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Dumfries gets a new town ambassador

Lorraine Wilson is the new Town Ambassador. Credit: Dumfries & Galloway council

Dumfries and Galloway council have appointed a new Town Ambassador, to increase "engagement with local community groups".

Lorraine Wilson, a former Community Safety Officer, was given the role, which includes providing information for visitors and supervising street cleaning.

The Peoples' Project, who jointly fund the role with the council, say it is also a way of improving the town's services and supporting the community:

This is an exciting project for the people of Dumfries and I hope that the public will embrace it, but also give Lorraine time to make a difference. Rome wasn't built in a day, as the saying goes, and neither was Dumfries, but by working together and listening to positive ideas from the public we can better support a community that we can all be proud of.

– Mark Jardine, Peoples’ Project