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Funding available for D&G parks

Agnew Park, Stranraer Credit: Visit Scotland

£500,000 of funding is set to go towards parks in Dumfries and Galloway, and members of the public have been invited to share their views on which parks the money should be used on.

Dumfries & Galloway council say the money will be put towards making parks in Annan, Dumfries and Stranraer more accessible, especially for children and people with disabilities.

Suggestions and feedback are being taken here.

It is vital we provide accessible and modern play areas for the children of the region. This money will be spent on upgrading parks in 3 of our main towns in the region, but we need your input to tell us where you’d like the money allocated to. We have some beautiful parks throughout Dumfries and Galloway, and this funding will allow us to improve and replace equipment to make the play parks accessible, compliant and fun for children. Please take 2 minutes to complete the survey online, or pop into one of our facilities to pick up a hard copy.

– Councillor Andy Ferguson, Chairman of the Council’s Communities Committee

Missing man found in Dumfries woods search operation

Heathhall Woods in Dumfries Credit: Google Maps

A missing man has been found safe in Heathhall Woods in Dumfries, following a major search operation.

A police helicopter, search dogs and Forestry Commission staff joined the search this morning, as the woods were cordoned off.

This was a well coordinated search over a very large wooded area which thankfully had a successful conclusion. I would like to thank the public for heeding our request to refrain from walking in the woods whilst the search was ongoing."

– Chief Inspector Stephen Stiff, Dumfries Police


Dumfries woods cordoned off in major search for local missing man

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A major search operation is underway in the Heathhall Woods area of Dumfries for a local missing man.

The area is currently cordoned off and police ask that walkers refrain from going into the woods until the search is complete.

The search is not for the missing psychiatric patient, Abdelnabi Alainini, who went missing from Midpark hospital on Tuesday.

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Reported sighting of missing man climbing out of lorry travelling from Dumfries to Scunthorpe

Credit: Police Scotland

Police have received a report from a lorry driver in Dumfries, who saw a man climb out of his lorry after travelling to Scunthorpe.

Officers are using this reported sighting as they continue the search for missing psychiatric patient, Abdelnabi Alainani, who went missing from Midpark hospital in Dumfries on Tuesday.

Weather: Thursday

Credit: Carolyn Farthing Dunn

Some patchy light rain will continue to affect parts of the region during the morning.

However, this will gradually ease, leaving most with a bright but much fresher afternoon and evening.

Maximum temperature 20 °C.

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