Schools and childcare
Information and updates from our Education and Learning teams
Spring 2023 Holiday Food Payment
Schools will close for the Easter holidays from Friday 31 March 2023 and will reopen to pupils on Monday 17 April 2023.
Education Update March 2022
A message from Gillian Brydson, Director Skills, Education and Learning.
Support for local businesses
We're doing everything we can to help local businesses of all sizes during this crisis
Business Support Measures
A variety of temporary measures have been introduced at various levels to support businesses through this period of disruption.
Asymptomatic Testing for Businesses
Did you know that businesses can use our free testing sites for their staff who have no symptoms but want to get tested?
Reforms to Business Rates
The Minister for Public Finance and Migration has written to all ratepayers in November 2020 regarding reforms to the non-domestic rating system.
Support for communities
We're doing everything we can to help support our local communities during this crisis
Young Persons Guarantee
If you are aged 16-24 and not in education, employment or training there is lots of local support in Dumfries and Galloway, tailored to your needs, that can help you get advice and build the skills and confidence you need to move on to formal volunteering, training a job or course to gain qualifications.
Emergency Food Helpline
Covid-19 is a difficult time for everyone and during this period the Council and third sector organisations are keen to ensure that people requesting emergency food parcels get the support they need.
Published every second Friday - keep up-to-date with all community-related matters in our region.
Support for Employment
We're doing everything we can to help support local employment during this crisis.
Employment, Skills, News and Jobs
Dumfries & Galloway's local employment partnership website regularly updates local skills and employment news, information, and job opportunities during the Covid 19 crisis.
Support to Develop Skills and Find Work
Across Dumfries and Galloway, public, private and third sector partners work in partnership to offer training, upskilling and support with CV's, job applications and interview preparation.
Support for Secondary Pupils and School Leavers
The Dumfries and Galloway Youth Guarantee aims to ensure that every young person in Dumfries and Galloway is offered training, education, a job or apprenticeship opportunity.
Employment Support for Parents and Carers
Support is available for parents and carers to help address challenges including health, money worries, motivation or childcare that may be making it difficult for you to get in to work or improve your circumstances and options if you are in work.