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Food Train need your help

Food Train supports some of the most vulnerable and isolated older people in our community – for many they are their lifeline to independence.

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The Luing breed.

Luings sparkle at Castle Douglas

Wallets Marts Castle Douglas Limited staged the 52nd Annual Premier Show and Sale of Luing Cattle with one of the largest ringsides of breed enthusiasts on hand to witness a buoyant trade with averages in all classes being well up on the year.

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Weekend closure of A77 for roadworks

Weekend closure of A77 for roadworks

The A77 will be closed between Turnberry and Alloway for resurfacing work with diversions in place from 8pm tonight (Friday, February 17) until 6am on Monday (February 20).

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Newton Stewart Market

This week’s market prices

NEWTON STEWART

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Richard Arkless MP

Poles appeared ‘out of the blue’

Residents in Braehead say they were shocked when a row of electricity poles were erected ‘out of the blue’ late last year.

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Aaron Edgar, CKD Galbraiths lettings agent for the region.

Property sales on the increase in Galloway

Property consultancy, CKD Galbraith has reported a strong final quarter of 2016 and first month of 2017 in Galloway, with both residential sales and buyer activity increasing steadily.

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Mid Galloway Councillor Alistair Geddes

A75 signs “not fit for purpose”

An elected member and members of Cree Valley Council blasted the new A75 junction signs near Newton Stewart as “not fit for purpose”.

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Driver speed feedback signs

Feedback signs to be made permanent

Temporary (mobile) driver speed feedback signs currently used at three locations in Wigtownshire are to be replaced with permanent ones.

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Biosphere hosts farming workshop

Biosphere hosts farming workshop

A workshop is being held for farmers across the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere, looking at management of special habitats as part of a sustainable farming business.

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Newton Stewart Market

Newton Stewart Market Prices

NEWTON STEWART MARKET

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Andrew McCornick is flanked by new NFU Scotland vice-presidents Gary Mitchell, left, and Martin Kennedy. Picture: Paul Watt

NFUS elect Galloway president at AGM

Dumfriesshire farmer Andrew McCornick has been elected the 62nd President of NFU Scotland.

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Newton Stewart Market

Newton Stewart Market prices

PRIME & CAST SHEEP

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A composite moonset taken from the Dark Sky Park. Image: Jesse Beaman, Stargazing Scotland

Galloway and South Ayrshire host Europe’s first dark sky conference

Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere is to be the location for the first ever Dark Sky Park conference to be held in Europe.

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The British Wool Marketing Board is holding elections.

Portpatrick candidate for wool board election

Ian Beck from Portpatrick has been nominated as a candidate for election to the British Wool Marketing Board’s Scottish Southern region.

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Derek McLennan the metal detectorist who unearthed a hoard of Viking artefacts in Dumfries & Galloway in 2014.

Galloway home for Viking hoard

Members of Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Communities Committee met on Tuesday 24 January and discussed the latest position in relation to the Galloway Viking Hoard.

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Thursday 26th January
Stagecoach bus crossing Creebridge

Cree Bridge pavements too narrow

The Cree Bridge pavements are not wide enough for buses and pedestrians it has been claimed.

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MSP Finlay Carson

MSP asks Clydesdale Bank to halt closures

Galloway MSP Finlay Carson has called on the Clydesdale Bank to reconsider the closure of their branches in Stranraer and Castle Douglas. In a letter to the bank, Mr Carson raised concerns over the impact these closures will have on local residents, many of whom may be elderly or run rural businesses and could have no viable alternative for carrying out their daily banking.

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Staff from Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) have been congratulated for their hard work and achievements at an annual awards ceremony in Dumfries.

Awards for Galloway housing staff

Staff from Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) have been congratulated for their hard work and achievements at an annual awards ceremony in Dumfries. DGHP Chairman, David McMillan of Stranraer, presented staff from across Dumfries and Galloway with certificates in recognition of their work.

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Mary Nicholson, Trustee of the Whithorn Trust, Tom McFarlane who led the construction of the roundhouse, Emma Harper MSP, Julia Muir Watt Development Manager and Richard Arkless MP.

Unique insight into Iron Age life in Galloway

Dumfries and Galloway MP Richard Arkless and South of Scotland MSP Emma Harper visited Whithorn last week to see first hand the completed Iron Age roundhouse which has been constructed as part of a new educational visitor attraction.

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