The date when shops can start refusing your old £1 coins

The deadline for spending your old £1 coins is fast approaching with shops soon able to refuse to accept them.


Wigtown Community Festival gets underway

The Wigtown Community Festival started in earnest last Saturday with the fancy dress and the crowning of the Wigtown Princess Lorna Cannon.

Last year's Queen of Galloway Molly Dalrymple was crowned by Galloway MSP Finlay Carson

One-day Galloway Pageant for 2017

The Galloway Pageant has been reduced to a one-day fun day this year, due to a lack of volunteers willing to help.

The Fisher Price carrier

Infant carriers recalled over fire safety fears

Argos has recalled two separate infant carriers following fears that the products could present a fire risk.

The Inner Wheel cheque recipients

Inner Wheel charity cheque presentations

Three charities have benefitted from fundraising by the ladies of the Newton Stewart and District Inner Wheel.

Machars Young Farmers stockjudging prizegiving

Stockjudging evening for YF’S

Machars Young Farmers held their Annual Sheep Stockjudging event last weekend with over 100 people taking part.

Did you know flying a kite could get you into trouble with the law?

The top 40 ‘small laws’ Brits break every year

The average Brit commits 32 different ‘crimes’ every year - including not paying for supermarket carrier bags, parking on the payment and pocketing incorrect change.

New app that ‘helps Buckfast fans locate their nearest supplier’

New app that ‘helps Buckfast fans locate their nearest supplier’

A website dedicated to the popular tonic wine brand has just announced the launch of a new app that will help Buckfast fans find their nearest supplier.


Sun comes out for ride out

Despite the torrential downpour during the morning, the hardy horsemen and women of the region arrived at Bladnoch Park armed with waterproofs and hard hats for the 2017 Wigtown Riding of the Marches.

Sanjeev Kohli (right) meets with Glasgow 2018 volunteers at Clydesdale Rowing Club - (L-R): Ewan Pringle, James Morrison, Cara Pringle, Vincent Jozajtis.

Call to boost Glasgow 2018 European Championships

‘Still Game’ star Sanjeev Kohli is appealing for volunteers to apply to become a Glasgow 2018 European Championships volunteer before applications close at midnight on July 31.

Research has revealed that Scottish workers are finding fatigue at work to be an increasing problem.

Fatigue identified as growing workplace problem

More than half of Scottish workers claim tiredness negatively impacts on their productivity at work, new research has revealed.

Private Neil

Private gets Military Medal for bravery


Machars Young Farmers Back left to right: John Walker, John Cousar, Emma Robinson, Fay Wallace, Rose Nash, Kerrin Forsyth, Axel Prunier-Duparge, Sarah Walker.
Front left to right: Aaron Walker, Steven McKinnel, Alastair Cannan, David Adams, Garry McKnight.

Members revel in fun extra-curricular activities

A great effort was put in from all the girls who came along to Machars Young Farmers netball night at Port William on Thursday, July 13, despite the weather.

Everyone loves fancy dress night at Port William

The Port’s set for fun times

Port William Carnival Week 2017 takes place from Friday, July 28, right through to Sunday, August 6.

Private Hughes and Sergeant Rennis

Teenage farm hand killed at the front serving with Black Watch

The weekly excerpts from the Galloway Gazette files in 1917 continue with the latest news from the Great War.

The Galloway Gazette, July 21st, 1917.

The Tamagotchi - Japanese for 'cute little egg' - was hugely popular in the Nineties. PIcture: TSPL

20 of the biggest Scottish school playground crazes

Pogs, slap bracelets and of course, Tamagotchis. We’ve looked out 20 of the most popular playground fads from the last 50-60 years.

LEGO has increased in value and is among the hottest toy investments.

A LEGO fortune for Scots

Homes across Scotland could be unwittingly holding more than £5 million worth of LEGO – with the iconic toy seeing an average year-on-year increase of 12 per cent value since the millennium.

One of the winners

Monster truck art winners

Wigtown Show’s primary school art competition winners were announced this week. As the UK’s number one Monster Truck team is coming to this year’s show, the children had to design a Monster Truck with an agricultural show theme.


Arts and Crafts Trail

The popular Creative Whithorn Arts and Crafts Trail is back this weekend, showcasing talented artists in the Machars.

The Rambers at the mile post near Creetown

Rambling up Cairnsmore of Fleet

On Saturday, July 15, Wigtownshire Ramblers set off up Cairnsmore of Fleet.

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