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CCTV released after Dumfries museum theft

One of the men pictured in the CCTV was wearing a distinctive hoody Credit: Police Scotland

Police Scotland have released CCTV images of three men they want to speak to in connection with the break-in and theft of curling memorabilia from the Dumfries Museum on Wednesday 30 April.

Police Scotland would like to speak to these three men in connection with the incident Credit: Police Scotland

The three men are seen in the museum at just after 10pm on that night.

A reward has now been put up by Rhona Martin MBE, whose 2002 Winter Olympics gold medal for curling was one of the items stolen in the raid.

Rhona Martin's gold medal was one of the items stolen in the raid Credit: Police Scotland

Anyone who has information that could help police should contact Police Scotland or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Build up to Guid Nychburris riding of the marches

School children welcome the cornet, his lass and their and his principals Credit: ITV Border

Guid Nychburris is an age old tradition in Dumfries that dates back to the 1700's. In history, the town's people would ride to the boundaries to protect their land and warn off English invaders. Nowadays it's a celebration.

It's seen as an honour to be chosen as the cornet Credit: ITV Border

The cornet, his lass and their principals have been visiting schools and care homes in Dumfries ahead of the main event, Guid Neighbours Day, when the riding of the marches takes place.

Time for a 'selfie' at this school in Dumfries Credit: ITV Border

Hundreds of horses and riders will take part in the riding of the marches tomorrow, Saturday 21 June, at 8am. At midday the crowning of the queen of the south will take place.

It brings back memories for those who have taken part in the tradition Credit: ITV Border

A75 closed after six vehicle crash

In total the collision involved six vehicles Credit: ITV Border

The A75 is closed after six vehicles, including three HGV's, were involved in a crash.

The incident happened at about 8:15am today, Friday 20 June, at Mouswald Banks near Colin, Dumfries.

Police are asking for anyone who saw a small blue car, that left the seen, or a moped rider at the time of the incident to get in touch on 101.

Police say the recovery will take some time Credit: ITV Border

At this stage, Police say there are no serious injuries.

The road is expected to be closed for a considerable amount of time while all vehicles are recovered.

Diversions will be in place and there may be some delays. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

One car left the scene Credit: ITV Border

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Guid Nychburris festival in Dumfries begins

Dumfries is all set for this year's festivities Credit: ITV News Border

A week of celebrations in Dumfries kicks off tonight with the start of the Guid Nychburris festival.

The new cornet will be crowned in a traditional ceremony at the midsteeple, before he begins his duties. Throughout the week the cornet and his principals will visit schools and nursing homes, and host dances and suppers.

The festivities end with the riding of the marches on Saturday, where thousands of people will line the streets to welcome the cavalcade through the town.

Children inspired at Glasgow 2014 event

Children gathered for a leadership event in Dumfries.
Children gathered for a leadership event in Dumfries. Credit: ITV

Almost two hundred children from across the world gathered in Dumfries this weekend, for an event that aimed to inspire young people ahead of Glasgow 2014.

Young people heard from former Olympians.
Young people heard from former Olympians. Credit: ITV

The Commonwealth Youth Summit brought together people from as far afield as Australia and Mauritius to undertake a programme of leadership activities, and hear from athletes including swimmer Rebecca Adlington and Olympic Gold Medallist David Smith.

The event aimed to inspire them ahead of Glasgow 2014.
The event aimed to inspire them ahead of Glasgow 2014. Credit: ITV

Rings worth £8000 stolen from house in Dumfries

Picture of one of the rings that was stolen Credit: Police Scotland

Two rings, worth nearly £8000, have been stolen from a house in Dumfries.

The theft took place on Monday 2nd June at Moffat Road.

Police are keen to trace three males who called at the house offering to carry out home maintenance and gardening work on the afternoon of that day.

They are described as being:

Male 1: 40 years old, about 5’6” tall, with mousey brown hair and a local accent.

Male 2: About 16 years old, 6’ tall, local accent and was wearing blue coloured jogging bottoms and a blue athletic top.

Male 3: About 14 years old, 5’4” tall, brown hair, with a local accent and was wearing blue jogging bottoms and an athletic type top.

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