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Kirkcudbright pupils hold WW2 style party

Pupils at Kirkcudbright School have thrown a WW2 theme party for older residents.

The children, who are all in Primary Seven, have been learning about World War Two and invited 150 older people from the local community to join in with the fun.

Kirkcudbright pupils performed popular wartime songs and poetry. Credit: ITV Border

The children sang popular wartime songs, read poetry and told stories of what life was like for children growing up in the war.

Afterwards the guests were treated to war-themed cakes that they had baked.

Silver lining for metal detectorists

A treasure hunter has told how a five-hour search in atrocious weather ended with him and a fellow enthusiast netting a haul of medieval silver coins.

Derek McLennan and Gus Paterson reportedly used metal detectors to discover the coins in a field at Twynholm, near Kirkcudbright in Dumfries and Galloway, shortly before Christmas.

Overall, the men netted 322 coins, which are said to carry images of various monarchs of the time.

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Kirkcudbright flat fire 'arduous and difficult'

Weather conditions made tackling Kirkcudbright flat fire 'arduous and difficult'.

"The upper floor of one of the flats was gutted and extensive damage has been caused to the roofs. The two flats at the side of the property were protected.

"Due to the weather conditions last night the fire was very arduous and difficult to tackle."

– Neville Wright, Area Commander, Scottish Fire and Rescue

Nine rescued in Kirkcudbright flat fire

Nine people have been rescued by firefighters who are dealing with a fire in a block of flats in Kirkcudbright.

Crews from Kirkcudbright and Gatehouse of Fleet were called at 1am but due to the size of the fire additional appliances were called from Castle Douglas and Dumfries.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service crews are currently working alongside colleagues from Police Scotland to resolve the situation.

“Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus sets have entered the smoke filled flats, with a number of firefighting water jets, to deal with the fire situation.

"Nine residents have been guided to a place safety out with the building."

– Spokesperson, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
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