Hybrid ‘super-slugs’ are invading British gardens and we can’t stop them

The Daily Mail calls it a “slime wave”. The Sun calls them “an army”. Either way, both papers have reported 500 billion slugs are set to invade British gardens, after a mild winter created perfect breeding conditions.

Miss Scotland Lucy Kerr has the key to Scotland's secrets

National Trust launches major recruitment drive

Families across Scotland are being handed the key to Scotland’s treasures this summer - when they join the National Trust for Scotland.

Eagle bid takes flight, thanks to £1.3m grant

Eagle bid takes flight, thanks to £1.3m grant

Plans to boost the south of Scotland’s population of golden eagles are set to take flight after landing a £1.3m National Lottery grant.

Louise Kerr signs up for the new SEPA early flood warning scheme in The McMillan Hall

Sign up for Flood Warning Scheme

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency are in Newton Stewart today to tell people about the new Flood Warning Scheme for the River Cree.

The old show field in Wigtown

Wigtown community group apply to buy the old showfield

An initiative group in Wigtown have applied to the Scottish Government to purchase Southfield Park in the town to use as a community asset.

Dog walkers are being urged to clean up after their dogs in the countryside.

Dog poo could kill livestock

NFU Scotland is urging members of the public to clean up after their dogs when walking on or near to agricultural land.

Two cases ofSchmallenberg Virus have been diagnosed in maformed lambs from Scottish flocks.

Schmallenberg Virus found in Scotland

The Schmallenberg Virus (SBV) infection has been diagnosed in malformed lambs in two Scottish flocks close to the Scotland/England border.

A yellow warning for snow is in place for much of Scotland

Warning of snow issued by Met Office

The Met Office has issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning for snow on Tuesday.

Snow falling in Newton Stewart

It’s snowing!

The sudden arrival of snow caught Newton Stewart by surprise this morning.

The removal of the sparling bridge
The chains are attached to the bridge

Over to you now! say CVCC

The vital public consultation to secure funding for the Sparling Bridge construction work will go ahead from March 8 to 11, and Cree Valley Community Council need Newton Stewart residents to get involved.

The Red Squirrel. Image: Stephen Willis

Priority areas created for red squirrels

Eight priority areas for red squirrel conservation are to be created in southern Scotland thanks to National Lottery funding.

RicharD Arkless meets ABI officals

MP fights for affordable flood insurance

Galloway MP Richard Arkless has this week met with the policy team from the Association of Business Insurers (ABI) to continue discussions with them about how small businesses can receive affordable insurance following a flooding event.

A yellow warning for snow is in place for much of Scotland

Snow warning as Storm Doris arrives

The Met Office has today (Tuesday) issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning for snow for much of Scotland as Storm Doris bears down on the UK.

The water pouring through the dyke behind Ms Stuart's property in January 2016

Monrieth flood risk still looms

Almost 13 months on from a serious flooding incident, residents in a Machars village are becoming increasing frustrated with the stalemate over DGHP’s plan to install new drains.

Concerns have been expressed for the future of Scotlands landscapes.

Call for development of landscape policy

Two national organisations have joined forces to press the Scottish Government to develop a land use policy which protects Scotland’s world-renowned landscapes, and ensures access for recreation.

Scottish Water says its charges will still be lower than the UK average after a 1.6 per cent increase.

Increase in Scottish Water charges to fund investment

Household water charges in Scotland remain among the lowest in Great Britain, according to recent figures.

Livestock worrying can have devastating consequences.

Dog owners warned out of control pets could be shot

Dog owners are being warned that their pets could be killed if they are found anywhere near sheep, regardless of whether or not they have attacked them.

Wet wipes are just one of the items that can cause blockages.

Campaign to keep sewers clear

Scottish Water is still dealing with almost 100 blocked drains and sewers daily, despite a drop in blockages over the last three years.

Wind turbines

Shennaton appeal kicked out by Scottish Government

The Scottish Government has rejected an appeal by a renewable energy company’s against the local authority’s ‘non-determination’ regarding their planning application for a 12-turbine wind farm at Shennaton, between Kirkcowan and Newton Stewart.

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Energy minister Paul Wheelhouse.

Scottish fracking consultation begins

A public consultation on whether or not to allow unconventional oil and gas extraction (UOG) has been launched by the Scottish Government.

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