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Rotary club hosts its cycling sportive

The Rotary Club of Kirkcudbright held their annual Cycle Sportive on Saturday the 12th of August.

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Sammi goes solo on charity bungee jump

Sammi goes solo on charity bungee jump

Charity fundraiser and adrenalin fanatic Sammi Wood raised over £1000 for charity at the weekend by completed a solo bungee jump at Killiecrankie in Perthshire.

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Parkfest 2017

Park Fest ticket winners

The two lucky winners of a pair of tickets to the Stranraer RNLI Park Fest were:

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The crowd enjoy the Youth Beatz concert.

Capacity crowd enjoy Youth Beatz

A capacity crowd of 12,000 people filled the Dock Park in Dumfries on Saturday for the largest free youth music event in Scotland, with all tickets taken up by Dumfries and Galloway residents.

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Plane drunk: Ryanair wants two-drink limit for passengers

Plane drunk: Ryanair wants two-drink limit for passengers

That cheeky 5am pre-flight pint could soon be a thing of the past - if Ryanair gets its way.

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Last chance for engaged couples to enter new BBC wedding game show

Last chance for engaged couples to enter new BBC wedding game show

If you’re engaged make your big day even bigger by entering the BBC’s new wedding game show and you and your fiance could win a luxury honeymoon.

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The BHF can reveal one of top ten hobbies we are most likely to have given up from childhood are playing a musical instrument (39 per cent).

More than a quarter of Scots can’t remember last time they took up a new hobby

New statistics show 93 per cent of adults in Scotland have given up at least one hobby from their childhood and more than a quarter (26 per cent) can’t remember the last time they took up a new one.

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Janette Sloan pictured with the Rev. Stephen Ogston.

Janette’s 60 years of service as church organist

Former Inch Parish Church organist Janette Sloan was presented with a Church of Scotland long service certificate recently after the morning service at Ballantrae Parish Church, by the Rev Stephen Ogston, for 60 years service as a church organist.

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Janette’s been a church organist for 60 years

Former Inch Parish Church organist Janette Sloan was presented with a Church of Scotland long service certificate last Sunday after the morning service at Ballantrae Parish Church, by the Ballantrae Minister the Rev Stephen Ogston, for 60 years playing the church organ.

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Private A McGiverin

Wounded, disorientated and missing

The Galloway Gazette, August 25th, 1917

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Private William and Private Ed Kilpatrick

Shell-shocked soldier had to go back and fight at the frontline

This week’s war diary is from late August 1917.

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Galloway Past Picture

Galloway Past Picture

Today is Creetown Gala Day and to tie in with that popular annual event, we have found a picture of a fancy dress parade in ‘the Ferrytoon’ in the 1950s.

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Close up of motorbike at Motorcycle Live show 2015. Copyright big-ashb on Flickr.com

Do you know a biking hero?

Do you know a biker who supports their local community, is involved with charity work or always goes the extra mile?

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Meteor shower set to light up the sky this weekend

Meteor shower set to light up the sky this weekend

You won’t need a telescope to stargaze this weekend because the Perseid meteor shower is set to light up the night sky on Saturday.

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Mums spend £1,589 replacing items lost by their kids - plus two days looking for them

Mums spend £1,589 replacing items lost by their kids before the age of ten - and nearly two days in total looking for them, according to a study.

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The new RBS �10 note commemorating scientist Mary Somerville. Picture: PA

Astronomer Mary Somerville features on new RBS £10 note

The Royal Bank of Scotland has announced the date it will issue its first plastic £10 note.

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Something to Think About

Something to Think About

Where has all the kindness gone? Our culture today seems to have evolved into one of self-centredness and being kind has become a bit of a novelty.

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Pictured left to right are Emma Harper MSP, Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy and Joan McAlpine MSP.

Baby box for every newborn

Local SNP MSP Emma Harper has created a baby box similar to that being given free to new mums from August this year and invites members of the public to come and see the box’s contents.

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The Machars Young Farmers members at outside their marquee at Wigtown Show

Young Farmers have a busy show season

Machars Young Farmers have had a very busy week recently with a demonstration and two agricultural show to attend.

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Pictured Left to Right are Clare Burns, Loreburn Housing, PC Nicola Wilson, Community Police Officer, Diane McColm, Senior Community Safety Officer (West), Jacqueline McKeand, Community Safety Officer, Andrew Guisti, Councillor Ward 1, Margaret McLeod, Community Safety Officer, PC Gayle Allison, Community Police Officer, Sharon Hay, Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership

Dog fouling and littering focus of community safety day

Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Community Safety Team recently launched their revamped “Days of Action” in Stranraer.

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