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  • Festival Aims to Bring More Sex, Music and Poetry to Rural Scotland

    Big Lit imports leading contemporary writers to darkest Dumfries and Galloway and provides a showcase for talent from the south west
    Booker nominee Michèle Roberts will be one of the main attractions at Big Lit when she runs a workshop on writing about sex.
    Organisers have today unveiled the programme for the four-day book festival in Gatehouse of Fleet from 16 to 19 April.

  • Secrets of Trusty's Hill revealed

    Archaeologists Ronan Toolis and Christopher Bowles will reveal the secrets of Trusty's Hill at a talk at 2 pm in the Community Centre, Gatehouse of Fleet on Saturday 6 April.
  • Cally Designed Landscape Project Bags Major Scottish Civic Prize

    At the Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards 2011 a commendation was awarded to the Cally Designed Landscape Project, Gatehouse of Fleet.  The award, which is supported by the Scottish Government, was presented by Fiona Hyslop, Minister for Culture and External Affairs at a special ceremony on 15 March at The Lighthouse in Glasgow.

  • National Award for the National Scenic Area

    Dumfries and Galloway has won a national planning award for work in the region’s three National Scenic Areas (NSAs). Finance Secretary John Swinney presented the award to the NSA project for the community involvement in helping to conserve and enhance some of Scotland’s finest landscapes.