A woman from Bargrennan, near Newton Stewart, is living on £1 a day for five days to raise awareness of extreme poverty.
Ruby Marr is taking part in the "Live Below the Line" challenge, which is a campaign taking place in the UK, Canada, Australia and the USA simultaneously, with more than 20,000 people spending 5 days living below the line.
Mrs Marr has been raiding the reduced sections of the local supermarktes and grocery stores to try and find the cheapest food available.
She is raising money for UNICEF an has been finding the task harder than she first thought.
"In today's world, extreme poverty and inequality are unjustifiable and unfair. Live Below the Line demonstrates the problem in a concrete way, while raising money to address the problem.
"I have been browsing the supermarket shelves, buying the odd item to stick in the freezer - but seriously, to eat well, on £5 for five days, is indeed a challenge.
"It has been quite a learning curve price comparing. I am sure, after all of this is over, my weekly grocery bill will drop dramatically."
A charity, which finds homes for ex-racing greyhounds, is marking its ten year anniversary. And the Dumfriesshire and Cumbria Greyhound Rescue charity has something else to celebrate - staff there are about to re-home their 800th dog.
Members of the charity brought their adopted dogs to an anniversary event today at the Old Town Hall in Carlisle.
Destination Dumfries and Galloway conference is well attended
More than seventy representatives of tourism attractions all round Dumfries and Galloway gathered in Gatehouse of Fleet today to discuss ways of promoting the area better. "Destination Dumfries and Galloway" is designed to attract more british tourists to the area for mini breaks.