New TV Campaign Launches at Scottish Open

A new £400,000 campaign to promote Scotland as the Home of Golf will be showcased around the globe. First Minister Alex Salmond launched VisitScotland’s new television adverts on Thursday, the first to be purely dedicated to golf, at the Scottish Open at Castle Stuart in Inverness. The adverts will be shown during the coverage ofContinue reading “New TV Campaign Launches at Scottish Open”

Annandale and Eskdale Sports Academy Shortlisted for National Award

Joining the shortlist in the Beyond Sport Awards, a major awards programme for sporting initiatives, is the Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Annandale and Eskdale Sports Academy. The Academy is one of four shortlisted projects (alongside Tottenham Hotspur FC) for the Beyond Sport Awards in the P&G UK Impact Award Category. This category demonstrates how sportContinue reading “Annandale and Eskdale Sports Academy Shortlisted for National Award”

Signing of Fibre Broadband

The national contract for the roll out of the new fibre Broadband was signed today between the Scottish Government and BT. This national contract is said to provide Superfast Broadband to 75% of the region. This additional coverage is a result of the additional £12.6M investment that was made by Dumfries and Galloway Council toContinue reading “Signing of Fibre Broadband”

Congratulations to Scotland’s Wimbledon Winner

After winning the Men’s Final at Wimbledon in three straight sets, Andy Murray was congratulated by Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond. Salmond said it was a truly phenomenal victory. “Andy’s determination to win was visible in every point and he delivered an outstanding result in a real clash of tennis titans,” Mr Salmond said. “HisContinue reading “Congratulations to Scotland’s Wimbledon Winner”

Cumnock Residents Advised to Stay Indoors Due to Fire

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was mobilised at 4:53 PM today to a report of a fire within an unoccupied commercial premises in Caponacre Industrial Estate in Cumnock. The first attending appliance was from Cumnock Community Fire Station who made an initial attack on the blaze. Quickly thereafter, the Incident Commander requested additional back upContinue reading “Cumnock Residents Advised to Stay Indoors Due to Fire”

Range of Improvements Set Out

A raft of measures to improve the criminal justice system have been outlined in the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill, published today. The bill takes forward a range of proposals to modernise and improve efficiency within the criminal justice system, responding to reviews by Lord Carloway and Sheriff Principal Bowen. The bill includes provisions that willContinue reading “Range of Improvements Set Out”

Civil War Cinema Project Commended

Congratulations to the Civil War Cinema exhibition were given on Monday as South of Scotland MSP Joan McAlpine laid a motion before Parliament for the display in the Bakers Oven. The collaborative project was led by the National Galleries of Scotland Communities Outreach project in partnership with Dumfries and Galloway Council Museums, Youth Justice andContinue reading “Civil War Cinema Project Commended”

Langholm Celebrates First Man on Moon

David Stevenson, Freeman of Dumfries and Galloway, opened an exhibition in Langholm Town Hall on Sunday 2June 2013, commemorating the life of astronaut and Freeman of Langholm Neil Armstrong. ‘From the Moon to the Muckle Toon’ showcases Neil Armstrong’s career as an astronaut, and brings together photographs, documents and newspaper articles, and video footage fromContinue reading “Langholm Celebrates First Man on Moon”