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Football vision £12k away from goal

FOOTBALL fans in Lockerbie are close to getting the VIP treatment, thanks to another funding pledge.

Local band to make ‘trumpet’ return

ROCKERBIE, Lockerbie’s home-grown music festival, returns next weekend for its eighth instalment.

End of an era for high street newsagents

THE Annandale Herald Newsagents in Lockerbie will sell their last newspaper next Sunday.

Life is princess perfect for Koren

A TOUCH of magic is coming to Lockerbie thanks to Her Royal Highness Princess Koren Boomer.

Curling or squirrels?

PLANS to spend £50,000 transforming Lockerbie’s gateway roundabouts came under fire this week . . . thanks to their design.

Plastic roads factory opens

AN empty warehouse in Lockerbie has been brought back to life, with the creation of five new jobs – and hopes of more to come.

Empty shop sells for £270,000

THE former Factory Shop in Lockerbie, which is the current makeshift home of the local Scout troop, went under the hammer on Tuesday night, selling for £270,000.

Four new businesses mooted for shop site

AN ‘UNREMARKABLE’ business unit in Lockerbie could be transformed into a restaurant, gym, shop and dental surgery . . . but first it will be auctioned off.

£1.6m boost for plastic roads

A DUMFRIESSHIRE firm is at the heart of a new £22m Government project to find innovative solutions for potholes and road repairs.

Lockerbie Air Disaster . . . Ella’s tale

EVERY living being inside Ella Ramsden’s household survived the 1988 bombing, a spectacular fact considering the mid-section of the plane fell from the sky onto her Park Place home.
But fate was on Ella’s side that night and she, dog Cara, her budgie and even pet goldfish survived the awful terror attack.
Ella went on to live for another 22 years, living her life to its fullest.

Lockerbie Air Disaster from behind the lens

A ROW of soundless, unmoving ambulances — that’s the image that will forever haunt photographer Steve Matthew.

Celebrating the Salvation Army in Lockerbie

TWENTY-FIVE years of support, friendship and love at Lockerbie’s Salvation Army will be celebrated this weekend.

Scam warning

HOUSEHOLDERS in Lockerbie and Glencaple have been targeted by scammers this week.

Town statues are looking sheepish

LOCKERBIE’S iconic sheep statues are in baaaa’d need of a clean – say locals.


WITH as many as 40,000 cars sailing past Lockerbie on the motorway every day, a local bistro owner has now started a campaign to steer them into town.

VIDEO: Tractor convoy takes to road for good cause

A CARING uncle has raised nearly £5000 in memory of his stillborn niece.

Drugs hauls worth £197k traced in region

POLICE in Dumfries and Galloway have recovered two large hauls of drugs.

101 things to do in Dumfries and Galloway in 2018

HOME is where the heart is and we’re incredibly lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world. While we’re all guilty of taking the area for granted, and thinking happiness and adventure are a plane ride away, if we step back and look around, it’s clear that Dumfries and Galloway is thriving and filled with fun activities, days out and weekend-long adventures. So chief reporter Amanda Kennedy has put together a list of 101 things to do in Dumfries and Galloway in 2018. Will you be giving any a try?

Fire alert at historic hotel

FIRE-FIGHTERS from three stations were called out after an alert at a Lockerbie town centre hotel on Friday afternoon.

Lockerbie: 29 years on

TWENTY-NINE-years ago today, Lockerbie was the town on everyone’s lips.

Should the air disaster be marked this year?

HOW do you want to see the 29th anniversary of the Lockerbie Air Disaster marked?

Wonderful winter window is Jodie’s work

BY DAY she’s a favourite at Lockerbie’s popular Cafe 91, but by night Jodie Mason is a window dressing extraordinaire.

Anger at Nazi graffiti in town

REMEMBRANCE Sunday was marred in Lockerbie after ‘disgusting’ vandals spray painted swastikas in the town.

Disaster visitor numbers fuel plans for town map

OVER 3500 people visited Dryfesdale Lodge Visitors’ Centre in August this year.

Food theme idea for town wins restaurants’ backing

FOOD, glorious food . . . could that be what Lockerbie becomes known for?

Forgotten town!

IS LOCKERBIE the town that Dumfries and Galloway Council forgot?

Glen has ‘big plans’ for hotel venture

A SELF confessed ‘serial hotelier’ has big plans for his latest purchase—Lockerbie’s Queens Hotel.

Anger at short notice of library closure plans

LOCKERBIE Customer Service Centre is set to close for three weeks next month . ..and the town’s community council aren’t happy.

Towns’ housing plan scrapped

PLANS to transform the ex Lockerbie cheese factory into social housing and to build 40 homes in Lochmaben have been scrapped.

New homeless dog centre launched

A NEW dog rehoming centre has opened in Lockerbie.

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