Welcome to 'THE PEOPLE'S PROJECT' web site, backing
Status for Dumfries:
OUR PEOPLE'S PROJECT
Are on sale
across the region and are available from:
Garden Wise, Polka Dot, J.B. Houstons
Butchers, Tesco's 24 hour and Lockerbie Road, Morrisons, Kilnford Barns, The Midsteeple, Molly Maes, DD's, The Old
Bank, Barbours, the QOS Arena and all B&B's in Dumfries.
New Abbey Shop, New Abbey Tea Room, The Steamboat at
Carsethorn, Southerness shop, Locharthur Beeswing, Colvend shop, The Garden Room in Rockliffe, The Mariner, The
Anchor and the Ark in Kippford, the Clonyard Hotel Colvend, the café in Penpont and Maurice Halliday's hair
and beauty in Kirkcudbright.
Also from Jardine's office and 'Latte Da' in Three Crowns
Our grateful thanks to all our sponsors: Houstons, Monaghans, Ricksons Carpets, Garden
Wise, Garden Rooms, Signcraft, Ashleigh, T. McKie, Ferintosh Guest House, Peak Physique, Hardie's and the Loreburne Shopping
NB Our Dining Directory and Must Do & See
in D&G guides are available from VisitScotland on the Whitesands
GET INVOLVED D&G BEACH CLEAN #GIVEMBER
Being a coastal region we figured that one of the best ways to give back to
the environment this November was by cleaning up the beaches. Working with Armstrong Waste Management Ltd we've arranged
pick up points for the rubbish to be cleaned off, rather than leaving the piles lying at the high water mark for the next
winter storm to take it back out to sea.
The beaches where there
are pick up points are:
Powfoot Beach (Queensberry Bay... Park - bags are available from the shop)
The Doon, Kirkcudbright
These pick up points are available all through the month so get a group of friends together
to join in, or even just as you're taking a stroll. A little bit of effort goes a long way. Of course you can join in
with the Givember beach clean where ever you are in the region, just make sure you dispose of the litter appropriately
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 providing you with a choice of eating establishments
in the regional capital and on the periphery of the town.
LINCLUDEN ABBEY ORCHARD
Planting 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.
Our grateful thanks to you all.
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 at St Michael's Church Dumfries on the hottest day of the year. "Robert Burns' Rock" was
designed by local artist, the late David Gulland and carved out of sandstone by local stonemason David Little.
The photographs below from the official
opening were taken by Phil Rigby of Dumfries & Galloway Life magazine www.dumfriesandgallowaylife.co.uk
[ Please Note All pictures are the copyright
of The People's Project or Dumfries & Galloway Life magazine ]
Below, HRH The Princess
Royal admires the sculpture, while in the second photograph, she is beside the art work created by Jo McSkimming, with a stunning
picture of HM The Queen at her Coronation.
|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, and then in 2013 HRH Princess Anne addresses
the crowds beside Robert Burns' Rock. The designer David Gulland is the third person to the right of the Princess.
Tragically, Mr. Gulland died just elven days after this opening ceremony.
THE PEOPLE'S PROJECT
The time has come to look beyond
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.
"We must find a
willingness to find a meaning in something greater than oursleves" (Said President Barack Obama in his inaugural
- and that meaning might be simply being of service to our community.
not go where the path may lead, - but go instead where there is no path........and leave a trail" (Waldo
Be different in your thinking, - dismiss thoughts of blame, - and be brave enough to make a difference.
Those of us who dare to change our pre-conceived notions will see an immediate change.......
Take litter for example:
- Almost all of us blame our council's for the mess, - but the reality is that the solution lies in our own hands!
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,"
so go on- spare that one second every day, - and together we will solve the litter problem - with no blame, - no pain and no cost....
THE PEOPLE'S PROJECT IS FOR
EVERYONE, - NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE, - IF YOU HAVE A DREAM, - WHY NOT MAKE IT A REALITY BY STARTING YOUR OWN PROJECT?
Many of the world's problems are caused by greed and avarice, - equally, - 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
- Through community involvement we aim to crown Dumfries
and Galloway "The Queen of the South"
- 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
I would like people to identify projects which could be tackled on a "Challenge Aneka" type basis,
- providing local communities an opportunity to feel they belong. An example might be: To convert a piece of wasteland
in your street into a garden or choose an old hall, - and renovate it by using volunteer plumbers ; joiners; painters
; electricians etc, - to transform the building into community use. The possibilities are endless, - and .....................................
the only limit is YOUR imagination.
"Essentially, - I'd like the public to embrace the PP; for them to realise that
this is their opportunity to make a difference to their communities. We're all happy to raise money
for good causes all over the world, - and that should obviously continue, - but sometimes charity should begin at home, -
for the benefit of everyone."
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).
"I PASSIONATELY BELIEVE THAT A STRONG REGIONAL CAPITAL, - BRINGS CAPITAL TO THE ENTIRE REGION."
Mark Jardine, The People's Project