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Fiona Armstrong visits a new archive in Dumfries which includes a collection of paintings and artefacts from the famous Crichton Asylum. Lori Carnochan helps the experts to check out a unique colony of bats which has been discovered in Galloway.

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Lori Carnochan learns how Scottish tea producers have banded together to reach a worldwide market with their luxury teas. Sandy McCracken visits one of the country's oldest theatres to see the curtain come up on the panto season.

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Lori Carnochan reports on a designer cider being produced in the south of Scotland - the latest kind of bourtique booze to hit the market. Sandy McCracken meets an artist who makes her artworks from animal skeletons and roadkill.

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Sandy McCracken presents a special programme on the life of novelist John Buchan, the man who took the life and scenery of the Borders to the world through his books and his political career. His story is told with the help of two of his granddaughters, one of whom looks after the Buchan Museum and another who is writing a new biography of Buchan.

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Sandy McCracken reports on an historic relic which was thought to be lost, which gives an insight into life in the south of Scotland 700 years ago. Plus - we check out the Borders' new open-top bus service for sightseers, and Fiona Armstrong reports on the centenary of the Scottish Women's Institute.

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Lori Carnochan reports on the race against time to secure the future of Scotland's Viking Age hoard - a priceless collection of artefacts found in a field in Dumfries and Galloway. Sandy McCracken tries out night swimming in Loch Ken.

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Lori Carnochan investigates how waste plastic can be recycled to make a revolutionary new road surface, and sees how tests are being carried out in the south of Scotland on this home-grown invention. Fiona Armstrong visits the home of the Dandy Dinmont, a breed of dog much loved by the rich and famous.

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Lori Carnochan reports on a rescue centre in Galloway for horses and ponies, and finds out how animals with behavioural problems are made better and eventually re-homed. Fiona Armstrong meets the new Provost of Dumfries & Nithsdale - the first woman to hold the job in a long line of men.

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