Social Investment Scotland - new social impact report is now online.

As we launch our latest Social Impact Report, it’s hugely rewarding to see the benefit of our social investment reaching into so many communities across Scotland. Not only are we supporting these organisations to grow and prosper, creating jobs and revenue, but we are also seeing more people in Scotland’s most marginalised communities positively impacted by the amazing work carried out by our customers, day in, day out.

Soul Soup seek Desks for New Premises

Soul Soup have moved premises and are seeking some office furniture - 'We are looking for office desks, the ones we have are a bit large for our new office. I wonder does anyone out there have some office desks they no longer need?'  if anyone has some desks etc to donate,  Please contact Linda Mclachlan, Managing Director of Soul Soup


Chairperson - Caring for Carers Shop, King Street, Castle Douglas

Caring for Carers Shop, King Street, Castle Douglas if looking for a Chairperson to help take the organisation forward.

This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone with experience of meetings (and especially as chairperson) and wants to support the work of the group to continue, develop and grow

An individual is required to lead, drive and delegate whilst also building the committee in support of the staff and volunteers in providing a clean and well-presented shop, raising funds for carers.

Loreburn Property Application Process is Changing

please note, some recent changes that have been implemented for the application process for customers looking for a Loreburn property. For clarity and ease of reference, outlined these below:

. From 9th October 2017, Loreburn move away from the Common Housing Register and begin allocating our properties through a Choice Based Lettings system -
. All applications for Loreburn Lettings will need to be made, and managed, online.

. Customers who had an active application with Homes4D&G will have some information carried over, however you will still need to register for Loreburn Lettings, and also this information will only be available until 10th November. After this date, you will need to complete a new application.

Dumfries & Galloway Carers Reference Group Needs You!

Dumfries & Galloway Carers Reference Group Needs You!  DO YOU LOOK AFTER SOMEONE?  We are recruiting new Carers for the Carers Reference Group.

Role- This is a group of unpaid Carers who support the implementation and delivery of the action points within the draft Dumfries & Galloway Carers’ Strategy (2017- 2021) and provide representation on behalf of Carers as required. This group also act as a key communication link between Senior Managers and Carers.


  • Comment on various publications and developments related to the Dumfries & Galloway Carers Strategy from a Carers point of view
  • Attend and/or participate in consultations which may impact on Carers as required
  • Provide the views of Carers on groups such as the Carers Programme Board, the Integration Joint Board and other groups where appropriate
  • Raise issues faced by Carers in relation to practice and experiences across the partnership

Development Officer (EAST) : Dumfries and Galloway Chamber of the Arts (DGU)

Dumfries and Galloway Council and the DGU are delighted to announce a commissioning opportunity in Dumfries and Galloway for the freelance role of Development Officer (East) for DGU.

The role of Development Officer (East) contributes to the development of Dumfries and Galloway’s creative community and the delivery of DGU’s strategic plan by providing advice, guidance and support to individuals and organisations across the region. In addition the role promotes equality of access and public benefit from the arts in particular the most vulnerable in our communities. The work and outputs of the freelance commission will be overseen by the DGU Arts Development Director.

Dark Sky Conference - Galloway and Southern Ayrshire

Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere played host last month to the first ever Dark Sky Conference to be held in Europe.  The three day event in Gatehouse of Fleet, brought together some of the world's top dark sky experts with the aim of promoting rural development, tourism and tackling light pollution issues.

Over eighty people including astronomers, town planners, lighting specialists, environmentalists and academics discussed the benefits that dark sky status can bring.