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Galloway Past Picture

This week’s selection for the Galloway Past Picture comes from the Galloway Gazette picture archives and features motorbike racing on what is now a housing estate in Minnigaff.

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The Royal Edward was sunk

Families who had to suffer over and over

The Galloway Gazette, October 27th, 1917

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Robert Templeton would set off for the war from Newton Stewart Railway Station.
Photo credit - Stephen McDowall

”We are on our way to the trenches again...so write soon”

This week we reprint the last letters home from Private Robert Templeton from Wigtown to his mother Maggie.

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Something to Think About

Something to Think About

Last week my husband and I went back to my home town of Blackpool for a short visit. I have many fond memories from my childhood but I particularly remember the delight of seeing the Illuminations for the first time.

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Scott McCauley at John O' Groats

Scott cycles the length of the country for cancer charity

Well done to Scott McCauley who has completed the Lands End to John O’ Groats cycle for the charity Prostate Cancer UK.

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Golf

Golfers record 25 for 18 holes!

Twenty-five years ago, Newton Stewart Golf Club made the bold move to extend the town’s golf course from nine holes to 18.

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Craig Daniel from Stranraer together with over 60 colleagues from Lloyds Banking Group

Craig helps to raise mental health total

Craig Daniel from Stranraer, together with over 60 colleagues from Lloyds Banking Group, has completed the Fourtitude Challenge, helping raise £317,097 for Mental Health UK.

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Happier times...Craig and Fiona celebrating Christmas 2010 with their much-cherished first child, Robert.

Sepsis awareness fight taken to Scottish Parliament

FEAT chairman Craig Stobo speaks to Julie Currie about the necessity for a public awareness campaign on the life-threatening condition sepsis.

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The project team will provide expert training, guidance and support.

Rock art captures the imagination

The opening event of Kirkcudbright History Society’s 2017/18 programme was an interesting, and beautifully delivered, talk by Joana Valdez-Tullett from Historic Environment Scotland.

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The 20 cheapest destinations for a long-haul holiday (once you get there)

Tokyo has been named the best value destination for travel-lovers looking for a far-flung destination that won’t break the bank once they’re there.

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Alister Jack MP and The Rt Hon. Nicky Morgan MP, Chairman of the Treasury Select Committee.

MP asks pupils for Christmas card ideas

School pupils in Galloway are invited to take part in their MP’s Christmas card competition for 2017.

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This pound coin is the rarest in circulation according to Change Checker.

REVEALED: The rarest £1 coin you must NOT cash in

The value of the rarest £1 coin is set to soar when it is taken out of circulation next month.

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New TV game show looking for the country’s worst singers

New TV game show looking for the country’s worst singers

A new television game show is aiming to find the country’s worst singers - and giving them the chance to win a major cash prize.

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The full list of Ryanair cancellations and what to do if you’re affected

Ryanair have now revealed the full list of cancelled flights for the next six weeks.

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The Humanist Society Scotland is questioning how official figures relating to religious adherence are recorded.

Questions raised over official figures on religion

The Humanist Society Scotland is questioning how people’s religious identity is recorded officially after a recent survey indicated that more than 70 per cent of Scots say they are not religious.

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Something to Think About

Something to Think About

Dietrich Bonhoeffer once wrote a poem titled “Who am I?” He was a Lutheran minister about to be executed by the Nazis. He was able to answer the question with honesty.

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Some of the letters in the Templeton family collection

“Your letters are the only thing I have to look forward to.”

We continue this week with the heartwarming letters send home to his family by Private Robert Templeton from Wigtown.

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Galloway Past Picture

Galloway Past Picture

This week’s Galloway Past Picture from the Galloway Gazette files features the members of Sorbie Badminton Club in the 1950s.

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Private William Hannah

Different fates for pals from Mochrum

On September 21st, 1917, two close friends from the Mochrum area, both serving with the Royal Scots, were hit by a shell. One was killed and the other wounded.

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Dog owners are being encouraged to treat their pets for this year's World Animal Day.

Treat your dog to the best on World Animal Day

Dog owners are being urged to pamper their pooches as part of World Animal Day, which will take place at the start of next month.

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