Press enquiries

Contact Information for the Communications Unit of Dumfries and Galloway Council.

The Communications Unit can be reached during normal working hours (9am to 5pm weekdays, excluding public holidays).

For audit/tracking purposes, all media enquiries should be emailed to and all responses will be given via email.

If you want to speak to our communications officers, you can call them on the mobile numbers below. Their areas of responsibility are listed below.

Working-hours contact information

Claire Beattie, Communications Lead Officer
Claire heads the communications officers' team and covers Economic Development (including Borderlands and SOSE), Climate, Planning, Corporate enquiries and Elections.
Tel: 07747 441594

Steven Kirkpatrick, Communications Officer
Steven covers Education and Learning as well as major projects and Elections.
Tel: 07500 032404

Gary Kirkpatrick, Communications Officer
Gary covers Social Work, Armed Forces, Lord Lieutenancy, Resettlement, Community Asset Transfers, Youth Work, Poverty and Inequalities, Civic Events, Roads, Waste, Infrastructure, Leisure Facilities, Museums and Galleries, Licensing, Trading Standards and Community Safety.
Tel: 07584 112560

The Communications Manager is David Sawyer. He is responsible for the Communications Unit (communications officers, graphics, multimedia, social and web) and can be reached on 07770 886923.

Page last updated: 15/11/2023
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