Thursday, November 14, 2019
Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 creates a wave of excitement with further celebratory events revealed  Today (WED 13 November) saw Cabinet Secretary, Fiona Hyslop mark ‘50 days to go’ and unveil 30 further events set to make a huge splash in celebration of Scotland’s Year of Coasts...
Sanquhar Post office Sale
There is a unique opportunity to buy the World’s Oldest Operating Post Office at Sanquhar in Dumfries and Galloway for just over a quarter of a million pounds. The historic Post office in South West Scotland has a real postal heritage attracting many visitors. Originally opened in 1712 now becoming...
Dumfries firm Lotus Electrical Services Ltd has been approved as a smart chargepoint installer for electric vehicles by the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV). Businesses don’t grow by standing still - keeping up with advances in technology in an ever-changing landscape is tough, but this is where Lotus Electrical...
YOUTH BEATZ VOLUNTEERS PRAISED AS EVENT BRINGS £564k INTO LOCAL ECONOMY
Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Communities Committee meets on Tuesday 5 November and will receive an evaluation report into the 2019 Youth Beatz Festival. The report will ask members to acknowledge the key contribution of the 202 volunteers involved in the Youth Beatz Festival and The Toon. Members will also be...
Tourism campaign celebrates successful first year
A MAJOR campaign to promote the South of Scotland as a holiday destination is celebrating a successful first year, reaching a potential audience of more than 183 million people around the world.   See South Scotland was launched by VisitScotland in October 2018, to market the whole of the South of...
BAREND LODGES AWARD
Sandyhills based Barend Holiday Lodges recently won the title of  Best Lodge of the Year category and took the trophy home at the Hotel Awards Scotland 2019. The event welcomed over 120 guests at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel, on Tuesday 1st of October in a celebration of the Scottish hotel sector. Co-owner...
Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Major Events Strategic Fund is to open for applications from Monday 14 October until Friday 22 November 2019. The Fund this year supported many highly successful festivals and events including Skiffeworlds - the World Championships in coastal rowing, the Oyster Festival, also based in Stranraer, the...
A new chapter for Cumbrian Estate Agency
A Cumbrian estate agency is looking forward to a new chapter, following a management buyout and backing from a renowned national agency. Cumberland Estate Agents, formerly part of the Cumberland Building Society Group, has been bought by Graeme Macleod, the agency’s managing director for the past three years. The estate...
Top Scottish Boutique Hotel is in Portpatrick
A Portpatrick Hotel  has been named the "Top Boutique Hotel" in Scotland at a national hospitality awards ceremony held in Glasgow this week. The Mount Stewart Hotel was awarded the accolade at the Hotel Awards Scotland 2019, topping a list of nominations which included some of the best known establishments...
THE RISE OF COUNTERFEIT BANK NOTES AND HOW TO SPOT THEM
People and businesses across Dumfries and Galloway are being warned to be wary of counterfeit bank notes following a recent operation which resulted in the seizure of 1.3 million counterfeit Euros across Europe. The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) has unveiled its top tips on how to spot a counterfeit...