Buy Social Scotland website launches with corporate challenge

he #BuySocialScotland services directory promotes over 100 organisations delivering social and environmental impact in communities across Scotland....
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Girlguiding Dumfries and Galloway launches across region

Girlguiding Dumfriesshire, Girlguiding Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, and Girlguiding Wigtownshire, have merged to form Girlguiding Dumfries and...
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Sue joins team at Shambellie House

Sue Hughes has many years’ experience managing museum and heritage sites, along with developing and delivering art, craft and local history...
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New project to help working-age people living with sensory impairment

The new service aims to enable people with sight and/or hearing impairment to adapt to life with sensory loss and maintain and build...
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Machars Basics Bank appeals for Food Donations

Machars Basics Bank which provides dedicated support and assistance to families and individuals in need throughout the Machars Area of Wigtownshire,...
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Trust complete delayed training programme in traditional skills

There were 75 trainees in total over five days from all walks of life and all...
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Virtual event to explore benefits of 5G technology for South Scotland

The event aims to highlight how to be more productive, efficient and competitive by capitalising upon the upcoming introduction of 5G in the...
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New report highlights work of TSIs throughout Covid-19

The aim of the review was to better understand the role of Third Sector Interfaces during the Covid-19...
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Loch Ken plans to be the world’s first ‘future-ready’ community

The ‘first’ for this type of approach will seek to align the plan with all 17 of the UN Sustainable Development...
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DAGCAS making debt advice more accessible in the region

A new Multi-Channel Debt Advice team will enhance specialist debt advice...
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Funding success for The Guild helps promote young performers

The Guild, producers of the popular monthly Dumfries Market Festival have used some of this award to purchase Busking...
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Funding to tackle violence against women and girls

The fund includes more than £28 million for frontline services which provide direct support to women and...
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Healthy Ageing competition to support social enterprises

The Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) are holding a competition to support social enterprises in developing products and services that tackle...
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New Round of Robin Rigg Community Fund Opens

Solway Firth Partnership (SFP) is once again running the Robin Rigg Community Fund for 2022 on both side of the Solway Firth. The Robin Rigg...
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Evolution of Big Burns Supper

Organisers of Big Burns Supper are undertaking a community consultation about the evolution of the festival, and the event model ahead of the next...
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Quarriers to launch new Parent Carer Support Service

The new service will support parent carers of children under 18 affected by disability, physical or mental health issues, or complex support needs....
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2021 Third & Independent Sector Workforce and Recruitment Survey

DG Health and Social Care Partnership is currently developing a new workforce plan and at present there is very little information about our local...
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Significant rise in region’s drug deaths in first half of 2021

In the first six months of 2021 there was a total of 25 suspected drug-related...
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Communities get active across the region thanks to volunteers

Volunteers have undertaken various training to ensure a range of walks are on offer to people of all...
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Welcome to the Multiverse – Two days of music at spectacular venue

Crawick Multiverse, near Sanquhar, is a 55-acre visitor destination featuring standing stones, great sculpted mounds and other breath-taking...
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Grow well in Dumfries and Galloway with new App launch

The aim of the free app is to provide information on food and physical activity for expectant parents and families with children under...
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Free support launched for social enterprises in Dumfries and Galloway

A team of five specialists can offer one-to-one support or an independent perspective on a social enterprise’s vision or...
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Castle Douglas Bike And Food Festival needs volunteers

People of all ages and abilities are needed to help deliver a fantastic weekend of...
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Update on Changes to Employment Law from Citizens Advice Service

Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service detail 'significant' changes to employment...
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The Edge – Free gambling education workshops for young people

The six-month pilot project is aiming to raise practitioners skills and knowledge around gambling...
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Social Media and Communications intern moves on to a bright future

Modern Apprenticeships are focussed on the workplace and students receive remote support from College tutors using digital technology...
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Consultation on draft South of Scotland Regional Economic Strategy

The consultation on the draft first ever South of Scotland Regional Economic Strategy is open now and runs until Monday August...
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See your organisation benefit from a fully funded part-time employee

Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway (TSDG) is acting as an approved Kickstart Gateway to help organisations in Dumfries and Galloway to access funding...
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Scottish Government hand over Shambellie House to local Trustees

It is planned to start to deliver a range of courses in January delivered by local artists, makers, photographers and...
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Development Forum helps bring Tour Series to town for festival

The 2021 Tour Series calendar been announced revealing three new host venues for this August’s events. Castle Douglas will host the final of the...
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Loch Ken Ranger Service receives support from Better Places Fund

An award from the Better Places 2 fund has allowed the Trust to enhance its ranger service, gearing up for what promises to be a busy summer. ...
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Move More relaunches across the region

The Move More physical activity programme has recently relaunched in Dumfries and Galloway. Dumfries and Galloway Council is working in partnership...
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Venture Trust supporting people to gain life skills, stability and confidence

Venture Trust’s wilderness journeys help deliver three-phase personal development programmes that include one-to-one and group support, outdoor...
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Launch of Minority Ethnic Emerging Leaders Programme

The Minority Ethnic Emerging Leaders programme will see up to 50 young people between the ages of 18 and 29 benefit from a nine-month professional...
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Libby joins team at Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Service

Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Service delivers independent one to one and collective advocacy across the...
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Ambitious strategy for the future of the South of Scotland to be considered

The draft strategy could soon be made available for public consultation ahead of being finalised later this...
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Region says thank to work of volunteers during COVID

A special electronic certificate was created by the local resilience partnership to be presented to Covid...
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The Multiverse expands with official opening of The Coalface

Crawick Multiverse, a spectacular 55-acre land art installation, near Sanquhar, was the vision of artist Charles...
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New home required for homeless support charity SHAX

SHAX is an award winning re-use furniture social enterprise and charity helping people in new and low-income households to start and sustain a home....
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Enterprise agency SOSE pledges to deliver for the South of Scotland 

South of Scotland Enterprise will develop its own offering through new services, support and...
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Queen’s Award for volunteers Galloway Mountain Rescue Service

Galloway Mountain Rescue Team was one of 230 diverse charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups to be awarded the honour last year....
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British Empire Medal presented to community stalwart Mairi Ann

Mrs McIntyre has has been involved with charity fundraising projects in Wigtownshire for more than 50...
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Over £500,000 Lottery funding goes to 15 organisations across region

The Usual Place led the way with almost £250,000 to continue to run its skills and personal development...
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Town Hall to be brought back to life after £1million further support

The £2.65m project will see the creation of a 16-bed bunkhouse which will be predominantly for walkers travelling on the 143-mile Whithorn...
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Nurse of the year Jenny joins Blood Bikes’ fleet in Dumfries and Galloway

Dumfries and Galloway Blood Bikes has a tradition of naming its new vehicles and chose Nurse of the Year Jenny for its latest...
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Local art organisations to benefit from £50,000 funding

£50,000 funding is going to ten organisations across Dumfries and Galloway from the Regional Arts Fund...
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Renewables provide multi million boost for Dumfries and Galloway Communities

The investment has been provided through community benefit funds linked to onshore windfarms in the...
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Welcome to Ken Scott, the new Loch Ken Ranger

Ken Scott is a retired police officer now living in Kirkcudbright, and a frequent user of the...
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Spring Fling reveals line up of 2021 artists

Spring Fling is a visual art and contemporary craft open studios event in Dumfries and...
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New tree planting initiative takes root in South of Scotland landscape

Up to 10,000 new landscape trees over could be planted over the next 12...
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