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Plans to extend the use of a mosque in Dumfries which provoked a demonstration by an anti-islamic group have been approved.
The council agreed that the Dumfries Islamic Society can have people sleeping over at the mosque on Annan Road.
Local people started a petition against the proposal, most objecting because they said there was not enough parking and too much noise during the night.
Mrs Scott's son Dougie arranged the helicopter flight through a family friend, and pilot Murray Grierson from Dumfries was only more than happy to help:
"Mrs Scott will certainly be the oldest passenger I have ever taken on a pleasure flight. I hear sh's quite a character though. I'm sure she will love it."
Dougie decided to join his mum in the passenger seat.
Mrs Scott only applied for her passport three years ago, at the age of 95, when she decided she wanted to go on a cruise.
However, going up in a helicopter has been a lifelong dream:
Two people have been found guilty of the murder of a Polish man in a Carlisle street.
A further two have been found guilty of perverting the course of justice.
32-year-old Piotr Kulinksi was stabbed seven times outside his home in Harraby last October.
The jury at Carlisle Crown Court returned a unanimous verdict of guilty on 30-year-old Piotr Zygner and Sylwester Kawalec who is 23.
30-year-old Artur Skoczen and Artur Woszczyna, who is 44, were found guilty on a charge of perverting the course of justice.
A fifth defendant, 26-year-old Paulina Mucha is also charged with murder and the jury is considering its verdict.
Sentencing on the four is not expected until Friday at the earliest.
Margaret Scott is celebrating her 98th birthday in a very unique way this year- by taking a ride in a helicopter.
The great-grandmother from Carsethorn, near Dumfries, has only been in an aircraft once before, and that was on a three seater plane on a family holiday to Whitley Bay in 1935.
Mrs Scott, known locally as "wee granny", lives independently in her own house and still frequently drives.
She recently bought herself a new car and said she was "upset" that it only came with a three year warranty.
She has always wanted to take a helicopter flight and her son Dougie managed to arrange it for her special birthday.
Plans to extend the use of a mosque in Dumfries which provoked a demonstration by the anti-islamic group the Scottish Defence League (SDL) over the weekend go before planners today.
Four people were arrested during the protests.
The Borders could end up with just one Sheriff Court.
New 'justice centres' could see all court business moved under one roof, according to the Chief Executive of the Scottish Court Service Eric McQueen.
Under questioning from MSP Christine Grahame, he told Holyrood's Justice Committee that Galashiels would make a good location for a central hub.
It comes after the Scottish Government announced plans to close Sheriff Courts in Duns, Peebles and Kirkcudbright in Dumfries and Galloway.
Two orthopaedic operating theatres at the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven could reopen today.
Emergency maintenance work has been taking place since they were closed on Friday when an issue over air quality came to light.
A mainly dry and bright day with some sunshine.
Cloud will build up in the afternoon to bring a few light showers.
Cooler and breezy. Maximum temperature 14 °C.