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'Women only' sports day planned

Women only sports day to be held in Dumfries Credit: Dumfries Sports Club

A women only sports day is going to be held next Sunday, September 4th, at the Dumfries Sports Club.

The club is hoping to get a number of different women to take part to help raise money for Dumfries and Galloway Disability Sport.

Teams of 5 people and upwards will be entered. For more information visit

“The emphasis is on a fun few hours of activities which will give an opportunity to have a go at a variety of sports; netball, football, tennis, cricket, and hockey plus an obstacle course with prizes for the winning team and as importantly the best-dressed team. No experience is necessary, just bring your trainers and your friends.”

– Amanda Creedon-Bass, Dumfries Sports Club


Transport summit being held in Dumfries

The region's roads were slammed in an Audit Scotland report Credit: ITV Border

Transport concerns in Dumfries and Galloway will be discussed at a summit today.

A report by Audit Scotland last week, found that only 50% of roads in the region were in an acceptable condition.

Dumfries and Galloway Council said it was investing millions into repairing the roads across the county.

Dumfries set for 999 Highland Games

Organisers of the 999 Highland Games in Dumfries are hoping the inclement weather won't put people off attending.

The games are being attended by paramedics, firefighters and police officers from all over Scotland to raise money for Dumfries and Galloway Blood Bikes and Clic Sergeant.

Participants will compete in a number of different games ranging from tossing the caber to tug-of-war.

The first event gets underway at Park Farm at 12 noon.

Thousands attending 2016 Dumfries Show

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Organisers of this year's Dumfries and Lockerbie Agricultural Show say it is going to be the best year ever as they host the Galloway Cattle World Congress.

Around 240 delegates from 16 countries are attending today's show, displaying some of the finest cattle in the world.

Huge crowds are expected to turn out, not just to see the cattle but everything else on offer too.


Series of break-ins in Dumfries

Another two break-ins have taken place in Dumfries, bringing the total to three in the last few days.

The latest two happened sometime overnight between Wednesday 27 July and Thursday 28 July.

The homes broken into are on Hill Street and Laurieston Avenue, an I-pod touch, photoframes, a throw and jewellery were stolen.

"this is the third housebreaking in the same area of Dumfries over the past few days. We are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious which might help us catch those responsible for these crimes.

Residents are also asked to call us immediately if the have any concerns about suspicious behaviour in this area. Hopefully working together we can put a stop to these crimes."

– Constable Pauline Kirk at Dumfries
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