The band was crowned Grade 3B World Champion and Champion of Champions.Read the full story ›
The building cost millions of pounds to build and has been closed since 2014 due to safety concerns.Read the full story ›
The scale of illegal puppy imports though ferry ports in Dumfries and Galloway is a 'real problem'.Read the full story ›
Scotland's largest free music youth event returns to Dumfries this year.
The Youth Beatz music festival attracts an audience of 12,000 people and features some of the country's most high profile artists.
Previous acts include Professor Green, Cascada, James Arthur, Amelia Lily, Tinchy Stryder, Emma's Imagination, Alexandra Burke, Chipmunk, Wagner, and N-Dubz.
This year, it will take place at Dock Park in Dumfries from 1pm to 9.30pm on Saturday, 12 August.
The festival aims to provide young people between the ages of 12 and 25, with a safe environment where they can gain information on a range of youth services available to them.
It also aims to promote skills development, build confidence and self-esteem, and foster community spirit and civic pride.
It is managed through a partnership led by Dumfries and Galloway Council.
The Muckletoon Adventure Festival will be returning to Dumfries and Galloway for its fifth year, attracting over 1,000 people.
Attractions include a 30km mountain bike trail as well as walking and running events.
The festival is set to take place between Friday 16th and Sunday 18th Junes.
It is part-funded by the Dumfries and Galloway Council through their Major Festivals and Events Strategy 2014-2018
Dumfries and Galloway Council is expecting to have to save £20 million next year, and is asking local people which services it should cut.Read the full story ›
If you do anything this week visit your local park - that's the message from Dumfries & Galloway Council.
Love Parks Week 2016 runs until 24 July and people are being urged to mark the event by getting out and about in their local park.
“During Love Parks Week, we are encouraging people to go and visit their local park – familiarise yourself with what is on your doorstep. We are lucky to have so many beautiful, open, green spaces here in Dumfries and Galloway. We want people to enjoy, take pride and fall in love with their local park.”
Dumfries and Galloway Council will be carrying out a number of roads maintenance works in Dumfries over the next three months.Read the full story ›
Kier Construction has released the following response to the statement from Dumfries and Galloway Council.
The statement has been agreed between Dumfries & Galloway Council and Kier:
Kier has met with Dumfries & Galloway Council for mediation discussions.
Under the rules guiding this mediation we are unable to make any further comment until this process is concluded.”
The latest report on the progress of works being carried out and the detailed project programme will be presented to Full Council on 19 October 2015.
The complexity of the project means that this has been a time consuming exercise, not just through the planning of remedial works but also through the accompanying legal case against the original contractor, Keir Construction.
As will be appreciated, the Council is working to have all strands of the project and accompanying legal case in place before taking any decisions on the way forward.
This will form the basis of a robust case, ensuring that we are in the best possible position to recover all costs relating to the building and subsequent closure of the site.
The temporary facilities that have been put in place to ensure no loss of service for DGOne customers have been a resounding success, with around 71,700 visits to the pool at the Ice Bowl. These facilities will remain in place for as long as they are required.
We anticipate that work will begin on the DGOne site as soon as possible after the Council makes a decision.