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Community Focus

National Consultation Underway On Proposed Learning Disability, Autism & Neurodivergence Bill

CONSULTATION is underway on proposed legislation for Scotland aimed at improving the lives of people with learning disabilities and neurodivergent people.   The Scottish Government is...
Join the team and help out the NHS this year

Join The Team & Help Out The NHS This Year

NHS Dumfries and Galloway is looking for volunteers to help out in wards at hospitals across the region, with a recruitment evening planned later...

Dumfries Charity Receives £43K To Help Homeless

Dumfries based Charity SHAX has received a grant of £43,745 from Nationwide building Society, as part of their Community Grants programme, which brings their...
Dumfries Academy pupils dig wheelie deep

Dumfries Academy Pupils Dig Wheelie Deep

Hard-working Dumfries Academy pupils have turned dozens of old wheelie bins into planters as they dig deep to help create a new community garden. The...

Southwest Amateur Boxing Club: Building Community Through Fitness in Dumfries

Southwest Amateur Boxing Club, in Dumfries, stands as a beacon of community engagement and physical well-being. Serving individuals from diverse age groups, ranging from...

Local Initiatives in New Galloway Raises Funds for Community Food

New Galloway has launched a fundraising appeal with a book and baking extravaganza in its historic Town Hall, raising more than £600 for the...
Children's Hospices Across Scotland (C.H.A.S)

Dumfriesshire Masonic Order Donate £1900 to Childrens Hospices Charity

On Friday 2nd February at Rachel House, Kinross a cheque for £1,900 was presented to Children's Hospices Across Scotland (C.H.A.S) on behalf of the...
Wheatley Care customers receive £4000 in support thanks to kind contractors

Wheatley Care Customers Receive £4000 In Support Thanks To Kind Contractors

Customers of Wheatley Care have received extra support thanks to donations from kind-hearted contractors and suppliers.   Donations worth £4000 were organised by Wheatley Foundation, which...

Throwing for a Cause: Greens Darts Team in Dumfries Takes Aim at Prostate Cancer

On March 22nd-23rd, 2024, the Greens darts team, in Dumfries, is spearheading a 24-hour dart marathon fundraiser for Prostate Cancer UK. Throughout the 24-hour marathon,...
Dumfries care worker crowned ‘Social Care Worker of the Year’

Dumfries Care Worker Crowned ‘Social Care Worker of the Year’

A care worker in Dumfries and Galloway is celebrating after winning the Social Care Worker of the Year award at a prestigious ceremony.   Wheatley Care’s...