Dumfries archive centre bid fails
Plans to create a £6.2 million archive centre in Dumfries have failed to secure a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Dumfries and Galloway Council had earmarked a site at the Ewart Library to house the facility, which – if funding had been approved – would have also meant renovating a nearby church. However, the Heritage Lottery Fund has rejected the grant application, meaning council bosses will now have to look elsewhere for financial support. Full story at bbc.in/1Si6vID.