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‘Third world’ water quality at Dundeugh

The continuing problems with a private water supply to 16 homes at Dundeugh has left “unqualified” residents treating their own water and attempting to fund a new treatment plant through online crowdfunding.

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The River Cree onThurdsay morning

Hangover for Sunday from Hurricane Gert

The Met Office have warned people in South West Scotland to keep a close eye on the weather forecast this weekend as a tropical storm, combined with the remnants of Hurricane Gert, heads in off the Atlantic.

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Access to the Core Path is blocked

Compromise call in Core Path dispute

Wigtown Community Council members say they could accept a compromise solution to a long-running dispute over a blocked Core Path at Bladnoch if a new access was created.

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Could you be a hedgehog champion?

First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched

Wildlife charities are urging people across the UK to help arrest the decline in numbers of one of our most loved garden animals.

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This amazing photograph was taken in Galloway Forest Park by Jesse Beaman of Stargazing Scotland.

Dark sky conference set to be out of this world

Preparations for Europe’s first ever Dark Sky Places conference in the heart of the Galloway & Southern Ayrshire Biosphere are well underway, with top speakers booked to promote the preservation of dark skies across the world.

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The single use carrier bags will not be available in store after August

Tesco getting rid of single use carrier bags

Tesco has announced that single use carrier bags will no longer be available in its stores from the end of this month.

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Newton Stewart was badly flooded in December 2015

Flood scheme has 19 options

A meeting on Monday evening in the McMillan Hall gave community leaders in Newton Stewart a clearer idea of the process involved in creating a robust flood defence for the town in the future.

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A new 10-year plan has been launched to protect Scotland's pollinating insects.

Plan to protect pollinator population

A new strategy has been launched to protect and safeguard the future of Scotland’s indigenous bee and butterfly populations.

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The latest national survey of Scotlands population of capercaillie, the worlds largest grouse, estimates there to be only 1114 individuals - making it one of the countrys most endangered birds. Pic credit: Dave Braddock (rspb-images.com).

National survey results fuel plans to help one of Scotland’s most iconic birds

The latest national survey of Scotland’s population of capercaillie, the world’s largest grouse, estimates there to be only 1114 individuals – making it one of the country’s most endangered birds.

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Campaigners are calling for cameras in slaughterhouses to be required by law.

Petition calls for compulsory CCTV in slaughterhouses

Animal charities and political activists are petitioning the Scottish Parliament to introduce mandatory CCTV in Scotland’s 35 abattoirs.

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Sofa so good as the social media campaign to promote this free uplift service reaches one million people

Video shows how to skip the trip to the tip

If you’ve ever struggled to get rid of an old sofa, bed or fridge freezer a new, tongue-in-cheek video showing Scots how to ‘skip the trip to the tip’ is for you.

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Poll calls to protect places like the hill Quinag in the Scottish Highlands. Pic: Kevin Lelland.

Poll calls for Scotland’s wild lands to be protected

As tourists flock to Scotland’s scenic outdoors for the summer holidays, a clear majority would be put off visits by industrial development.

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The yellow-legged tortoiseshell. Picture: SWNS

Sir David Attenborough warning of butterfly decline - and how you can help

This summer is critical for butterflies as common species have fallen into decline, Sir David Attenborough has warned.

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Loch Ken

Community councillor resigns over pylons sham

A community councillor in New Galloway has resigned over a consutation “sham” between residents and Scottish Power over proposed new electricity pylons.

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Labour MSP Colin Smyth

MSP welcomes £300,000 coastal investment in the Rhins

A South of Scotland MSP has today welcomed the Coastal Communities Fund investment of £300,000 in Galloway.

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WOMANS’ group tidy up of the town continues

The newly formed WOMANS community group continued their good work in Newton Stewart this week.

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Litter costs Scotland over �1m a year, says Zero Waste Scotland

Picking up some good tips

Did you know that 475 items of litter are dropped every minute in Scotland? Or that 2.5 billion single-use coffee cups are given out in the UK every day?

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Litter costs Scotland over �1m a year, says Zero Waste Scotland

Picking up some good tips on tackling litter

Did you know that 475 items of litter are dropped every minute in Scotland? Or that 2.5 billion single-use coffee cups are given out in the UK every day?

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Some of the GNPA Trustees and supporters at Kirkcudbright Harbour.

National park could provide youth jobs

The Galloway National Park Association (GNPA) launched its website this week and is now seeking comments and input from across the region.

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The Met Office issued this weather warning for Saturday

Met Office issue weather warning for weekend

Heavy rain is forecast to wipe out the sunshine tomorrow across Scotland.

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