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Campaigners raise fears over ‘plastic coast’

PARTS of the north Solway are at risk of becoming known as the ‘Plastic Coast,’ it has been claimed.

UPDATE: Explosive alert on north Solway coast

AN AREA of the North Solway shoreline was sealed off late on Friday afternoon after a suspected wartime shell was discovered.

‘Hero’ landlord saves dog in sea drama

A QUICK-THINKING pub owner battled currents for over an hour in a decorative canoe to save a drowning dog.

PICTURES: Annan celebrates historic march-riding

A LARGE cavalcade followed Cornet Brook Johnston and his Lass Katy Nelson for the annual Riding of the Marches celebration in Annan today.

Paddle perfect for first kayak day

PADDLES at the ready — because Annan’s first Kayak Day takes place this Sunday.

Stranded fishing boat refloated in Solway

A SUCCESSFUL operation today led to the refloating of a scallop dredger which earlier ran aground near Kirkcudbright Lifeboat station early on Friday morning.

Helicopter helps rescue Solway walkers

A RESCUE effort in up to 70mph winds on the Solway Coast has brought four walkers to safety.

Eye-brows raised by sale of ‘historic’ MoD railway

PARTS of a 25-mile long narrow-gauge railway, removed from a large Solway Coast defence depot, are heading to locations worldwide.

Race cut short after freak wave tips boat over

A COASTAL rowing race across the Solway was cut short at the weekend after the lead boat was tipped over by a freak wave.

Whitesands flooded as ‘Desmond’ batters region

RISING water levels were being monitored in Dumfries and Galloway this weekend as ‘Storm Desmond’ battered the region.

Body found on Solway shore identified

A BODY washed up on the Solway shore in the summer has been identified.

Bomb scare near Caerlaverock Castle

THERE was a bomb alert on the Solway coast near Caerlaverock Castle on Wednesday.

VIDEO: Nets threat fishermen guide horses over Solway sands

TWO FISHERMEN, both experts on the treacherous Solway Firth, have played a special role on Annan Riding of the Marches Day for more than 30 years.

Debut prizegiving for ladies’ team

SOLWAY Sharks Ladies held their first ever prize night with all players receiving a medal to mark their inaugural season as a team.

£400m tidal power Solway crossing hopes rise

A TIDAL energy scheme planned across the Solway has been hailed a potentially major boost for Annan.

Hopes rise for Solway tidal project

A TIDAL energy scheme connecting Annan to Bowness-on-Solway is making progress – with a workshop aimed at planning its future.

A LUXURY bed and breakfast provider has won a top tourist award – for the second year in a row.

The Waterside Rooms, at Dornock, has received a Taste Our Best Award fro m national tourism organisation VisitScotland.

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