The Robert The Bruce Trust in Dumfries is hoping to open an educational centre, celebrating the former King of Scotland's links to the town.
Bruce is one of the most famous figures in Scottish history and he began his, often bloody path, to the throne by murdering his rival in a Dumfries church.
Lori Carnochan has been along to St Michael's Primary school in Dumfries, where the children have been learning all about Bruce:
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Police Scotland are appealing for information after two headstones were vandalised in Dumfries.
Police say the headstones in St Michael's Street Cemetery have been targeted over the past two weeks. Paint was poured over both headstones, which are in different parts of the graveyard.
"This is not the first time that these two headstones have been vandalised as they were also damaged in 2013.
"It does appear that this is a targeted attack for whatever reason on these headstones. We are asking anyone who may have any information which can help us catch those responsible for this despicable act to call us at Dumfries on 101."
Penman Engineering firm in Dumfries is now employing 50 staff, after being saved from closure last month.
The new owners say most of the workers are former employees who were made redundant after the firm went into administration.
The company says it hopes to increase the workforce to 140 by summer 2017.
Police are appealing for information after a break-in at the Troqueer Arms in Dumfries.
The popular pub was targeted overnight on 19th December. The contents of the gaming machine were stolen in the break-in.
"We want to hear from anyone who may have been past the Troqueer Arms on Monday night/Tuesday morning and especially if they saw or heard anything suspicious.
"This break-in follows two similar ones recently in the Dumfries area and it appears that the gaming machines have been the target. Anyone with any information which might help us catch those responsible is asked to call us here at Dumfries on 101."
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Four people have been arrested in connection with a spate of purse and wallet thefts in Dumfries throughout November.
Dumfries and Galloway police division say that one man and three women were arrested yesterday (3 December), following "excellent work" by security staff at the Loreburne Shopping Centre.
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Dumfries and Galloway council have appointed a new Town Ambassador, to increase "engagement with local community groups".
Lorraine Wilson, a former Community Safety Officer, was given the role, which includes providing information for visitors and supervising street cleaning.
The Peoples' Project, who jointly fund the role with the council, say it is also a way of improving the town's services and supporting the community:
This is an exciting project for the people of Dumfries and I hope that the public will embrace it, but also give Lorraine time to make a difference. Rome wasn't built in a day, as the saying goes, and neither was Dumfries, but by working together and listening to positive ideas from the public we can better support a community that we can all be proud of.
Traders in Dumfries say 18 businesses have closed in the past four months.
This week Scottish Enterprise announced it was starting a service in Dumfries and Galloway to support retailers.
But traders in the town say that without urgent help, the situation is likely to get worse.
I think it's very close to becoming a ghost town, as are all small towns in Scotland now.
They are all on the edge of disaster. We are not doing enough to make it easier to shop in the town centre.
We are standing in a big pedestrianised area, people like their cars to go shopping, but they can't take their car anywhere near our town centre because there's just no access.