Got the latest Digital Scotland Email and had a look at the section entitled "New broadband exchanges announced" (http://www.digitalscotland.org/media/20134/18-April-2014-release-locations.pdf) and my exchange (Dalbeattie) is mentioned. On looking at SamKnows (https://www.samknows.com/broadband/exchange/WSDAL) it now says "FTTC status:RFS date set : 30/06/2014".
Though wondering if this will be a roll out to everyone at the exchange? or just folks in the town (I'm about 2 miles outside of the town)!
Whatever... I suppose at least it gives me some hope (maybe?).