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Live Reporting

Giancarlo Rinaldi and Nichola Rutherford

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Nichola Rutherford

    BBC Scotland

    Thanks for joining us on the South of Scotland Live page this week.

    Enjoy your weekend and join us here again at at 9am on Monday.

  2. 'Pleasantly warm'

    BBC Scotland Weather


    A largely dry end to the day with increasing cloud and the odd light shower across the hills.

    Cooler around the coast but inland still pleasantly warm this evening.

    Overnight, it's cloudy with some patchy light rain just about pushing into the south. Lows around 9 to 11 celsius.

  3. Christopher Lee tribuet


    The Wickerman Festivaltweets: RIP to one of the great British actors, Sir #ChristopherLee, famed for his role as Lord Summerisle in The Wicker Man

    Christopher Lee
  4. Cosmic landscape

    A new artwork will open in Dumfries and Galloway in July.


    The Crawick Multiverse is a 55-acre art park created on the site of a former opencast mine by artist Charles Jencks who describes it as "a cosmic landscape".

    BBC Scotland arts correspondent Pauline McLean has been for a look.

  5. Whisky swiped

    Police Scotland is investigating a theft of nearly £500 worth of whisky from the Tesco Store in Lockerbie at around 1520 hours on Tuesday.

    23 bottles of The Famous Grouse and Whyte and Mackay whisky were stolen.

  6. Radio Times

    Tune into BBC Radio Scotland at 16:30 and 17:30 for the very latest news broadcast from our studios in Selkirk and Dumfries.

    Our next local bulletins are at 06:30; 07:30 and 08:30 on Monday.

  7. Hate crime reduction

    The number of people charged under the controversial football hate crime legislation has fallen slightly, according to Crown Office figures.

    They showed 193 people - all but four of them men - were charged in the year to the end of March.

  8. Boiler jobs blow

    Job losses at a local boiler firm make the front page of today's Annandale Observer.

    Annandale Observer
  9. Rally cross date

    Lochfoot team Albatec Racing makes its debut in the French Rally Cross series this weekend.

    The outfit, led by Andy Scott, has taken on French driver Julien Febreau for the event, held near Bordeaux.

  10. Rail concerns

    The UK rail regulator is to investigate Network Rail, accusing the company of causing poor punctuality and reliability on some of the country's busiest commuter routes.


    Train services run by Southern, Thameslink and ScotRail all missed punctuality targets, the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) said.

    Network Rail maintains the rail system.

  11. Townsley takes over

    Former Gretna and Queen of the South midfielder Derek Townsley has taken over as manager at Workington.

    He replaces Gavin Skelton who moved to become assistant manager at the Dumfries club.

  12. Kelso fire

    Fire and rescue crews from Kelso and Coldstream have attended a fire in a 40 foot container holding salt at the premises of Scotmas in Spylaw Road in Kelso.

    Fire engine

    The alarm was raised just before 9am, and specialist advisers from Edinburgh were called in to help tackle the outbreak.

    There were no casualties, and the incident is now under control.

  13. Derelict buildings scrutinised

    Colin Colthart

    BBC Radio Scotland, Dumfries

    The issue of derelict buildings is to be examined in more detail as part of a wider review of publicly-funded town and village improvement schemes across Dumfries and Galloway.

    Members of the council's scrutiny committee have called for evidence on the use of enforcement measures and other methods to tackle eyesore properties.

    It follows an examination of the impact of a grant scheme set up to encourage shop front improvements.

  14. Dumfries and Galloway cricket

    Dumfries will look to get their Premier Division campaign back on track when they travel to Coatbridge to face Drumpelier this weekend.

    Cricket ball

    In the First Division, St Michael's host Stirling County, and in Division Two, bottom side Galloway are at home to Motherwell.

    In the reserves, Nunholm take on Langloan, and Kingholm are away to Stirling side Williamfield. In the Eden Valley League, Langholm are away to Shap.

  15. Mobility scooter crash

    Police have appealed for witnesses to a road accident in Dumfries involving a mobility scooter.

    A 60-year-old woman was knocked out of the scooter and received minor injuries in the crash.

  16. Athletics action

    The Borders Games circuit continues tomorrow with the Selkirk event at Philiphaugh.

    The action starts at 1pm with the main feature the 110 metres Common Riding Sprint.

  17. Definitely Mabie

    More than 70 runners will line up for Sunday's 10k trail race in Mabie Forest.

    Mabie Forest

    Organisers Dumfries Harriers say they'll take online entries right up to midnight tomorrow.

    Among local names to look out for are Keith Ainslie, Carol Elliot, Alan Baxter, Kevin McQueen and Jim Buchanan.

  18. Conversion plans

    Plans have been unveiled to transform a former town centre hotel in Galashiels into a private dwelling.

    Owner David Owen wants to convert the King's Hotel in Market Street into a private house.

    The nine-bedroom hotel, which dates from Victorian times, has most recently been used for providing short-term homeless accommodation.

    The full plans for change of use will be considered by Scottish Borders Council over the coming weeks.

  19. Missing boy

    Police are appealing for help in tracing a 16-year-old boy reported missing in the Moffat area.

    Russell Collins was last seen at around 7.30pm last night in Holm Street in Moffat.

    Russell Collins

    He is about 5ft 9in tall, of slim build and short dark hair. He was last seen wearing black jeans, a white top and black trainers. He may be headed for the Eden Festival.

  20. Fishing ban

    Nichola Rutherford

    BBC Scotland

    Fishermen have been banned from using stake nets in the Solway Firth in an effort to boost salmon numbers in nearby rivers.


    Dumfries and Galloway Council has terminated the lease for the fixed nets near Annan.

    It followed warnings that the nets may be intercepting salmon destined for the River Eden in Cumbria.

    The Salmon and Trout Association (Scotland) said the council could be breaching the EU's Habitats Directive.

  21. Cricket clashes

    The East of Scotland league cricket action will continue for Borders sides tomorrow. Kelso, still top of the first division, will play St Boswells at Shedden Park. The region's other first division side, Gala, lying second, welcome third-placed Musselburgh to Meigle Park.

    Cricket ball

    Selkirk's home encounter with Drummond Trinity in division three will be played on Sunday.

    Peebles County are in action tomorrow. They travel to Preston Village in the fifth division.

    And the division six card sees Hawick and Wilton away to Boroughmuir seconds whilst Melrose entertain SMRH thirds.

  22. Bright afternoon

    BBC Scotland Weather


    A dry and bright start to the afternoon with spells of warm sunshine.

    Cloud will increase a little during the afternoon, turning the sun a little more hazy. Temperatures will peak at 21 or 22 celsius with light winds.

  23. Tune in

    Remember our radio bulletins from Dumfries and Selkirk are at 12:00 and not 12:30 today.

    More to follow at 16:30 and 17:30.

  24. Beautiful morning


    @CountySelkirktweets: What a beautiful morning for the most important event in Selkirk of the year #SelkirkCommonRiding.

    Selkirk Common Riding
  25. York goal

    Hawick jockey Jason Hart has a couple of mounts at York races this afternoon.

    York racecourse

    Citadel is a 33/1 shot in the 3.05 race while Ridge Ranger looks in with a better chance at 9/2 in the 4.10 race.

  26. Ultra-marathon triumph

    The back page of today's Dumfries and Galloway Standard centres on a Dumfries doctor's victory in an ultra-marathon race.

    Dumfries and Galloway Standard
  27. Missing woman traced

    Police say a 23-year-old woman reported missing from Wanlockhead has been found safe and well.

    Paula Devlin

    Paula Devlin sparked fears for her welfare after disappearing last month.

  28. Chainsaw taken

    Police in the Borders are appealing for information following a theft in Jedburgh.

    The theft occurred between 9pm on Wednesday 10 June and 8am on Thursday 11 June when a garden shed and garage were broken into in the Boundaries area.

    Items stolen include a McCulloch 2-stroke petrol chainsaw and a GMC petrol leaf blower.

  29. Grand designs

    Design boards are going on show for an ambitious Learning Town project designed to overhaul education in Dumfries.

    Learning town

    You can take a look at some of the plans here.

  30. Disabled man 'stranded'

    Today's Dumfries and Galloway Standard leads on the plight of a disabled man who has been unable to board local buses.

    Dumfries and Galloway Standard
  31. Selkirk's big day


    @pele_andersontweets: The Standard Bearer on his way to inspect Selkirk's Marches!

    Selkirk Common Riding
  32. Lovely start

    BBC Scotland Weather


    A lovely start to the morning, being bright with some sunshine.

    Weather forecast

    There may be the odd mist patch first thing. It will be another dry and indeed warm day. Generally warmest for inland spots at around 21 or 22 celsius.

    Winds will remain light. During the afternoon cloud will start to become a little more widespread.

  33. Slow moving vehicle

    BBC Scotland Travel


    A slow moving big load will be travelling west under police escort along the A75 this morning between Gretna and West Freugh at Dunragit.

    It was due to set off around 8.30 am and expected to take between four and five hours. It will stop at various locations to allow tailbacks to clear.

    And also on the A75, stop-go boards will be deployed again for studding work at Crocketford.