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Derek McInnes seeks glorious end to Aberdeen’s epic season

Whatever the outcome of this afternoon’s Scottish Cup final, Aberdeen will take one honour from this campaign. Today, Derek McInnes’ men will complete the longest season in the history of Scottish club football.

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Top 10 weirdest items found in storage units

Top 10 weirdest items found in storage units

A sunday dinner left in an oven, a samurai sword and a secret designer wardrobe have been revealed as some of the most surprising things Brits have left behind in storage facilities across the UK.

Lifestyle
Iain Howie and Kay Bird are pictured above.

Defibrillator for village hall

Balmaclellan’s Community Council and Village Hall Committee are delighted to announce that the new defibrillator has been installed at the Village Hall.

Health
Pictured are the winning team Creetown L-R Skye Herries, Brianna Hamilton, Jade Millan & Madison Donnelly

Creetown are maths challenge winners

The Maths department at Douglas Ewart High School, ably assisted by eight junior recruits from S2 & S3, hosted the 4th annual competition for the Machars Cluster Primary Team Maths Challenge Trophy.

Education
Police issue safety advice ahead of Scottish Cup Final

Police issue safety advice ahead of Scottish Cup Final

As supporters gear up for the Scottish Cup Final on Saturday, May 27, police are issuing safety advice to those attending Hampden Park in Glasgow.

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The Overall prize and the William Hanna Clarke Trophy was won by Nick Gallagher.

Kirkcudbright young artists’ presentations

The Kirkcudbright Young Artist Presentation Evening was held last Friday in the Tolbooth where an exhibition of all the winners’ artwork is now on display.

Lifestyle
The Met Office issued this weather warning for Saturday

Met Office issue weather warning for weekend

Heavy rain is forecast to wipe out the sunshine tomorrow across Scotland.

Environment
Roger Moore as James Bond. Photo by Moviestore/REX Shutterstock

QUIZ: Can you name the Bond villains?

In tribute to Sir Roger Moore, here’s a James Bond themed quiz.

Lifestyle
The very best in local produce will be available to sample.

Mouth watering line up for food festival

Ballantrae’s hugely successful Festival of Food and Drink is back for a third year.

Whats on
Saving Scotland’s smallest butterfly

Saving Scotland’s smallest butterfly

Nature enthusiasts are being asked to spend the next week making a big effort to help Scotland’s smallest butterfly.

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Would “cash for trash” incentives help in changing wasteful behaviours?

Would “cash for trash” incentives help in changing wasteful behaviours?

How much rubbish is generated in Scotland? And would “cash for trash” incentives help in changing wasteful behaviours?

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the model village at Ardwell.

Ramblers saunter down to Ardwell

Earlier showers of rain in some areas did not deter 13 walkers from congregating at New England Bay for our weekly ‘saunter’. The shore path took us along to Portacree and Logan Mills. Having crossed the Balkelzie Burn Bridge, a short detour from the shore took us past the remnants of Logan Windmill. Built in the late 17th century of whinstone, rubble and stone from the beach, it was used for grinding corn. The battlements were added after the mill stopped operating in mid 19th century.

Whats on
Hamish cutting the cake at Marions House

Honour for Hamish at Home from Home

A Stranraer boy who spent his 12th birthday party in a Glasgow centre for young cancer patients has cut the cake on the facility’s first anniversary.

Health
Pictured at the site of the new hospital, left to right: Graham Gault, NHS Dumfries & Galloway, Willie Bremner, Boston Networks, Graeme McIlorum, Dumfries & Galloway Council.

Hi Tech for Health

A major project to enable delivery of a new ‘digital hospital’, and provide greater connectivity for public services in our region is now complete. Months of work to install a seven mile long cable around Dumfries has paved the way for a new circuit that will connect data centres serving the new hospital, existing hospital and the local Council.

Health
Church apologises to gay people and moves closer to same sex marriage

Church apologises to gay people and moves closer to same sex marriage

The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has approved an apology to gay people for the history of discrimination they have faced in the Church.

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Revealed: The most interesting items found in storage rooms across the UK

Revealed: The most interesting items found in storage rooms across the UK

A full joint of ham, a samurai sword, and a vast collection of designer clothes a wife is hiding from her husband - these are just some of the things Brits have left behind in storage facilities across the UK.

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Prize-winning local photographers

Three lucky winners have been picked from more than 400 images in a recent photography competition.

Arts

Alan Bissett presents: Moira Monologues

Meet Moira Bell, cleaner, single mother and the hardest woman in Falkirk.

Theatre and Comedy
Fiddle player Charlie Stewart, will perform at the 4th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival, accompanied by the wonderful Becky Hill on harp.

Award-winning acts make their way to Wigtownshire

Taking place over July 7-9, in venues throughout Newton Stewart and Minnigaff, this year’s traditional music festival looks set to be the best yet.

Music

Alive 107.3 joins in Local Radio day

Dumfries-based community radio station Alive 107.3 will be taking part in National Local Radio Day which is taking place today.

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