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Schools Gymnastics Championships

Members of Dumfries High B, the winning team in the Secondary Level 2 category Credit: Dumfries and Galloway Council

Dumfries and Galloway's Schools Gymnastics Championships were held at the David Keswick Athletic Centre on Saturday.

This year saw the highest ever number of entries in the council organised event, with around 290 children from Primary and Secondary schools all over the region taking part.

The 1st and 2nd highest scoring teams in each of the competition's five categories will now represent Dumfries and Galloway at the National Schools Championships in March.

The prize winners in each category were as follows:

  • Primary Pre Level 1: 1st Moffat A, 2nd Hecklegirth D, 3rd Langholm C
  • Primary Level 1: 1st Newington B , 2nd Newington A, 3rd Gretna A
  • Primary Level 2: 1st Moffat A, 2nd Newington A, 3rd Eastriggs C
  • Secondary Level 1: 1st Dumfries High B, 2nd Dumfries High A, 3rd St Josephs A
  • Secondary Level 2: 1st Annan Academy A, 2nd Moffat Academy A, 3rd Langholm Academy A
Team Newington B, who won the Primary Level 1 category Credit: ITV Border


Dumfries pooch in running for Britain's 'top office dog'

Badger at work Credit: Allana Hamilton

A four-year-old Alaskan Klee Kai from Dumfries is in the final of a competition to find Britain's 'top office dog'.

'Badger', named after his distinguished similarities to the omnivore, has already been named as Scotland's best pet.

His 29-year-old owner, Allana Hamilton, only brought Badger in to work during his recovery from a viscous attack when he was a puppy.

He suffered a broken leg, and her boss at Dundas Chemical Company allowed her to bring the poorly pooch in to work.

Badger soon became an office regular and now joins Allana on her desk most days.

He's currently lying second in the competition which closes on Sunday.

ITV Border viewers can vote for Badger here.

If Badger wins, Allana plans on donating the money to the 'Huskies in Need' charity.