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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Applications for Great British Bake Off 2018 are now open

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

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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.

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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.

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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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Santa will be making his way to the NSI Winterfayre again this year

Christmas lights switch on and Winterfayre this Saturday

The Christmas lights will be switched on in Newton Stewart on November 18 by Baird Matthews, the well-known nonagenarian resident of the town, who is also a founder member of the Rotary Club of Newton Stewart.

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Top 50 things that annoy drivers the most

Top 50 things that annoy drivers the most

Lane hoggers, tail-gaters and frequent lane-changers are among the most annoying bugbears for motorists, according to new research.

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Competition lets beer lovers have their dream flavour made

Competition lets beer lovers have their dream flavour made

A brewery has invited beer lovers to create their dream pint - by asking them to submit the most bizarre flavours they can think of.

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The closing ceremony of the poppies at Sorbie Tower on Remembrance Sunday
Photographs by Eddie Flannighan

The fallen remembered at Sorbie Tower’s ‘Weeping Window’

There was a very moving closing ceremony for the display of poppies at Sorbie Tower on Remembrance Sunday.

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Steven Drysdale and the charity Christmas card shop volunteers

Charity Christmas cards on sale at Brigend

This year Newton Stewart’s annual charity Christmas card shop has been set up in the Brigend Pantry in Victoria Street, courtesy of Steven Drysdale.

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Public’s poor knowledge of anatomy ‘hampers healthcare’

Public’s poor knowledge of anatomy ‘hampers healthcare’

Fewer than two in three people know where their heart is, according to new research.

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38% of Scots get more distracted working at home than in the workplace

38% of Scots get more distracted working at home than in the workplace

With big corporations such as HSBC and Virgin actively encouraging their employees to work from home, a new survey has found that 38% of Scots spend their remote working hours doing personal tasks.

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Galloway Past Picture

Galloway Past Picture

This timely photograph of the unveiling of the Isle of Whithorn War Memorial by Sir Herbert Maxwell of Monreith, came from a private collection.

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Galloway Past Picture

Galloway Past Picture update

We have had more information about our Galloway Past Picture from the November 3 edition of The Galloway Gazette.

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Children get creative to win ultimate Christmas present for school

Children get creative to win ultimate Christmas present for school

Children across Scotland are getting in the Christmas spirit to try and win £1500 for their school.

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