Scottish Health Council

The Scottish Health Council in Dumfries and Galloway have released their August 2018 Newsletter. It features the following: 

  • Gathering Views on Realistic Medicine
  • Big '7Tea' 70th celebrations
  • Voices Scotland workshop
  • Tips to support effective management

Support in Mind Scotland – National Information Service Survey

Support in Mind Scotland – National Information Service Survey


You have been in touch with our services located throughout Dumfries and Galloway  and we hope you don’t mind us approaching you with regard to improving one of our national services . 


Our National Information Service has been running for many years and over the last 12 months has experienced a steady increase in the number of people using the service and a greater complexity to the information and advice being requested. 


We would be very grateful if you could distribute the attached survey to all colleagues who might be interested, whether or not they have used our Information service in the past as all input will be very valuable to us in developing our current service.  All personal information will be treated in strictest confidence


We would be delighted if you would circulate the survey to your networks also. 


The survey is accessible via Survey Monkey -


If you would prefer paper copies please contact me – details below.


Surveys should be returned by 31st August.


As part of a Scottish Government /South of Scotland Economic Partnership funded programme, Kirkconnel and Kelloholm Development Trust are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated person to support them to strengthen the community and progress the Kirkconnel and Kelloholm Community Action Plan.

Desks and Stationery - Free if collected

We at Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway have moved premises and have a surplus of desks and chairs. We have also received some stationery from NHS Dumfries and Galloway to give out to the community.

These items are free but will require collection and are available on a first come first served basis. There are currently 6 desks and chairs available. 

David and Goliath crowdfunding campaign launched in preparation for Whitesands Flood Protection Public Inquiry

On Friday 17th August, the Save Our Sands campaign will launch a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds in opposition to the Council’s controversial Whitesands Flood Protection Scheme.

Once the page goes live at 05:00 on 17th August, supporters are being encouraged to contribute to the cause, by donating through the campaign’s Crowdfunder page:

Every donation, no matter the size, will help to tip the scales in favour of the individuals and businesses opposing the scheme.

For more information, please contact

Safety NET-works newsletter (August 2018)

Read the latest edition of Safety NET-works, which has all the latest news from Safer Communities Scotland Network and across the community safety sector