Wigtownshire lies in the west of Dumfries and Galloway and is bordered by the Stewartry in the east and South Ayrshire in the north. It covers an area of 176,584 hectares, includes Scotland’s most southernly point, the Mull of Galloway and the shortest sea crossing to Ireland from the port of Cairnryan
The final Wigtownshire Locality Plan for 2016-19 has now been agreed by the Integration Joint Board (IJB). You can find out more about your area and some of the things we will be working on here
For an easy read version of the plan, click here.
The Princes Royal Trust project in Wigtownshire offers Carers a wide and varied calendar of events as well as practical, emotional support and information, relevant to their caring role. In a 3 month period in 2015 there were a total of 31 groups held in Wigtownshire and 156 Carers attended these meetings. The Wigtownshire Carers Support worker also saw 50 Carers on an individual basis for support and advice. The service also provides one to one support and groups for Young Carers. Carer support activities include organised trips, access to training and the chance to meet up on a regular basis.
Support to Communities and Community Councils across the Wigtown area has helped establish volunteer community resilience teams. These support communities to become more self-resilient and better prepared for emergency situations such as severe flooding, snow and power outages. Twenty nine teams have been established. Volunteers help to check on vulnerable people, provide hot food to those in need and relay key information to the Council and emergency services to help ensure an effective response where required. Funding has been secured for many teams to purchase equipment such as shovels, sand bags and generators. Four resilience “young teams” have been established in Whithorn, Port William, Garlieston and Wigtown.
The Living Well
The Living Well helps you to find activities and services related to improving health and wellbeing, in your community.