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Livestock Worrying
3/30/2018 11:58:27 AM

Police Scotland – Livestock Worrying Campaign

The following video is now available for viewing and sharing with family, friends, neighbours and colleagues. It contains important safety advice for all dog owners and outlines the distress caused to sheep and consequences of allowing uncontrolled dogs near sheep/ livestock.


  • Be a responsible dog owner
  • Keep your dog under control and on a lead if walking in the countryside, rural locations or near the edge of town and near sheep or livestock
  • Be aware of the distress and serious injury a dog can cause sheep. A dog’s natural instinct is to chase.
  • Livestock worrying is a crime and will be dealt with by the Police. Farmers also have a legal right to shoot dogs engaged in livestock worrying.
  • If you witness or have any information on a livestock / sheep worrying incident please call Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you prefer to remain anonymous.

 Video is available on link below:


NWS Team
Trading Standars Warning
3/19/2018 7:16:55 PM

Following several recent complaints of rogue traders operating across the Dumfries and Galloway area, Trading Standards are once again reminding local residents not to engage with cold-callers.
We would urge all householders to be aware that even if a company has a brochure and company name on a van, this does not always mean they are a reliable trader. For any home improvement works, our advice is to always use a Trusted Trader. www.dumgal.gov.uk/trustedtrader.

Please be mindful of elderly or vulnerable friends, family and neighbours, and pass this advice on to them. If they genuinely need work doing, stay with them while a trader is there, removing any confusion as to what needs doing or has been agreed.
If you have been called in this way and require further advice, or simply want to report the matter, please contact Trading Standards via the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 04 05 06, or via the ‘Report It’ button the Council Website: http://bit.ly/2EcmlmR
Alternatively, you can contact Police Scotland on 101.
Remember: if in doubt, keep them out!

false TPS claims
3/17/2018 9:07:35 AM

council tax scam
3/16/2018 11:33:15 AM

Council Tax Scam Calls.
We have been made aware that scammers have been making bogus calls to people in the region claiming to be from our Council Tax Service, saying the resident is ‘paying too much’ and wanting to check the residents personal details.
This is a recognised scam and people should be aware. People are targeted once Council Tax notices have been sent out.
If you receive a suspicious call please report scams to the national consumer helpline on 0345 404 0506.
Remember you can have your Council Tax checked at:
If you have any elderly or vulnerable relatives, friends or neighbours, please make them aware of this issue.
If the caller becomes aggressive, please contact Police Scotland on 101.
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