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Prize-winning local photographers

Three lucky winners have been picked from more than 400 images in a recent photography competition.

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Marking a century of Mesopotamian arfare

Dumfries and Galloway’s Spring Fling will feature the haunting sculptures of World War One horses and soldiers by Carlisle-based sculptor Mark Gibbs.

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Amazon launches 40 new channels

Amazon launches 40 new channels

More than 40 subscription TV channels including Discovery and ITV Hub+ are now available to watch for Amazon Prime members as part of the new Channels service.

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Gerard Butler, fellow Scot Peter Mullan and newcomer Connor Swindells on location at the Mull of Galloway. Photo credit: Graeme Hunter � KEEPERS 2017

It’s a wrap at Mull movie shoot

It’s a wrap at the Mull of Galloway as six weeks of filming at the iconic location for new movie Keepers comes to an end.

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The historically significant find was made by Derek McLennan, a committed metal detector enthusiast in Dumfries and Galloway. Picture: SWNS

Summit meeting to secure Viking hoard for Galloway

Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has invited representatives of National Museums Scotland and Dumfries and Galloway Council to a summit to discuss the future of the historic Galloway Viking Hoard.

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The historically significant find was made by Derek McLennan, a committed metal detector enthusiast in Dumfries and Galloway. Picture: SWNS

Disappointment as Viking Hoard goes to Edinburgh

Viking treasure found in a Galloway field is to be exhibited in Edinburgh, and not in Kirkcudbright, it has been announced.

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Big giggle for Bookbug Week

Dumfries and Galloway Council’s libraries are preparing to have a big giggle and lots of fun with Bookbug.

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Jennifer Watt, Spring Fling 2017 participant.

Shadows inspire elegant bronzes

Dumfries and Galloway artists are preparing to throw open their doors for Scotland’s premier open studios weekend.

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Gerard Butler falls in love with the Mull of Galloway

‘One of the most beautiful locations there is’ - that was the verdict of Gerard Butler after filming at the Mull of Galloway.

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A pile of books with library on the back

Heavenly weekend for book lovers

Scotland’s National Book Town hosts its annual Spring Book Weekend from April 28–May 1.

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Heavenly weekend for book lovers

Scotland’s National Book Town hosts its annual Spring Book Weekend from April 28–May 1.

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Quiz: Can you tell the difference between Scotland and England?

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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Wigtown Primary A

Youngsters compete in the days of dance

The sound of Scottish Country Dance music could once more be heard across the region as Primary School children prepared for the annual Wigtownshire Primary Schools Scottish Country “Days of Dance”.

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Aspiring illustrator Georgia McLellan

‘What’s your story?’, asks Georgia

An aspiring illustrator from Kippford is to help plan and host Scotland’s biggest creative writing and illustration conference for young people.

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Spring in her step, March 11 - May 6 at Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright, an all-female exhibition of  of artists and makers.

All female spring exhibition

The Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright celebrates Spring, in an exhibition featuring an all female group of artists and makers.

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Viking hoard should remain in Kirkcudbright, says MP

Galloway MP Richard Arkless has written to Gordon Rintoul, the Director of the National Museum for Scotland, to request that the Galloway Viking Hoard be displayed in the new Kirkcudbright Art Gallery, close to where it was discovered. The treasure has been described by experts as “one of the most significant Viking hoards ever found in Scotland”.

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Fiona Stoddart, Wild Film Festival Scotland Volunteer Co-ordinator

Volunteers wanted for first Wild Film Festival

The Wild Film Festival Scotland is calling for volunteers to help with a brand new event that is dedicated to celebrating the natural world through the best of film and photography.

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Castle Douglas Through Time new book by Mary Smith and Allan Devlin

Travelling back in time with pictures of Castle Douglas

A new book by Mary Smith and Allan Devlin shows, through a fascinating selection of photographs, how Castle Douglas has changed throughout time.

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Galloway Pageant in Newton Stewart with Lockerbie and Distict pipe band leading the parade

Pageant may be cancelled due to lack of members

Galloway Pageant organisers are having to hold an emergency meeting as members of the committee have stepped down in the last few weeks.

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