The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Dumfries and Galloway Council has held a license to run the Duke of Edinburgh's Award for the young people of our region since the 1970's.

The award nationally and locally has gone through a number of changes, but has always aimed to inspire, guide and support young people in their self-development and recognise their achievements.

Now running in 16 Centres across Dumfries and Galloway, we are more committed than ever to provide an exciting opportunity for all young people to achieve an award that is fun, challenging, and personal to them.

To find out about the vision and direction for the DofE in Dumfries and Galloway, why not read our Strategy and Action Plan Icon for pdf D&G DofE Strategy 2021 - 2026 [913.57KB]

If you have any questions, would like to get involved as a participant, helper or supporter, then we'd love to hear from you!

Do your Duke of Edinburgh (DofE)

If you're in S3, or are between 14 and 25 years of age, you can undertake your DofE award at one of 3 levels - Bronze, Silver or Gold.

Volunteer With Us

We have lots of opportunities for you to get involved in changing the lives of young people for the better.


The Duke of Edinburgh has basic national enrolment fees.

DofE Centres

You can do your DofE at a number of Centres across the region. There are school based groups and community based ones.