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Dumfries & Borders

Bid launched to keep Viking hoard in Dumfries and Galloway

A campaign has been launched to ensure a 1,000-year-old Viking hoard found buried in a Dumfries and Galloway field stays in the local area.

People & Places
An example of dementia-friendly building design. Picture: Contributed

Architects turn to VR to help people with dementia

A new virtual reality (VR) system has been launched to help architects and designers make life easier for people with dementia.

Tech
Transport disruption is likely, the Met Office has warned drivers. Picture: Press Association

Scotland's weather: Snow and gale warning from Storm Doris

A severe weather warning for snow to fall over much of Scotland on Thursday was issued today by the Met Office.
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The Waterloo Monument - a landmark on the A68

Towering sights in the Scottish Borders

Bracing days out and cosy nights in make for the perfect break near Jedburgh, finds Fiona Laing

Lifestyle
Accidents took place in Aberdeenshire. Picture: John Devlin

Two people killed and baby injured in accidents

Two people have died and a baby has been injured in two separate collisions.

News
David Corrie of CKD says supply is still outstripped by demand. Picture: Contributed

CKD flags brisk residential property trade in Galloway

Property consultancy CKD Galbraith has reported a solid start to 2017 in Dumfries and Galloway, with both residential sales and buyer activity on the rise.

Markets Economy
The Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway. PIC Wikimedia.

Tiny ‘commuter train’ wins top heritage award

A tiny railway which offered a lifeline to rural residents during a recent road closure has won a top heritage honour.

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Comedian Craig Hill with Alzheimer Scotland staff. Contributed

Comic Craig Hill leads funding boost for dementia projects

Alzheimer Scotland has been awarded £150,000 to create two new Befriending schemes.

News
A woman was spotted running across the A75 in Dumfries last night. Picture: Google maps

Police search for woman spotted running naked across bypass

Police Scotland are keen to know the whereabouts of a woman who was spotted running naked across a bypass last night.

News
Crossbasket Castle. Picture: submitted

The 10 best castle hotels in Scotland

Scotland is famous for its majestic castles and country houses, which range from medieval fortresses to Victorian manors.

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Spark Energy launched its training academy last year. Picture: Contributed

Borders energy firm Spark hails training academy success

Twenty residents of the Borders are celebrating after becoming the inaugural graduates of Spark Energy’s newly opened training academy.

Companies
Parkdean is investing in all eight of its parks north of the Border. Picture: Contributed

Scots holiday parks to gain from record investment

Britain’s biggest holiday park operator is spending £2.5 million on its Scottish sites as part of a record investment programme.

Media & Leisure
Andrew McCornick is flanked by new NFU Scotland vice-presidents Gary Mitchell, left, and Martin Kennedy. Picture: Paul Watt

New team voted in at helm of NFU Scotland

It was a case of “all change” at the top table of NFU Scotland yesterday, with a new president and two new vice-presidents elected.

Farming
An icy road in Bishopbriggs. Picture: Contributed.

Scotland’s weather: Transport disruption threat as snow warning issued

Motorists were warned of hazardous driving conditions and transport disruption from up to 5cm of snow expected to fall today.

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Abbotsford House. Picture: TSPL

Scottish Travel Itineraries: Borders

The Scottish Borders are a treasure trove of fascinating historic sites and quirky country hotels. Outdoor activities, fine dining, and breathtaking scenery - the Borders provide all of this and more. We have carefully compiled a list of itineraries for those who wish to explore the Borders a bit further.

News
Haggis Hurling Championship at Robert Burns Ellisland Farm Heritage Centre, Dumfries.

Home of Robert Burns hosts world haggis hurling event

The World Championships of haggis hurling was held on Sunday at the 18th century home of Robert Burns.

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Enjoy a stay at the idyllic Cringeltie House
 in Peebles. Picture: contributed

Five of the best hotels in the Scottish borders

SIR Walter Scott’s love affair with the Scottish borders inspired the great writer to produce some of his finest work.

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Secondary pupils being taught driving skills at Greenlaw in the Borders

First Scots teenagers to take driving lessons in school

Under-17s in the Borders are to be among the first in the UK to have driving lessons at school.
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The cable is part of the Western Link project, connecting Scottish renewable power with customers south of the Border. Picture: Chris James

£1bn renewable project sails ahead with subsea cable move

A £1 billion project to deliver renewable power from Scotland to homes and businesses in England and Wales has taken a step forward with what is claimed to be the world’s largest subsea power cable coming ashore.

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