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‘Unicorns’ are alive and well in Galloway

KNOCKENGORROCH World Ceilidh Music Festival organisers are aiming to break the international record for the highest number of unicorns in one place later this year.

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There is habitat for ten to 16 pairs of golden eagles in the south of Scotland  though at present there are only two to four pairs. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Golden eagle numbers set to soar after project funding boost

The population of an iconic bird of prey is poised to soar after a scheme to boost golden eagle numbers attracted £1.3 million in funding.

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Trigony House Hotel near Thornhill

Travel: A luxury break to dog-friendly Trigony House Hotel, Dumfries and Galloway

If you’re dog tired then what better place to recharge your batteries than somewhere that really knows how to look after dogs?

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The wallaby died after it was chased around its enclosure by five boys (Photo: Police Scotland)

Teenager arrested over death of baby wallaby at farm park

A teenager has been arrested in connection with the death of a baby wallaby at a farm park.

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‘Vikings’ take fight over treasure hoard to Holyrood

A group of “Viking” campaigners have taken their fight to the Scottish Parliament in order to keep a 1,000-year-old treasure hoard on display in the south of the country.

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Mick the baby wallaby. Picture: Contributed

Baby wallaby dies after being chased by Dumfries teenagers

A baby wallaby has died after it was “traumatised” by a group of teenagers at a farm park.

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The man was set upon at an address in Torwoodlee Road

Attempt murder hunt after man attacked in Galashiels

Police have appealed for witnesses after a 30-year-old man was left with severe injuries in an early morning attempted murder at a house in Galashiels.

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The tennis ace's investments include plastic roads pioneer MacRebur. Picture: John Devlin

Andy Murray serves up trio of fresh investments

Sir Andy Murray has made a string of investments in early-stage businesses as part of his tie-up with crowdfunding vehicle Seedrs.

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The Samyeling Tibetan temple, Europes first and biggest Buddhist monastery, in Eskdalemuir, and inset, Akong Tulku Rinpoche the subject of the film who was murdered in China four years ago. Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

Buddhist leader’s ‘message of hope’ premiered at Scots monastery

A film charting the life and times of the co-founder of Europe’s first Buddhist monastery yesterday received its world premiere.

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Amy Williams holds a photograph of her late brother. Picture: PA

Family bury young soldier 74 years after he died in WWII

The family of a young British soldier killed as he stormed a German-held hill in southern Italy during the Second World War have spoken of their “euphoria” at finally being able to lay him to rest.

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Bothy at dawn over Beinn Dearg Mor from Shenavall. PIC: Geoff Allan.

Scotland’s mountain bothy heroes

For the walker treading Scotland’s highest terrains, the sight of a mountain bothy coming into view must feel like the greatest reward.

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The Mighty Deerstalker event in Innerleithen took place on Saturday. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Woman dies during Mighty Deerstalker cross country night race

A RUNNER has died after falling ill during a night time cross country race.

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Mountain biker Alan Hunter rides high on the 7stanes bike trails at Glentress Forest

A guide to mountain biking at Glentress

The Tweed Valley Forest Park offers the whole gamut outdoor adventures, including some of the most exhilarating mountain bike trails in the country.

Outdoors
Numbers of rare natterjack toads have increased by 400% at Mersehead nature reserve in Dumfries and Galloway, thanks to a three-year habitat restoration project at the site. Picture: RSPB Scotland

Solway dune restoration sees leap in rare natterjack toad

A rare toad is thriving at a nature reserve in southern Scotland as a result of a three-year project to halt the disappearance of the species.

Environment

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

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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.

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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.

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