A group of former servicemen have been protesting in Moffat against the creation of car parking spaces that they say it is disrespectful to their fallen comrades.
A group of former servicemen are trying to prevent the area around a war memorial being turned into car parking.
The veterans, some aged in their nineties, have been protesting in the centre of Moffat.
They say a council plan to build 12 parking spaces is disrepectful to their fallen comrades.
Archie Wilson, who served with the 7th Battalion the Kings Own Scottish Borderers, says that he uses the memorial to reflect on his time spent fighting for his country:
An 85-year-old war veteran is leading a camping to stop the Moffat war memorial being surrounded by parking spaces.
Billy Duncan is against an application lodged with Dumfries and Galloway Council requesting twelve parking spaces to be assigned around the memorial.
Mr Duncan believes that the parking spaces will restrict the ability for armed forces parades and is highly disrespectful to fallen soldiers.
The A701 at Beattock is closed in both directions due to a serious accident on the A74(M) at Junction 15 (Moffat).
Police are at the scene and say heavy delays can be expected.
One lane is closed on the A74 (M) Northbound between J15 B7076 / A701 (Moffat) and J14 A702 / B7076 (Moffat), due to a lorry on fire.
Police are advising motorists to approach with care.
A lorry has become stuck in snow and ice near Grey Mares Tail just outside Moffat.
The A708 is closed in both directions between Ballplay Road / Old Carlisle Road (Moffat) and Rodono (Cappercleuch), due the accident.
Black ice has caused a lorry to come off the road near Moffat.
Police say the vehicle has damaged cables which are now hanging down across the road.
It means the A701 is currently closed to high vehicles.
Traffic police are in attendance at the scene.
The A701 Edinburgh Road is closed to high sided vehicles in both directions due to a low hanging telegraph pole between Mearsdale Drive and B719.
A74(M) Northbound closed due to accident, 2 cars involved at J15 B7076 / A701 (Moffat). Police are directing traffic.