Dumfries & Borders

Dumfries & Borders

Motorcyclist injured in tanker hit-and-run collision in Borders

A motorcyclist was injured when he was knocked from his bike by a tanker in a hit-and-run collision, police have said.

Dumfries & Borders
Benjamin Myers is the winner of the Walter Scott Prize for Histrorical Fiction 2018 for his book The Gallows Pole

Story of 18th century Yorkshire gang wins Walter Scott Prize

A novel about an 18th century gang of Yorkshire counterfeiters has been declared the winner of Britain’s biggest Prize for historical fiction at the Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival.

Books
A cannon from the doomed ship HMS Bounty has sold for �20,000 after being found on a Scottish estate.

Cannon from Bounty ship sold after being found on Scots estate

The true story of a disaffected crew who overthrew their cruel captain was immortalised in the 1962 film Mutiny on the Bounty.

Odd
Wind turbines in Scotland.  Pic: Ian Rutherford

Tories claim SNP planning Borders ‘money grab’ over wind farms

Angry Conservatives have claimed the Scottish Government is planning a multi-million pound “money grab” from the Borders by charging for work undertaken by the local council on wind farm applications.

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Sky lanterns, which are usually made of paper and wire, have been shown to harm and can start fires. Pictured: contributed

Flaming sky lantern event in Lockerbie cancelled over opposition

Environment 5
The march in Dumfries followed a record turn out at a similar event in Glasgow

More than 10,000 take part in pro-independence march in Dumfries

Pro-independence campaigners have staged a march in Dumfries, weeks after a similar event in Glasgow attracted a record number of participants.

Politics 54
The Pinneys factory in Annan run by Young's Seafood will shut later this year

Scottish Government fails to stop Young’s Seafood plant closing

Young’s Seafood has confirmed it will close Pinneys seafood factory after failing to find any “viable alternative”.

Business 6
Public health minister Aileen Campbell takes Mary Duncan, 90, and Jim Taylor, 96,  for a spin at the Kelpies in Falkirk. Picture by Stewart Attwood

Cycling with the elderly scheme to go Scotland-wide

A Danish-inspired scheme to get elderly people out and about on people-carrying trishaws is to be extended across Scotland, it was announced today.

Transport
People hooked on trading cryptocurrencies are to be offered treatment to deal with their addiction in the first centre of its kind in the Scottish Borders. Picture: John Devlin

Borders centre to treat cryptocurrency addiction

People hooked on trading cryptocurrencies are to be offered treatment to deal with their addiction in the first centre of its kind in the Scottish Borders.

Tech 3

Will Young handed driving ban after crash in Scottish Borders

Singer Will Young has been banned from driving after a man had to jump clear of his car which then crashed into a parked vehicle.

News 4
Two cats have died after a suspected poisoning case in the Scottish Borders

Cats found foaming at mouth in Scottish Borders in poisoning case

Two cats have died after being found foaming at the mouth in a town in the Scottish Borders.

Dumfries & Borders
Roger Baird, grounded, in action for the Lions against New Zealand's David Loveridge, Andy Haden and Andy Dalton in the fourth Test in Auckland in 1983.  Picture: Colorsport/REX/Shutterstock

Roger Baird feared his Lions cap had been consigned to dustbin

It is almost 35 years since Roger Baird pulled on the famous red jersey of the British and Irish Lions so, after missing the postman, he was more than willing to wait a few more days to get his hands on the ceremonial cap to recognise his achievement.

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A Rangers supporters' bus crashed near Kilmarnock on October 1, 2016. Picture: PA

Jury hears Rangers’ supporters bus driver was ‘going too fast’

A police crash investigator yesterday told a jury that the Rangers supporters’ bus crash which killed a fan was caused by driver Callum Phillips ‘going too fast’.

Dumfries & Borders

45 room Scottish castle up for grab in competition - for £5 a ticket

A wealthy property owner is holding a competition to give away a 45-room castle worth £2.5million -- for just £5 a ticket.

Dumfries & Borders
If you like to get outdoors and be active, here are some fun new hobbies to try this summer in Scotland (Photo: Shutterstock)

10 alternative sporty activities to try in Scotland this summer

Why not do something a little different this summer and try one of these unusual but exciting activities?

Travel
The threatened bus service.

Braveheart star rallies to defend threatened ‘lifeline’ bus service

Borders-based actor and director Gerda Stevenson has urged the retention of a threatened “lifeline” bus route between Edinburgh and Dumfries.

Transport 4
The dogs were seized by officials at Cairnryan. Picture: Contributed

SSPCA seizes 27 puppies at ferry port in illegal trading crackdown

The Scottish SPCA has seized more young dogs being smuggled from Ireland as part of a multi-agency fight against the ruthless puppy trading industry.

News
Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, right, is escorted by a police officer to court in Tripoli, Libya, in 1992. Picture: Jockel Fink

Campaigners welcome ‘momentous’ review of Lockerbie bomber’s conviction

Campaigners for the man found guilty of carrying out the 1988 Lockerbie bombing have welcomed the “momentous” decision to review his conviction.

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A post-mortem has found two red kites were poisioned in Dumfries and Galloway. Picture: Nigel Robinson

Dead red kites found in Dumfries were illegally poisoned

Two dead red kites found in Dumfries and Galloway were illegally poisoned, police have said.

Dumfries & Borders
The crash happened on the A7 near Teviothead. Picture: Google

Pensioner dies after car hits tree in Borders

An elderly man has died after his car left the road and hit a tree in the Borders.

Dumfries & Borders
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