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.
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It was a day of colour, history and plenty of smiles in Sanquhar, Dumfries and Galloway, as the town celebrated its Riding of the Marches on Saturday 16 August.
It's an annual event that attracts hundreds of visitors. Among the crowds was our reporter Fiona McIllwraith.
The Riding of the Marches in a historic event which sees riders check the boundaries of the Royal Burgh to ensure no-one has intruded on their territory.
"It's been absolutely brilliant, I've loved every second of it, really really good, it's something I've always wanted to do so I really enjoyed it. The Cornet's main job I think is to lead the rider round the boundaries f the Royal Burgh just to inspect the boundaries and make sure no encroachments have been made or any intruders."
"It reflects what people want and what people like, it's a historical but it's also topical and people love it."
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The south of Scotland is home to the oldest post office in the world.
However the currents owners of Sanquhar Post Office are ready to move on and could shut-up shop if a new buyer isn't found.
The people in the town are desperate to hold on to this piece of their history. Lori Carnochan reports.
The current owners of the oldest post office in the world are moving on. The Post Office is asking for fees of around £21,000 and it's being sold as a profitable business. Lori Carnochan reports.
The current owners of the oldest post office in the world want to sell but if they can't find a buyer it will have to close.
"I think the people in Sanquhar are unilaterally in opposition to the post office moving they are very determine it should stay here it's something that they treasure, it's one of the flagships of the town of Sanquhar and it is significant for tourism in terms of Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland and indeed the UK as a whole."
"I mean it would be a disaster, where else would we go? The nearest one is, Kirkconnel. It's a lifeline to me because if I can't get my weekly money from there it means I've got to travel about 12 miles one way or 12 miles the other way. I think it would be a shame to lose it because children like to see a part of their heritage."
"The Post Office is currently working with the local community to ensure that the branch remains part of the Post Office network and Sanquhar's unique place in postal history is retained. The sub-postmistress is also keen to help in any way she can."
When the doors of the Sanquhar post office opened Queen Anne who was on the throne. That was 302 years ago and it is officially the world's oldest working Post Office. However, the owners now want to sell up, and if a buyer can't be found, the business will have to close.