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Local produce showcased at Galloway Country Fair

People attending this year's Galloway Country Fair at Drumlanrig Castle are being treated to a showcase of the region's best produce.

As well as local exhibitors, day two of the show features falconry and sheepdog displays, terrier racing and horse logging.

Organisers say one of the highlights of the day is the Grant Bazin Horse Whisperer demonstration.

For many years Grant worked closely with legendry American horse whisperer Monty Roberts.

He has travelled the world helping young and troubled horses overcome all manner of behavioural issues, fears and phobias.

700 cars expected at Cumbria Classic Car Show

Around 700 cars are expected to attend the Cumbria Classic Car Show, being held at Dalemain mansion near Ullswater.

The event is organised by the Wigton Motor Club and is now in its 28th year.

For 2016 the theme is "Young Guns" to encourage younger owners to display their pride and jot, with a special class for the under 30s.

As well as the hundreds of cars on display, there will also be an action arena, autotests and trade stands.

Public inquiry scheduled for proposed Borders wind farm

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A public inquiry into a proposed major wind farm in the Borders is set to get underway next week.

Greenock-based Whitelaw Brae Wind Farm Ltd. want to erect 16 turbines on a site around three kilometres from the Peeblesshire hamlet of Tweedsmuir.

Scottish Borders Council renewed its opposition to the scheme at a meeting last month.

Government planning reporters David Buylia and Claire Milne will listen to evidence from the developers as well as the objectors including Tweedsmuir Community Council and the Mountaineering Council of Scotland.

The public inquiry will get underway in Tweedsmuir Village Hall on Tuesday.

A site visit is scheduled to take place on Thursday, September 1st.

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