Dumfries & Borders

Dumfries & Borders

No return to Scotland for 1650 Battle of Dunbar prisoners

The remains of Scottish prisoners of war who died after being captured by Oliver Cromwell’s troops following the Battle of Dunbar nearly 400 years ago will not be reburied north of the Border, archaeologists have announced.

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Tobermory is the largest settlement on the isle of Mull. Picture: Phil Wilkinson/TSPL

Five quiet corners of Scotland ideal for a staycation

SCOTLAND is said to be a land of contrasts. From the Highlands of the north to the Lowlands of the south, with innumerable islands and inlets dotted along its coast, there is always somewhere new to explore.

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The crew of St Abbs Independent Lifeboat in Berwickshire trying out their new lifeboat, the Thomas Tunnock. Picture: Stuart Cobley

New St Abbs lifeboat to be named after Tunnocks family

A new lifeboat is to be named after the tea cake producers Tunnocks.

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Dunsyre Blue was the cheese allegedly linked to the outbreak. Picture: erringtoncheese.co.uk

Cheese firm ‘blamed’ for E.coli outbreak slams untrue claims

The manufacturer of a Scottish cheese believed to have been linked to an outbreak of stomach bug E.coli has hit out at the claims, saying it is a “malicious prejudice against raw-milk cheese”.

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A retired farmer has captured on camera what he believes could be a wild wallaby living in Scotland. Picture: SWNS

‘Wild wallaby’ captured on camera in the Borders

A retired farmer has captured on camera what he believes could be a wild wallaby living in Scotland.

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Campaigners say cuts to double-track sections, enabling trains to pass each other, have hit reliability on the Borders Railway. 
Photograph: Ian Rutherford

Passengers hit out at Borders Railway ‘shambles’

Train punctuality on the Borders Railway has sunk to a new low as Scotland’s newest line prepares to celebrate its first birthday.

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Poor start to grouse shooting season being predicted. Picture: Phil Wilkinson/TSPL

Slow start predicted to grouse shooting season

The UK grouse shooting season gets under way today, with predictions of a slow start to the “Glorious Twelfth” due to wet summer conditions.

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The battle was fought near the Lochmaben Stone, part of a stone circle dating back to 3000BC. Picture: geograph.co.uk

Battle of Sark added to Scotland’s battlefields inventory

The site of the Battle of Sark has been added to Scotland’s Inventory of Historic Battlefields taking the total to 40.

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Berwick Upon Tweed would be the new Calais according to David Coburn

Berwick-Upon-Tweed would be “new Calais” after independence

BERWICK-UPON-TWEED will become “the new Calais” if Scotland becomes independent, Ukip’s leader north of the Border has claimed.

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Hammer throwing at the North Berwick Games. Picture: Gordon Fraser

North Berwick Highland Games reaches 21

HUNDREDS descended on North Berwick to compete in its 21st Highland Games.

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The Ballachulish Hotel has been operating for more than a century. Picture: Contributed

Crieff Hydro owner buys two Ballachulish hotels

The company behind Crieff Hydro has snapped up two popular hotels on the west coast of Scotland in a multi-million pound deal, growing its stable of venues to six.

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Caerlaverock Castle, near Dumfries, was once the stronghold of Clan Maxwell. Picture: Hamish Campbell/TSPL

The Scottish clans looking to appoint new chiefs

MANY of Scotland’s ancient clans are without a chief. Perhaps you have the lineage to take up one of these ceremonial roles, writes Chris McCall

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EME makes a range of furniture for schools. Picture: Contributed

School furniture firm in £3m plan to double workforce

A school furniture specialist is set to double its workforce in Dumfriesshire as part of a £3 million expansion plan.

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The coffin of Corporal Josh Hoole is carried into Crichton Memorial church in Dumfries. Picture: PA

Funeral for soldier Josh Hoole takes place in Ecclefechan

Hundreds of mourners have lined the streets of a small Scottish village to pay their last respects to a soldier who died on a training exercise.

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Funding boost aims to increase golden eagle numbers in Scotland. Picture: Jane Barlow/TSPL

Major £1m funding boost for South of Scotland eagle project

PLANS to increase the number of golden eagles in the south of Scotland have received initial support of more than £1 million from a funding body.

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Enquiries are continuing into the assault of two men on Cathcart Road

Eastern European man targeted in hate attack in Hawick

AN eastern European man was punched and verbally abused in a hate attack by a gang in the Borders.

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Josh Hoole from Ecclefechan, who died while on an army training exercise. Picture: Contributed

Tributes to Scots soldier who died on Brecon Beacons training exercise

Tributes have been paid to a “superfit” Scottish soldier who died on a training exercise in soaring temperatures.

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Drummond Road, Annan, where the attack is alleged to have taken place. Picture: Google Maps

Girl, 14, arrested over stabbing of teenage boy in Annan

A 14-year-old girl has been arrested over the stabbing of a teenage boy in Annan.

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Lightning strikes over Edinburgh. Picture: Fraser Cameron/Instagram/@frazcamm

Scotland’s weather: Storms bring power cuts and flash floods

Barely 24 hours after parts of Scotland were basking in temperatures warmer than Barcelona, thunderstorms have caused flooding and power cuts across the country.

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