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Tristan is a super shucker

TRISTAN Hugh-Jones, of Loch Ryan Oysters, shucked his way back to the top spot at this year’s Scottish Oyster Shucking Championships.

Ultramarathon Pilgrim To Run 340 Miles For Charity

A charity worker is setting out to run 340 miles from Carlisle to Edinburgh on the St Ninian’s Way in a bid to help rebuild war-torn areas of Iraq.

Hooded trio sought after town attacks

TWO men were seriously injured in separate assaults in Stranraer on Sunday night.


SCOTLAND’S native oyster season opened on Sunday, with the landing of the first Loch Ryan oysters of the season.

Adam is on top of the world after peak challenge

A MAN living with multiple sclerosis (MS) who was using wheelchair just three and a half years ago has climbed Ben Nevis.

All set for Skiffies

THE countdown is on for the Skiffies World Rowing Championships, which takes place in the region next month.

Major incident at Cairnryan crossing

A MAJOR emergency response was sent to Cairnryan Port after six lorries overturned during a choppy crossing this morning.

Beach bodies named

TWO bodies found washed up on a beach in Galloway at the weekend have been formally identified as missing couple James and Susan Kenneavy.

Major search for missing couple

A MAJOR land, sea and air search will continue today for a couple who have gone missing from the area.

Huge support for national park

HUGE demand was demonstrated this week for a National Park for Galloway.

Rural Parliament is big chance for DG

ORGANISERS of the 2018 Scottish Rural Parliament, which takes place in this region in three weeks, have urged community groups, organisations and activists locally to make sure their voice is heard by attending this year’s ‘critically important’ event.

Woman rescued after car sea plunge

A MAJOR rescue operation was mounted in the early hours of Monday after a car crashed into the sea at Kirkcolm, a few miles from Stranraer.

Remembering the Princess Victoria

WREATHS were laid in the region this week to mark the 65th anniversary of the worst peacetime maritime disaster to occur in British coastal waters.

Tourist centres loss ‘blow to selling region’

A TOURIST information centre in Dumfries is set to remain open – as VisitScotland plans to shut 39 of its 65 outlets over the next two years.

Man hurt in attempted robbery

TWO men are being sought by police in connection with an attempted robbery in Stranraer.

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A77 resurfacing plan

RESURFACING works will take place on a stretch of the A77, north of Stenna Road in September.

Daylight raid on Stranraer flat

POLICE at Stranraer are investigating a raid at a flat in the town’s Dalrymple Street.

GREYHOUNDS: Stranraer kennels’ winning double

THERE was a winning double from Dumfries and Galloway owner / trainer Steven Hornby at Gretna greyhound racing at the weekend.

Stab claim man arrested for wasting police time

A MAN in Stranraer has been charged with wasting police time — following police enquiries into an alleged assault.

Witness plea after street assault

POLICE have appealed for public help to trace a suspect after a weekend assault in the west of the region.

GREYHOUNDS: Hornby kennels hits top form

A SOUTH west Scotland kennels is enjoying a surge of success at Gretna greyhound racing.

GREYHOUNDS: Metcalfe kennels in winning form

ANNAN trainer Ba Ba Metcalfe returned to the victory rostrum with a fine performance on Friday night by what he hopes will be an up and coming kennel star.

Family tribute to road tragedy biker

FAMILY of a motor bike enthusiast who died in a road crash on the A77 road between Stranraer and Portpatrick on Thursday have issued a tribute to him.

Farmers fear special zone ‘threat’

FARMERS in the west of the region have launched a campaign against stricter controls on spreading fertilisers.

GREYHOUNDS: Galloway flyer’s Autumn triumph

SCOTS flyer Horny Edgar lived up to expectations winning the Autumn Sprint Handicap final at the weekend meeting at Halcrow Greyhound Stadium, Gretna.

Manhunt after daylight attack

DETECTIVES are investigating a daylight attack on a man in Stranraer town centre.

GREYHOUNDS: Horny Edgar books place in Autumn final

SOUTH WEST greyhound Horny Edgar was back in winning form in the semi-final heats of the Autumn Sprint Handicap at Gretna greyhound racing at the weekend.

GREYHOUNDS: ‘Flaming’ double burns up border track

TRAINER Tony Hopper saw two of his entries burn up the track to book places in the next round of the Gretna 280 metres Autumn Handicap.

Campaign for A75 upgrade

A PETITION to upgrade the whole A75 Euroroute from Gretna to Stranraer is gathering speed.

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Hunt for missing King Rat snake

AN ALERT was issued after a King Rat snake vanished from a house in Main Street in Sandhead, near Stranraer, on Monday.

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