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Borders historians build database of local history

You could not accuse members of Coldstream and District Local History Society of lacking ambition.

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Novice pony winners

Second event at Terally for Stranraer club

Stranraer & District Riding Club’s second showjumping event of the season was another very enjoyable day at Terally Equestrian Centre with a good turnout of competitors.

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These competitors took part at Machars second show of the season.

Second show for Machars club

Machars Riding Club held their second show of the season on Saturday at Carty Port Equestrian, Newton Stewart.

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The PIRSAC III and some of the crew

Port William’s PIRSAC in line for national award

Port William Inshore Rescue Service (PIRSAC) are excited to announce they are National Finalists in the FSB & Worldpay UK Business Awards 2017 – Community Business of the year.

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A total of �6.3 million Scottish Government funding will support delivery of the Towards 2020: Taking Care to the Patient strategy  focusing on increasing the Services capacity for care at home or in the community.

£6.3m government funding for Scottish Ambulance Service

Extra funding for the Scottish Ambulance Service will help them up-skill paramedics, treat more patients in the community and reduce the numbers requiring hospital admission.

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Galloway MSP Finlay Carson takes a selfie with Kirkcubright Primary pupils.

School ‘selfie’ for MSP Finlay

Galloway and West Dumfries MSP Finlay Carson visited Kirkcudbright Primary School to take part in a Q&A session with pupils.

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National Museums Scotland launches photography competition

National Museums Scotland launches photography competition

The ScottishPower Foundation and National Museums Scotland have today announced the launch of a new photography competition for primary and secondary school students across Scotland.

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New bucket list challenge launched

New bucket list challenge launched

Scotland’s six most iconic sites celebrated on World Heritage Day as part of the 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology.

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Worrying rise in social sector evictions in Scotland

Worrying rise in social sector evictions in Scotland

The good progress made on social evictions between 2010 to 2014 has gone into reverse according to new analysis which shows there has been a 24% increase in evictions across Scotland’s social rented sector in the last two years.

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Lewis Dunn crosses the ball in the match against Abbey Vale.

Wigtown have to settle for second as Edusport take title

Edusport Academy are the winners of this seasons South of Scotland League after beating St Cuthbert Wanderers by five goals to nil last Saturday at Galabank.

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Grace Crichton throws the first jack opening the bowling green in Wigtown,

First jack at Wigtown

Wigtown Bowling Club held its opening day in pleasant sunshine on Saturday.

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Children really do believe that money grows on trees

Children really do believe that money grows on trees

A pint of milk costs £5, an interest rate is how interesting the bank thinks you are, and money comes from heaven – that’s what kids aged 7-12 really think, according to a new study by pensions advice specialist, Portafina.

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Justice Secretary Michael Matheson. Pic: John Devlin.

Tackling abusive behaviour and sexual harm

Four new laws aimed at tackling abusive behaviour and sexual harm come into force today (Monday) including a requirement for judges to direct juries when dealing with trials relating to certain sexual offences.

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Quiz: Can you tell the difference between Scotland and England?

Quiz: Can you tell the difference between Scotland and England?

Across the UK, you will find spectacular scenery, quaint villages, dazzling architecture and bustling cities.

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Beverley Knight is going on tour this summer

Beverley Knight is bringing some Memphis soul to Scotland ...

Following the release of her latest Top 10 album last year singer, songwriter and actress Beverley Knight is embarking on a new UK tour for summer 2017.

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Muscle, bone and joint injuries are looked up more than any other conditions.

Revealed: Conditions researched most on national health website

New statistics have revealed that Scots looking for health information online look at muscle, bone and joint injuries more than any other condition.

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Chiefs plea...Mr Gormley wants members of the public to share their views on the 2026 Police Scotland strategy. You can complete the survey by visiting the website www.scotland.police.uk/about-us/policing-2026/ by May  8.

Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley’s 2026 vision

I meet the chief constable of Police Scotland as he is preparing to head to London for a colleague’s funeral.

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10 places to visit in Scotland you may not know about

Scotland is famed for its beautiful landscapes and welcoming people and there are many a tourist guide that cover the length and breadth of the country, however not all attractions are as well known as Edinburgh Castle or the Fairy Pools of Skye.

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The host farmer, Douglas Stewart at the Fans.

Beef event captures farmers’ imagination

Opportunities for the beef industry and innovation will be among the topics up for debate during a seminar session at Scotland’s Beef Event 2017.

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The growing pains of perfect parenting (and Play Doh...)

Every time I wake up during the night, there’s a different person in the bed lying next to me.

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