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Guid Nychburris Day: The line-up

It's one of the biggest events of the year in Dumfries.

The annual Guid Nychburris Festival starts today, June 22, and features rides outs, parades and parties.

Months of work goes into the planning to ensure it's a success.

The ceremony follows a route and sequence of events laid down in the mists of time.

Formal proceedings start at 7.30am with the gathering of up to 250 horses waiting for the courier to arrive and announce that the Pursuivant is on his way.

At 8am they leave the Midsteeple and ride out to meet the Pursuivant. They then proceed to Ride the Marches and Stob and Nog (mark the boundary with posts and flags) before returning to the Midsteeple at 12.15pm to meet the Provost, and then the Charter is proclaimed to the town's people of Dumfries.

This is then followed by the crowning of the Queen of the South.

'It's taken 5,500 people to get DG Council to listen'

A retired businessman, who has handed in a petition against the planned flood defence system at Whitesands, in Dumfries, has slammed the town's council.

David Slater says it's taken a 5,500 signature petition to get Dumfries and Galloway Council to engage with people who are concerned about the plans:

The main area of concern for protesters is the plan to scrap 230 parking spaces at Whitesands, which they say will affect local businesses.

Petition against Dumfries flood defences to be presented

Whitesands in Dumfries. Credit: ITV Border

A petition against plans to build flood defences on a car park is set to be handed over to Dumfries and Galloway Council today.

Around 5,000 people have signed the petition, arguing that the loss of 230 parking spaces on Dumfries' Whitesands will harm trade for local businesses.


Police appeal after mobility scooter crash

Police Scotland have made the appeal. Credit: ITV News

Police Scotland are appealing for witnesses who saw a crash between a mobility scooter and a red Honda Civic.

It happened at around 7:30am on Thursday 11 June, at a pedestrian crossing on St Michael Street, in Dumfries.

The mobility scooter was being driven by a 60-year-old woman from Dumfries, who was knocked from the vehicle and received minor injuries.

The Honda Civic was driven by a 61-year-old woman, also from the town, who was unharmed.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.

Police appeal after driver dies in A76 crash

The accident happened north of Dumfries.

Police Scotland are appealing for witnesses after a fatal accident on a road north of Dumfries.

It happened at 6pm on Thursday 14 May, on the A76 adjacent to North Cottage, Holywood, just outside Dumfries.

A red Daihatsu car collided with a black Vauxhall Zafira.

The Daihatsu caught fire and the driver was killed in the collision.

No one else was injured.

Police would like anyone who witnessed the collision to call 101.

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