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Electric Fields Festival – due to take place in the grounds of the stunning Drumlanrig Castle in September – has received a funding boost. It is among 14 events taking place across the country which are benefitting from a share of £145,500 in the latest awards round of EventScotland’s National Funding Programme. The Electric Fields […]

WIN! One of three family passes to Galloway Country Fair 2017 Galloway Country Fair, one of the Scottish rural calendar’s biggest events, returns to the beautiful Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate on 19 and 20 August 2017. And to celebrate, we’ve joined forces with the team from Drumlanrig to offer readers the chance to win […]

Firefly Festival competition winner James Queen picking up his prize from Tim O Sullivan(right) from the Craigdarroch Arms and our own Hugh Taylor (left) . Well Done James Photo Credit Bryn Thorburn

Scotland’s most southerly whisky distillery – and one of its oldest – is coming back into production in time to celebrate its 200th anniversary.Bladnoch Distillery near Wigtown was bought out of administration by Australian entrepreneur David Prior.He made a fortune out of organic yoghurt and decided to invest about £25m of it in the facility. […]

  THE scale of the problems facing councillors over the condition of DGOne have been revealed in a report to be considered by Dumfries and Galloway Council last Tuesday. It is estimated that it will take millions more to bring the building back into use on the back of a £10 million repair project which […]

A WARNING has gone out to motorists about the additional hazards they could face on the region’s roads as the school holidays are now upon us. Police Scotland Roads Policing Inspector Campbell Moffat in Dumfries is reminding motorists across the Dumfries and Galloway that the start of the school summer holidays is a time to […]

Shambellie House Trust has received funding from Heritage Lottery Fund, Architectural Heritage Fund, Dumfries and Galloway Council, and Scottish Enterprise to develop plans to re-purpose Shambellie House in New Abbey. Shambellie House, originally built by the Stewart family, was the National Museum of Costume from 1977 to 2013, when it closed. Since then, the Trust […]

South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth has welcomed plans by Transport Scotland to install a new pedestrian crossing for Locharbriggs Village Hall after years of campaigning by the local community. Work by Scotland TranServ on behalf of Transport Scotland to install the innovative new A701 crossing begins this week for the next fortnight. South Scotland MSP […]

Youth Beatz 2017 has announced its main stage headline acts as Example and Ben Haenow. Now, thousands of young people are expected to flock to Dock Park, Dumfries on Saturday 12 August to attend Scotland’s largest free youth music event. Last year, tickets sold out in record time and demand for this year’s tickets is […]


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