LET'S HOPE FOR AN EXCITING 2020 FOR
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY
THE PEOPLE'S PROJECT
is backing the following:
Creating a National Park for Galloway,
- promoting the Star of Caledonia statue at Gretna to increase tourism, bringing a Maggie's Centre to the region and city
status for Dumfries.
The last few copies are available from our office at Three
Crowns Court Dumfries and from the Big Burns Supper Office.
2019 was an extremely busy year
- among other projects we rejuvenated the sunken gardens at Castledkyes with new art work and a Robert the Bruce
statue, transformed Market Square in Maxwelltown, replaced the Peter Pan statue at Garden Wise and won 'Best Large
Town' in Scotland for Dumfries from Keep Scotland Beautiful.
GET INVOLVED D&G BEACH CLEAN
#GIVEMBERBeing a coastal region we figured that one of the best ways to give back to the
environment in November and December was by cleaning up the beaches. Rather than leaving the piles lying at the
high water mark for the next winter storm to take it back out to sea, please take your rubbish away with you!
Get a group of friends to
join in, or even pick up as you're taking a stroll. A little bit of effort goes a long way.
More information can be found on the Givember Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/givember/ or website www.givember.co.uk
Below is the Dumfries Dining Directory.
LINCLUDEN ABBEY ORCHARD
of 150 fruit trees took place on the 25th November 2014. Up to 80 volunteers took part from local schools and
residents as well as from Allanton Peace Sanctuary.
You can now donate quickly and securely using Paypal or your debit/card card.
"ROBERT BURNS' ROCK"
HRH The Princess Royal officially opened the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Sculpture on the 9th of July
2013. "Robert Burns' Rock" was designed by local artist, the late David Gulland and carved by
local stonemason David Little.
below from the official opening were taken by Phil Rigby of Dumfries & Galloway Life magazine www.dumfriesandgallowaylife.co.uk
Below, HRH The Princess Royal admires
|Photo by Phil Rigby of DG Life magazine www.dumfriesandgallowaylife.co.uk
Above: Joanna Lumley opens the Peter Pan statue at Garden Wise in Dumfries
in 2011, (which was replaced in 2019 following a storm) and then in 2013 HRH Princess
Anne addresses the crowds beside Robert Burns' Rock.
The time has come to look beyond
the "me culture," - the selfishness and the blame, - and instead
consider what we might be able to offer our town, - our region, - our country and ultimately our world.
Litter: - 90% of the litter adorning our streets is cleaner than the average door handle or railing, -
so don't leave it there, - pick it up and find a bin!
"It only takes a second to pick up a piece
of litter," -
Many of the world's problems are caused by greed and avarice, - here in Dumfries and
Galloway, some problems could be solved by giving and sharing.
Can you spare a little money to serve the good of humanity?
To use the analogy of the loaves and fishes, - the five thousand were fed by sharing the available food equally. The People's
Project aims to help and support the whole of our local community.
This is not about personal empire building, - but
all about sharing.
The aims of The People's Project:
- Through community involvement we aim to crown Dumfries and Galloway "The Queen of
- To give people the opportunity to make a difference
to their communities
- To create an eco-friendly environment, making
Dumfries and Galloway the cleanest place in the UK and a top tourist destination
IT'S NOT ABOUT WHAT YOUR TOWN (AND REGION) CAN DO FOR YOU, -
BUT MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR TOWN AND (REGION).
passionately believe that a strong regional capital brings capital to the entire region."
Mark Jardine, The People's Project