A terrific tale with a time travelling teacher

Working at an elite school in Dumfries and Galloway, Scottish history master Mr Petrie has the gift of eternal life. He embarks on time-travelling missions where he is often met by famous and ruthless characters from history. Mr Petrie seeks out an apprentice to help him but the young boy’s past holds its own secrets.…

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Artists send online D&G postcards

NEARLY 40 artists and makers have contributed small-scale works to an online exhibition entitled “A Postcard From D&G”. Pieces created for the initiative range from paintings, drawings and feltwork through to original prints and glass. Artists who have taken part in the exhibition include Heather Blanchard, Lisa Hooper, and Amanda Simmons. The online show opens…

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Kirkcudbright to host a showcase art weekend

Artists and environmentalists are to join forces to boost Kirkcudbright’s profile. Kirkcudbright Artists’ Town – Past and Present will run from Friday 20 – Sunday 22 March, to give a unique insight into the lives and works of some of the artists who have made this picturesque town their home, past and present. The venture,…

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Record number of Hogmanay weddings set for Gretna

Tomorrow, 31 December 2019, will see the highest number of civil marriages conducted in venues across the Gretna and Gretna Green area on Hogmanay. There are 59 weddings in total being held, which is the highest number recorded since Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Registration Office opened in Central Avenue in September 1991. Analysis of marriage…

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The town where it’s all light on the night

A Scottish town is set to trip the light fantastic this month. In partnership with Kirkcudbright Festival of Light and Museums Galleries Scotland, Kirkcudbright Galleries is holding two events to kickstart the Festival of Light next week. The evening workshop offers members of the public, from all ages, a chance to create their own lantern…

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Fun and games at a celebration of arts

A new generation of artists and makers will be presenting everything from a mini puppet circus to luxury wedding tiaras this weekend. It comes as part of Spring Fling 2019 visual art festival (Friday 25 to Bank Holiday Monday, 27 May). Each year Scotland’s premier open studios weekend, and its parent organisation Upland, run schemes…

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A tremendous chance to develop in the country

A large site with derelict farmhouse and outbuildings, holding full planning consent for demolition, re-build and erection of an extended dwellinghouse and car port is now for sale. Gordonston is presented for sale by Galbraith, and is located at St Johns Town Of Dalry, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway. Gordonston is situated in a peaceful…

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Scottish gull-proof waste bags trial gets underway

We’ve all seen gulls causing having in town centres and seaside locations all over Scotland by ripping open bin bags with their beaks. But now one Scottish council is fighting back against those those feathered pests. Dumfries and Galloway Council are aware of the issues residents have with gulls. They are tp carry out a…

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Changing state of rural Scotland put in sharp focus

After 20 years as a soldier, author Jamie Blackett arrives home in Dumfries and Galloway ready to settle into rural life with his young family. However, he finds the countryside he grew up in is very much changed and must now learn to adapt to the new order. Blackett reflects back to his childhood, offering…

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