Dumfries & Borders

Dumfries & Borders

Scotland’s highest village: Wanlockhead

Perched on the Lowther Hills, Scotland’s highest village has a legacy built on gold.

People & Places 1
A recreation of the royal stronghold of Rheged which has been discovered in Dumfries and Galloway. PIC GUARD Archaeology.

Lost dark age kingdom discovered in Galloway

A “lost” dark age kingdom has been discovered in Dumfries and Galloway after archaeologists finally solved the mystery surrounding the location of the elusive stronghold.

News 1
Rare white deer captured on camera in Newton Stewart. Picture: Graham Forsyth/SNH

Rare white deer spotted in Newton Stewart

A RARE white deer has been caught on camera in Dumfries and Galloway.

News 2
Richmond Wight owns Moffat Manor Holiday Park. Picture: Contributed

Holiday parks firm moves into lodge manufacturing

A holiday park operator that runs three sites in Scotland and is involved in property and leisure developments in Dumfries & Galloway has acquired a lodge manufacturing business, creating its own supply chain.

Media & Leisure 1
Loch Lomond on the John Muir Way. Picture: Contributed

John Muir Way awarded Scotland’s Great Trail status

THE John Muir Way has officially been recognised as one of Scotland’s Great Trails.

News 4
Charity is seeking bikes for refugees in Ayrshire. Picture: Michael Gillen

Charity appeals for bikes for refugees in Ayrshire

A SCOTTISH charity is seeking help in providing bikes for refugees located in Ayrshire.

News 4
The wreckage of Pan Am 103 in Lockerbie in 1988. Picture: AP

New film by Scots director to uncover Lockerbie ‘conspiracy’

One of Scotland’s leading filmmakers is to tackle the Lockerbie disaster, Scotland on Sunday can reveal.

Lifestyle 15
Jane Haining, who gave her life to help protect Jewish schoolgirls during the Holocaust. Picture: PA

Heritage centre to be opened to honour Scots Holocaust heroine

A new heritage centre is to be opened to celebrate a Scot who gave her life to help protect Jewish schoolgirls during the Holocaust.

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Scots DJ Calvin Harris. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Calvin Harris and Gordon Ramsay features in 2016 celebrity rich list

DJ Calvin Harris and chef Gordon Ramsay have been named among the world’s highest paid celebrity’s of the last year.

News 5
John Campbell co-founded egg producer Glenrath in 1959. Picture: Contributed

New Year Honours knighthood for farmer John Campbell

Well-known Borders farmer, businessman and egg producer John Campbell, founder and chairman of Glenrath Farms, received a knighthood in the New Year Honours List for his services to farming and charitable service to entrepreneurship.

Stobo Castle Health Spa, near Peebles, sold almost 10,000 Christmas vouchers. Picture: Stuart Cobley

Stobo Castle cheers record spa gift voucher sales

Stobo Castle Health Spa is celebrating a record of more than £1 million of gift voucher sales in the run-up to Christmas.

Media & Leisure 1
The Oxford Farming Conference is being held next month. Picture: PA

Oxford opportunity for three budding farm leaders

Three Scots will be amongst a group of the UK’s top farmers to gain funding to attend the 2017 Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) – giving them the opportunity to rub shoulders with royalty, agri-business leaders, international politicians and entrepreneurial young farmers.

The falcon from Dumfries and Galloway tested positive for H5N8 avian influenza. Picture: PA

Scottish wild peregrine falcon tests positive for bird flu

Three wild birds in Scotland and England have tested positive for a dangerous strain of bird flu.

News 12
The free event will share the latest developments in cereal production. Picture: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Precision farming the way ahead for cereal producers

Two well-known Borders cereal producers will add their practical experience of precision farming to agronomy updates and news on the latest innovations in sensors, robotics and automation at a farmers’ meeting next month.

The Dandie Dinmont terrier breed is one of the rarest in Scotland. Picture: Neil Hanna/TSPL

Plan to save Scotland’s rarest pedigree dog breeds

It is one of the rarest pedigree breeds of terrier in the UK, with just 17 puppies registered in Scotland by the Kennel Club in 2015.

Environment 2
Lidl is ramping up its range of Scottish-sourced produce. Picture: Dan Phillips

Scots food suppliers land £1m contracts with Lidl

Two Scottish food companies have secured contracts worth more than £1 million with supermarket chain Lidl.

Retail 2
Lt Cdr Jock Moffat alongside a Swordfish aircraft similar to the one he flew during WW2. Picture: PA/MOD

Hero Scots pilot who helped sink Bismarck dies at 97

A Scottish pilot who played a key role in helping to sink the Bismarck during World War Two has died at the age of 97.

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Dod in the Scottish Borders is a mini estate with a three bedroomed main house and two bedroomed cottage. Picture: Rettie

Property: Mini estate with old mill on the market in Borders

Dod Mill offers a flexible opportunity for a rural business, or plenty of space for family and friends, finds Kirsty McLuckie

Homes & Gardens
Police have arrested three in total. Picture; John Devlin

Woman six times over legal drink-drive limit had kids in car

A WOMAN who has been charged with driving six times over the legal drink-drive limit had two children in her car, police have said.

Dumfries & Borders
ScotRail parent firm Abellio UK managing director Dominic Booth celebrates the line's first birthday in September with transport minister Humza Yousaf and ScotRail managing director Phil Verster. Picture: Greg Macvean

Borders Railway fails to meet expected first-year growth

The initial surge in passengers on the Borders Railway was reversed in the second half of its first year, official figures showed today.

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