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Viking treasure campaign goes to Holyrood

Part of the Viking treasure find Credit: Matthew Shelley

Campaigners are presenting a petition to the Scottish parliament today in a bid to prevent a set of historic Galloway treasures being taken away to Edinburgh.

Campaigners say the Galloway Viking Hoard treasure, which has been in the region for over a thousand years and was found by metal detectorists in 2014 should be kept at a gallery at Kirkcudbright.

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WATCH: Border region's regiments at the Somme

All this week we'll be looking at the stories of some of the soldiers from this region who took part in the Battle of the Somme.

It was fought along a 15-mile section of the western front in Northern France, close to the town of Albert. For his first report Tim Backshall has travelled to the battlefields to find out what happened to our local regiments.

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