The ring-tailed lemur twins born in February have made an appearance at their home in the Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park.
Putting You First is supporting a large scale pioneering clinical trial which will test the potential for new technology to transform healthcare in Dumfries and Galloway.
Dumfries and Galloway Council has agreed to spend £12.6million on delivering superfast broadband to the the region.
This year’s Galloway Country Fair takes place on August 17 and 18 at Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate.
Persistent investigatory work by local officers has resulted in some clear-ups to recent crime spates in Dumfries.
ITV Border is to broadcast a series of programmes examining the history and development of the independence question in Scotland as part of ITV’s coverage plans for southern Scottish viewers ahead of the referendum in September 2014.
Police are seeking the culprits of a metal theft from Whauphill.
Environment and Climate Change Minister, Paul Wheelhouse, is urging people in Galloway to get involved with a UK-wide initiative that aims to build a comprehensive picture of tree health issues.
Catering services at Kirroughtree Visitor Centre at Stronord continue to be on hold ahead of the busy summer season.
Logan Botanic Garden is trying to drive more tourists to the Dumfries and Galloway area by investing in a TV advertising campaign with ITV Border.
SNP MSP for the South of Scotland Aileen McLeod addressed the launch event of Yes Wigtownshire in Stranraer’s Ryan Centre on Saturday alongside the Yes campaign’s Dennis Canavan and Tam Dewar from Labour for Independence.
Samantha Kanepe from Kirkcudbright Academy has been named the Dumfries and Galloway winner of the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Schools Poster Competition supported by Virgin Money.
Dumfries and Galloway Sands (stillbirth and neonatal death) were delighted to be able to buy and hand over a brand new camera and printer to staff at the Clenoch Birthing Centre, Galloway Community Hospital, Stranraer.
A handful of businesses in the west have been nominated in the Scottish Thistle Awards, organised by VisitScotland.
South of Scotland MSP Claudia Beamish has welcomed the passage of proposals to changes to the law in relation to illegal cockle fishing.
One person was checked over by paramedics following a house fire on Fairhurst Road, Stranraer on Sunday.
A resident of the Machars who was left without power for three days after severe blizzards struck the region in March was shortchanged by ScottishPower over compensation due to a “clerical error”.
Members of the Newton Stewart Community Indoor Bowling Club came out of a meeting this week with council officials and their accountant with renewed hope of securing the money needed to buy the defunct bowling centre in Minnigaff.
A councillor at this week’s meeting of Cree Valley Community Council raged that the local authority had crossed a “red line” by trying to relocate officers away from his area.
Worldwide support to save the struggling Whithorn Trust has flooded in following news the centre faces closure due to a cash shortage.
Dumfries and Galloway councillors are likely to refuse changes to rules on turbine noise levels requested by the renewable energy company building the 11-turbine Glenchamber wind farm near Glenluce.1 comment
It was a busy time for police officers in Port William last weekend after two incidents led to arrests and court appearances on Monday at Stranraer Sheriff Court.
New Dark Sky Park street lighting is being installed across the region to both control light pollution and save money.
Unemployment in Dumfries and Galloway remains above the UK average, according to new jobs figures published this week.
The future of Scotland’s most southerly point took a big step forward this week thanks to a grant from the Scottish Land Fund.
Cree Valley Community Council is keen to have a meeting with other community councils in Galloway to discuss concerns about the rising number of applications for wind farms in the region.
There is no council money available to repair the path from the Douglas Ewart High School to Ewart Drive, chairman John McNaught told members of CVCC.1 comment
A New Luce pensioner was found guilty last Friday at Stranraer Sheriff Court, after a two-day trial, of exposing himself.
A Stewartry man has appeared before a sheriff in Dumfries charged with rape and sexual assault.
The possible loss of the takeaway in Dashwood Square after the owner lost his battle with the council’s planners over changes he made to the building was discussed by Cree Valley Community Council.
The Mill on the Fleet in Gatehouse has been saved from closure after the council agreed to hand over £15,000 this week.
A new artwork was unveiled last week at Rigg Bay, Garlieston.
Dumfries and Galloway MP Russell Brown has called on local schools to take part in My Money Week (June 3-9), giving pupils the chance to learn more about money and personal finance.
Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious road accident.
Two south of Scotland SNP MSPs have slammed ITV Border after learning that STV’s first televised debate on Scotland’s independence referendum will not be broadcast to viewers inGalloway.3 comments
A Newton Stewart teenager who became a Modern Apprentice at her former school is urging businesses across Dumfries and Galloway to support Scottish Apprenticeship Week, which runs from May 20-24.
The Labour group on Dumfries and Galloway Council has expressed its concern that proposals for alternative arrangements during the closure of DG One do not go far enough.
Councillors at the Policy and Resources Committee on May 21 will be receiving an update on DG One and its pending closure while upgrade works are being carried out.
Thieves broke into a catering van in Stranraer and stole cash at some point over night last Saturday.
In a strange act of vandalism, strands of wire were cut from a fence at a field housing horses and pigs on the A712 about a mile and a half west of New Galloway near to Dalsarroch. The wire has opened up the fence and allowed the animals onto the roadway from the field.
Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service (D&G CAS) is recruiting new members for its board of directors.
One of Scotland’s most famous hikers, Cameron McNeish, is helping endorse Dumfries and Galloway’s credentials as part of the Year of Natural Scotland 2013.
SNP MSP for the South of Scotland Aileen McLeod will speak at a public meeting in Stranraer’s Ryan Centre this Saturday to mark the launch of the Yes campaign for Scottish independence in Wigtownshire.
Three new wind farms are being planned for different sites in Galloway.
An online petition set up to save the Whithorn Trust has attracted a “who’s who of archaeology” – with TV star Neil Oliver pledging his support to keep the cash-strapped historic tourist attraction open.
Every primary school in the Machars bar one is to be involved in clustering, it has been claimed.
Fire crews from Newton Stewart were called to a house in Bargrennan on Thursday after abuild-up of soot led to a blaze.
SNP MSP for the South of Scotland Dr Aileen McLeod will lead a members’ business debate on the community buyout of the iconic lighthouse on the Mull of Galloway, the most southerly part of the Scottish mainland, in the Scottish Parliament next Wednesday.
Falling out with his girlfriend in a Stranraer nightclub landed a Muirkirk man with an appearance at the town’s sheriff court on Wednesday.
Four members of staff from Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Social Work Services and a staff member from Stewartry Care recently graduated from the National Dementia Champions course.
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Weather for Newton Stewart
Wednesday 22 May 2013
Temperature: 4 C to 12 C
Wind Speed: 29 mph
Wind direction: West
Temperature: 4 C to 10 C
Wind Speed: 29 mph
Wind direction: North west