New Dumfries jobs centre opens to tackle high youth unemployment

The sign on the wall declares the centre's mission Credit: ITV News Border

A new centre for employment has opened in Dumfries to help people find work.

The "Total access point", or TAP centre, is based on Nith Place and is specifically aimed at supporting businesses and young people.

It's the council's latest idea in the battle to get youth unemployment down in Dumfries and Galloway, where it is consistently above the national average.

The new centre will provide businesses and young people with advice and support to find work.

The centre will act as a one-stop-shop where people can access a wide range of services, from all sectors of the employment industry.

It means people in Dumfries and Galloway now have a single point of contact for making the first steps into employment.