A bid to make COVID-19 vaccines in Dumfries and Galloway as easily available as possible continues this weekend, with a pop-up clinic in a supermarket car park.

Morrisons supermarket in Brooms Road, Dumfries, will host a pop-up clinic this Friday July 23 from 9.30 am to 4 pm – offering first dose vaccinations to anyone aged 18 plus, or anyone turning 18 on or before October 31, and second doses to anyone waiting more than eight weeks for their second jag.  

As announced by the First Minister, anyone turning 18 on or before October 31 2021 can now either attend a drop-in centre to get a COVID-19 vaccination or self-register for an appointment.

Appointments can be made by visiting nhsinform.scot/vaccineregistration by calling the local helpline on 01387 403090, Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Drop-in clinics provide a quick, free and convenient opportunity, so to find out when these are taking place, please visit www.nhsdg.co.uk/vaccines

Friday 23rd July - Waverley Medical Centre, Stranraer 9.15am – 4pm

Saturday 24th July - Dumfries Vaccine Centre, Mountainhall TC 9.15am – 4pm

Saturday 24th July - Dalry Community Centre 1 – 5pm.

Sunday 25th July - Sanquhar Community Centre 9am – 1pm

Monday 26th July – Newton Stewart Hospital – 9.15am – 3.15pm

Tuesday 27th July – Kirkcudbright Hospital – 5pm-7pm

Tuesday 27th July – Moffat Hospital – 9.15am-3.25pm

Wednesday 28th July – Mountainhall Treatment Centre – 5pm-7pm

Wednesday 28th July – Castle Douglas Town Hall 5pm-7pm

Wednesday 28th July -Charles Street, Annan 5pm-7pm

Wednesday 28th July – Waverley Medical Centre, Stranraer 5pm-7pm

Thursday 29th July – Thornhill Hospital – Rehab Unit – 9.15am-3.25pm

Sunday 1st August – Sanquhar Community Centre – 9am-1pm

D&G Council have already begun assessing applications for Free School Meals and School Clothing Grants for the upcoming 2021-22 academic year, with thousands of payments already made.

If you have not received a payment, have not yet heard from us about renewing an application from a prior year, or haven’t submitted an application form for the new year after 18 June 2021, we would like to invite you to do so now.

Applications can be completed via the Council’s website at www.dumgal.gov.uk/schoolmeals

secondary school children

Awards for School Clothing Grants in Dumfries and Galloway are £134 for Primary aged children, and £150 for Secondary aged children. School Clothing Grants are not awarded to Nursery aged children.

Full details of qualifying conditions are available on the website.

Click here for School Clothing Grants

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Have you discovered the big benefits of Early Learning and Childcare?

What is Early Learning and Childcare (ELC)?

In those early years, when little ones are learning all the time, Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) can make a huge difference to families with young children.

Here’s the really good bit - all 3 and 4 year olds, and around a quarter of 2 year olds, can get up to 1140 hours of childcare.

This is free to you, funded by the Scottish Government and local authorities. That works out at about 30 hours a week if you use it during school term-time, or around 22 hours a week if you use it year-round. You can access ELC at nurseries, childminders, or playgroups.

Click on the image below for more information.