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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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Treasure trove...of historical information has been unearthed by society members at kirkyards, like Lennel, and war memorials in our local communities.

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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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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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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Something to Think About with Rev. Edward Lyons

Something to Think About with Rev. Edward Lyons

Our western secular world prizes choice. Though the real joy is not simply choice itself but when we choose well and get the best of all options. Choice is not to be thanked when we buy a car that cannot drive more than five miles without breaking down. We would admit we made the wrong choice.

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JM Barrie Theatre Tours big success.

Theatre Royal inspired Barrie to write Peter Pan

Last weekend audiences were treated to a tour of J.M. Barrie’s favourite theatre.

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Revealed: the UK’s favourite TV scenes

Revealed: the UK’s favourite TV scenes

Brits are a nation of telly watchers, and according to a new survey, comedy is always what has kept us glued to the small screen.

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9 maps that tell the history of Scotland

9 maps that tell the history of Scotland

Scotland has had a long and varied history, which has been told in word and song down the centuries.

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“Kids shouldn’t be allowed to cross the road alone until they are 14” say scientists

Children aren’t safe crossing the road on their own until they’re 14, say scientists.

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Co-op customers help Wigtown Players

Wigtown Co-operative manager Colin Murdoch was delighted to hand over a cheque for the sum of £2,224.00 to May McColm of Wigtown Players in the supermarket on Wednesday morning.

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Quiz: Can you tell a flower from a weed?

Quiz: Can you tell a flower from a weed?

More Brits are gardening than ever before - but many can’t tell the difference between flowers and weeds, according to a new poll.

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February 26th  Domino competition Central Bar Newton Stewart

Winner Kevin McQuire (Isle of Whithorn) Runner up Speedy McGaw (Cree Inn) the competition saw a good turn out and through the raffle that was held a total of �65.50 was raised and this money went to Wigtown District of Enable

Pictured L-R Morag Hyslop (Enable), Wendy True (Central Bar) & Mary Bell (Enable)

Doms night benefits Enable charity

A domino competition held recently in The Central Bar Newton Stewart raised £65 for the charity Enable Wigtown and District Branch through the raffle.

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Tom Dingwall, Zoe King and Jackie Rae

Charity donation

Charity fundraiser Tom Dingwall recently handed over a cheque for £1404 to Jackie Rae of Dumfries & Galloway Blood Bikes, a charitable organisation set up by local volunteers to deliver essential blood and urgent medical supplies, in and out of hours, between hospitals and healthcare sites in South West Scotland.

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John Hoffman, Raymond Binks and  Steve Grimshaw Camcorder Club prizewinners.

Annual film competition for Stewartry club members

There were four entries in the annual Stewartry Camcorder Club film competition with model aircraft, lego, car parking and false teeth all featuring in some wonderful short movies.

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The Wigtown Riding of the Maches Principals for 2017

Principals announced for RotM 2017

The principles for Wigtown Riding of the Marches 2017 have been announced.

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The Marr family gather round Piper Marr's bagpipes

Piper Wullie Marr’s WW1 pipes come home

There was an emotional reunion for members of the Marr family at Newton Stewart Museum, when the bagpipes Piper Wullie Marr played at the Battles of Loos and the Somme during World War One were gifted to Newton Stewart Museum by his granddaughter Anne.

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Third charity darts tournament to take place in Whithorn

On Saturday, May 6, in the New Town Hall, Whithorn, the third Baccy Murray Darts Tournament will be held to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Battle of Arras results in long list of casualties from Galloway

Although no great detail of a new offensive appeared in the press, the sudden spike in the casualty list in April 1917 reflected the toll taken in Galloway by the Battle of Arras, April 9 - May 16.

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Galloway Past Picture

Our choice for this week’s Galloway Past Picture is from the Galloway Gazette files and shows the school boys choir at Park School, Stranraer.

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2nd Battle of Gaza takes its toll on KOSB

PIPER KILLED ON EGYPTIAN BATTLEFIELD

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