THE PEOPLE'S PROJECT is backing:
City Status for Dumfries, creating a National Park for Galloway, - promoting the Star of Caledonia
statue at Gretna to increase tourism and bringing a Maggie's Centre to Dumfries and Galloway.
Our People's Project calendars are on sale across the region, but following the article in the Standard of 6th
December they are selling very fast this year.
It's been an extremely busy year - having 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
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, and then in 2013 HRH Princess Anne addresses the crowds beside Robert Burns'
THE PEOPLE'S PROJECT
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.
of The People's Project:
- 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
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
Jardine, The People's Project