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Top UK sailing coaches visit Annandale club

Receiving top tuition Credit: ITV News Border

Around 50 young sailors have been taking part in a special youth training academy in Lochmaben.

Sailors from all over Scotland were given top tuition from some of the country's best coaches at Annandale Sailing Club.

Tim Ellis from the Royal Yachting Association Scotland, and Commodore of the Annandale Sailing Club, Stewart Mitchell, explain why sailing is such a fun sport to get involved in:

Sailing solo Credit: ITV News Border

The Royal Yacht Association Scotland have been touring various clubs around the country to pass on their skills and knowledge, and encourage more people into the sport.

Up to 50 young sailors took part in the training Credit: ITV News Border

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Teenage girl missing in Lochmaben

Courtney Bodwick Credit: Police Scotland

Police Scotland are looking for a teenage girl, who was reported missing in the Lochmaben area yesterday (8 July) evening.

Courtney Bodwick, 16, was last seen at around 6:30pm.

She is described as 5'1", with a slim build, mousey brown shoulder length hair, and wearing a black/yellow shiny zipped jacket.

Anyone with information should contact the police on 101.

Anti-windfarm protest in Lochmaben

A number of people have turned out in Lochmaben to protest against the erection of seven wind turbines between Torthorwald and Hightae.

The 126 metre high turbines could generate enough clean energy to power over 13,100 homes every year.

Local MP David Mundell was at the protest, in support of the opponents to the wind farm.

"We acknowledge people's right to protest and are aware of the intensity of the feelings of those who object to our proposal.

" Our planning application will be determined by the local authority on the basis of its independent impacts and benefits and we are confident that this is an appropriately sited wind energy project with valuable local benefits."

– Airvolution

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Lochmaben crash victim named

The 23-year-old man who died in a crash near Lochamaben has been named as Michael Goldie from Lockerbie.

Mr Goldie was driving a white Honda CRX when the incident happened at around 10.15pm last night (30th January).

He died at the scene.

A 21-year-old male passenger was taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary after sustaining serious injuries.

One dead in Lochmaben crash

A man has died in a crash on the A709 between Lochmaben and Lockerbie in Dumfries and Galloway.

The 23-year-old was driving a white Honda CRX when the incident happened at around 10.15pm last night (30th January).

The driver died at the scene and a 21-year-old male passenger was taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary after sustaining serious injuries.

His condition is described as serious but stable.

Both men are thought to be local.

Anyone who witnessed the accident or seen the car before the accident is asked to contact police on 0845 600 5701.

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