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It may be three months before a village shop in Kirkcolm in Dumfries and Galloway is re-opened after it was damaged by a fire.
The whole building was gutted after the blaze last Saturday... but villagers are pulling together, and hope set-up a temporary store as soon as possible.
It may be three months before a village shop in Kirkcolm in Dumfries and Galloway is re-opened after being damaged by a fire.
The whole building was gutted after the blaze last Saturday. It's hoped a temporary store can be set up in the village hall as soon as possible.
The whole community have stepped in to offer any help they can to get the shop open again.
Carol-Anne Martin, Shop Owner: "They're desperate to get in here ... it's a big shop but I don't think there's enough room to get everybody in who wants to help put this business back on it's feet, and that's fabulous, that's a credit to this community and the surrounding area."
A man has been charged in connection with a fire at a convenience store in Kirkcolm.
The 30-year-old local man will appear is due to appear in front of the Procurator Fiscal.
Police investigating the fire have praised the local community for their help.
A 30-year-old man has been charged in connection with a fire in Kirkcolm.
The fire too place at Kirkcolm Stores, Church Road, Kirkcolm during the early hours of Sunday 19th January 2014.
A man has been held in connection with a fire at a shop in Kirkcolm near Stranraer.
Police Scotland want to hear from witnesses following a shop fire near Stranraer. It happened on Church Road, Kirkcolm in the early hours of Sunday morning. Officers say it caused "extensive damage".
Dumfries and Galloway Councillor, Willie Scobie, talking about the fire that has badly damaged Kirkcolm Stores near Stranraer.
A shop near Stranraer has been badly damaged by a fire in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Investigations are underway into how it started at Kirkcolm Stores. The police want to hear from any witnesses who saw any suspicious activity in the area at around 2 o'clock this morning.
Police are investigating after a fire destroyed a shop in Dumfries and Galloway.
It happened at a store on Church Road in Kirkcolm, near Stranraer in the early hours of January 19. As a result of the fire, there was extensive damage caused to the property and its contents.
The cause of the fire is yet to be established and enquiries are ongoing.
Any witnesses are being urged to contact Police Scotland on 101.