Protestors have gathered to show their objection to plans for a major new power line through Dumfries and Galloway, and into north Cumbria.
The deadline for complaints about a planned power line, to run through Dumfries and Galloway, has passed.
Scottish Power Energy Networks is planning to upgrade the line, which runs from Auchencrosh to Harker, because it says the current electricity system in the region dates to the 1930s, and is outdated.
Four new substations would be created, at Auchencrosh, Newton Stewart, Glenlee and Dumfries.
They say the route for the power line has been chosen to minimise any negative impact on the people, and landscape.
But ITV Border understands there have been thousands of objections, many centred on the size of the new pylons, which protestors say will be 150 ft tall.
Volunteers from Coniston Mountain Rescue team have been called out to 44 incidents this year - more than in the whole of 2014.
They say it could be down to people relying too much on their mobile phones, and not taking maps with them.
Fiona Marley Paterson has this report:
Our region's teams have seen a big increase in callouts this year. They say it could be down to people's reliance on mobiles phones.Read the full story ›
A Cumbrian farmer is urging dog walkers to keep their pets under control this Bank Holiday after one of his animals drowned while allegedly being chased.
Eyewitnesses reported seeing at least two dogs attacking sheep near a pond in Brampton yesterday afternoon. Cumbria Police say that they are investigating the incident.
Farmer David Armstrong said that dog owners should be more responsible for their animals when they are near livestock.
One of Cumbria's biggest carnivals is taking place today.
Silloth carnival is being staged for the 101st time. It's designed to show off the best of town life to visitors and the people who live there.
The events start at 11am with the parade at 1pm.
The National Farmers Union Scotland are warning people that rural crime will not be tolerated.
It comes after 250 sheep and lambs were stolen from a farm near Moffat.
The animals, worth around £20,000 were taken during the night and there's been no trace of them since.
The owner of the sheep has been farming the land for decades and was left devastated by the theft. NFU Scotland are urging everyone to be vigilant:
Although this isn't a common occurrence in Dumfries and Galloway, it is a reminder for everyone to be aware of what's going on around them in the countryside.
Farmers need to make sure everything is securely locked and any members of the public who notice suspicious behaviour are asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.
This is a terrible case of rural crime and difficult for all involved."
People are being asked how a Borders forest could be improved as a recreation area and tourist attraction.
A twelve week consultation is taking place that could see new walking and biking trails being developed at Glentress Forest near Peebles.
Managers from towns and cities throughout the country are heading to the countryside to learn the ancient art of shepherding.
Fiona Marley Paterson reports:
Hundreds of our region's farmers and those with a stake in the dairy industry are meeting in just over an hours' time in Cumbria.
It comes as milk producers say current prices are going to force many of them out of business.
Dozens have already taken direct action in our local supermarkets, leading cows down shopping aisles and taking part in "trolley dashes" to empty shelves of milk.
But one leading agricultural economist has said dairy farmers should not expect "hard pressed" consumers to subsidise them.
Matthew Taylor has this report: