Festival coordinator Allana Hardie tries one of the first oysters of the season.

Second oyster festival starts today in Stranraer

The second Stranraer Oyster Festival takes place this weekend featuring five thousand oysters, four huge weather-proof marquees, three days of festivities, two days of demos by top chefs including Nick Nairn and one winner at the Scottish Oyster Shucking Championship final!

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Rural areas are often disadvantaged compared to urban areas.

Convention to discuss rural transport

Rural communities from across Scotland will come together on September 11 and 12 to discuss the issues they face, to identify opportunities and develop solutions to the unique set of challenges that need to be addressed in rural areas.

MSP Colin Smyth wants to ensure that the proposed SSEA has the powers and budget to deliver real change.

Budget to achieve aims

South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth has told the Scottish Parliament that the proposed new South of Scotland Enterprise Agency must have the powers and budget to deliver real change for the region.

Owners and skippers are being urged to take part in this year's annual fleet survey.

Annual fleet survey now under way

Seafish researchers are calling on vessel owners and skippers in Dumfries and Galloway to have their say on the state of the fishing industry in its 13th annual economic survey of the UK fishing fleet.

Colin Smyth has said that locum cover is required for Galloway Community Hospital's four consultant posts.

Fears for health service staff levels

Concerns have been raised over the future level of staffing in Dumfries and Galloway’s NHS services after future projections show no extra staff within the health authority by March next year.

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