The closure of all gatherings due to the Corona virus, Covid19, meant that the Borgue Horticultural Society’s 2020 Flower Show was cancelled. Initiated in 1865, it was a great disappointment to villagers not to be able to participate in this annual event. So the Society’s Secretary, Jo Mercer came up with the idea of ‘Operation Tub’. She enlisted the help of Sarah Campbell, Janet Jones and Fiona Procter to provide a tub, some manure and some seedlings for all who wanted to participate in this venture As a result over 50 tubs began to appear outside gardens and at road ends despite initial worries that the floral arrangements would be eaten by snails, rabbits and deer. All took great pride in decorating and maintaining their tubs over the summer and the whole village benefitted from the colourful displays of flowers and vegetables. Click here to see a gallery of photographs taken at the end of August and beginning of September of some of the tubs.
The free Protect Scotland Mobile App from NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect is designed to help us protect each other, reduce the spread of coronavirus and avoid further lockdowns.
To get the app, type Protect Scotland or protect.scot into the Apple/iPhone App Store or Google Play.
More info at: www.protect.scot
The Annual General Meeting and September Business Meeting will take place via an online Zoom session due to the latest revisions to COVID-19 advice.
The connection details for the Zoom session are as follows:
Meeting ID: 762 8812 4441
Here are links to documents associated with the meetings:
Coronavirus Testing in Dumfries and Galloway is available for all members of our community with Coronavirus symptoms who are aged 5 years or older, through the Mobile Testing Unit that moves around the region on a daily basis.
- Wed 16 Sep – Dumfries DG1 Leisure Centre, DG1 2HT
- Wed 16 Sep – Sanquhar Fun Pool, DG4 6DB
- Thu 17 Sep – Dumfries DG1 Leisure Centre, DG1 2HT
- Thu 17 Sep – Langholm Kilngreen Car Park, DG13 OJN
- Fri 18 Sep – Dumfries DG1 Leisure Centre, DG1 2H
- Fri 18 Sep – Newton Stewart Riverside Car Park, DG8 6NQ
- Sat 19 Sep – Gretna Richard Greenhow Centre, DG16 5AQ
- Sat 19 Sep – Thornhill Community Centre
- Sun 20 Sep – Gretna Richard Greenhow Centre, DG16 5AQ
- Sun 20 Sep – Castle Douglas Market St Car Park DG7 1AE
Appointments can be made by logging on to the website: https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test
If you do not have access to the internet please phone:
0800 028 2816
Kerbside recycling is coming to D&G
Kerbside recycling is coming to D&G. We’re looking to introduce this over the next 6 to 12 months. As we go on this journey, we want to take you with us. Rubbish? Waste of time? Can it? You tell us…
We’re running an online Q&A session with Chair of Communities Committee Councillor Andy Ferguson and Infrastructure Manager James McLeod to answer your questions on what this means for you, and to tell you in some detail about our plans for roll out and implementation of this.
Please follow the link below to send us your question. Questions open up at 2pm on Thursday 24 July and close at 8pm on Sunday 26 July. We’ll share the Q&A session Thursday 6 August @ 14:00 on our social media channels.