The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is inviting locals to a special drop-in session today to see flood protection plans.
More than 600 homes and businesses will be protected by the new flood warning scheme introduced at Newton Stewart.
Information will be on display in the Town Hall from 14:30 to 19:00.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a tractor failed to stop after colliding with a cyclist in Dumfries and Galloway.
It happened on the B7085 road near Whauphill, Newton Stewart, at around 11:50am today (Wednesday 19 October).
The cyclist, a 31-year-old man from Minnigaff, was knocked from his bike and treated for minor injuries by ambulance staff at the scene.
The driver of the tractor did not stop after the crash and continued on southwards towards Whauphill.
We would appeal for him or her to come forward to police at Newton Stewart.
The tractor is described as being red and black in colour and was towing a silver coloured Joskin trailer. Anyone who can help us trace this vehicle is asked to call police at Newton Stewart on 101.
A lorry carrying a wind turbine blade caught fire closing one of the main roads in southern Scotland.
Emergency services were called to the incident on the A714 near Bargrennan around 10 miles from Newton Stewart shortly before 6am this morning.
The lorry driver escaped injury and fire crews from Newton Stewart extinguished the blaze.
The cab of the vehicle was completely destroyed.
This stunning photograph by Stephen Jolly shows lightning over Newton Stewart, in Dumfries and Galloway.
It was taken at midnight, from the A714.
A 34-year-old man from Newton Stewart has died in an incident at sea near Shetland.
Police Scotland confirmed that Scott Rennie died following the incident off the coast of Scalloway.
An investigation is being carried out by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch.
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Around 100 children from across Galloway have been taking part in a weekend of camping and activities to mark the Cub's 100 year anniversary.
The cubs learned skills like knot-tying and den building.
However the hot weather meant they were joined by some unwelcome guests.
Lori Carnochan reports:
Around 100 Cub Scouts have been taking part in a weekend of celebrations near Newton Stewart to mark 100 years since the Cubs were founded.
The group have been taking part in activities at base camp, as well as climbing Cairnsmore of Fleet.
The Cubs has increased in popularity in the past few years, with exposure from their Chief Scout, Bear Grylls.
Flood victims in Dumfries and Galloway can apply for grants from the local council.
Following two major storms in December, the council is offering Crisis Grants to families or individuals on a low income.
The purpose is "to meet expenses that have arisen as a result of an emergency or disaster in order to avoid serious damage or serious risk to the health or safety of the applicant or their family."
People can apply for grants to cover their short term living expenses (including food and energy costs), as well as many household items.
- You can apply for a Crisis Grant here
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