Roadshows kick off for March with busy line-ups across the region

Our March roadshows bring a varied and busy line-up across Dumfries and Galloway starting today in Moffat.

The Old Well Theatre hosts our first Roadshow Plus of the year and we have a FREE training session on GDPR and data protection to kick us off.

From 10am, expert Dave Mills, of Computer Law Training Limited – the preferred training partner and provider to the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations – will be passing on his knowledge of the tricky issue.

This will take us up to 12pm when the normal roadshow will start with support and advice available from Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway team members and Liz Milroy, of Palliative Care in the region. We will also be joined by Eva Milroy, of Dumfries and Galloway College with digital training; and Jess Wright, of Compass Self Directed Support Brokerage Service.

Our next roadshow takes us to the Miners Memorial Centre in Kirkconnel this Friday (March 22). From 12pm-1pm, Social Security Scotland will make their first appearance at one of our roadshows to reveal more about the new Agency and give attendees the chance to have their say on where they should be as they roll out benefits and their local service in Dumfries and Galloway.

You can book a place at this talk at or pop along on the day.

The representatives will remain at the roadshow to talk to people and gather views for moving forward from 1-4pm and, again, team members from TSDG will be present with support and advice. Social Security Scotland will also return to our April roadshows. Completing our line-up at the roadshow will be Nick Mitchell, of Dumfries and Galloway Health Board Endowment Fund Charity, which uses donated money to support worthy causes and projects both within the Health Board and the wider Dumfries and Galloway community; and Home Energy Scotland.

Another Roadshow Plus will take place in Stranraer next Tuesday March 26 at Burns House.

A Partnership and Collaborative Working learning event with input from the Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC), TSDG and guest speakers is now Sold Out. SCDC’s David Allan will give the national perspective with examples and there will also be talks from TSDG, and Sue Vest and Craig MacLachan, of Community Access Surveys and Shopping Buddies respectively, as well as Joe Gough, of Wigtownshire Stuff.

From 12pm, the team from TSDG with support and advice will be joined by Eva Milroy, of Dumfries and Galloway College with a digital skills training workshop; and Karen Trott, Self Directed Support, Development Officer.

Our final stop of the month is next Wednesday March 27 at Castle Douglas Community Centre from 1-4pm where TSDG staff will be joined by Castle Douglas Development Forum; Sue Vest, of Community Access Surveys; the Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership; and Dumfries and Galloway College of Technology.