Dumfries and Galloway Council has launched a Facebook page to sit alongside our Twitter account. You can like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter (@dgcouncil). These channels will be used to provide the latest up to date news and views from in and around the Council.
Guidance on acceptable use
Dumfries and Galloway Council has a number of Social Media outlets which we invite the public to follow us on. Our Council has a social media policy. Staff operating our own social media outlets or contributing to others will also make sure that contributions obey the rules or guidelines of those communities.
We reserve the right to remove any contributions that break online community rules and guidelines. Please observe the following guidance:-
Please take care not to make defamatory statements. In law this means a statement that lowers the reputation of a person or organisation in the eyes of a reasonable person. By publishing such a statement we can both get into serious trouble. We will therefore remove any statement that could be deemed to be defamatory.
In the six week run up to an election - local, Scottish, general or European - councils must not do or say anything that could seen in any way to support any political party or candidate. We will continue to publish important service announcements using social media, but may have to remove responses if they are overtly party political.
Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Personal information is subject to the Data Protection Act 1998. Information held by public bodies such as our Council can be disclosed under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 200?
Formal complaints and feedback
If you wish to make a formal complaint or feedback any information formally please use the Comments, Compliments and Complaints section of the website.
List of Dumfries and Galloway Council services on Facebook