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We publish all of our recent press releases online so you can keep up to date.

You can use special RSS software (or newer web browsers) to subscribe to an RSS feed of our recent press releases . Email communications.unit@dumgal.gov.uk or call 01387 260331 if you'd like further details on any of our press releases.

Recent releases

Last Updated: 11/12/2018 13:06:06

Tuesday, 11 September 2018 15:34
Last week (Thursday 6 September) saw Dumfries and Galloway walk away with the top awards in a national award ceremony. The Keep Scotland Beautiful Awards in Haddington saw a number of Dumfries and Galloway projects win prestigious titles. The award...
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 10:32
National Museums Scotland and Dumfries and Galloway Council have agreed the terms of a 25-year Partnership Agreement which will enable the organisations to work together across a number of areas, including future displays of the Galloway Hoard at the...
Thursday, 06 September 2018 13:00
A new Council initiative is aiming to grow the next generation of superb events for the region. The Regional Events Growth Fund will open for applications from 17 September, and festivals and events organisers are being urged to apply if their existing...
Friday, 31 August 2018 15:43
The first of a number of phases of work will start from Monday 10th and throughout September at Stranraer Harbour. This work is not only needed but is compulsory and is the result of an inspection by the Health and Safety Executive which identified...
Friday, 31 August 2018 15:15
The results are in. People still feel safe in their local community. 90% of people told us that they feel safe where they live. This is compared to the national average of 87%. The survey results will be presented to Members at the meeting of...
Friday, 31 August 2018 15:13
Rent charges for temporary accommodation will be reduced across the region from October this year. This is the proposal that Members of the Communities committee will be asked to sign off at the meeting next week (6 September). The Scottish Government...
Friday, 31 August 2018 15:12
Dumfries and Galloway Council is wanting to hear from groups to take forward the development of inclusive playparks in the region. Groups are being sought in Newton Stewart, Castle Douglas, Upper Nithsdale and Lockerbie to lead on the development of the...
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 15:54
In June 2017 Dumfries and Galloway Council allocated £1 million from Council Tax on second homes to create a new Town Centre Living Fund. The aim of this is to increase the supply of affordable housing in town centres and settlements by bringing...
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 14:41
The Strategic Housing Investment Plan, otherwise known as SHIP sets out key priorities for affordable housing development in our region and identifies the resources needed to deliver the project. This Council recognises that poor housing can contribute...
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 12:40
The Council’s Social Work Services committee [28.08.2018] considered Scotland’s first national report on corporate parenting in Scotland. Dumfries and Galloway Council has a robust corporate parenting action plan, setting out the...
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