Day of the Region

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Communities in Dumfries and Galloway took part in the first ever Day of the Region celebration to be delivered in the UK on 1st and 2nd of October 2011.

The main focus of the initiative was to encourage people to explore what was going on in their communities. 

The weekend celebration took place in 5 participating locations, featuring over 150 events and activities which included group promotions, demonstrations in cooking, fishing, archery, painting, filming, curling, cycle routes, walks, exhibitions, talks, pipe band, ceilidh, wood turning, making bird boxes, musical performances, business open days and even belly dancing displays! 

Day of the Region is a concept being delivered across Europe and is growing momentum every year. In 2012 regional celebrations will take place in over 10 countries across Europe from here in Scotland to the Ireland, Northern Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, Estonia, Poland, Austria, Luxembourg and Finland.

The Day of the Region Coordinator and team of volunteers are delighted to announce that the D&G LEADER Programme have supported the initiative for a further 2 years to allow Day of the Region celebrations to be delivered across Dumfries and Galloway. If you would like your community to take part in this exciting new concept, then register your interest now! Contact Derek Hextall, Project Officer, by email Derek.hextall@dumgal.gov.uk or telephone 01387 850228 to find out more.

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