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Seeing stars in Stranraer

THE quality of accommodation on offer to visitors to the Stranraer area received a major boost recently when two local providers each received 4-star awards from the national tourism organisation.

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Jack Forsyth showing Jack Flash - the Champion Steer Commercial
Photo credit -- Hutchinson Photography

Top spot for Jack Flash at the Highland

Machars farmer James Forsyth was celebrating at the weekend after taking a major prize at the Highland Show.

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Planning applications

The following planning applications have been registered with Dumfries and Galloway Council:

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The Whithorn Trust met with representatives of the Whithorn Way Steering Group and the Scottish Pilgrimage Routes Forum at historic Paisley Abbey

Aerial drone footage to create virtual pilgrim route

Footage from aerial drones is to be used to create a virtual reality pilgrimage route in Galloway.

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Brody in the changing facilities at Kirroughtree

Highest praise for visitor centre

Forest Enterprise Scotland’s Kirroughtree Visitor Centre in Galloway Forest Park has won high plaudits for the disabled access facilities.

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The incident happened on a train between Perth and Edinburgh. Picture; stock image

New rail partnership launched in south west

A new Community Rail Partnership has been launched to encourage sustainable travel, rural tourism and local economies through greater use of the rail network across Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway.

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There is new funding to support timber extraction.

£1.4m for roads in Galloway

A total of £1.4 million from a transport fund will be spent on improving roads in Dumfries and Galloway to accommodate more timber extraction.

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Planning applications

The following planning applications have been registed with Dumfries and Galloway Council:

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Plan to bring empty homes back into use

Plan to bring empty homes back into use

Dumfries and Galloway Council has allocated £1 million from Council Tax on second homes to create a new Town Centre Living Fund.

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Engineers worked out an innovative way to integrate lines into the fibre network.

More areas receiving broadband

More rural communities across Dumfries and Galloway are now able to connect to high-speed fibre thanks to the £428M Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband roll-out.

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Top chefs shared their expertise in the cookery demonstrations. Picture: Andy Muir

Ballantrae serves up a treat

Windy weather didn’t deter over two thousand people from turning up for Ballantrae’s third Festival of Food & Drink.

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Farm payments still a risk for Holyrood

Farm payments still a risk for Holyrood

The legacy of an IT programme set up to deliver financial support to rural businesses still presents significant risks and costs for the Scottish Government.

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A visual of the Stranraer waterfront project

Waterfront costs could top £90 million

A Stranraer councillor has warned that the amount of money needed to develop the town’s waterfront could spiral upwards to around £90million.

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Resurfacing begins on March 13 and runs for three nights

Full weekend closure on A75 for roadworks

A full weekend closure on the A75 near Kirkcudbright followed by midweek overnight closures will start on Friday, June 23.

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Latest planning applications

The following planning applications have been lodged with Dumfries & Galloway Council’s planning department this week:

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Galloway Activity Centre at Loch Ken.

Galloway well represented at hospitality awards

Following the enormous success of the first Scottish Hospitality Awards, the event is back for a second year to celebrate the hard work of the best professionals and businesses in the Scottish hospitality industry.

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The plans for Whithorn's New Town Hall

Lottery funding for New Town Hall plans

The All Roads Lead to Whithorn Trust were delighted to receive confirmation last week of Lottery funding to develop their ambitious plans for Whithorn’s New Town Hall.

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One of the cakes at the competition

Successful farm walk at New Bishopton

This year Machars Young Farmers held their farm walk at New Bishopton’s purpose built young stock unit, by kind permission of the Forsyth family.

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Planning applications

This week’s planning applications registered with Dumfries and Galloway Council:

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Adam McGuire

Adam takes the title at Newmilns

Twelve-year-old Adam McGuire, from Low Three Mark, Stoneykirk, had a great time at Newmilns Show last Saturday, taking the young handlers’ title.

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