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Active Communities Dumfries and Galloway

Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Active Communities programme offers a wide variety of community classes designed to encourage and support adults (18+) to be more physically active.

Many classes include strength and balance activities to help people stay stronger for longer. The programme is available in towns and village halls across the region, with example classes being Stroll in the Park, Gentle Movement and Easiobics. 

Classes are fun, friendly with small, supportive groups where activities can be adapted to suit different fitness levels, so people can work at their own pace. They are suitable for people who are inactive and/or have one or more long term conditions. 

Highly qualified Active Communities Instructors will be there to greet you on arrival and help you get started then stay motivated in your favourite activities. Post activity refreshments are available at most sessions so participants can have catch up over a tea or coffee and/or ask the instructors for advice and support.

Start to get activity information direct to you by signing up to the Active Communities Topic

Click here to sign up

Nick Morris at the Station House Cookery school has set up a pop-up space to collect donations for Ukraine from Friday 4th March. He is working with MOOL & OPIR (aid convoy to Ukrainian refugees in Poland). Nick lived & worked in Ukraine for 20 years. Click on the image below for more information.


Suggested items for donation are:

For Babies

Baby clothes up to 1 year old, Dummies, Blankets, Wash cloths, Carriers, Warm clothing, Hats and mittens

For Women

Packets of new underwear, Breast pads, Hats and gloves, Thermal clothing, Muslins, Slings for carrying babies (not bulky carriers)

For Everyone

Shoes, trainers, Towels, Blankets, Sleeping bags


Solid soap, Toothbrushes, Hairbrushes,  Combs

Super Save in Kirkcudbright has a list of items that you can buy - gloves, meds, socks etc. for all budgets.

Please put in a note of love and support - or even a picture - we want people to know that we really thinking about them!

You can also donate money to purchase medicine, food, water and clothing via the Station House Cookery School web site by clicking on the image above.

Volunteers will be needed to accept donations from this Friday 4th March till 17th March (M-F) from  10am - 4pm.

Please contact Mary Kate Brown (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. mobile: 07719720587) if you are able to volunteer. There will be two shifts per day, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The final sorting & packing of donations will take place at the MOOL depot in Dfs. There will be some sorting at the pop up - ie if donations are soiled, broken or not needed they will be put aside.

The Tuesday Coffee Mornings in the Borgue Public Hall are starting up again on Tuesday, 1st March. Drop in any time between 10 a.m. and noon. Just £2 for coffee/tea and cakes.