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Dumfries in General
Member Name: jamiem1983
Dumfries in General
Date: 16/01/09, updated on 16/01/09 (81 review reads)
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Dumfries. Well where to begin. I'm from Glasgow originally and moved down here 22 years ago. I have watched Dumfries grow and grow the town is developing new sites and new housing schemes all the time unfortunately each day there are businesses closing in the main high street.
I myself and my father both have businesses in Dumfries we have done for well over 10 years; We watch the development as consumers and as traders ourselves.
The general opinion of Dumfries is that it's a run down town full of drug abusers, homeless and general scallies. Granted it does have its fair share of rubbish, but what town doesn't.
I have lived here over 22 years now and I don't see me moving any time soon. Dumfries has a lot of good facilities and is constantly growing and improving.
OK we don't need 3-4 Tescos in the town, but someone obviously sees a need for them.
Dumfries has a thriving pub trade, there are well over 25 pubs / clubs in Dumfries Town Centre alone. But the quality of the night life leaves a lot to be desired. Three night clubs Jumpin Jaks, Chancers, the Venue. All of which have seen refurbishments come and go and still nothing seems to change. Same old places, with the same old faces and unfortunately, the same old music still playing 10 years after its release.
There is not a lot to do in Dumfries itself as a result most people go to Carlisle for a night out.
But Dumfries does have The IceBowl, which has both indoor ice skating and indoor carpet bowls.
Up till recently we also had an indoor Go-Karting track on the outskirts of Dumfries but it recently closed for reasons I can only assume.
Dumfries was the home of the famous Robert Burns poet. Everywhere in Dumfries there are reminders of the past with all the famous people who used to reside in Dumfries, but the only thing to come out of Dumfries recently has been Calvin Harris (Adam Wiles).
Overall Dumfries is a nice place to live; after all, I do call it my home.
Summary: Has its problems but what town doesn't. I'm Proud to call it home.