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New archive centre for Dumfries?

An archived letter Credit: PA

Plans for a new archive centre are being proposed by Dumfries and Galloway Council.

The council are asking the public for their views on the plans, which include a centre to house local studies books, archives, newspapers, photographs and maps, with some dating as far back as the 15th century.

The ambitious plans are part of a major 'Archives Strategy', where the council hope to give the public easier access to archives across the region, and help preserve them.