Stuart’s Dumfries Blog

March 14, 2010

Street View Hits Dumfries

Filed under: — admin @ 1:01 pm

Google’s Street View is now available for Dumfries. I’ve now built Street View into The Dumfries Place Finder (click on link in menu to the left), just keep double clicking the map to zoom into Street View level, and see the Help File for more information.

March 6, 2010

Fire at The Peel Centre

Filed under: — admin @ 10:03 pm

The details are still a bit sketchy at the moment, just what I’ve picked up from The Queen of the South Message Board, but there seems to have been quite a majour fire at the Peel Centre tonight. My wife called me upstairs at about 6:15 as she had seen a lot of smoke in the distance. As it was just starting to get dark, it was difficult to work out where it was coming from, but after some in depth journalism (I posted a message on the board) initial word was that Pets at Home was on fire. It now seems that the fire actually started at Brantano Shoes, but spread (or at least the smoke did) to Matalan, Pets at Home and maybe even JJB Sports. I hope to bring you more as I get it, please update THIS SITE’S MESSAGE BOARD if you know more.

March 2, 2010

Where Did That Come From?

Filed under: — admin @ 10:13 pm

The snow returned to Dumfries last night, as if from nowhere, bringing the town to a grinding hault this morning. My question through isn’t so much about the snow, as the traffic. As usual, on a day when police would be advising people “only to travel their journey was absolutely necessary”, there were twice as many cars as usual out and about this morning. It took my bus, which I get at the same time every day, 30 minutes to complete the normal 15 minute journey from Georgetown, along the nose to tail Annan Road, and into the town. People coming to work from the other side of town had an even worse time of it, as Pleasance Avenue and Castle Douglas Road were tailed back and the traffic wasn’t moving. So where did all the extra trafic come from? I think there may have been new roadworks on St.Michael Street, but I’m convinced that some people just come out so that they can join the queues!

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