Day of the Region communities announced

Group photo with Day of the Region banners
Scottish Rural Network

Five communities in Dumfries and Galloway will take part in Day of the Region 2016.

Dumfries and Galloway LEADER Team announced that Annan, Glentrool, Kirkconnel & Kelloholm, Lochmaben and Sanquhar will be opening their doors this September for Day of the Region celebrations.

Now in its sixth year, Day of the Region is an opportunity for community groups, organisations and individuals with an interest or skill to come together and promote what is available right on our own doorsteps.

Day of the Region helps to attract new members and encourage more people to get involved, feel better connected and more aware of the variety of activity that takes place in local communities.

Local volunteer working groups are busy planning the special celebration events that will see over 150 free events and activities delivered for all ages, abilities and interests - from cooking demonstrations to pony rides.

If you are involved in a community group, local organisation or business and have an interest or hobby that you would like to promote then please get in touch as soon as possible. You can email

The Day of the Region website is currently being updated and will be the best place for information.