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“Follow ‘The Fireworks Code’ is the message from Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service as we move towards November 5th“explains Community Sergeant Graeme Still in Dumfries.  It is well recognised that October and November are the busiest time of the year when it comes to dealing with the misuse of fireworks.  We […]

Listen again to Mark Smith’s Wednesday Drivetime ‘Alive at Five’ feature, which in ‘Challenge Poverty’ week, looks at issues of local poverty. We visit the Tackling Poverty Conference in the Easterbrook Hall and Nadim Cameron from Dumfries Community Shop joins Mark live in the studio. We have contributions from Cllr. Elaine Murray (Leader of D&G […]

South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth has welcomed a survey that reveals Dumfries as the “happiest place to live” in Scotland.   More than 17,000 people across the UK were asked how happy they are with aspects of where they live as part of the annual Rightmove Happy Home index survey. Community spirit, feeling safe, the friendliness […]

Listen again to Mark Smith’s Wednesday Drivetime ‘Alive at Five’ feature, which this week revisits the issue of local rural schools threatened with closure.  Live in the studio was Alison Lindsay from Kirkbean Primary School Parent Council and John Magill representing parents at Ae Village Primary School and a recorded contribution from Jo Wallace Chair […]

Here’s a chance to listen again to this afternoon’s Alive at Five feature, with Mark Smith and Graham Anderson, joined live in the studio by Alison Lindsay from Kirkbean Primary School Parent Council and John Magill representing parents at Ae Village Primary School. The discussion was over current consultation on proposals by Dumfries & Galloway […]

Three primary schools in Dumfries & Galloway are currently threatened with closure. Join Mark Smith for Alive at Five, investigating the issues involved, joined live in the studio by campaigners from Ae Village and Kirkbean; two of the threatened schools. Wednesday 27th September, from 5pm. We want to hear from you too – tweet @aliveradio, […]

Local community radio station Alive 107.3 has reason for celebration this week! Presenter and well known Moniaive resident Hugh Taylor has been shortlisted for a national radio award.  Hugh has been nominated in the ‘Sage Person of the Year’ category at the Community Radio Awards 2017 . The awards received 350 entries from 70 community […]

  Dumfries biker who broke 52 bones in a horror smash will ride across the country for charity next week. Ian Greig was involved in a collision near Ae village in 2014 and will mark the third anniversary of the crash by raising money for the intensive care unit at DGRI. The lorry driver had the […]


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