When Ian McNee found a gosling, he took inspiration from the 1990s film 'Fly Away Home'.
He fed it, and named it Gareth.
But could he teach Gareth to fly?
Lori Carnochan went to find out.
Ian McNee, from Dumfries, taught an orphaned Canadian goose to fly.
He knows his time with 'Gareth' is limited, as now that he's got his wings, he's likely to be returning to the wild soon.
A former Queen of the South player has pleaded guilty to assaulting a man outside a Dumfries pub last October.
Ryan McGuffie, 34, punched Graham Neish, causing him to fall to the ground. The victim was taken to Dumfries Infirmary where he underwent surgery, but has made a full recovery.
The court was told the assault happened after something was said by Neish, and McGuffie verbally challenged him.
Sheriff George Jamieson called for background reports and deferred sentencing until October 28.
McGuffie, who has been with St. Alban’s Saints in Victoria, was said to be staying at his father’s address in Dumfries.
A man from Dumfries has spent five months rearing an orphaned Canadian goose and has now managed to teach it how to fly.
Ian McNee has taught Gareth the goose everything he knows, but it will soon be time for him to fly the nest
"He's obviously a wild bird and he's going to go at some point but for him to actually fly and take off after three weeks of running up and down wagging my hands it was a great relief to see him fly and to be fair it was an even bigger relief to see him come back."
The First Minister of Scotland met with Yes campaigners in Dumfries today.
He is touring Scotland by helicopter in the lead up to Thursday's referendum on Scottish Independence.
He stopped for pictures and hugs on the Devorgilla bridge with supporters.
The referendum campaign for Scottish independence has been heating up for both sides in the South of Scotland today. First Minister Alex Salmond met with yes voters in Dumfries this afternoon, as a festival promoting a positive union took place close to the Border. Jenny Longden reports.
Police are appealing for information after a three-year-old boy was hit by a car in Dumfries.
The incident happened on Rosevale Street at 3.30 pm on Saturday 30th August.
The boy's father had pulled over to speak to a friend when the child took off his seatbelt and stepped out onto the road. He was then hit by a red Peugeot.
He was taken taken to Yorkhill Hospital in Glasgow where he is described as being in a serious but stable condition.
Anyone with any information is asked to call Police Scotland on 101.
Two gravestones have been damaged in the Troqueer Cemetery in Dumfries.
Police say the headstones were pushed over and flowers had been scattered around the graves at some point between Saturday, 16, and Sunday, 17 August.
The foundations of the stones were left damages but the stones themselves were not.
"It is appalling that people can carry out an act such as this in a place like a graveyard. These places are not playgrounds and people should not use them as such."
Anyone with any information which may help trace those responsible is asked to call Police Scotland on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Police are investigating the theft of a copper water tank from a house in Dumfries.
The tank was stolen from the garden of a house in Elizabeth Walk sometime between Tuesday, 5 and Thursday 7, August.
The tank has a scrap value of about £50.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to phone Police Scotland on 101.
A man is critically ill in hospital after a 'serious' road traffic accident in Dumfries.
He was left with multiple broken bones and spinal injuries after his Suzuki GSXR 1000 motorcycle collided with a white VW Transporter camper van.
The incident happened at 7:30pm yesterday, Thursday 7 August, on the A701 to Edinburgh road, at the junction which leads to the Ae Water/Loch Ettrick area.
The driver of the VW Transporter was uninjured.
Polioce are asking anyone who may have been on this road at this time and can help should call Police Scotland on 101.