Dumfries & Galloway



Housing association tenant’s damages claim over property’s poor sound insulation dismissed

A housing association tenant who sued his landlord over its alleged failure to properly sound-proof his property has had his action dismissed.

Published 30 March 2020

In Pictures: Housing minister formally opens Cunninghame Housing Association development in Annan

Cunninghame Housing Association has marked the completion of its latest social housing development in Annan with a formal ceremony last week.

Published 3 March 2020

Dumfries and Galloway building firm to deliver its own state-of-the-art HQ

Up to 25 new jobs are set to be created by an expanding business building its own state-of-the-art headquarters.

Published 2 March 2020

Green light for Moffat whisky distillery

Dumfries & Galloway Council has awarded planning consent for a single malt whisky distillery in Moffat. 

Published 31 January 2020

Statkraft keeps it local with Windy Rig wind farm contract award

Statkraft has awarded RJ McLeod the contract to undertake the civil engineering works for the 43MW Windy Rig wind farm in Dumfries & Galloway.

Published 14 January 2020

New £6.3m housing development with dementia-friendly bungalows opens in Dumfries

The first residents have moved into a new development of 42 homes at College Mains, Dumfries following a £6.3 million investment programme by Loreburn Housing Association (LHA).

Published 9 January 2020

John Kempsell joins DM Hall’s Dumfries office

DM Hall has appointed John Kempsell to the role of senior surveyor in its Dumfries office.

Published 11 December 2019

‘Transformational’ £394.5m Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal signed off

A number of construction and infrastructure project have moved a step closer after the ‘Heads of Terms’ for the £394.5 million Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal was signed off today.

Published 1 July 2019

Work starts on Scotland’s first community-owned Passivhaus certified homes

Building work has started on three family-sized passivhaus certified homes in the village of Closeburn in Dumfries and Galloway.

Published 26 June 2019

And finally... Engineers uncover stash of 'Dads Army' grenades

Engineers working on upgrading the power network in Dumfries & Galloway made an unusual discovery when what turned out to be a stash of 70 unexploded Home Guard phosphorous grenades were unearthed during routine improvement works.

Published 29 May 2019

Borderlands Partnership welcomes £345m funding commitment

The Borderlands Partnership has welcomed the commitment in the Spring Statement and the announcement of a £345 million deal from the UK and Scottish Governments, describing the news as a ‘game changer’.

Published 14 March 2019

Five-star hotel planned for former Dumfries psychiatric hospital

A former psychiatric hospital in Dumfries is to be converted into a five-star hotel following the sale of the site.

Published 11 January 2019