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Constructing history - the artefacts found at a D&G bypass

A number of historic artefacts have been uncovered during the construction of a new bypass in Dumfries and Galloway.

During work to improve the road near Dunragit thousands of Mesolithic and Neolithic were uncovered, and they have now been unveiled by Scotland's Transport Minister.

Fiona McIlwraith reports.

Woman named in fatal A75 crash

Police have now released the name of the woman killed in the fatal road crash on the A75 Bypass near Dumfries yesterday as 50-year-old Lynne Trainor from Rashgill, Locharbriggs.

Officers are continuing to appeal for anyone who may have been on the Dumfries Bypass, between the Cuckoo Bridge roundabout and the Edinburgh Road roundabout around 1pm to get in touch if they witnessed the crash.


Fatal accident on A75

A woman has died after a crash on the A75.

An lorry, VW Tiguan and a Ford Ka were involved.

The incident took place on the Dumfries bypass between Locharbriggs and Lincluden.

The road is closed and is expected to stay closed for some time to allow for a full crash investigation to take place.

Diversions have been put in place which takes traffic through Dumfries town centre.

Motorists are asked to bear this in mind if planning to travel in Dumfries over the next while due to the expected traffic queues that are likely.

Anyone who was driving in the area at the time and who witnessed the crash is asked to call Police Scotland on 101.

Full Report: Fatal crash on A75

It has been a day of huge delays and huge diversions on one of the region's busiest roads.

A 78-year-old local man died in a three car crash on the A75 this morning at Gatehouse of Fleet in Dumfries and Galloway.

Drivers, including hundreds of lorry drivers heading to the ferry port of Cairnryan, faced an 80 mile diversion as the road was shut for several hours.

Our Dumfries and Galloway reporter, Fiona McIlwraith has spent the day at the scene.

Watch her full report below.

Crash investigation underway on A75

Police Scotland are on the scene of a fatal crash on the A75 that happened this morning.

"About 6.40am this morning there's been a three vehicle road traffic collision on the A75 just east of Skyreburn tearoom, it's obviously an early part of our enquiries just now, but we're looking into the crash just now and there are crash investigators at the locus doing their work as we speak.

"It's caused a far amount of disruption, especially for ferry traffic, coming along, as you can see, there's quite a tailback of heavy goods vehicles there just now, however we would ask the public to be patient with us and to stick by the formal diversion that's on and not to take other routes that they may know if they have local knowledge because that could cause futher disruption."

– Sergeant Billie McEwan, Police Scotland

Man killed in A75 crash named

Police have named a man who died in a crash on the A75 this morning as William Lupton from Creetown.

The 78-year-old from Chain Road was driving a Ford Fiesta car which collided with a Vauxhall Vivaro van and a Citroen Berlingo van on the A75 at Skyreburn in Dumfries and Galloway.

Both of the other drivers, and the passenger in the Citroen, were not seriously injured.

The road is still currently closed as police continue their crash investigation work, and diversions are in place.

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