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Friday the 13th: Why is it unlucky?

It’s Friday 13th, the most cursed day in the calendar.

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Ramblers on the Port Logan circular

Ramblers head for the ‘really lost’ village

On Saturday, 7th October, 18 Wigtownshire Ramblers met for an easy walk round Port Logan, widdershins.  They set off southwards on an old drovers’ road, unconcerned about the gittery conditions underfoot as we chatted to friends.

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Ray Mears

Ray Mears explores Australia’s wilderness

This coming week Ray Mears, the famous woodsman, instructor, businessman and author will be presenting the first in a new series of seven half-hour programmes.

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Tumble down the rabbit hole with The Royal Ballet at The Fullerton, Castle Douglas, on Monday, October 23.

Step into wonderland with Alice

Tumble down the rabbit hole with The Royal Ballet at The Fullerton, Castle Douglas, on Monday, October 23.

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Four Go Wild in Wellies, a fun and colourful new show for audiences aged three to five.

Packed programme for autumn from Arts Live

Music, theatre and dance lead us into the autumn season as Dumfries and Galloways Arts Live continues its exciting 2017 programme.

Theatre and Comedy
Dulcinea Quartet  will perform in the Cochran Hall, Kirkcudbright, on Friday,  October 20.

Music through the eras

A world-class musical journey through the eras, from the well-loved to the unexpected, is in store for Kirkcudbright audiences this month.

Music
Erin is getting her lovely long red hair cut and has chosen to donate it to the Little Princess Trust

Erin’s big cut for charity

A Leswalt schoolgirl is cutting her flowing locks in aid of children’s charity the Little Princess Trust.

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The airfield at Baldoon.

Runway Fun Run in aid of Stroke Association

A Fun Run in aid of the Stroke Association takes place at Baldoon this Saturday (October 14).

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New poll reveals the nation's favourite penny sweet.

Revealed: the nation’s all-time favourite penny sweet

Penny sweets have always been a favourite amongst kids, and now a new survey has revealed the nation’s all-time favourite penny chew to be Black Jacks.

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Jai McDowall.

Jai brings Broadway to Galloway

Taking you on a whistle stop tour from the heart of London’s theatre land to the glitz of Broadway, the critically acclaimed Mad About the Musicals will be visiting Stranraer for one night only on Saturday 28 October returning with an all new show when it plays at the Ryan Centre - celebrating the very best songs from the shows we all know and love!

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The nations favourite Simon and Garfunkel Tribute, Sounds of Simon, slip slide into The Fullarton Theatre in Castle Douglas.

Let Paul Simon’s music drift you back in time

The nation’s favourite Simon and Garfunkel tribute slip slide into The Fullarton Theatre, Castle Douglas, on Friday, October 27.

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Ramblers on the Isle of Whithorn walk.

Ramblers tackle Isle of Whithorn walk

Twenty one ramblers met at St. Ninians car park to walk the six and a half miles to the Isle of Whithorn. After the walk leader outlined the route and introduced a new member we began by descending the well trodden and muddy track to the pebble beach where most of the company made a visit to St. Ninians cave.

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The Undercover Hippy, aka Billy Rowan,  adds Reggae beats to Moniaives musical autumn.

Undercover Hippy adds reggae beats to Moniaive

World-class musicians are lined up to play at the Craigdarroch Arms venue in Scotland’s Festival Village this autumn.

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Award-winning local poet, Liz Niven.

World premiere theatre launches in Dumfries

A series of world premieres begins this week at the Theatre Royal, Dumfries, with the launch of an exciting initiative combining theatre, poetry and great conversation.

Theatre and Comedy
Getting ready for the Yorkshire Building Society Socktober campaign are, from the left, Claire Byrne, Natalie Butterworth and Adam Waterfall.

‘Sock it to us’, say building society staff

Yorkshire Building Society staff in Newton Stewart are asking the community to sock it to them by donating new pairs of socks to help keep homeless people warm this winter.

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The Big Air competition at Luce Bay.

Big Air weekender at Sands of Luce

The 6-8th October sees Sands of Luce Holiday park host the second of its ‘Big Air Weekenders’.

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Ramblers on the Mull of Galloway figure of eight walk.

Ramblers discover a gem of a peninsula

Twenty-five walkers met at the Mull of Galloway, Scotland’s most southerly point for a seven mile walk around the beautiful peninsula.

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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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Rebekah McCrorie, aged 10 from Prestwick, will be reading from her newly published debut book Monster, Monster!

Ten-year-old author set to star alongside famous festival faces

A ten-year-old author will star alongside some of the most famous writers at Wigtown Book Festival.

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