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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: 14/12/2018 12:40:48

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 11:07
Lieutenant Colonel Sir Malcolm Ross retires from his position as Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for The Stewartry of Kirkcudbright on Friday 26 October 2018. Sir Malcolm succeeded Lieutenant General Sir Norman Arthur as Her Majesty’s Lord...
Thursday, 18 October 2018 13:36
Dumfries and Galloway Council is aware that the ongoing closure of Ayr Train Station is causing considerable problems for people in the Stranraer and wider Wigtownshire area. An extended exclusion zone has been in place at the building adjacent to Ayr...
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 14:30
Dumfries and Galloway Council walked away with an excellence awards at the local government Oscars last week. The Cosla Excellence Awards showcase the very best projects in local government. Last week, our council was awarded one of the top gongs for...
Friday, 12 October 2018 16:49
An innovative conference focused on tackling the issue of empty homes was held today in Dumfries (Friday 12 October). There are various reasons why properties become empty and remain so. At the conference, the challenges associated with empty homes were...
Thursday, 11 October 2018 11:29
The Council’s Social Work Services committee [16.10.2018] will be updated on progress by the Community Justice Partnership over the last 12 months. In April 2017, Community Justice Scotland was established and the functions and responsibilities...
Thursday, 11 October 2018 11:25
Councils have a statutory requirement to provide Scottish ministers and Community Justice Scotland with an annual report on the operation of Community Payback Orders [CPO]. CPO were introduced by the Scottish Government in 2011, enabling courts to...
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 16:39
Dumfries and Galloway Council is supporting Baby Loss Awareness Week 2018. Each year, thousands of parents across the UK are devastated by the loss of a very young child, including miscarriage, termination due to foetal issues, stillbirth, neonatal...
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 19:15
After a year in the planning, a multi-million-pound proposal to provide significant investment to the Borderlands has formally been submitted to UK and Scottish Governments. The Deal’s proposals, which support a wide range of innovative projects,...
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 19:13
Support for the ambitious Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal, was agreed, unanimously, at the meeting of Dumfries and Galloway’s Full Council on 25th September. Following the cross-party agreement, the proposals for this deal were submitted to both...
Monday, 01 October 2018 15:30
At the September meeting of the Council’s Communities Committee it agreed to distribute £250,000 of Anti-Poverty funding to groups and organisations across the region. The money is to be distributed using a process called Participatory...
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