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Double award for Samantha Kinghorn

Borders wheelchair racer Samantha Kinghorn picked up two awards at the Celebration of Sports awards in Peebles. The triple IPC European Championship gold medallist won Inspirational Performer of the Year and Sports Personality of the Year at the ceremony which was held on Friday night.

The awards capped off a great few months for Samantha Kinghorn, who competed in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in Julu Credit: PA

Retired British Lion and Scotland rugby player, Doddie Weir and former Touring Car Champion, Doug Niven were also inducted into the Hall of Fame.


10th Marmalade Awards underway

Dalemain near Penrith in Cumbria is playing host to marmalade producers from all over the world at the 10th annual Marmalade Awards and Festival. Organisers say this year's batch is the most exotic yet with marmalade packed with honey, vodka, coffee and even gold going before the judges.

Scotland has won double gold at the event. Joint winner Catie Gladstone's Hamilton Honey Marmalade in the "Stirring of the Clans" category was described as "a breath of Scotland's misty lands", whilst the Gardening Leave Army Veteran's Charity Marmalade triumphed in the "Military Marmalade" category. It was made by Colin, Shug and Mick at the charity's Ayr project under the guidance of horticultural therapist Victoria Brown, whose family recipe was used. Both winners will be offered the opportunity to have their marmalades stocked in Fortnum & Mason.

"I was absolutely amazed and delighted to win this award, especially as it was the first batch of marmalade I had ever made! I was guided through the making process by my Aunt Sona who inspired me to enter the competition. I used delicious local honey from Dumfriesshire as an alternative to sugar because I wanted to celebrate my Scottish heritage through my marmalade."

– Victoria Brown

Four of the Gold homemade winners hailed from Scotland, two from Japan and one from New York.


Hundreds expected at Cumbrian Home and Garden Show

Hundreds of people are expected at the Rheged Centre near Penrith today for the Cumbria Life Home and Garden Show.

The event has more than 60 interior design exhibitors over the weekend.

There will be a Gardeners' Question Time hosted by Cumbria's Eric Robson today, Saturday.

TV personalities Sophie Robinson and Daniel Hopwood, who appear on the Great Interior Design Challenge, will be giving talks on Sunday.

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