As most of you will be aware from the 26th December mainland Scotland will be placed in Level 4 for three weeks. Click on the link for a reminder of L4 Measures in an easy to read Matrix.

The local Friday waste collections on 25th December and 1st January will take place on the following Sundays. Click on the following link for more information: Festive Waste Collection

Could you transform the life of a child or young person?

Do you have experience of working with children and young people aged 8-18 years who may display challenging behaviours?

Do you have experience of or are you interested in offering refuge to unaccompanied asylum-seeking children/young people?

Are you in a position to be able to offer assistance to a child or young person in a time of crisis, due to a family breakdown?

Is your accommodation able to meet the housing requirements of young care leavers and do you have the skills to assist a young person through the transition into adulthood?

If you can answer “YES” to any of these questions, you may be what we are looking for!

Dumfries and Galloway are recruiting foster carers who are able to offer placements to:

  • Teenagers/young people
  • Unaccompanied asylum-seeking children/young people
  • Children (including sibling groups) in an emergency basis
  • Dumfries and Galloway Council are also recruiting Supported Lodgings Providers to help us meet our corporate parenting responsibilities.

Dumfries and Galloway offer ongoing training, 24/7 support and a boarding out allowance.

To find out more, give our Family Placement Team a call on 01387 260068 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Watch out for an email scam that has been circulating recently. It looks like it comes from delivery company DPD about a parcel being undeliverable due to an incomplete address. They ask for full address information via an online form and indicate there will then be a charge for redelivery. 

If you receive an email like this and you are not expecting anything from DPD, delete it immediately. 

Here is some guidance from Dumfries & Galloway Council about Remembrance events this year:

Remembrance Sunday

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Honour our fallen heroes with two-minute doorstep silence this Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday is set to be a very different occasion, as so many services have been cancelled, or attendance at places of worship strictly limited on numbers for those who are allowed to pay their respects – so that’s why we’re joining Legion Scotland to encourage you to join the nation in a two-minute doorstep silence at 11am this Sunday.

War memorials

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No formal Wreath Laying Ceremonies should be held. Churches are allowed to hold an indoor service, subject to the guidance that includes no more than 50 people attending and physical distancing being observed.

Although there will be no services at 11am, there is still the opportunity for you to pay your respects throughout the day, and lay a wreath. If there are others there, please observe physical distancing.