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Lori Carnochan investigates how waste plastic can be recycled to make a revolutionary new road surface, and sees how tests are being carried out in the south of Scotland on this home-grown invention. Fiona Armstrong visits the home of the Dandy Dinmont, a breed of dog much loved by the rich and famous.
Border Life episode 161
Lori Carnochan reports on a rescue centre in Galloway for horses and ponies, and finds out how animals with behavioural problems are made better and eventually re-homed. Fiona Armstrong meets the new Provost of Dumfries & Nithsdale - the first woman to hold the job in a long line of men.
Lori Carnochan finds out how a dairy farmer has beaten the slump in milk prices - and the answer was literally on the doorstep. Sandy McCracken meets a young entrepreneur who has found success making figures for Lego sets.
Border Life reports from the Belgian town of Ypres, where a permanent memorial has finally been put up after a century to the men of the King's Own Scottish Borderers who lost their lives on the Western Front. Plus Sandy McCracken visits the site of a Mediaeval hospital in the Borders, and hears how the monks coped with everything from war wounds to the Plague.
Sandy McCracken tells the story of how a WWII Spitfire which ended up at the bottom of a Loch has been lovingly restored to be put on show at an aviation museum in Dumfriesshire. And we get a view of the world from the top of the 300 metre mast which transmits Border Life - thanks to the engineers who maintain it.
Fiona Armstrong reports on an effort to encourage youngsters to take up playing the pipes, to keep alive an important Scottish tradition. Emma Baker joins a class of schoolchildren on a day out to learn about life on the farm.
Emma Baker reports from a farmer's market in Dumfriesshire, as more and more farmers look for alternative ways to sell their produce. She visits a farm making Scottish Mozzarrella cheese, and also looks at a new tomato-growing business which concentrates on unusual varieties.
Sandy McCracken reports on how Highland Cattle are thriving in the south of Scotland, and rivalling more traditional breeds. And we take a look at geocaching - a high-tech game of hide and seek which uses the GPS in a mobile phone to lead you to hidden objects...
Hannah McNulty reports on the resurrection of a famous tartan in the Borders, once championed by a sporting legend. And it's the annual shearing day for a herd of alpacas on a Dumfries Farm - and not all of them are keen on getting a haircut...