Annan High Street has been closed after a suspicious package was found behind the police station.
Police Scotland has confirmed more than 30 people have been evacuated from their homes and the Queensberry Arms Hotel, as well as the police station itself.
The package was discovered by a member of the public around 4:30pm this afternoon.
The area remains cleared while and Explosive Disposal Unit are at the scene.
More updates to follow.
A man has died after a crash on the A75 in which four members of his family were also taken to hospital.
The car they were all travelling in crashed into trees west of Annan in Dumfries and Galloway, at 3.30pm on 25th November.
The driver, a local man believed to be 67-years-old, died at the scene.
His family were treated for minor injuries at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. They have since been released. Police Scotland are appealing for any witnesses to contact them.
A 14-year-old schoolgirl in Annan has been punched a number of times in the face, in what is said by police to be an 'totally unprovoked' attack.
The girl was walking home from school around 3.50pm on Friday 14th November on the footpath between Prestonfield Road to Hospital Road, past the Springbells Industrial Estate. She was approached a man who took hold of her and punched her a number of times in the face. The girl managed to get away and made her way home.
The man is described as being about 5’9” tall, medium build, wearing a dark coloured hooded top or jacket with the hood up and dark blue jogging bottoms with stripes on the legs. He also smelled of cigarette smoke.
The girl suffered cuts and bruising to her face however did not require any medical attention.
Anyone with information should contact the police.
A Dumfriesshire distillery which has not produced single malt whisky for almost 100 years has filled its first cask.
The Annandale distillery is bringing 16 jobs to the region after being transformed into a visitor attraction in a multi-million pound development.
The first cask was filled yesterday and will be matured over 10 years.
A petition has been handed into Dumfries and Galloway Council asking for a review of stake net fishing at the mouth of the river Annan.
Representatives of the four royal towns in the region have complied nearly 200 signatures, saying the stake nets are reducing salmon stocks in the river and angling has been affected. Fiona McIlwraith reports.
Police have named a man found dead in unexplained circumstances in Annan.
Andrew Duff, 45, from Eden Place in Annan, was found unconscious in a house on Waterfoot Road on Wednesday evening October 1.
There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.
Police are conducting enquiries, after the unexplained death of a 45-year-old man in Annan.
The man was found unconscious in a house on Waterfoot Road in the town on Wednesday evening, 1 October.
He was taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, where he later died.
There appear to be no suspicious circumstances.
Annan police are appealing for witnesses after a collision involving a 72-year-old woman pedestrian and a passing vehicle.
It happened at the junction between Downies Wynd and High Street at around 12.00pm on Wednesday 17th September.
The pensioner was not seriously injured, and did not need medical attention.
The police are asking anyone with information to get in touch.
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It's not a subject we like to talk about too much, but sadly death does come to us all eventually.
In an attempt to take away some of the stress surrounding it, one independent manufacturer of coffins has produced an app for our pc's and tablets to help us choose the best casket.
With the app for the afterlife, you can even choose which handles and lids you'd prefer!
Paul Crone reports from Annan: