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Selkirk FC host "donate on the gate" game

Selkirk Football Club are appealing to fans to join in their "donate on the gate" match this afternoon.

The club are playing at home against Gretna and instead of charging fans money to watch the game, they're asking for food donations.

The items collected will be donated to local foodbanks in the Scottish Borders.

Kick-off is at 2pm at Yarrow Park.


Tributes paid to Wickerman founder

Tributes have been paid to the founder of the Wickerman Festival, after he died as a result of a shooting incident.

Jamie Gilroy, from Dundrennan in Dumfriesshire, was found with severe head injuries at his farm on Thursday 18th December.

The 66-year-old was taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary but later died.

Police Scotland say there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

Family of festival founder describe 'shock' at his death

The family of the founder of the Wickerman Festival have expressed their shock and sadness at his death following a shooting incident.

Jamie Gilroy was found at his farm on Thursday 18th December with serious head injuries. He was taken to the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

Following his death, Mr Gilroy's family released the following statement:

'It is with immense sadness that we confirm Jamie's death. This has come as a huge shock to us, to his many friends, and to members of the local and wider festival community in which he played such a vibrant part. We’d like to thank everyone for their support at this very difficult time.'

– Gilroy Family

Weather: Overnight update

Credit: Stan Leigh

There will be further blustery showers overnight, these will be wintry over the hills.

It will remain windy with likely gales in exposure.

Clear spells will lead to a chilly night, but the strong winds will mostly prevent a frost. Minimum Temperature 3C.


Borders pet rescue centre busier than ever

Pet rescue centres in our region are busier than ever, with one organisation in the Borders reporting a 25% increase in the numbers of animals they've rehomed this year.

In the run up to Christmas, Borders Pet Rescue is urging people to think carefully about whether they have the time and money to look after a pet. But they also want people to consider giving a home to an animal who needs it.

Jenny Longden reports.

Thanks a million

Carlisle United host Northampton Town tomorrow looking to end a run of three straight defeats, but as the blues look to change things on the pitch today see them get a very welcome Christmas present from an old friend.

Ryan Dollard reports.

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