The Wheatsheaf in Brigsteer was derelict a year ago. It's since been transformed and has won an award for best turnaround pub.
One traditional pub remains in Brampton. Meet the High Street Hero Wilma Armstrong, who's been pulling pints for 48 years.
Mike Lee runs a bike shop in Carlisle's Botchergate area. Although Botchergate has a mixed reputation, Mike is a huge fan of the area.
A butchers shop in Castle Douglas is one of many that's thriving in the town.
Tom Grierson is the fourth generation of his family to take over the century old Grierson Bros butchers shop.
From a young age, he had no doubt of where his future would be and worked there during school holidays as a child.
– Tom Grierson
"I like meeting different people,dealing with the public and just literally everything about it. It's all I've ever wanted to do."
The business started from the back of old trucks and carts with Tom's great-grandfather delivering meat to the townspeople.
Nowadays customers travel from far and wide to visit the shop on King Street.
Last minute preparations have been taking place ahead of this weekend's Galloway Country Fair.
The event is held in the grounds of Drumlanrig Castle near Thornhill, and attracts around 20,000 visitors each year. Around 200 traders will be showcasing their products at the show.
As the count-down continues to the Scottish independence referendum, arguments from both sides of the debate have emerged from the farming community. Four former Presidents of the National Farmers' Union in Scotland have now backed the campaign for independence - among them, a farmer from Dumfries and Galloway.
But other officials argue that Scottish agriculture benefits from the broad shoulders of the UK on the international stage and that staying in the UK gives the farming community 'the best of both worlds.'
Joe Pike reports.
64 jobs are at risk in West Cumbria, as company bosses have begun consultation talks that could see a fish smoker and processing plant forced to close.
Brookside Products Limited in Maryport is said to have lost £4 million in the last three years. The company, which smokes, prepares and packages salmon for the retail market, has informed all of the staff.
Four influential Scottish farmers have come out in favour of a 'Yes' vote in September's independence referendum.
The four former Presidents of the National Farmers Union Scotland, including John Ross from Portpatrick, believe an independent Scotland would have a more powerful voice in Europe.
However, the Chair of Farmers Together and Former NFUS President, George Lyon said: "Scottish farmers know that as part of the UK we have the best of both worlds".
As part of our High Street Heroes specials Pam's been speaking to Chris Wade of Towns Alive.
They're an organisation that works with towns to help them survive the many challenges facing our high streets.
She asked him him what are the biggest threats facing our high streets?
Two new jobs have been created at the Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service (CAS).
The announcement comes following the news that over £500,000 is to be given by the Scottish Government to tackle food poverty.
The two part-time advisers will be based in Dumfries and Stranraer.
Their main role will be to work both with emergency food providers and people accessing food aid.
They will deliver advice sessions in food banks and other emergency food locations and will be able to look holistically at people’s situations to try to resolve root causes of the problems they face.
– Sue Irving, Chief Executive of D&G CAS
“We are delighted that we are going to be able to provide this extra support for people in need across Dumfries and Galloway. This is a new and growing problem and we have seen a huge increase in the numbers of people we refer to food banks over the last year.
“Of course, we’d rather not be in the situation where it is necessary to provide advice to people who are struggling to put a meal on the table, but that is the reality for so many in our region. However, there are lots of things we at D&G CAS can help with if you are struggling to afford meals, from checking you are getting the benefits to which you are entitled, to negotiating debt on your behalf. So this funding will mean we can target those most in need and we thank the Scottish Government for their support.”