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Closeburn teenager still missing

David has now been missing for four days. Credit: Police Scotland

Police have renewed their appeal to find a teenager who is missing in Dumfries and Galloway.

David Ormerod, 15, was last seen at around midday on Sunday 12 March when he left his home in Closeburn to play rugby in Dumfries.

He is described as 5'10", and of slim build, and has links to Dumfries, Newcastle, Thornhill and Cumbernauld.


Girl 'inappropriately touched' on Dumfries bus

Police are appealing for witnesses. Credit: ITV Border

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenage girl was inappropriately touched on a bus in Dumfries.

At 6:20pm the 16-year-old boarded the bus at the Loreburn Centre.

A man then got on and sat next to her at the Whitesands, despite there being a large number of empty seats.

He made what is described as inappropriate conversation with her, before touching her inappropriately a number of times before getting off the bus at Beeswing.

Police say the girl was left "shocked and distressed".

He is described as being in his mid 50s, and of medium build, with short grey hair and dark bushy eyebrows, and was unshaven.

He had an unkempt and rough looking appearance with yellow stained fingers and nails.

Anyone with information should contact the police on 101.

Dumfries hosts Synchronised Skating Championships

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Hundreds of synchronised ice-skaters from around the world have been arriving in Dumfries for the Trophy D'Ecosse.

It's the sixth year the championships have been held in the town and will see around 50 teams competing over the weekend.


As well as attracting entries from countries like Canada and France, local skaters are also taking to the ice.

“We have lots of local interest in the Trophy D’Ecosse this year so you never know, we may see someone from Dumfries and Galloway skating at a future Winter Olympics.

" I look forward to strengthening our continued working relationship with the Trophy D’Ecosse and wish all competitors the best of luck in the event.”

– Councillor Ted Thompson, Dumfries and Galloway Council

Entry into Dumfries ice-rink is free of charge for spectators and the competition will continue until Sunday evening.



Chinese New Year celebrated in Dumfries

Chinese New Year has been celebrated in Dumfries with a lion dance procession and parade through the centre of the town.

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Dumfries and Galloway Multicultural Association organised the event and will continue the Year of the Rooster celebrations this afternoon in the former Bakers Oven shop with lantern making, Chinese writing, and an exhibition.

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Plans for Robert The Bruce Centre in Dumfries

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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