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Wigtown Campaigners Fight Cut In Book Town Library Hours

Posted at 8:01AM Monday 17 Feb 2014

Campaigners in Scotland's national book town, Wigtown, are fighting plans to cut the public library's opening hours.

The move was effectively approved when Dumfries and Galloway Council agreed its new budget last week.

From April, opening hours are set to go down from 42 per week to 17.

However, the local authority has confirmed the libraries budget has an £80,000 flexibility fund. It is hoped this could be used to finance additional hours.

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