Equestrian Business Project Coordinator

Ride Scotland’s Horse Country

The Southern Uplands Partnership is seeking an experienced project-coordinator to develop equestrian tourism in the Scottish Borders.  £26k/year plus 8% pension contribution for two years.
 

Community Cinema in Dumfries and Galloway - Survey

Have you ever considered screening films in your local community?

Did you know that there are more than 15 community cinemas currently showing films in villages across Dumfries and Galloway? Port Logan, Whauphill, Dalry, New Galloway, Twynholm, Kirkcudgright, Auchencairn, Dunscore, Thornhill, Moniave, Eskdalemuir, Moffat, Isle of Whithorn and Castle Douglas are those that hold regular screenings.

Video - Newton Stewart and Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival 2016-17

A fantastic film the festival's commitee had made this year which captures the 2016 and 2017 festival with filming done by Turning Point's Cree Studio project and our official film maker Sean Williams.

Please ensure you have some volume as piper Jarlath Henderson very kindly gave us permission to use one of the tracks from his album:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS87JNOggA8

For the latest news about the Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival, and plans for 2018, please visit: http://www.tradmusic.com/festival-news.php

Consultation on the role of the Scottish Health Council: Strengthening people’s voices in health and social care

The consultation on the role of the Scottish Health Council is now underway and is being led by Healthcare Improvement Scotland.  This follows a reflective exercise undertaken by the Chair of the Scottish Health Council, Pam Whittle CBE, earlier this year.  It is well-recognised that services can only improve when they are informed and shaped by people who use those services, their families and carers, and local communities.  Whilst there has been progress made in engaging people, we believe there is more that can be done to improve people’s experience of engagement, whether at individual, community or national level, and to demonstrate more clearly the difference that their engagement has made.

Hot Desking - Langholm Initiative

Are you in need of a space to work? Perhaps you run a small business from your home, or work remotely.  The Langholm Initiatve can offer you hot desking with: Internet Access, Meeting Room, Printer Use, Kitchen Facilities.  Langholm Inintiative, Buccleuch Mill, Glenesk road Langholm DG13 0ES

Champions South African Theatre group

Young South Africans from the professional theatre group, Champions, are bringing their touring show to the UK and the first stop is Dumfries and Galloway.

Champions Tale will premier at the Wigtown Book Festival on Sunday. It will also be performed at The FullertonTheatre in Castle Douglas on October 13 and at The Usual Place cafe in Dumfries the following night at 7.30pm. The visit is down to Kirkcudbright’s Emma Picken who co-founded a South African and Scottish charity, BE United, in 2013.

Champions founder Tinkler Delwa is looking forward to visiting Dumfries and Galloway. He says: “My dream is to engage with each and every community around Emma Picken and Boysie Gumede and tell the real life of South African people and also learn about other cultures.“

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