A number of conservation groups have got together to try and ensure the future of Red Squirrels in southern Scotland.
First sell-out game in Annan's history as the club play host to fallen giants, Glasgow Rangers
An extreme endurance challenge has taken place in the grounds of Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfriesshire this weekend.
A 37-year-old man from Dumfries and Galloway has died after falling from a tractor. Alistair Irving, from the village of Leswalt, was killed in the accident which happened near Drummore.
– Police Scotland
"It is believed that the death occurred during the course of his employment, but we cannot comment further until the full circumstances have been established."
Emergency services were called to the incident just after 12pm on 14th April.
An investigation into the circumstances of his death.
Volunteers in southern Scotland are inviting people to take part in Red Squirrel Week, which begins today. The species is under threat from a fatal virus, squirrelpox, which is carried by grey squirrels.
Two organisations have joined forces to try to save the red population. The new project will work strategically to detect and contain outbreaks of the virus, and try to halt the spread of grey squirrels north to the Central Belt.
It'll also work with colleagues in the North of England to control the grey squirrel population.
Approaching the hour mark and it's still all-square.
Nicky Clarke (47) gave the Doonhamers the lead, but Barrie McKay (55) got the equaliser for the home side.
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.
Police in Dumfries say a local 28 year old man has been arrested in connection with a serious sexual assault on the A711 near Cargenbridge on Sunday 9 September.
The man will be held in custody and is expected to appear at Dumfries Sheriff Court on Monday 17 September.
– Detective Chief Inspector Stevie Carr, Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary
“I would like to thank everyone who has come forward and supported the investigation so far.
“Our enquiries into the incident continue and I would ask that if anyone has any information that they think may be able to assist us, if they contact the enquiry team at Loreburn Street police station.”
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.