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Plans for Robert The Bruce Centre in Dumfries

The Robert The Bruce Trust in Dumfries is hoping to open an educational centre, celebrating the former King of Scotland's links to the town.

Bruce is one of the most famous figures in Scottish history and he began his, often bloody path, to the throne by murdering his rival in a Dumfries church.

Lori Carnochan has been along to St Michael's Primary school in Dumfries, where the children have been learning all about Bruce:

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Icy weather shuts three D&G schools on first day back

St Mungo Primary in Lockerbie is closed due to heating failure, along with two other primary schools Credit: Google Maps

Three primary schools in Dumfries and Galloway will remain closed today, after the icy weather has caused heating failure in the buildings.

It's the first day back at school for students across Scotland today.

Temperatures in the region dropped as low as -6 degrees celsius last night.

The following schools are shut today due to broken heating and are expected to reopen tomorrow:

  • Closeburn Primary School in Thornhill
  • Cummertrees Primary School in Annan
  • St Mungo Primary in Lockerbie
  • Port William Primary School, Newton Stewart
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