Entries by Saskia Holling

Small Businesses Grant Scheme

Annan & DG12 Small Businesses Grant Scheme The Annan & DG12 Small Businesses Grant Scheme funded through Magnox and delivered by Dumfries and Galloway Council offers a discretionary grant of up to £5,000 to SMEs within Annan & DG12 post code area. The purpose of the grant is to support and stimulate the local economy […]

Annan Harbour – Survey

Community Survey on Developing Facilities at Annan Harbour Annan Harbour Action Group is a local charity working to make Annan Harbour, and surrounding area, a place for everyone in the community to enjoy and be proud of. The Group are applying for grant funding to buy the Ministers Merse and the historic warehouse closest to […]

Annan Christmas Lights Switch On 2019

Annan Christmas Lights Committee have, once again, organised a wonderful Christmas light switch-on for 2019. And they have a message for the people of Annan: “It’s not just us who light up Annan – it’s you! Bring along your lanterns, your fairy lights, your LED diddly-boppers, and those light up whirly things that you sweet-talked […]

Annan – History Town

The meeting to launch Annan as the History Town was very well attended with forty people turning out and another thirteen who could not make it, tendering their support for the project. There was a good mix of business and community representatives and a very productive discussion took place to agree the way forward. The […]

Community Safety Team Engagement Day

Dumfries and Galloway Council Community Safety Team are running an Engagement Day in Annan on Wednesday 22nd May from 9am to 4pm. You can talk to them about a wide range of issues including: littering fly tipping abandoned vehicles removal of sharp objects neighbour disputes mediation dog fouling Can’t make that day? Call the Community […]

Absolute Classics Concert Review

Absolute Classics Concert Review ~ November 2018 Having flown in from Australia on the morning of the first concert, flautist Stephen Clark really was a “Super Man” in his delivery of a spectacular recital with pianist, Ashley Beauchamp. The pair gave four varied concerts that took inspiration from all over the world, linking the famous […]

Absolute Classics Education Programme – Immerse

Warning – this is not virtual! For three years Annan based music charity, Absolute Classics has been working with local young people on a composition project focussed on games music. The project, IMMERSE, was born out of Absolute Classics’ work mentoring young people from Dumfries & Galloway in the creation of original compositions and video […]

Absolute Classics Concert Review

Absolute Classics Concert Review ~ October 2018 Last week, Swedish pianist Martin Sturfält introduced Absolute Classics’ audiences to a style of thematic programming as individual as the musician himself. Performing four concerts of over four days across the region beginning with an evening concert at Annan Academy, Martin’s first programme gave a fascinating incite into […]

Absolute Classics Raise Mental Health Awareness

An Annan-based performing arts promoter is using the medium of classical music to raise awareness of mental health issues in young people. Absolute Classics, a charity that works across Dumfries and Galloway to bring exciting and engaging concerts and music-making activities into the region’s remote communities, has extended its work to deliver a pilot workshop […]

Redesigning Annan High Street

If you had a magic wand to make Annan High Street better, what would you do? That’s what Dumfries and Galloway Council will be asking folk in Annan over the next couple of months.  The aim is to develop a plan of action to refresh the High Street and make it better for businesses and […]