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Civic reception for region's Olympic curlers

A civic reception is to be held for our region's Olympic medal winning curlers.

It's due to take place on 26 April at Lockerbie Academy and will run from 2:30pm until 5.30pm.

The men picked up a silver medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics Credit: PA

The men's team brought home a silver medal and the women won a bronze at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic games.

The women's team came home with a bronze medal Credit: PA

The men's skip David Murdoch, is from Lockerbie, as are two of the women, Claire Hamilton and Anna Sloan.

A third member of the women's team, Vicki Adams, is from Stranraer.

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Olympic medallists back home from Sochi

Our region's olympic curlers have returned home to a heroes' welcome.

The men's skip and silver medalist David Murdoch arrived at Edinburgh Airport yesterday along with the bronze medal winning women.

Lockerbie's Anna Sloan and Claire Hamilton - as well as Vicki Adams from Stranraer - were greeted by jubilant friends and family.

Neil Billingham reports.

Our olympians: "It was an incredible feeling for all of us"

Our region's curlers have returned home from the Winter Olympics to a heroes welcome.

The men's skip, Lockerbie's David Murdoch won silver in Sochi and he was all smiles on his arrival at Edinburgh Airport.

The women won bronze in Russia. Claire Hamilton, Vicki Adams, and Anna Sloan, who are all also from Dumfries and Galloway, showed off their medals to family and friends.

Earlier in the day the team had met Prime Minister David Cameron at Downing Street.

Olympic medalists meet the Prime Minister

Our Olympic curlers have arrived back in the country and have been received by the Prime Minister.

The women's team, who won bronze in Sochi and the men who won silver, lined up outside Downing Street this morning. Later, they went inside to meet David Cameron.

They include The men's skip David Murdoch, is from Lockerbie, as are two of the women, Claire Hamilton and Anna Sloan. And a third member of the women's team, Vicki Adams, is from Stranraer. They'll be flying back home to Scotland this afternoon.

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Medal winners return from Sochi

Dumfries and Galloway's Winter Olympics medal winners are back in the UK tonight.

Watch their arrival at Heathrow this evening (pictures contain flash photography).

The south of Scotland is preparing to welcome home Curling silver medallist David Murdoch, from Lockerbie, and Bronze medallists Claire Hamilton and Anna Sloan, also from Lockerbie, and Vicki Adams from Stranraer.

The Team GB athletes touched down at Heathrow this evening and are expected to arrive at Edinburgh Airport at about 5.30pm tomorrow (Tuesday).

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The GB #curling team have went from the Scottish team to murdochs Lockerbie team.. Mon lads a silvers a great achievement in itself.

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