Success for Popeye’s Park - Our Place Lochside & Lincluden

Lincluden Community Centre are delighted to announce that they have been successful in their first stage application to Big Lottery Fund Scotland’s Our Place programme to develop an area of green space in North West Dumfries locally called Popeye’s Park.

Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, this initial funding success of over £14,000 will cover costs for public consultation including a door to door survey, community events and online surveys. It will provide funding for necessary planning work including a ground and topographic surveys, site analysis and the required paperwork for planning permission. 

Trustees’ Week 2017

These conferences aim to celebrate the work that trustees are doing across the country. We’ll have inspirational speakers, and informative workshops; but most importantly you’ll have the opportunity to talk with other trustees, hear their stories and experience peer-to-peer learning and support.

Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (cCBT) – Beating the Blues

“cCBT : Beating The Blues” programme went live on Friday 28th April 2017. The online therapy programme has been available in other Boards in Scotland since 2007 and is now being rolled out across the whole country as part of the wider TEC (Technology Enabled Care) framework. It will be hosted within the Psychology Department, NHS D&G.

What is the programme?

It is an online therapy package consisting of 8 sessions of CBT that patients are referred to by their GPs. The patient enrols online and follows video clips of ‘clients’ (actors) experiences as they complete exercises and learn CBT techniques.

Patients can run the programme at home via their PC or laptop. They can also access it on computers in community locations.

Who is the programme for?

Administrator - The Food Train, Dumfries

The Food Train are seeking a talented person who is able to deliver high quality practice and excellent customer care, while exuding enthusiasm for the voluntary sector and older people’s services.  Applicants should have evidenced working experience of Microsoft Applications and accounts packages and be a talented communicator who thrives in a busy office.


SHAX Vacancy – Warehouse/Delivery Assistant

SHAX are looking for a Warehouse and Delivery Assistant, to undertake warehouse and delivery duties as directed by the Sales & Warehouse Supervisor.  Applicants must be 16 to 19 years and on an Activity Agreement, 25 hours per week, £5.60 per hour and post lasts 52 weeks

Could you help deliver cycling activities in local schools?

Sustrans (Scotland) are recruiting volunteers to support our “I Bike” programme in schools across Dumfries and Galloway.

Sustrans (Scotland) is recruiting volunteers in your area to help deliver the I Bike project. I Bike volunteers support the I Bike officer and school staff to deliver I Bike activities including learn to ride sessions, led rides or led walks, Dr Bike sessions, puncture repair workshops or classroom based activities. Volunteers help to raise awareness of the benefits of cycling and walking and can help support the sustainability of cycling activities within schools.  We have over 60 volunteers who volunteer with I Bike across Scotland.