Dalbeattie Mens Shed 'Drive to rebuild 'forgotten' early car'

Drive to rebuild 'forgotten' early car, Nichola Rutherford, BBC Scotland News, 27 February 2018,  after Dalbeattie Men’s Shed last exciting project to build a trébuchet (http://dalbeattiemensshed.co.uk/wiston-warwolf/) they are involved in another ambitious project where, using some of the original parts and drawings, they will construct  a working Skeoch utility car http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-43168686 .

SFAD - Wider Communities Experiences Survey

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs is working with Dumfries and Galloway Alcohol and Drug Partnership to understand more about the experiences of individuals, families and the wider community in relation to drug & alcohol use. Dumfries and Galloway Alcohol and Drug Partnership will use the findings of this Project to inform its future work across the region.

NSPCC 'Professionals Breaking the Silence' - Dealing with Disclosure Survey

The NSPCC is undertaking a UK-wide research project entitled “Professionals Breaking the Silence”.  The aim of this is to develop a practical resource that will support professionals working with children to confidently deal with disclosures of abuse and to improve children’s experiences of the disclosure process.


Wigtown Festival Company Vacancy - Cultural Producer/ Programme Manager

Wigtown Festival Company (WFC) is looking to recruit a cultural producer from April 2018. This new role seeks someone with a strong professional background in the arts and literature to become a key member of the team delivering a variety of literary and cultural activities across south-west Scotland, including the annual Wigtown Book Festival. For more information visit their website. Closing date Friday 9 March 2018.

Scottish Government Consultation

Scottish Ministers are responsible for determining applications for consent for electricity generating stations with installed capacity exceeding 1MW (offshore) and 50 MW (onshore) and overhead power lines in Scotland under sections 36 and 37 of the Electricity Act 1989 respectively. 

Shelter Scotland - Stakeholder Consultation

“Shelter Scotland has been delivering training to the housing sector across Scotland for many years. While their programmes have evolved and changed, Shelter Scotland's training still enjoys significant demand.

Nonetheless, the team are keen to enhance their offering and consider new markets, new products and different ways of working. The organisation has therefore contracted Community Enterprise Ltd to undertake an in depth review of the needs of the sector and how Shelter Training can change to better meet that need.

CSEG- Findings from the Multi-agency and Third Sector Engagement Event.

Following on from inspection of services for children and young people in 2014, senior managers made a commitment to lead on regular staff engagement events that would be open to all those working in services for children and young people. The staff engagement events that took place in November 2017 were the 10th and 11th such events.

The purpose of these staff engagement events was to:-

  • Give an opportunity to provide feedback on improvement journey so far
  • Allow time for dialogue and reflection on our approach
  • Give an opportunity for networking and the sharing of ideas and experience