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LETTER: Delighted by supermarket application

After reading the Gazette (November 2), I think your front page will stir up emotions again. Personally, I think it is brilliant that CWP has put in for permission for the supermarket in Newton Stewart.

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LETTERS: ‘Rant’ at protesters is defamatory

I refer to Andrew Wilson’s letter (The Galloway Gazette, November 2) about the anti-turbine protest in Perth.

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LETTER: Thanks from Scottish Ballet to Galloway

Scottish Ballet would like to thank everyone in and around Stranraer, New Galloway, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Carsluith for making us so welcome during our recent visit with Find Your Feet.

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LETTER: Opposed to a single police force

I am totally stunned by the assertion from Russell Brown, Dumfries and Galloway MP, that, in the wake of the move to a single police force in Scotland, “local policing in our area is under threat and Labour is determined to fight to protect local jobs and services”.

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LETTERS: We will live in one huge windfarm

On reading that Cree Valley Community Council has been warned about the possibility of prejudice regarding its views on wind farm applications, it seems odd that the reading of material sent by the Communities Against Turbines Scotland (CATS) group should be seen to have this effect.

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LETTER: In favour of mixed ward types

Graeme A Warren refers to what he calls my “reported protest against all-single-room wards in the new Dumfries hospital” (Letters, The Galloway Gazette, September 21).

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LETTER: Red kites pose no threat

WITH regard to your story headlined “Feathers ruffled over birds of prey allegations” (The Galloway Gazette, September 14), I have just returned from holiday in Auvergne, France, from a countryside with farmland birds, woodland birds and a variety of raptors, which were numerous and very obvious in the skies, including both red and black kites.

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LETTER: Thanks for helping

On behalf of the committee and members of the Wigtown & District Branch of ENABLE, I would like to thank everyone who helped to make our prize bingo evening on Thursday, August 23, such a success.

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Letter: Change needed to save Cree

I note with interest the letters in The Galloway Gazette recently regarding the lack of fish in local rivers.

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LETTERS: Crisis on the Cree

I am writing to you in response to two articles in the Galloway Gazette (August 31) to ask what can be done about the seemingly dire state of the salmon fishing in the Cree system over the past few years.

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LETTER: Misinformation mars debate

I agree wholeheartedly with J W Finlay’s comment (The Galloway Gazette, August 31) that Scotland’s future must be decided on facts.

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LETTER: Rubbish treatment

ON September 5, I stopped in the main Riverside car park in Newton Stewart to place a bag of rubbish in a bin.

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LETTER: Action needed to save the Cree

As a visiting angler, I have fished on the River Cree, Penkiln Burn and occasionally on the River Minnoch for the past 40 years. I am now at the stage when I feel the need to express my concerns with regard to the annual deterioration in the state of the river, namely the stocks of fish.

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LETTER: Sort out housing anomaly

I am concerned about social housing in the community in which I live. I am a parent of four children and am happy to be a resident with dghp.

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LETTERS: Facts should determine future

ONE must admire Councillor Alec Oattes’s list of achievements by the SNP which we all enjoy in a socially just Scotland – and the assurance that they will continue (Letters, The Galloway Gazette, August 24).

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LETTER: Thanks for clearing footpath

The residents of Minnigaff would like to thank the men who took the time to clear the ivy on the wall beside the path into Old Minnigaff.

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LETTER: Will car park repairs stop bad parking?

ON reading your newspaper last week I noticed Wigtown Community Council has agreed to look into repairing the car park at Kirkinner.

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LETTER: Disgusted at windfarm decision

I am absolutely disgusted and devastated that, once again, the Scottish government – sorry, dictatorship – has overturned a local planning decision and given another windfarm company the 
go-ahead in Wigtownshire. When developed, this will mean that there will be 51 large turbines close to Glenluce and New Luce villages.

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LETTER: Change is not always for the better

Whithorn as we know it today is a far cry from the Whithorn I spent my childhood in. Shops have closed and businesses have gone.

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