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Galloway Hoard is saved for the nation after nearly £2 million raised in six months

National Museums Scotland has today announced that it has achieved its fundraising target of £1.98 million in order to acquire the Galloway Hoard on behalf of the nation.

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Anne Reid in Oscar Wilde's ' A Woman of No Importance'.

Glittering wit and drama from Oscar Wilde

Time-honoured Oscar Wilde comedy comes to The Fullarton, Castle Douglas, on Tuesday, November 28.

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Leading journalist Gavin Esler to present the 2017 Magnusson Lecture.

Booklovers beat a path to Scotland’s book town

The Wigtown Book Festival starts today (Friday, September 22) – with ten times as many tickets already sold than there are local residents.

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Work by Amanda Simmons, glass artist, recipient of 2013 VACMA award.

Funding scheme for artists and craft makers re-opens

Visual artists and craft makers from Dumfries & Galloway are eligible to apply for funding through the region’s Visual Artist and Craft Makers Awards (VACMA).

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Whirligig ceilidh dance tour.

Twirl your partners around with Whirligig

Auchencairn musician Ruth Morris has teamed up with Gavin Marwick (fiddle) and Pete Garnett (accordion) to form the ceѐilidh dance band Whirligig.

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Pic: SWNS/UKGold

Scenes from ‘lost’ episode of Only Fools And Horses to air for the first time

Viewers are to get a glimpse of a ‘lost’ episode of Only Fools and Horses for the very first time.

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My Life as a Courgette, an award-winning animation by Swiss
filmmaker Claude Barras.

Trials of an orphan

My Life as a Courgette, an award-winning animation told through the eyes of a nine-year-old orphan, can be seen at the Catstrand, New Galloway, on July 27.

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One of Steve Messam's creations in the Mellerstain House estate

Archie returns bigger and better for 2017

Taking a taxi ride to discover the city, creating a village of play dens, and printing 3D building blocks to create a super space are just some of the highlights this summer as architecture takes centre stage with its own fringe.

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Monarch of the Glen by Sir Edwin Landseer.

Monarch of the Glen on view at Kirkcudbright

One of Scotland’s most famous images, The Monarch of the Glen, can be seen at Kirkcudbright Galleries.

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Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland 2017.

Strange goings-on at the library

Libraries across the Dumfries and Galloway are getting ready for children to explore some mysterious goings on as part of the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland 2017.

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Soldiers and dancers lift Harriet from 5 Soldiers.

Dancers join infantry exercise to get direct experience of military life

Five dancers joined the Army on three days of combat exercises deep in the Galloway countryside to prepare for their stage roles at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Exploring Dumfries & Galloway's Lost Railway Heritage - A Walker's Guide, a book by Alasdair Wham.

Lost railway tracks make for great walking

Dumfries and Galloway’s lost railway tracks are explored in a new book by Alasdair Wham.

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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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