Dumfries & Borders

Dumfries & Borders

Fresh calls for bridge to connect Scotland and Ireland

A leading Scottish architect has proposed building a bridge between Scotland and Ireland to create a ‘Celtic Powerhouse’.

Lifestyle
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Dumfries and Galloway man rescued after becoming stranded in snow

A mountain rescue team has rescued a man who became stranded as he tried to walk to safety after a week cut off by snow.

Dumfries & Borders

Scotland’s weather: Drivers told to stay off the roads

Police and ministers told motorists to stay off the roads across a swathe of central and southern Scotland today after a new amber warning for heavy snow was issued.

Transport
1990 Grand Slam hero Gary Armstrong turned out for the Stewarts Melville third XV at the age of 51. Picture: Martin MacDonald

Scotland great Gary Armstrong playing again at age of 51

Gary Armstrong, a hero of Scotland’s Five Nations Championship triumphs in 1990 and 1999, made a surprise return to rugby at the weekend when he turned out for Stewart’s Melville’s third XV at the age of 51.

Scotland
Vehicles are seen stuck in traffic on the M74 in Dumfries and Galloway

‘No-one came to check on us’: Motorists relive horror night stuck in Scottish snow

Many motorists spent the night on the M74 in Lanarkshire after heavy snowfall, relying on Twitter and radio reports for updates.

Environment

Heavy snow causes closure of all schools in Scottish borders

All schools have been closed in the Scottish Borders on Wednesday after heavy snow overnight.

Dumfries & Borders

Drivers stranded on M74 overnight as heavy snow hits Scotland

Hundreds of drivers were forced to spend the night in their cars after heavy snow saw them stranded on the M74.

Dumfries & Borders

Scotland’s weather: snow causes crashes and school closures

Wintry weather has caused several road collisions in the Highlands and Strathclyde as motorists face treacherous driving conditions, while dozens of schools have been closed.

Transport
Snow on the A68 at Carter Bar near the English Border this morning. Picture: Amey Trunk Roads

Scotland's weather: Snow warning raised to amber

Today's snow warning has been raised to amber by the Met Office, with up to 10cm falling at low levels.
Glasgow & Strathclyde

Scots schools sends unruly pupils back to primaries as punishment

Unruly pupils who forced education bosses to call in the police have been sent back to primary schools for work experience as punishment.

Education
Police carried out a search of a car and later a house. Picture: John Devlin

Three arrests after Police Scotland recover cannabis worth £200k

Three men have been arrested after cannabis with a street value of almost £200,000 was recovered in police searches.

Dumfries & Borders
Freddie Maitland died when his car collided with a lorry. Picture: Cumbria Police

Parents pay tribute to Scotsman killed in Cumbria crash

The parents of a 28-year-old man who died in a crash on the A66 in Cumbria have paid tribute to their “beloved” son.

Dumfries & Borders
Two people were found dead on Boxing Day at Ladyrig View, Picture: Google Maps

Police launch investigation after two found dead in Borders village

POLICE have launched an investigation after two people were found dead at a property on Boxing Day.

Dumfries & Borders
A woman was found dead in Carrutherstown at around 6am on Friday.

Man arrested in connection with death in village

A man has been arrested in connection with the death of a woman in a village in the south of Scotland.

Dumfries & Borders
The death happened at a property in Coatbridge. Picture: TSPL

Man held after ‘suspicious’ death of woman in Carrutherstown

A man has been detained after a woman was found dead in a property near to where two males were discovered injured.

Dumfries & Borders
South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project manager Cat Barlow holds an eagle chick. (Right image) A full grown eagle. Pictures: South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project.

Wanted: Workers to help with conservation of Scottish golden eagle

If your idea of a dream job is protecting one of Scotland’s most majestic animals then look no further.

News
Passengers board a train at Newtongrange as the new service begins in 2015. Photograph: Andrew OBrien

Expert attacks ‘volatile’ Borders Railway service

Passengers on the Borders Railway are still suffering “volatile” punctuality and poor service, two years after its opening teething troubles should have been sorted, according to campaigners.

Transport
Police are resuming their search this morning.

Scots man arrested on suspicison of modern slavery offences

A Scot is among two men arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences after five foreign men were found aboard a fishing boat.

News
Hawick High school. Picture: Southern Reporter.

Police called in to patrol Scottish school after unruly behaviour

Police officers and extra support staff are patrolling the corridors and classrooms of a Scottish high school in a bid to stem a recent rise in unruly behaviour.

Dumfries & Borders
The incident happened on the A702 near Carlops. Picture; Google Maps

Three taken to Edinburgh hospital after ‘head-on collision’ in Borders

Two adults and a child are in hospital with serious injuries following a head-on collision in the Borders.

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