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Lori Carnochan visits the Dumfries church which is bucking the trend of falling attendances - the minister says the key is involving the whole community, irrespective of religion. Sandy McCracken gets an exclusive look inside a mausoleum which is being restored in the Borders: the man who commissioned it thought he would be the only one to ever see inside it. And we hear the extraordinary story of a friendship forged after a dramatic rescue in the Himalayas which resulted in a Sherpa from Nepal making his home in Scotland.
Fiona Armstrong talks to a 95 year old veteran of Bletchley Park, who used one of Alan Turing's machines to help to break Nazi codes and to shorten the Second World War.
Lori Carnochan explores secret tunnels under Dumfries, while Sandy McCracken takes a look at Kirkcudbright's new gallery and asks why the town has been such a magnet for artists. Plus, a visit to the first whisky distillery in the Borders for 200 years.
Fiona Armstrong meets the President of the Scottish NFU at his farm in Dumfries & Galloway to talk about Brexit and the other challenges facing Scotland's farming community.
Lori learns the art of climbing a 70' tree, while Fiona visits the Borders Book Festival and Sandy reports on the village which has rescued the only petrol pump for miles around.
Lori meets the fishermen trying to bolster salmon stocks in local rivers, while Sandy reports on one of Scotland's rarest cottages.
Fiona Armstrong meets legendary sheepdog trainer Viv Billingham, who talks about a life in the south of Scotland, and recounts how her star animals were honoured by the Queen.
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