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The day after Burns night there’s a patriotic flavour to Border Life. Emma Baker goes back to school and discovers that the teaching of Scots language is making a comeback. Fiona Armstrong meets the women who are preserving the very Scottish art of kilt-making – not in the highlands but in Berwickshire. Gill Brown reports on the Borders artist who makes stunning pictures using felt.
Fiona Armstrong meets the Dumfries and Galloway women providing care and counselling for parents who have suffered the traumatic loss of a baby. Gill Brown visits the riding centre in the Scottish Borders which is run by Olympic Legend Ian Stark. Emma Baker meets the master glass maker who is one of the last of a dying breed. (EP2 – TX: Jan 19th)
On tonight's border life, Fiona Armstrong meets the Dumfries and Galloway women providing care and counselling for parents who have suffered the traumatic loss of a baby.
Also on the programme, Gill Brown visits the riding centre in the Scottish Borders which is run by Olympic Legend Ian Stark. Emma Baker meets the master glass maker who is one of the last of a dying breed.
You can watch Border Life on ITV Border at 8pm tonight and then later on our website.
If you have been affected by a still birth or neonatal death, the following organisations can help:
You can also find more information on the NHS website.
A new series of Border Life begins with a look at the game shooting industry in the south of Scotland. Gill Brown reports on a day-in-the-life of a gamekeeper near Peebles while Emma Baker tries her hand at simulated game shooting in the Borders. Finally, Fiona Armstrong meets a woman who trains gun dogs and joins her -and them- on a game shoot. Episode 1.
As Border Life completes its first year - Fiona Armstrong presents a look-back at some of the programme's highlights in 2014.
Fiona Armstrong visits a new style of women's refuge in Dumfries and reports that the problem of women abused by their partners is, worryingly, still on the increase. Gill Brown meets a Borders artist making an impact with his unusual map art. And Emma Baker visits a hedgehog rescue centre in Dumfries and Galloway. Prog 37
Domestic violence is increasing - and the incidents are becoming more violent. That's the warning from a Scottish Women's Aid organisation in the region.
The Dumfriesshire and Stewartry group has been helping victims of domestic abuse for 35 years. Fiona Armstrong has been given an exclusive look inside their new safe accommodation for women who flee from violent partners.
If you’re affected by any of the issues in this report there are helplines available:
Women’s Aid (Dumfriesshire & Stewartry): 07710 152 772
Scottish Women’s Aid: 0800 027 1234
Watch the full episode of Border Life at 8pm on ITV Border Scotland or online after the programme, here.
Emma Baker joins search and rescue teams on a vital traininging exercise to get their dogs ready for the busy - and dangerous - winter season. Jenny Longden meets the South of Scotland's master of the metal detector and joins him in a hunt for buried treasure. Fiona Armstrong reports on a community scheme in Moffat where coffee waste is being used to help grow mushrooms for sale.
A local community-owned company in Moffat is making money from food waste.
Moffat Can is already known for recycling and repairs. Their aquaponics project uses waste from farmed fish to grow plants in water. Then there's the garden - all organic, of course.
This latest project involves the town's cafes and restaurants. Fiona Armstrong reports.