First sell-out game in Annan's history as the club play host to fallen giants, Glasgow Rangers
A man's appeared in court in connection with the robbery of a 92 year old woman in South West Scotland.
More than 3000 pipers have descended on Dumfries and Galloway as it hosts the British Pipe Band Championship.
Thousands of football fans are arriving at the Galabank Stadium in Annan ahead of the match against Glasgow Rangers.
Over 2,500 tickets were sold, 1,000 of those travelling are Rangers fans. It's the first in Annan Athletic's 70 year history that a game has been sold out. A David versus Goliath match Annan Athletic hope to do one better than Berwick and beat the fallen giants.
Hundreds of Annan Athletic fans waited for Glasgow Rangers players to arrive at the ground. Many cheered and applauded the players as they made their way into the Galabank Stadium.
The game means a record attendance at the Galabank Stadium and total revenues could exceed £45,000. The game kicks off at 3 pm.
Pubs, hotels, shops and cafes in Annan are preparing for a lucrative weekend as thousands of Rangers fans visit the town.
Annan Athletic will play the Glasgow giants on Saturday afternoon for the first time in the club's history. It follows Rangers' demotion to Division 3 in the summer, after the club went into administration last season.
The match is already sold out, with 2,400 fans expected.
– Henry McClelland, Annan Athletic chairman
"This is by far the biggest game in the club's history. The atmosphere is going to be fantastic not just at the ground but in the town. Annan can't wait for tomorrow to come."
Annan were only accepted into the Scottish Football League in 2008, the same year Rangers played in the UEFA Cup Final, and had just recorded a domestic cup double.
Like most other clubs, Annan voted against letting the 'newco' Rangers jump into Division 1.
Police are asking witnesses to come forward after an 18-year-old female rider was thrown from her pony following a collision with a lorry.
The accident happened at around 2.30pm on Tuesday in Dornock, near Annan.
The female was riding her grey coloured pony on the footpath parallel to the B721 when the collision with a 'DAF' articulated lorry occurred.
– Spokesman, Dumfries and Galloway Police
"The rider was thrown from the pony and received bruising and scratches as a result."
A man has appeared in court in connection with the robbery of a 92 year old woman in south west Scotland. The alleged incident took place in Mill Park Crescent, Annan, last Thursday night.
31 year old Steven Anderson, from the town, was remanded in custody at Dumfries Sheriff Court.
No plea was made.
A south of Scotland project that encourages youngsters to try new sports has been nominated for a national award. The Annandale and Eskdale Sports Academy scheme has inspired thousands of children and is now competing to become the National Lottery's Best Sports Project.