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Pupils get ready for Christmas show

Kirkcudbright Academy are busy rehearsing their Christmas Show - Beauty and The Beast. The cast range from S1 to S6 with and performance nights are on 7th and 8th of December. More information can be obtained from the School Office. Director, Mrs Jackson-Bonning, teacher of Drama and Musical Director, Miss Gill, teacher of Music, are proud of all the effort everyone is putting in to make sure the show is a super success,

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Nominate an ‘Unexpected Star’ for new Michael McIntyre TV series

A new BBC show hosted by Michael McIntyre is looking for new talent - but the nominees can’t find out…

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Le Haggis are appearing at the Big Burns Supper

Star-studded line up as top acts head for Big Burns Supper

A heady mixture of cabaret, comedy and music will head up next year’s landmark celebration of Scotland’s National Bard, Robert Burns.

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A Carolingian vessel found with the Galloway Hoard.

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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The Wigtownshire Women's Aid team.

Women’s Aid are Christmas Fair winners

Wigtownshire Women’s Aid is set to benefit from Lochinch Castle Charity Christmas Fair taking place on 10th & 11th November, 2017

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Karen-Marie Keenan

What a year for Karen-Marie!

Karen-Marie Keenan only took up Drum Major competition in February this year and entered her first competition in June, but has already won a host of awards.

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Annan photographer, Tom Langlands.

Photographer stars in new seabird exhibition

Annan photographer, Tom Langlands, features in the Scottish Seabird Centre’s brand-new exhibition for the winter season.

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Friday the 13th: Why is it unlucky?

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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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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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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