Work is underway on a programme that has been designed to transform and improve parts of Gretna Green and Springfield.
The regeneration will take around four months to complete and includes:-
- Enhancing community seating area at Headless CrossCreating new community seating area at Westgill Road
- The creation of four sandstone Gateway features designed to mark the key entrances to Gretna Green and Springfield
- Tree planting on Gretna Loaning and in Springfield
- Improvements to the footway at Stormont Terrace
The works, which are being funded by Dumfries and Galloway Council, will cost around £250,000, and the money will come from the Council’s Capital Programme.
Councillor Craig Peacock has said that the regeneration project in Gretna and Springfield will see many improvements made to the area.
Dumfries and Galloway Council commissioned the work, which began today.
Work has begun to improve the centre of Gretna Green and Springfield for both residents and visitors.
The regeneration, commissioned by Dumfries and Galloway Council, will cost £250,000 and will include extensive improvements in the centre of Gretna at Headless Cross.
It is expected to be completed by Spring.
Work to regenerate the area around the railway station in Annan is underway.
Dumfries & Galloway Council have allocated £260,000 to the project.
New lighting will be put in and roads will be re-surfaced. Landscaping will also improve access to the station and Annan Academy.
Dumfries and Galloway Council say the regeneration of the Gretna, Lockerbie, Annan corridor is a priority.
Work has begun to regenerate the area around the railway station in Annan.
Dumfries and Galloway Council have allocated over £260,000 to improve the local area.
New lighting will be put in, roads will be re-surfaced and there will be landscaping done to improve access to the station and Annan Academy.
A masterplan to regenerate the centre of Lockerbie is going on display in the town's library.
The exhibition shows how the town will look when the current work to revitalise it is finished.
Designs for the construction of new sheep sculptures, proposed to be situated outside of the town hall, will also be on show.
A full-size representation of the sheep sculptures will be available for the public to view.
Members of the public can view the display until Saturday 31st August.
Plans to prevent flooding along the Whitesands in Dumfries are going on display to the public today.
The area regularly floods during the Winter months and local businesses have been campaigning for a flood prevention scheme for years.
Designs have also been drawn up to regenerate the area.
The Scottish Government has promised the people of Stranraer that it is committed to regenerating the town.
The Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited Stranraer today to talk about the redevelopment of the old Stena port.
However, critics say not enough is being done.
You can watch the full report from Hannah McNulty below.