Operation Dulcet Targets Dumfries and Galloway Underground

On Monday 4th February 2013, Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary began ‘Operation Dulcet’, with an aim to target those who are actively involved in the supply of drugs in the region. The cultivation and supply of cannabis has been part of the operations focus. The force-wide operation and has so far seen seven homes searched inContinue reading “Operation Dulcet Targets Dumfries and Galloway Underground”

Flooding in Twynholm

As of 8:50 pm on Wednesday February 13th, Dumfries and Galloway Fire and Rescue Servce attended an incident of flood water entering properties at Captain Brae and Brun Brae, Twynholm – caused by the burn running through Twynholm bursting its banks and flowing into adjoining properties. A Fire Appliance and Supervisory Officer were called toContinue reading “Flooding in Twynholm”

Getting Involved in Glasgow Games

South of Scotland MSP, Joan McAlpine, has called for local people to raise their hand to volunteer in the upcoming Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. McAlpine accompanied the Sun Bus Tour on the 12th February at Dumfries’ DGOne Complex; where she met the Games Mascot – Clyde Thistle – and got to try out some newContinue reading “Getting Involved in Glasgow Games”

World’s Oldest Post Office Threatened

Sanquhar Post Office, Dumfries-shire, currently holds the world record for the oldest working post office – celebrating its 300th birthday just last year. However, that post is under threat after the Royal Mail requested to remove its delivery work. In the case of Sanquhar Post Office closing, a post office in Stockholm, Sweden would assumeContinue reading “World’s Oldest Post Office Threatened”

Next Stage of Gretna Water Investment Commences

Scottish Water is launching its next stage of a significant water investment program in the Gretna area. The £131,000 upgrade to the water supply will further enhance water pressure and enable development in the area by increasing the size of a critical section of pipe which flows from the service reservoir serving the historic town.Continue reading “Next Stage of Gretna Water Investment Commences”

Mountaineers Welcome Decision on Wind Farm Scheme

The Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) welcomed the news made on the 12th February that the Highland Council North Planning Committee decided to reject two industrial-scale onshore wind farm planning proposals. The MCofS is made of 11,400 members; representing hill walkers, climbers and mountaineers. The Glemorie Wind Farm (north of Dingwall) and Dalnessie Wind FarmContinue reading “Mountaineers Welcome Decision on Wind Farm Scheme”

Salmond Announces £50,000 Grant Fund to Assist Farmers and Agricultural Workers

The First Minister, Alex Salmond, has announced a grant of £50,000 to be given to The Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RSABI) to assist farmers and farm workers who have suffered hardship as a result of terrible weather that affected crops last year.  The grant was announced whilst speaking at a National Farmers Union ScotlandContinue reading “Salmond Announces £50,000 Grant Fund to Assist Farmers and Agricultural Workers”

Scottish Government and FSA Discussions on Horse Meat Incident

Key stakeholders of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Scottish Government met on the 11th of February to discuss the ongoing horse meat incident. This comes after horse DNA in beef products on sale in Britain and Ireland was found, causing certain companies to withdraw its stock. Representatives from the Food Standards Agency in Scotland,Continue reading “Scottish Government and FSA Discussions on Horse Meat Incident”

Castle Douglas Fire-fighter Awarded Long Service Medal

On Tuesday 6 February, Crew Manager William Grieve from Castle Douglas Fire Station was presented with the Queen’s Fire Brigades 20 year long service and good conduct medal in recognition of his service to Dumfries and Galloway Fire and Rescue and his local community of Castle Douglas. Grieve joined the Fire Service in August 1992Continue reading “Castle Douglas Fire-fighter Awarded Long Service Medal”