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Fiona Armstrong finds out how the gardens at Sir Walter Scott's former home of Abbotsford are being developed for the new season. Sandy McCracken looks at the history of the Selkirk bannock, and tries to find out if it really was Queen Victoria's favourite snack!
Border Life reports on the stables which is helping to put Scotland on the horse racing map. Sandy McCracken finds out about an industrial landmark in Dumfries which is due to be renovated, and we visit a bird sanctuary in Lauder which is campaigning to save endangered species.
Border Life pays tribute to Jane Haining - a church missionary from Dumfriesshire who travelled to Hungary during the Second World War to help Jewish schoolchildren. She was captured by the Nazis and imprisoned in Auschwitz concentration camp where she died. Plus, a geologist shows us the spot on the east coast where - millions of years ago - Scotland and England collided!
Border Life this week meets a man who has overcome serious disability to become a top powerlifter. We also hear the story of how a schoolboy from Solway fell in love with the sea and went on to found the American navy. Meanwhile, Sandy McCracken finds out how Scotland's latest designer gin owes its taste to foraging on the Galloway coast.
Fiona Armstrong meets the founders of the band Scocha, who have popularised Borders music to a new generation with their rocked-up versions of traditional songs.
Lori Carnochan finds out how the Young Farmers are trying to lure a new generation into the farming industry in the south of Scotland, including learning from colleagues in Canada and New Zealand. Fiona Armstrong visits a tropical garden in deepest Galloway, while Sandy McCracken sees how authentic Italian salami is being made on a local farm.