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Useful Information


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Continuing Professional Development

CPD Connect (including PBSGL Scotland) – for GPs in the first 5 years of qualification

Medical & Foundation Training

Education Centre Library

The Knowledge Network (Formerly – NHS Scotland e-Library) – Access 5,000 electronic journals, 5,000 electronic books and 1000’s of other freely available evaluated health and social care websites. Databases include MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE, PsycINFO, ASSIA, Emerald, Social Work Abstracts, HMIC and many others.

Culture & The Arts

Dumfries & Galloway Arts AssociationFor local events and exhibitions
Big Burns Supper – The self-proclaimed ‘world’s biggest Burns night celebration’.
Theatre Royal, DumfriesScotland’s oldest working theatre.
Buccleuch Arts Centre – Langholm
Royal Scottish Geographical Society – Dumfriesfor the calendar of local events and talks
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Caerlaverock ReserveOur local sanctuary famous for the barnacle geese with numbers around 25,000 per year on their annual migration.
Wigtown Book Festival

Sports & Leisure

DG One, Sports & Leisure Centre, DumfriesDG1 Houses the main swimming pool in Dumfries as well as various sports halls and gym facilities. There is also a cafe and bar and in addition to the sporting events, DGOne has an imperessive programme of musical and theatre shows on offer throughout the year.
Queen of the South Arena indoor 3g pitches suitable for 7-a-side football (hire by the hour) and a great coffee shop.
Dumfries Sports ClubDumfries Sports Club is the home of Dumfries Cricket Club and there are also gym and squash facilities available.
Galloway Activity CentreBased at Loch Ken in Dumfriesshire, the Gallloway Sailing Centre offers sailing, kayaing, windsurfing and powerboating activities as well as an outdoor climbing tower, archery, dirt buggies and outdoor laser quest.
7 Stanes Mountain BikingScotland’s World Famous Mountain Biking Trails
Dumfries Cricket Club
Saint Michael’s Cricket Club

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