Police are renewing their appeal for witnesses after a 19-year-old boy died after being struck by a lorry on the A75 on Saturday night (17th August).
Kieran Currie, and two of his friends, were walking on the eastbound carriageway near to the top the entrance to Calgow farm, about a mile east of Newton Stewart, when he was hit by an eastbound passing lorry.
The lorry did not stop after the collision and has not been traced.
Police are appealing for witnesses after 19-year-old Keiran Currie died as a result of a road collision on the A75 on Saturday night (17th August).
The incident happened at 2.40am near to Calgow Farm, about one mile east of Newton Stewart.
Police are looking to speak to the people who stopped to offer help shortly after the accident.
They were travelling in a small blue car.
If you witnessed the accident or seen anyone walking in the area before 2.40am, please contact police on 101.
A nineteen year old man is in a serious condition at the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary after he was apparently hit by an eastbound lorry on the A75 a mile east of Newton Stewart at approximately 2:40am on Saturday 17th August.
Police believe that a number of vehicles will have been in the area around the time of the accident and are urging anyone who might have information about the accident to contact them. They say they have already spoken with a number of lorry drivers in relation to the accident.
A full scale water safety campaign is being launched at Douglas Ewart High School in Newton Stewart.
A number of emergency services will be involved in teaching youngsters how to stay safe around water this summer.
The event is being used to highlight the dangers to young people across Scotland.
10 women farmers are attempting to shear more than 500 sheep in an 8 hour charity marathon. The ladies all live around Newton Stewart in Wigtownshire and are raising money for the town's hospital and the Royal Highland Education Trust.
The event is called Lady Shear 2013 and although all the women work on farms, none are professional shearers. The shearing began at 9am and is due to finish at 5pm.
The 11th annual Newton Stewart Walkfest begins today with keen walkers from all over the UK expected to visit the area.
Participants can choose from more than 30 guided walks, all of which explore the hills of Galloway.
Many of the walks have themes, with local experts providing an insight into the history of the surrounding towns, landscapes and wildlife.
The festival is held over seven days and many of the more strenuous walks are lead by members of the Galloway Mountain Rescue Team.
For more information on how you can get involved with the walking festival, click here.
A woman from Bargrennan, near Newton Stewart, is living on £1 a day for five days to raise awareness of extreme poverty.
Ruby Marr is taking part in the "Live Below the Line" challenge, which is a campaign taking place in the UK, Canada, Australia and the USA simultaneously, with more than 20,000 people spending 5 days living below the line.
Mrs Marr has been raiding the reduced sections of the local supermarktes and grocery stores to try and find the cheapest food available.
She is raising money for UNICEF an has been finding the task harder than she first thought.
Farmers are still digging sheep out of snow drifts nearly two weeks after they were buried.
Farmers across the region are still not sure how many of their animals have died but it is likely to be many thousands and the NFU in Cumbria is now asking for the Government to help.
However there are some tales of surviving sheep, including one which has made a full recovery after being buried for 11 days near Newton Stewart.
Matthew Taylor reports:
This footage from farmer Stuart Mactier highlights the extraordinary sheep who were found alive after being buried deep under snow at a farm near Newton Stewart:
This footage shows the dramatic moment Galloway farmer Stuart Mactier discovered sheep still alive after 11 days buried under a huge snow drift: