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Pedigree herds go to auction

Harrison and Hetherington have today announced they have been invited to hold dispersal sales on behalf of two renowned pedigree Ayrshire herds.

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Finlay Carson MSP with David Martin, Lloyds Group Public Affairs.

MSP hopeful of mobile bank for Wigtown Book Festival weekend

Local MSP Finlay Carson has met with Lloyds BankingGgroup to discuss the impact of branch closures on his constituency.

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Have you got any paper fivers left?

Just a week left to spend or bank your old Bank of England paper fivers

People have just a week left to spend or bank the 155 million paper Bank of England fivers still in circulation before they lose their legal tender status.

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Timber extraction is a key part of the forestry industry in Galloway.

Forest industry petition lodged

A Galloway resident has lodged a petition at the Scottish Parliament to support further regulation for the forest industry.

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One of the rescued fish. Picture credit: Galloway Fisheries Trust

40 fish rescued after hydro reservoir drained

Routine maintenance work on part of the Galloway Hydro Scheme led to an unusual fish rescue at Carsfad near Castle Douglas.

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Woolworths could be set for a return?

Woolworths set for shock return to the high street

Collapsed retailer Woolworths could be set to make a surprise return to the high street, according to reports.

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The host farmer, Douglas Stewart at the Fans.

Beef event captures farmers’ imagination

Opportunities for the beef industry and innovation will be among the topics up for debate during a seminar session at Scotland’s Beef Event 2017.

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Bladnoch plans get £23,500

Bladnoch plans get £23,500

A proposed £300,000 revamp of the Bladnoch Pavilion in the showfield got a £23,500 boost this week from Wigtown Area Committee.

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Ian McAndrew, Chair of Visit South West Scotland with VisitScotland Regional Director Doug Wilson and Harry Hall from The Knowe in Carsphairn and owner of Mimi, the Triumph Stag.

Drive to put Galloway on the map

Galloway is being highlighted as a destination for drivers on National Driving Day (April 27) as a new map of tourist routes is unveiled.

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Early buses are cancelled in Castle Douglas

Early buses are cancelled in Castle Douglas

MSP Finlay Carson says he is disappointed at a decision to cancel early morning bus services in Castle Douglas.

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Illustration depicting a sign with a planning application concept.

Planning applications

WIGTOWN, Crook of Baldoon, Shell Road, formation of 300 metre long footpath and installation of seating areas; applicant RSPB Scotland (17/0294/FUL).

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Farm Markets

Farm Markets

NEWTON STEWART MARKET

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The old show field in Wigtown

44-home plan for Wigtown

Less than a month after an application from a community group to the Scottish Government for the right to buy the old showfield in Wigtown for community use, the landowners have revealed their own plans.

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On Sunday 9th April, Machars Young Farmers Netball girls enjoyed a trip to Crossroads. They competed against several different teams and made it to the semi-finals of Crossroads Netball Competition. Pictured from left to right, back row: Alice Hindmarsh, Gigha Johnstone, Katie Landers, Iona Corcoran, Jennifer Craig, front row: Anna Campbell, Fay Graham and Sarah Lawson.

Machars group report on the past year

Continuing the round up of the past year Machars Young Farmers on the 19th of July 2016saw our Annual Sheep Stock judging, held at Carswalloch Farm, Creetown, by kind permission of the Campbell family.

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Care Worker with an elderly service user

Care at Home provider recruiting in Newton Stewart

Fiona Lochrie, local manager at Mears Newton Stewart, has announced 20 new jobs for the area.

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the Dark Sky Park observatory.

Busy tourist season ahead in Galloway

Dumfries & Galloway is gearing up for a busy summer ahead as businesses open for the tourist season.

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Wigtowns only bank will close during the book festival

Bank shuts during book festival

Wigtown and District Community Council have requested that Bank of Scotland delays closing its Wigtown branch until after the book festival, traditionally the busiest week of the year.

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Laggan Outdoor in Gatehouse of Fleet has announced a �1.9m investment

34 jobs created at Laggan Outdoor

Laggan Outdoor in Gatehouse of Fleet has announced a £1.9m investment to support its ambitious plans to diversify into the high-end conference and wedding market.

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Ronnie Nicholson outside a BT cabinet upgrading Broadband

By 2021 we’ll hit 100% broadband coverage

One hundred per cent broadband coverage by the year 2021 - that’s the aim of Dumfries and Galloway Council.

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Illustration depicting a sign with a planning application concept.

Planning applications

PORTPATRICK, Mount Stewart Hotel, erection of extension to form first and second floor over existing single storey; applicant Mrs Diane Hunter (17/0474/FUL).

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