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Dog walking destinations: It’s a walkie in the park for these dogs - Express

Dog walking destinations: It’s a walkie in the park for these dogs  Express

Our research suggests Culzean Castle in Ayrshire and Queen Elizabeth Forest Park in Stirlingshire are among highlights for dog lovers. The bonnie banks of ...

Published on 21 April 2019 | 8:23 am


Proud mum's hat-trick - The Scottish Farmer

Proud mum's hat-trick  The Scottish Farmer

A TEXEL cross ewe stands proudly over her new born triplet lambs in Dumfries and Galloway. Photo taken by local animal portrait artist Emily Nash at…

Published on 20 April 2019 | 1:00 pm


A lament for flat caps - HeraldScotland

A lament for flat caps  HeraldScotland

NICE to see the dear old chaps sitting in their wee park in the sunshine ("Those were the days...1960: 'a little pleasure park with a…

Published on 13 April 2019 | 4:12 am


Stranraer and Wigtownshire Free Press goes tabloid - HoldTheFrontPage.co.uk

Stranraer and Wigtownshire Free Press goes tabloid  HoldTheFrontPage.co.uk

An independent weekly is set to go tabloid next week for the first time in its 176-year history after the appointment of a new editor. The Stranraer and ...

Published on 12 April 2019 | 12:59 pm


Things sounding good for Galloway patients - The Galloway Gazette

Things sounding good for Galloway patients  The Galloway Gazette

A medical *service* vital to many suffering painful conditions in Wigtownshire is to be available on their doorstep for the first time.

Published on 6 April 2019 | 7:00 am


League One round-up: Arbroath denied title party as Dumbarton ease relegation fears - The Scotsman

League One round-up: Arbroath denied title party as Dumbarton ease relegation fears  The Scotsman

Arbroath's title celebrations were put on ice in dramatic fashion at the conclusion of their 1-0 victory over Angus neighbours Montrose.

Published on 6 April 2019 | 7:00 am


Seven beautiful spots to enjoy fresh Scottish seafood - HeraldScotland

Seven beautiful spots to enjoy fresh Scottish seafood  HeraldScotland

Scotland is blessed with thousands of miles of pristine coastline and as a result our seafood is the envy of grateful diners around the world. The…

Published on 5 April 2019 | 7:00 am


Busy time for Stewartry Sharks minis teams at Dumfries Saints' tournament - Daily Record

Busy time for Stewartry Sharks minis teams at Dumfries Saints' tournament  Daily Record

Stewartry RFC's youth section send Micros, P4/5 and P6/7 teams to play at Park Farm.

Published on 5 April 2019 | 7:00 am


Community grants from wind farm - Carrick Today

Community grants from wind farm  Carrick Today

Ballantrae Food Festival is one of 38 charities and community groups to be awarded grants by the Kilgallioch Community Benefit Company.

Published on 4 April 2019 | 7:00 am


Newton Stewart GC to make course easier as it’s “too difficult” - The Galloway Gazette

Newton Stewart GC to make course easier as it’s “too difficult”  The Galloway Gazette

Newton Stewart Golf Club are making a number of changes ahead of the new season to encourage more players to play the course because it is “too difficult”.

Published on 3 April 2019 | 7:00 am


Taking care of the public in rural areas - The Galloway Gazette

Taking care of the public in rural areas  The Galloway Gazette

A project aimed at transforming approaches to local health and social care has been drilling down into a series of specific topics – with ideas for tests of change ...

Published on 30 March 2019 | 7:00 am


Olympic champion Thrasher misses out on Lima 2019 place at American shooting trials - Insidethegames.biz

Olympic champion Thrasher misses out on Lima 2019 place at American shooting trials  Insidethegames.biz

Reigning Olympic champion Virginia Thrasher missed out on a place at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games at United States trials.

Published on 30 March 2019 | 7:00 am


Carluke YFC crowned Talent Spot stars - The Scottish Farmer

Carluke YFC crowned Talent Spot stars  The Scottish Farmer

CARLUKE YFC were crowned the winners at last weekend's West Regional Talent Spot – much to the delight of a packed crowd at the SEC Armadillo.…

Published on 29 March 2019 | 7:00 am


Loch Lomond's youngsters provide guard of honour for Warriors - The Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter

Loch Lomond's youngsters provide guard of honour for Warriors  The Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter

Loch Lomond's primary six players enjoyed a particularly action-packed weekend as they represented the club superbly well over two big fixtures…

Published on 27 March 2019 | 7:00 am


Video: Scottish SPCA rescues two deer in Wigtownshire - The Galloway Gazette

Video: Scottish SPCA rescues two deer in Wigtownshire  The Galloway Gazette

The Scottish SPCA has had to come to the aid of two deer entangled in discarded electric fencing in Wigtownshire.

Published on 21 March 2019 | 7:00 am


Anti-abuse campaign begins in Dumfries and Galloway - The Galloway Gazette

Anti-abuse campaign begins in Dumfries and Galloway  The Galloway Gazette

This week sees the launch of the region's child sexual exploitation awareness-raising campaign.

Published on 20 March 2019 | 7:00 am


What next for the Borderlands' £345m? - BBC News

What next for the Borderlands' £345m?  BBC News

The first projects backed by a recently announced £345m funding package for southern Scotland and northern England could begin before the end of the year.

Published on 20 March 2019 | 7:00 am


Excellent breeding dominates the teams named at nursery final - The Scottish Farmer

Excellent breeding dominates the teams named at nursery final  The Scottish Farmer

Approaching the Scottish inter-district nursery final, at Caberstone Farm, Walkerburn, Peebles, on Saturday March 2, we look at the patterns seen in…

Published on 28 February 2019 | 8:00 am


Spring comes early at Scotland's most exotic garden - HeraldScotland

Spring comes early at Scotland's most exotic garden  HeraldScotland

Spring has come early at Scotland's most exotic garden. Sandra Dick finds Logan Botanic Garden in Wigtownshire is marking its 50th anniversary by…

Published on 24 February 2019 | 8:00 am


Stirling bull sales: 18 Salers bulls top at 6,500gns - FarmersWeekly

Stirling bull sales: 18 Salers bulls top at 6,500gns  FarmersWeekly

Salers bulls topped 6500gns at Stirling on Monday (18 February) with 18 bulls selling to a clearance rate of 72% to average £3529, back on the year by.

Published on 20 February 2019 | 8:00 am


Scotland's Insider Guide: Wigtownshire - The National

Scotland's Insider Guide: Wigtownshire  The National

DESPITE its beauty, tranquillity, history and accessibility Galloway is still something of a well-kept secret.

Published on 10 February 2019 | 8:00 am


Dumfries and Galloway Council sets 2023 target date for roll-out of kerbside recycling - Daily Record

Dumfries and Galloway Council sets 2023 target date for roll-out of kerbside recycling  Daily Record

Members of the economy, environment and infrastructure were told the introduction of the multi-bin system shouldfinally be complete on March 31, 2023.

Published on 25 January 2019 | 8:00 am


Scotland weekend weather: Day-by-day ice and snow forecast - The Scotsman

Scotland weekend weather: Day-by-day ice and snow forecast  The Scotsman

Temperatures have plummeted in Scotland - but can we expect ice, sleet or even snow over the weekend? Here's a day-by-day weekend weather forecast for ...

Published on 18 January 2019 | 8:00 am


Met Office issues new yellow weather warning to Scotland as snow set to hit - The Scotsman

Met Office issues new yellow weather warning to Scotland as snow set to hit  The Scotsman

The Met Office has issued a new yellow weather warning to Scotland as further wintry conditions, including snow, are set to hit. This weather warning is in place ...

Published on 18 January 2019 | 8:00 am


Draw for preliminary round of Women's Cup Competition unveiled - The Offside Line

Draw for preliminary round of Women's Cup Competition unveiled  The Offside Line

THE composition of the pools and the fixture schedule for the preliminary round of this season's Women's Cup Competition has been made. There will be 11 ...

Published on 9 January 2019 | 8:00 am


P&O ferry: Lorries topple on board ship in Wigtownshire - Daily Star - Daily Star

P&O ferry: Lorries topple on board ship in Wigtownshire - Daily Star  Daily Star

P&O has declared a major incident after four lorries tipped over on the deck of one of its ferries this morning.

Published on 18 December 2018 | 8:00 am


Passengers and crew safe as lorries overturn on Scottish ferry - The National

Passengers and crew safe as lorries overturn on Scottish ferry  The National

MAJOR operations are underway after strong winds saw lorries overturn on a ferry docked in Scotland.

Published on 18 December 2018 | 8:00 am


Scottish Children’s Lottery raises over £3 million - UK Fundraising

Scottish Children’s Lottery raises over £3 million  UK Fundraising

The Scottish Children's Lottery has now raised £3 million to support children in every corner of Scotland.

Published on 18 December 2018 | 8:00 am


Rescue bids launched as ships struggle in ‘extreme’ UK weather - Metro Newspaper UK

Rescue bids launched as ships struggle in ‘extreme’ UK weather  Metro Newspaper UK

MAJOR operations have been under way after strong winds battering Britain saw a Russian cargo ship run aground off the Cornish coast and lorries overturn on ...

Published on 18 December 2018 | 8:00 am


It's over and out from Ian - The Scottish Farmer

It's over and out from Ian  The Scottish Farmer

IAN MACPHERSON, NFU Scotland/NFU Mutual's senior agent group secretary for Wigtownshire has hung up his boots after a staggering 38 years (and four…

Published on 15 December 2018 | 8:00 am


Scot wanted by FBI over alleged £1m Nasdaq share scam in court victory over extradition case - Daily Record

Scot wanted by FBI over alleged £1m Nasdaq share scam in court victory over extradition case  Daily Record

James Craig is accused of trying to distort prices on the Nasdaq exchange by starting Twitter rumours about companies.

Published on 13 December 2018 | 8:00 am


Kirkpatrick's host Wigtownshire ploughing contest - The Scottish Farmer

Kirkpatrick's host Wigtownshire ploughing contest  The Scottish Farmer

WIGTOWNSHIRE'S annual Open Ploughing Match was held last Saturday (December 8) at Little Lochans Farm, near Stranraer, where forty ploughmen from…

Published on 12 December 2018 | 8:00 am


Dalziel Rugby Club coach Graham Calder: We can win Shield final this Saturday! - Motherwell Times

Dalziel Rugby Club coach Graham Calder: We can win Shield final this Saturday!  Motherwell Times

Dalziel Rugby Club players will attempt to make history against Greenock this Saturday by winning the club's first West Regional Shield final.

Published on 6 December 2018 | 8:00 am


Missing Drummore couple’s family tell of heartache after two bodies found 10 miles apart in storm tragedy - The Scottish Sun

Missing Drummore couple’s family tell of heartache after two bodies found 10 miles apart in storm tragedy  The Scottish Sun

Susan Kenneavy's sister Barbara Drake, 62, paid tribute to the “devoted” pair following the grim discoveries.

Published on 2 December 2018 | 8:00 am


Garden of the week: Glenwhan Gardens & Arboretum, Stranraer - HeraldScotland

Garden of the week: Glenwhan Gardens & Arboretum, Stranraer  HeraldScotland

Glenwhan Gardens, Dunragit by Stranraer, Wigtownshire, Dumfries & Galloway DG9 8PH.

Published on 24 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Man arrested after woman 'stabbed multiple times' at house - STV News

Man arrested after woman 'stabbed multiple times' at house  STV News

Man arrested after woman 'stabbed multiple times' at house. The attack is said to have happened in a home on Main Street in Glenluce, Wigtownshire.

Published on 15 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Harestone bull comes top - Press and Journal

Harestone bull comes top  Press and Journal

The supreme champion at the Salers Cattle Society's show and sale at Castle Douglas made the joint top price of 9,000gns. Neil Barclay from Insch, ...

Published on 10 November 2018 | 8:00 am


'Rude' doctor wins Wigtownshire practice profit share - BBC News

'Rude' doctor wins Wigtownshire practice profit share  BBC News

A family doctor who was "rude to and dismissive of patients" has won a share of profits from his former partners. Dr Andrei Sheveleu parted ways with the ...

Published on 31 October 2018 | 7:00 am


Wigtownshire: Leswalt foursome retain curling title with huge win - The Galloway Gazette

Wigtownshire: Leswalt foursome retain curling title with huge win  The Galloway Gazette

The Wigtownshire Rink Championships Trophy was retained by Leswalt Curling Club at Stranraer Ice Rink after they steamrollered their opposition from ...

Published on 31 October 2018 | 7:00 am


Badminton....the country's leading participation sport? - HeraldScotland

Badminton....the country's leading participation sport?  HeraldScotland

New focuss on increasing participation following appointment of new Badminton Scotland Chief Executive.

Published on 24 October 2018 | 7:00 am


Fatal accident inquiry into fisherman’s death adjourned following unexpected evidence - Press and Journal

Fatal accident inquiry into fisherman’s death adjourned following unexpected evidence  Press and Journal

A fatal accident inquiry into the death of a fisherman off the west side of Shetland has been adjourned after unexpected evidence was revealed yesterday.

Published on 19 October 2018 | 7:00 am


MSPs pay tribute to former presiding officer Alex Fergusson - BBC News

MSPs pay tribute to former presiding officer Alex Fergusson  BBC News

MSPs pay tribute to former Presiding Officer Sir Alex Fergusson in a special Holyrood debate.

Published on 2 October 2018 | 7:00 am


Changes hit SRUC - The Scottish Farmer

Changes hit SRUC  The Scottish Farmer

HISTORICAL assurances about the future of rural education in the West of Scotland have 'proved worthless', it was alleged this week, as Scotland's…

Published on 29 September 2018 | 7:00 am


Newton Stewart hospital bed limit remains in place - BBC News

Newton Stewart hospital bed limit remains in place  BBC News

It had been hoped the restriction could be lifted but staff recruited to address the situation moved elsewhere.

Published on 26 September 2018 | 7:00 am


Dad too proud to ask for help took his own life - Metro

Dad too proud to ask for help took his own life  Metro

A dad who was 'too proud' to talk to his family about his mental health hanged himself after he refused to accept medication, an inquest heard. Martin Ringland ...

Published on 25 September 2018 | 7:00 am


A view from across the Irish Sea: Rugby surrendered its social benefit - The Offside Line

A view from across the Irish Sea: Rugby surrendered its social benefit  The Offside Line

Former player and current Irish politician Jim O'Callaghan fears for the futrue of rugby now that achievemet not participation is the focus.

Published on 12 September 2018 | 2:52 pm


New role for local MP - The Galloway Gazette

New role for local MP  The Galloway Gazette

One of the region's MPs will be taking up an additional role following his appointment as Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the leader of the House of ...

Published on 4 September 2018 | 7:00 am


25th anniversary of 'Lighthouse Weekend' - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

25th anniversary of 'Lighthouse Weekend'  Southgate Amateur Radio Club

The International Lighthouse and Lightships Weekend is happening this weekend, August 18-19th. ILLW is one of the largest operating events in the amateur ...

Published on 17 August 2018 | 7:00 am


Former Holyrood presiding officer Sir Alex Fergusson dies - BBC News

Former Holyrood presiding officer Sir Alex Fergusson dies  BBC News

Sir Alex Fergusson, a former presiding officer of the Scottish Parliament, dies at the age of 69.

Published on 31 July 2018 | 7:00 am


Laird for a night! Inside the stunning Scottish castle that you can rent for a bargain £18 - Daily Mail

Laird for a night! Inside the stunning Scottish castle that you can rent for a bargain £18  Daily Mail

Craigcaffie Tower is located outside the small town of Innermessan near Stranraer in Wigtownshire and is a perfect romantic getaway location.

Published on 29 May 2018 | 7:00 am


Wigtown: The 'tumbleweed' town transformed by books - BBC News

Wigtown: The 'tumbleweed' town transformed by books  BBC News

How securing a national literary role 20 years ago has revived the fortunes of a small Scottish high street.

Published on 16 May 2018 | 7:00 am


Farmer's fury at horses left to die in his field by 'neglectful' owner - Daily Record

Farmer's fury at horses left to die in his field by 'neglectful' owner  Daily Record

WARNING: Contains distressing images. Dougie Brown will have to fork out £700 to remove the animals as a rescue boss slams the SSPCA over a lack of ...

Published on 13 May 2018 | 7:00 am


Key appointments made to health group - The Galloway Gazette

Key appointments made to health group  The Galloway Gazette

Two key figures have been appointed to a ground-breaking project which is set to transform health and social care in Wigtownshire.

Published on 9 May 2018 | 7:00 am


BT Men's Bowl Final: Ross Sutherland squeeze past Wigtownshire - The Offside Line

BT Men's Bowl Final: Ross Sutherland squeeze past Wigtownshire  The Offside Line

Ross Sutherland were deserved winners after dominating large chunks of the match – but they had to dig deep against a Wigtownshire outfit which had not ...

Published on 28 April 2018 | 7:00 am


National Bowl Final: Wigtownshire back from the brink - The Offside Line

National Bowl Final: Wigtownshire back from the brink  The Offside Line

Wigtownshire rugby club was facing closure just 18 months ago but is now thriving at all levels after rediscovering its place in the local community. They play ...

Published on 26 April 2018 | 7:00 am


Warships gather on the Clyde for major exercise - The Lochside Press

Warships gather on the Clyde for major exercise  The Lochside Press

Ships and boats from 13 nations are gathering on the Clyde for a major international military exercise. The latest Exercise Joint Warrior, based at Faslane, will ...

Published on 18 April 2018 | 7:00 am


Sportsmen and women honoured at awards night - The Galloway Gazette

Sportsmen and women honoured at awards night  The Galloway Gazette

Top sporting talent across the Galloway area were recognised at the 15th Wigtownshire Sports Council's sports personality of the year awards last week.

Published on 29 March 2018 | 7:00 am


New Year Honours 2018: Border region recipients | Border - ITV News

New Year Honours 2018: Border region recipients | Border  ITV News

Read the latest Border stories, New Year Honours 2018: Border region recipients on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest Border news.

Published on 30 December 2017 | 8:00 am


Annual prizegiving night held at Newton Stewart club - The Galloway Gazette

Annual prizegiving night held at Newton Stewart club  The Galloway Gazette

Newton Stewart Golf Club held their annual prizegiving event on Saturday to celebrate an exceptional year for the club.

Published on 15 November 2017 | 8:00 am


Volunteer for Food Train during National Befriending Week - The Galloway Gazette

Volunteer for Food Train during National Befriending Week  The Galloway Gazette

Befriending Networks are leading the national befriending campaign again this year and Food Train is helping to raise awareness of befriending and how it ...

Published on 6 November 2017 | 8:00 am


Dumfries and Galloway Council bin scheme rollout timetable expected - BBC News

Dumfries and Galloway Council bin scheme rollout timetable expected  BBC News

A new kerbside collection *service* is expected to be extended three years after a pilot project began.

Published on 18 September 2017 | 7:00 am


The £2m global appeal to save an ancient clan seat - The Scotsman

The £2m global appeal to save an ancient clan seat  The Scotsman

A £2m international fundraising appeal is underway to restore the ancient seat of a lowland clan. The Clan Hannay Society wants to save the 16th Century ...

Published on 12 September 2017 | 7:00 am


Craig Hamilton eager to prove his worth at Hawick - The Scotsman

Craig Hamilton eager to prove his worth at Hawick  The Scotsman

When a rugby player reaches the age of 38, as Craig Hamilton did yesterday, the boots have either long been hung up or are still being employed but on a ...

Published on 1 September 2017 | 7:00 am


I, Daniel Blake screenwriter Paul Lavery comes home for Wigtown Book Festival - The National

I, Daniel Blake screenwriter Paul Lavery comes home for Wigtown Book Festival  The National

I, DANIEL Blake screenwriter Paul Laverty will return home when he appears at this year's Wigtown Book Festival.

Published on 1 September 2017 | 7:00 am


More than £11000 raised at RSABI charity ball - The Scottish Farmer

More than £11000 raised at RSABI charity ball  The Scottish Farmer

A CHARITY ball, held in Wigtownshire, has raised more than £11000 for RSABI.

Published on 23 July 2017 | 7:00 am


Charity Ball raises £11,000 - The Galloway Gazette

Charity Ball raises £11,000  The Galloway Gazette

A charity ball held in Wigtownshire recently raised over £11000 for RSABI, the charity that works to support people in Scottish agriculture.

Published on 18 July 2017 | 7:00 am


OBE for Wigtown book festival’s artistic director - The Galloway Gazette

OBE for Wigtown book festival’s artistic director  The Galloway Gazette

The artistic director of the Wigtown Book Festival, Adrian Turpin, has been awarded an OBE in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours list for services to literature ...

Published on 19 June 2017 | 7:00 am


Speedboat victims were suspected puppy smugglers - BBC News

Speedboat victims were suspected puppy smugglers  BBC News

Two men who died in a speedboat accident off the west coast of Scotland at the weekend were suspected puppy smugglers, it has emerged. Sandy Hamilton, 35 ...

Published on 9 May 2017 | 7:00 am


Wanda Campbell loses appeal against garage fraud sentence - BBC News

Wanda Campbell loses appeal against garage fraud sentence  BBC News

Wanda Campbell conned a south of Scotland garage firm out of £110000.

Published on 7 April 2017 | 7:00 am


Wellingtons Bar in Ayr named CAMRA Ayrshire and Wigtownshire pub of the year - Daily Record

Wellingtons Bar in Ayr named CAMRA Ayrshire and Wigtownshire pub of the year  Daily Record

Owner Nan O'Brien said she was delighted after her pub won recognition from the real ale organisation.

Published on 31 March 2017 | 7:00 am


The 51 bodies found in Scotland that no one can identify - The Scotsman

The 51 bodies found in Scotland that no one can identify  The Scotsman

He was an everyman, dressed in light blue polo shirt, jeans and navy trainers and carrying a toothbrush and set of headphones in his satchel bag.

Published on 21 March 2017 | 7:00 am


Mature drivers scheme launched in Dumfries and Galloway - The Galloway Gazette

Mature drivers scheme launched in Dumfries and Galloway  The Galloway Gazette

Drivers, over the age of 65 years of age across the Region are being invited to sign up to an initiative aimed to ensure that they keep themselves and others safe ...

Published on 1 March 2017 | 8:00 am


Legal advice sought over Drummore harbour's future - BBC News

Legal advice sought over Drummore harbour's future  BBC News

Expert legal opinion is to be sought to help take forward community ownership plans for a Wigtownshire harbour.

Published on 18 January 2017 | 8:00 am


Stroke victim has to pay her own physio - The Galloway Gazette

Stroke victim has to pay her own physio  The Galloway Gazette

A Wigtownshire woman recovering from a stroke has had to go private to progress her rehabilitation after NHS care stopped abruptly after a year.

Published on 31 December 2016 | 8:00 am


Conwoman is sent down after £110,000 fraud backfires - The Galloway Gazette

Conwoman is sent down after £110,000 fraud backfires  The Galloway Gazette

An “elaborate fraud” masterminded by a Wigtownshire conwoman eventually led to her downfall and saw her sent to prison for three years from the dock at ...

Published on 17 November 2016 | 8:00 am


Wigtownshire woman jailed over Castle Douglas garage fraud - BBC News

Wigtownshire woman jailed over Castle Douglas garage fraud  BBC News

A woman found guilty of conning a south of Scotland garage firm out of £110000 is jailed for three years.

Published on 16 November 2016 | 8:00 am


Wigtownshire bird book finally takes flight - BBC News

Wigtownshire bird book finally takes flight  BBC News

A book on birds based on notes gathered in the late 19th and early 20th centuries is published 78 years after the author's death.

Published on 15 November 2016 | 8:00 am


Thumbpots and roundhouses: Unravelling the mysteries of the Scottish Iron Age with the Whithorn Trust - Culture24

Thumbpots and roundhouses: Unravelling the mysteries of the Scottish Iron Age with the Whithorn Trust  Culture24

Last year, archaeologists began excavating a set of roundhouses on a boggy island at an Iron Age settlement near the Scottish burgh of Whithorn. Graeme ...

Published on 9 August 2016 | 7:00 am


Wigtownshire Iron Age roundhouse works get under way - BBC News

Wigtownshire Iron Age roundhouse works get under way  BBC News

Preparatory works begin to reconstruct an Iron Age roundhouse near the site of a major settlement in Wigtownshire.

Published on 4 July 2016 | 7:00 am


Wigtownshire Iron Age roundhouse reconstruction bid lodged - BBC News

Wigtownshire Iron Age roundhouse reconstruction bid lodged  BBC News

Plans are submitted to reconstruct an Iron Age roundhouse near the site of the discovery of a major settlement in southern Scotland.

Published on 31 March 2016 | 7:00 am


Wigtownshire U3A March meeting - The Galloway Gazette

Wigtownshire U3A March meeting  The Galloway Gazette

The Wigtownshire U3A March meeting was a most interesting talk given by Peter Wareing, in which he explained how he creates his unique pottery and told us ...

Published on 28 March 2016 | 7:00 am


Visit Scotland's mysterious stones and circles - Scotland Now

Visit Scotland's mysterious stones and circles  Scotland Now

THE nation's standing stones hold real cultural interest to locals and visitors, with many of the sites erected by man or beautifully formed organically.

Published on 19 March 2016 | 7:00 am


MSP calls for Dumfries to suspend recycling rollout - letsrecycle.com

MSP calls for Dumfries to suspend recycling rollout  letsrecycle.com

Dumfries and Galloway more than £400000 over budget for 2014/15 following separate recycling collection roll out.

Published on 29 September 2015 | 7:00 am


Wigtownshire Iron Age discovery forces history re-think - BBC News

Wigtownshire Iron Age discovery forces history re-think  BBC News

The discovery of an Iron Age settlement forces a re-think of the early history of the south of Scotland.

Published on 13 July 2015 | 7:00 am


Congregation celebrate Nigel’s 25th anniversary as a priest - The Galloway Gazette

Congregation celebrate Nigel’s 25th anniversary as a priest  The Galloway Gazette

Last Sunday many people, relatives and friends, some who had travelled a great distance to be at Challoch, members of the congregations of the three ...

Published on 1 July 2015 | 7:00 am


Stranraer moving in project granted DGHP funding - Scottish Housing News

Stranraer moving in project granted DGHP funding  Scottish Housing News

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) has granted funding from its community fund to a Stranraer project to help people move in to their new ...

Published on 31 March 2015 | 7:00 am


Evicted eagle turns up safe and well in Dumfries and Galloway - BBC News

Evicted eagle turns up safe and well in Dumfries and Galloway  BBC News

A young white-tailed eagle whose dramatic nest eviction was caught on camera on the Isle of Mull turns up safe and well in Dumfries and Galloway.

Published on 6 February 2015 | 8:00 am


Dumfries and Galloway Council waste collection 'lessons learned' - BBC News

Dumfries and Galloway Council waste collection 'lessons learned'  BBC News

A council has said lessons will be learned from any problems resulting from a new waste collection scheme in part of its region. The Dumfries and Galloway ...

Published on 4 November 2014 | 8:00 am


Crown in appeal talks over Stranraer rapist who walked free - Express.co.uk

Crown in appeal talks over Stranraer rapist who walked free  Express.co.uk

PROSECUTORS may appeal the sentence handed out to a teenager who raped a 12-year-old girl.

Published on 5 July 2014 | 7:00 am


Dunragit road works unearth ancient treasure trove - Scotsman

Dunragit road works unearth ancient treasure trove  Scotsman

AN IRON Age village along with a host of ancient artefacts including tools and jewellery have been discovered on a construction site of a new bypass for a ...

Published on 14 May 2014 | 7:00 am


Sorbie Primary school faces permanent closure - BBC News

Sorbie Primary school faces permanent closure  BBC News

A south of Scotland primary school which has had no pupils since April is facing permanent closure.

Published on 12 September 2013 | 7:00 am


Experts say Iron Age village at Black Loch of Myrton could be Scotland's Glastonbury - Culture24

Experts say Iron Age village at Black Loch of Myrton could be Scotland's Glastonbury  Culture24

The surprising discovery of a massive stone hearth complex in Wigtownshire has been compared to the important lake villages found by archaeologists in ...

Published on 30 August 2013 | 7:00 am


Scotland snow: Engineers battle to restore power in Arran, Kintyre and Wigtownshire - BBC News

Scotland snow: Engineers battle to restore power in Arran, Kintyre and Wigtownshire  BBC News

Engineers in Kintyre say damage to two electricity pylons in Friday's storm is much worse than originally thought.

Published on 25 March 2013 | 7:00 am


Newton Stewart rapist Douglas McCleary jailed for seven years - BBC News

Newton Stewart rapist Douglas McCleary jailed for seven years  BBC News

A man who subjected a woman to a sustained assault before raping her in a south west Scotland town is jailed for seven years.

Published on 8 March 2012 | 8:00 am


History of Barbados Villa, Wigtown - The Galloway Gazette

History of Barbados Villa, Wigtown  The Galloway Gazette

GALLOWAY boasts many connections with various corners of the world but there is one story behind a Wigtown house which has such a pull for one man it saw ...

Published on 19 May 2009 | 7:00 am


Hitory of Barnbarroch House, Whauphill - The Galloway Gazette

Hitory of Barnbarroch House, Whauphill  The Galloway Gazette

THE history of one of Galloway's former mansions has remained somewhat of a mystery as the destruction of Barnbarroch House was very little publicised.

Published on 14 July 2006 | 7:00 am








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