An eleven year old girl who had to have half of her leg amputated after being diagnosed with bone cancer has been given a big surprise.
Celebrations are being held to mark the 300th birthday of the world's oldest post office in Sanquhar in Dumfries and Galloway
Police and motorcyclists have condemned those responsible for planting a fishing line across the Sanquhar to Kelloholm road.
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.
– Jamie Shankley, Cornet
"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."
– > Jim Pirie, Riding of the Marches Treasurer
"It reflects what people want and what people like, it's a historical but it's also topical and people love it."
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.
– Cllr Jim Dempster, Dumfries and Galloway
"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."
– A resident of Sanquhar
"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."
– A Post Office Spokesperson
"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.
The world's oldest working post office is up for sale. The owners of the 300-year-old business in Sanquhar are keen to move on, but if a buyer can't be found then the Post Office may have to close for good. People in the town are concerned and the local councillor is hoping for a buyer.
– Councillor Jim Dempster, Dumfries and Galloway Council
"The best outcome would be the simple one that someone else would come and buy a viable business and continue to operate form this location here. If that wasn't possible then the Post Office, I believe, should explore the possibility of taking ownership or leasing the building, staffing it and using it as a mechanism to promote their business globally because it is a global business."
The festivities will be taking place throughout the day with the Cornet sworn in at 8am before the cavalcade heads out onto the hill. The festival Queen will be crowned shortly after midday ahead of a piped band parade. The party is expected to go on long into the night.
Homes had to be evacuated and three teams of firefighters were callled to battle a blaze that appears to be the latest in a series of grass fires deliberately set alight in Dumfries and Galloway.
Some of the residents who were led from their homes were in their seventies, as large flames came within just a few feet of properties.
Police say the fire near Sanquhar is one of eight suspicious grass fires in the past six days.
Matthew Taylor has this report: