Are you staying on at school in post-compulsory education?

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If yes then you may be able to apply
for an EMA.

EMA is based on your household income. The income thresholds to qualify for an EMA is £24,421 (subject to change) for households with one dependent child and £26,884 (subject to change) for households with more than one dependent child. You must meet all other eligibility criteria detailed in the Guidance document and Application form.

Guidance and information on how to apply can be found at

If you think you may qualify you can apply now.

Several of our local roads are due to be re-surfaced between the 7th and 14th of July. This work will typically require the section of road to be closed for one day. Signs will be placed warning of the work. This work is weather dependent so we do not have exact dates for each road section.

A(P)755 Minto to Barharrow 08/07/2021-14/07/2021
B727 Borgue to Brighouse 07/07/2021-13/07/2021
C8s Coo Place to Knockbrex 08/07/2021-14/07/2021
U40s Borness 07/07/2021-13/07/20
U39s Muncraig 08/07/2021-14/07/2021
U37s Kirkandrews 08/07/2021-14/07/2021


DG1 Leisure, Dumfries

Fri 3 Sept 10.30am - 4.00pm
Sat 4 Sept 9.00am - 3.00pm
Sun 5 Sept 9.00am - 3.00pm

DAY 1 Learn, demonstration and detail each gentle move and progressions from easy to challenging.

DAY 2 Practice teaching movements and adaptations.

DAY 3 Plan, structure and deliver a one hour class. Assessment conducted during Day 3.

Participants will also be required to undertake an additional 1-day Core Macmillan Volunteering Training day, provided locally.

To confirm your interest on the course please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and provide the following: name, address, mobile contact number and email address.

Prospective applicants should also detail (in no more than 500 words) why they wish to be a Volunteer Gentle Movement instructor.

Registration deadline is 16 July 2021