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Galloway Past Picture

Our selection for the Galloway Past feature this week comes from the Galloway Gazette files and is one of the oldest photographs stored there.

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Thought for the Week

Thought for the Week

How often have you built something only to discover that you have some spare screw or fitting left at the end? Even though the thing you built still seems to be standing and also working, so if you are like me you are left with the conundrum of whether the spare bit was a mistake by the shop or by yourself.

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Judge, Alistair McIntyre, with the pupils.

Pupils cooking their way to national award

Kirkcudbright Academy is one of only three schools in Scotland which has been short listed for a national learning award.

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Was your best man the best?

Hunt is on for Britain’s best best man

Stag and hen experts Red7 are scouring the country in search of Britain’s best best man.

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Bladnoch House show their delight at winning this year's house championship.

Bladnoch are house champions at Wigtown

Wigtown Primary pupils showed their skills at the school’s annual sports day on Wednesday.

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Everybody needs good neighbours ..?

Half of Brits don’t know their neighbours’ names, according to poll

More than half of all Brits don’t even know their neighbours’ full names, a survey has found.

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Get involved in oyster festival

Local businesses are being encouraged to get involved in the new Stranraer Oyster Festival and help put on a show for visitors.

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A thumbs up from Leswalt pupils.

School sports day fun for Leswalt pupils

Leswalt Primary had hoped for glorious sunshine but made do with a cloudy day with just a few showers for the annual Sports Day.

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The cost of attending a wedding is going up

Attending a wedding can set you back £800

Couples face an average bill of £800 each time they attend a wedding, according to a survey on the wider costs associated with tying the knot.

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Crawick Multiverse

Arts projects share £27k from council

Seven regional arts projects are set to share just under £27,500 from the second round of the 2017/18 Regional Arts Fund.

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Wigtown Cornet's Lass Lyndsay Wilson and Cornet Richard Oxley

Kirkin’ o’ the Wigtown Principals

The Kirkin’ of the Principals for this year’s Wigtown Riding of the Marches took place in Wigtown Parish Church last Sunday. The Cornet Richard Oxley, Cornet’s Lass Lyndsay Wilson, Ensign Mhairi McConnell and Marshal Rob Carr all look resplendent in the summer sunshine.

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Machars YF'S  Jac-David Causer, Jack McCaig, Bobby Landers, Alastair Cannon, Mark Craig and Alistair Birse.

Young farmers’ footie team in finals

Well done to Machars Young Farmers football lads for qualifying through to West Field Sports on Sunday 11th June at the Barony College!

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Thought for the Week with Rev. Edward Lyons

Thought for the Week with Rev. Edward Lyons

Several days ago I was driving along a B road in our region and at the side of the road stood an old BT phone box. It looked like it was no longer in use. Growing up in the 1980s I can remember the phone boxes and the times when they redesigned them and put a new logo on them.

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Supermarkets enter fuel price war following overcharging claims

Supermarkets enter fuel price war following overcharging claims

At least two major supermarkets have cut the price of forecourt fuel from today (Friday).

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One in five would include their pet in their wedding day

One in five would include their pet in their wedding day

We’ve long been a nation of pet lovers but new research has revealed how much we really value them as one in five (20 per cent) would consider including their pet on their wedding day.

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Some brits though the Leaning Tower of Pisa was taller than London's Big Ben

Time to brush up on general knowledge?

Which is taller - the Empire State Building or Mount Everest?

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The Penninghame School Eco-committee with their new flag

Second Eco Flag for Penninghame

Penninghame School children are delighted that their school has once again been awarded the Eco Schools Green flag.

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Charity advises owners to micropchip their cats

Cat owners reminded of importance of microchipping

National charity Blue Cross has reminded cat owners to microchip their pets now or risk losing them forever if they stray.

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The Dalbeattie Mens Shed group

Age Scotland funding for Men’s Shed group

Age Scotland, the country’s leading charity supporting the rights and wellbeing of older people, is today announcing the latest round of grant funding for local Men’s Sheds.

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President of Stranraer Rotary Club Robert Fryer with incoming President of Newton Stewart Keith Best.

Celebrating 50 years of Newton Stewart Rotary

On Friday 2nd June there was a wonderful celebration of 50 years of Rotary in Newton Stewart.

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