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Felling tackles infected trees

Felling operations will take place at two local forests over the next two months to tackle the spread of a disease deadly to trees in the area.

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The funding will be used to conserve and restore the built and natural heritage around the Dee and Ken valleys.

£2.7million grant for glens project

A major project to care for the historic landscape of the Galloway Glens has won £2.73million of funding from the National Lottery.

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The gardens were flooded

Flooding in the Rhins

The Rhins of Galloway was particularly hit by torrential rain last Saturday afternoon, forcing Logan Gardens to close to the public after paths and roads disappeared under the deluge.

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The Tunnocks Teacake 21 miles up
Credit: Glasgow Science Centre

A soft landing in Galloway for spacecake

A Tunnock’s Teacake that was launched into space came back to earth by landing on a tree in the Galloway Forest Park.

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MSP Finlay Carson

MSP’s roadside litter campaign

Galloway MSP Finlay Carson, is leading efforts to launch a roadside litter campaign in the region.

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High winds battered the coastline

Now here comes Storm Brian

Following Storm Ophelia, the Met Office this morning confirmed a new weather system heading towards Britain will go through an “explosive” development as it passes over ocean waters.

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Storm Ophelia

Storm Ophelia aftermath with 1000 homes without power

Galloway was hit last night with 70 mile and hour gusts as ex-hurricane Ophelia passed over the region.

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Feeling the force of Ophelia

The BBC and the Met Office have issued an amber weather warning for Souuth-West Scotland as ex-Hurricane Ophelia made landfall this evening

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L-R Scott Fraser, Scottish Waters Scottish Waters corporate affairs regional manager; Bruce Ritchie, head of business operations and visitor experience at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo; Abi Walker waste water treatment modern apprentice.

Launch of new 3P’s campaign

Scottish Water has teamed up with Edinburgh’s famous penguins to raise public awareness of its new 3P’s campaign and prevent toilet and sewer blockages.

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A female Leisler's bat.

Galloway home for rare bat roost

Galloway Forest Park is the home to Scotland’s second confirmed maternity roost for the rare Leisler’s Bat.

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Callum Beaddie litter picking with youth worker June Paterson

Youth group ‘do their bit’ to tackle litter

The Newton Stewart Senior Youth Group run by Creetown Initiative joined the Community Safety Team on their Day of Action on Wednesday last week.

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Storm Aileen

Heavy rain and high winds forecast overnight

Storm Aileen, the first storm to be named since this season names were released last week, will affect South West Scotland this evening and overnight.

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The gates to the core path at Bladnoch remain locked

Council plan legal action over core path

After failing to find an alternative access point, Dumfries and Galloway Council wants to take legal action to reopen a popular footpath.

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The flooding incident on December 30, 2015

Council’s flood plan top ten

The much anticipated flood defence scheme for the town of Newton Stewart should be in the public domain by November this year.

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Gardeners should look out for an impressive autumnal emergence of species such as Comma, Red Admiral and Speckled Wood in the coming weeks.

Can autumn offer a butterfly boost?

Gardeners are being asked to look out for butterflies this autumn after species struggled during the cold and wet summer holiday season.

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The Sparling Bridge
 will now be replaced with a new bridge

Council to replace Sparling with new bridge - next year

Dumfries and Galloway Council has done a U-turn over the proposed replacement of the Sparling Bridge in Newton Stewart. and will now create a new bridge over the Cree, with the work delayed until May next year.

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Haugh Park in Fife was among the 2017 Scottish award winners. Pic: Katrina Johnstone.

Vote for your favourite Scottish park

Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, is encouraging members of the public to vote for their favourite Scottish Green Flag Award park as part of a UK-wide competition.

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Environment Minister, Roseanna Cunningham is encouraging people to recycle more. Pic: Michael Gillen.

Businesses urged to be ‘Waste Warriors’

Zero Waste Scotland is calling on local authorities, businesses and organisations to sign up and join its Recycle Week army of ambassadors in a bid to get people to recycle more.

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