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Six Scottish ‘haunted’ woodland spots with a dark past

The history of Scotland’s woods are soaked in mystery, bloodshed and strange goings on. Where better to have a genuine fright night on All Hallow’s Eve? Forestry Commission Scotland has published an essential guide to the dark happenings of our woodland, should you need any convincing.

The women picked up a bogus taxi outside Jedburgh Town Hall.

Jedburgh woman sexually assaulted after getting into bogus taxi

A woman has been sexually assaulted, and another was sexually harassed, after they got into a car purporting to be a taxi.

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Pensioner dies after car crash

Driver, 78, found unconscious in crashed car dies in hospital

A man has died following a car crash in Dumfries and Galloway.

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New Zealand woman aims to sell historic family castle in Melrose

New Zealand woman aims to sell historic family castle in Melrose

A NEW ZEALAND woman is hoping to sell a Scottish castle which has been in her family since the 1400s.

Sonar Images of the 45m long vessel. Picture: Scottish Power

German U-boat - abandoned due to “sea monster” - found in Stranraer

The wreck of a First World War German U-boat whose captain claimed to have encountered a giant sea monster before being captured by the British may have been discovered off the coast of Scotland.

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Rangers fans hold a banner in memory of Ryan Baird. Picture: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire

Rangers fans pay respects to Ryan Baird ahead of funeral

The life of a Rangers supporter tragically killed while travelling to see his team play has been celebrated by his fellow fans.

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Rob Shaw ran Culgruff House Hotel. Picture: Comp

Dead hotel boss left £25,000 to pet dog

A HOTEL boss who was found dead just two days after writing his will left £25,000 to his beloved pet dog.

Police name todler killed in crash

Police name pensioner who died after crash near Annan

A man who died following a head-on crash in Dumfries and Galloway has been named by police.

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The bus was left overhanging. Picture: William McBurnie

Bus left hanging over river after crash

Bus passengers were left shaken after the vehicle they were travelling in narrowly avoided crashing into a river in the Borders.

House prices in Scotland are lowest in UK, new survey reveals

Scotland replaces Northern Ireland at bottom of house price table

Scotland replaced Northern Ireland at the foot of the UK regional house price table in the third quarter of this year, as experts warned that UK house prices have seen a “clear cooling” since Britain opted to leave the European Union.

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McGeorge of Scotland knitwear is to be resurrected in a Hawick mill.

Historic cashmere brand to recommence trading

An historic Scottish cashmere brand is to be resurrected in the Scottish Borders town of Hawick, bringing 20 new jobs to the Borders.

Edinburgh Woollen Mill denies mislabelling cashmere scarves. Picture: TSPL

Edinburgh Woollen Mill mislabelling trial media ban overturned

Edinburgh Woollen Mill has lost an attempt to ban reporting of a court case where it is accused of mislabelling scarves as pure cashmere.

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The casr of Still Game. Picture; contributed

Bride halts Edinburgh wedding to watch Still Game

A BRIDE and groom halted their wedding celebrations - so they and their guests could watch the comeback episode of Still Game.

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Sculptor Jill Watson with her Women And Bairns memorial at Eyemouth harbour. Photograph: Toby Williams

Memorial to 189 Eyemouth fishermen drowned in day of tragedy

It was the close-knit Scottish coastal community that lost 189 men at sea in a single day.

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The kites tether turns a turbine as it flies, generating electricity. Two kites will work in tandem. Picture: Kite Power Solutions

Renewable firm plans kite power station

A renewable energy firm plans to create one of the world’s first kite power stations in Scotland. Kite Power Solutions said the new power station at the Ministry of Defence’s West Freugh range in Stranraer, will be in operation by March 2017.

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N C Campbell & Co partner Ewan Millar, on the left, shakes hands on the deal with Alan Patterson of Greaves West & Ayre. Picture: Contributed

Accountancy groups shake hands on merger deal

Two long-established accountancy firms largely focused on East Lothian and the Borders have merged.

Around 40,000 barnacle geese arrive in the Solway Firth from Norway every year - 10,000 of them settle at the RSPB's Mersehead reserve. Picture: Andy Hay/RSPB

RSPB unveil plan to extend reserve for barnacle geese

Conservationists have today launched an urgent appeal to help protect a key Scottish site for migrating geese.

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Pensioner dies after car crash

Two die in crash between Asda van and car on A713

Two men have died following a crash involving an Asda delivery truck Dumfries and Galloway.

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An accident has closed the road in Dumfries. Picture; John Devlin

Two car crash closes road between Dalmellington and Dalry

A collision between two cars near Dalmellington and Dalry in Dumfries and Galloway has closed the A713.

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Produce Investments took a hit from a product recall and closure costs. Picture: Contributed

Produce Investments hit by recall and closure costs

Scottish potatoes and daffodils supplier Produce Investments has seen its profits more than halve after counting the cost of a product recall and the closure of a packing facility in Kent.

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