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Galloway Past Picture

For this week’s Galloway Past Picture we have chosen a gathering of beekeepers in Glenluce from the early 1960s.

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Bladnoch soldier survives torpedo

News was received in early February, 1917, that Lance-Corporal John Adams, Scottish Rifles, had been on the troopship the Ivernia when she was torpedoed on New Year’s Day.

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Revealed: The bad spending habits leaving Scots skint

Revealed: The bad spending habits leaving Scots skint

With another expensive Christmas period behind us, a new survey reveals the bad spending habits leaving Scots struggling to survive in the first month of the new year.

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This week’s planning applications

This week’s planning applications

ARDWELL, The Lodge, Balgowan Farm, erection of extensions to existing agricultural shed; applicant Mr John Williamson (16/1874/DPA).

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Thought for the week with Rev. Edward Lyons

Thought for the week with Rev. Edward Lyons

From time to time I take a bag, enter the study and attempt to rid it of all unnecessary papers and materials that have come my way. I try to no longer feel they will be used again, so we part company, well almost.

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Cooking up a right royal recipe at the BBC

Cooking up a right royal recipe at the BBC

It is always interesting when television takes two popular kinds of programme and puts them together. We know that a large number of the viewing public are interested in programmes about food and cooking.

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The Society's President, Dr, Jeremy Brock, (left) presenting the award to Gary Hutchison.

Antiquarians present annual Truckell prize

This year’s Truckell Prize, awarded annually by the Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society, has been won by Mr Gary Hutchison, a postgraduate student currently carrying out research for a PhD in the Dept. of History, Classics and Archaeology at Edinburgh University. The Society’s President, Dr Jeremy Brock, presented Mr Hutchison with the prize certificate and a cheque for £500.

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A laser scan image of the Pictish symbols carved at Trustys Hill, comprising a z-rod-and-double-disc symbol on the left and a dragon-pierced-by-a-sword symbol on the right � DGNHAS / CDDV

Galloway’s lost kingdom

Archaeological research has just been published which reveals the location of a hitherto lost early medieval kingdom that was once pre-eminent in Scotland and Northern England.

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10 most complained-about adverts in 2016

10 most complained-about adverts in 2016

The Advertising Standards Authority has released the 10 most complained-about adverts from last year.

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The hack is sophisticated, and has fooled even the tech-savvy users of Gmail

Gmail hack: Even tech-savvy users fooled by sophisticated phishing technique

Even tech-savvy Gmail users are falling victim to hackers who steal their login credentials, according to a security expert, who notes that increasingly sophisticated phishing techniques are being employed.

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Sir Tom Hunter is pictured with (from left) Kiltwalkers Stuart Sharp, Kerry Murdoch and Chris Quinn.

Boost for Kiltwalk’s fund-raising drive

Charity fund-raisers now have more reason to enter this year’s Kiltwalk with news that Scottish philanthropist Sir Tom Hunter will boost the amounts raised at all four walks.

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AdLibitum

Adlibitum to entertain music society

Gatehouse Music Society’s next concert will take place on Sunday, February 5, at 7.30pm will be by AdLibitum, Andrea and Djordje Gajic, who play violin and accordion.

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Private McCulloch and Lieutenant Stewart

Miraculous escape for Private after shell lands on his mules

The Galloway Gazette had more news of ‘The War’ raging across Continents in 1917.

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gallpast pic

Galloway Past Picture

The tradition of Scottish Country Dancing has long been an integral part of the winter months in Galloway. Here we have some revellers going full pelt in a village hall somewhere.

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Private William Hannah

Private survives torpedo attack on ship

Private William Hannah, KOSB, who was aboard the Transport ship the Ivernia when it was torpedoed in the Mediterranean on New Year’s Day morning 1917, managed to get a postcard home to his sister in Queen Street, Newton Stewart, to say he had been landed and was safe and well.

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This week’s planning applications

This week’s planning applications

16/1874/DPA; 21.12.2016; Mr John Williamson, The Lodge, Balgowan Farm, Ardwell, ERECTION OF EXTENSIONS TO EXISTING AGRICULTURAL SHED

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Thought for the Week with Rev. Edward Lyons

Thought for the Week with Rev. Edward Lyons

Recently I looked out an electric guitar and put some new strings on it. For those people who know about guitars and care about the finer points of Gibson versus Fender, it is an Epiphone Les Paul I have.

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RSPB Big School Birdwatch

All eyes are on the skies for the RSPB’s Big birdwatch 2017

Thousands of schoolchildren across Scotland will be swapping books for binoculars this term to take part in the UK’s biggest schools wildlife survey.

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37th Brit Awards nominees revealed

37th Brit Awards nominees revealed

Although the BBC screened two new Top of the Pops shows over the festive season these days there is no regular mainstream TV programme which recognises the range of new music that is currently being produced.

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New Monopoly pieces could include emoji, dinosaur, duck and penguin

New Monopoly pieces could include emoji, dinosaur, duck and penguin

Traditional Monopoly pieces are facing ‘the boot’ - but you can vote on what you’d like to see in their place.

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