Police Scotland are investigating a deliberate house fire in Sanquhar.
Emergency services were called to a property in Crichton Road at around 7am on Sunday 30 April.
The householder was not in at the time, and it believed the fire may have been smouldering for several hours.
The property was extensively smoke damaged as a result of the fire.
"While the house was empty at the time, this was still a reckless and very stupid act of fire-raising. The consequence could have been tragic had the fire taken hold.
"If you saw anything unusual or saw anyone in the area in the hours before the fire was discovered, or have any information about the circumstances of the fire, then please contact police on 101 quoting incident number PDG0097650417".
A community farm in Sanquhar may be forced to re-home some of their animals if more land can't be found before the summer.
Clark's Little Ark was set up in memory of 19-year-old Clark Shankly, who died from Cerebral Palsy in 2012.
The farm is popular with local nursery school children and also provides a volunteering service. Lori Carnochan reports:
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Organisers of the Summer Solstice festival say they're prepared for a weekend of music, performance and artwork.
The three-day event takes place at Crawick Multiverse near Sanquhar from June 24th to June 26th.
Some of the entertainment taking place includes a procession featuring a dozen riders a pipe band and dancers, a cosmic treasure hunt and the unveiling of Charles Jenck’s new mosaic entitled Solar Flare/Earth Shield.
“We are really looking forward to welcoming everyone to an extraordinary fusion of art, science and entertainment. To bring together artists, world renowned scientists, superb performers and so many members of the local community is quite wonderful – and will be a huge amount of fun.”
Police are appealing for witnesses after "three and a half" dog kennels were stolen from a farm in Carserigg, Sanquhar.
It happened between Friday 11 and Sunday 13 September, and police say it would have taken a vehicle to move them.
They're valued at £2,380.
This is yet another theft in a very rural part of out region and would have taken time and effort to commit.
We do believe that those involved may have been disturbed and we are appealing to anyone who may have any information which might help us catch those responsible to call us at Sanquhar through the 101 number."
Organisers of this year's Sanquhar Riding of the Marches say the event was one of the busiest in recent years.
More than 150 riders took part in the tradition, which dates back more than 100 years.
Lori Carnochan reports:
Around 150 horses and riders turned out for this year's Sanquhar Riding of the Marches.
The age-old tradition sees the Cornet leading his cavalcade around the boundaries of the town, to check for any potential intruders.
This year's Cornet, his Lass and their Ensign began the day with the traditional ceremonies, taking place at the Toll Booth.
They were then formally sworn in as the 2015 Principals, before beginning their duties.
After checking the boundaries of the town, the Principals and the cavalcade return to the town centre to report their findings to the townspeople.
The day's events are finished with the crowning of the Queen and a colourful parade through the town.
Sanquhar is the last of Dumfries and Galloway's Riding of the Marches, and brings to a close another busy year for Cornet's clubs across the south of Scotland.
Police Scotland want to trace around 10 children, aged between 5 to 11 years who are responsible for smashing a glass panel at the railway station in Sanquhar.
The group of children were seen throwing stones across the railway line at around 18:30 on Friday 31 July.
we are aware that there may have been people waiting at the station who witnessed this incident, and are also aware that this same group of children were seen in the Queensberry Square area of the town a short time earlier. Anyone who can help should contact us at Sanquhar on 101"
A new £1million art space developed from an old open cast coal mine in Dumfries and Galloway has opened to the public.
Crawick Multiverse, near Sanquhar, is situated on a 55-acre site. It was created by reknowned artist Charles Jencks, and as Lori Carnochan reports, it's already proving a hit.
A new artwork, which cost £1 million to produce, opens in Dumfries and Galloway today.
The Crawick Multiverse is a 55-acre "cosmic landscape", inspired by themes of space, astronomy and cosmology.
It was created by American architect Charles Jencks, and funded by the Duke of Buccleuch.
It opens to the public today with a traditional summer fayre, including a treasure trail and art competition, and stalls selling local produce.