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Open air service takes place outside closed village Kirk

Open air service takes place outside closed village Kirk

Sunday 13th November 2011
RESIDENTS of a village where the Church of Scotland has closed the kirk gathered for an open-air service outside the building on Remembrance Day. The 40-minute act of worship at Ecclefechan was led by a local newsagent, who is also a trained Methodist Lay Preacher. Organisers, including the village community council, expressed delight at the lar...

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Local TV campaign stepped-up

Local TV campaign stepped-up

Saturday 10th September 2011
A CALL has been made for the public to voice demand for a new local TV service in the south of Scotland. As a Scottish Government consultation on possible locations for local services draws to a close, members of the South of Scotland Local TV Working Group are keen for potential viewers in the area to make their voices heard. Working group chair...

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VIDEO REPORT: Will area get Local TV?

VIDEO REPORT: Will area get Local TV?

Sunday 14th August 2011
WOULD a localised television service be a viable option in the south of Scotland? Proposals from the UK Government could see a network of local stations begin to launch over the next four years. Also on the table are alternative blueprints for north of the border, which could deliver local programming from areas such as Dumfries and Galloway link...

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RSPB SURVEY REVEALS REGION'S TOP GARDEN BIRDS

RSPB SURVEY REVEALS REGION'S TOP GARDEN BIRDS

Friday 15th April 2011
NEARLY 2000 people from Dumfries and Galloway took part in this year's Big Garden Birdwatch. The survey gives bird welfare organisation the RSPB a clearer picture of bird population trends across the country. With a second bad winter, officials from the charity's Scottish staff feared some species may have suffered declines. But reports from vol...

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MBE for border tourism firm chief

MBE for border tourism firm chief

Friday 7th January 2011
SEVERAL Dumfries and Galloway people have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours list. Among them is well-known border farmer and businessman Alasdair Houston, executive chairman and managing director of Gretna Green Group, who receives the MBE for services to tourism. He has overseen the continued growth of the family-run visitor attrac...

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Rain then ice leads to 40 crashes in a morning . . .

Rain then ice leads to 40 crashes in a morning . . .

Tuesday 25th January 2011
DUMFRIES and Galloway Police dealt with a large number of road crashes from just before 7.00 am last Tuesday morning. In excess of 40 crashes have been reported to police on a number of roads across the region. Numerous crashes were reported from single vehicles leaving the road through to three and four car crashes. A double-decker bus sk...

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Widespread flooding hits south west

Widespread flooding hits south west

Friday 21st January 2011
DUMFRIES and Galloway was on flood alert at the weekend after a period of stormy weather. Melting snow on the hills and heavy rain driven by high winds caused widespread flooding on farmland. Rivers burst their banks and a number of roads became hazardous. There have been a large number of reports of potholes which are being dealt with by counci...

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An icy winter wonderland . . .

An icy winter wonderland . . .

Monday 13th December 2010
A PROLONGED period of sub-zero temperatures left parts of rural Dumfriesshire with a Christmas Card look in December 2010. In this video the Dumfries Courier filmed the countryside surrounding Hoddom Castle and historic Repentance Tower where an icy River Annan flowed towards the near-by Solway Firth. NEWSDESK: 01461-202417...

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Dumfries and Lockerbie Show highlights

Dumfries and Lockerbie Show highlights

Monday 23rd August 2010
A LOWER definition edition of our highlights video from this year's Dumfries and Lockerbie Show for use in areas with slower broadband speeds. NEWSDESK: 01461-202417 ...

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Annan Riding of the Marches 2010

Annan Riding of the Marches 2010

Thursday 29th July 2010
HUNDREDS of supporters followed Cornet Robert Hollis, Cornet’s Lass Rachael Armstrong and Standard Bearer Karen Martin around the historic Royal Burgh of Annan landward boundaries in Dumfries and Galloway during the Riding of the Marches. With the words ‘safe oot, safe in’ ringing in their ears, a cavalcade of almost 100 riders followed the princi...

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