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British coach Peter Russell says he has been impressed with the facilities in place for the tournament and feels his side have high expectations of themselves in what promises to be a high class event.
Great Britain's Ross Venus explains what representing his country means to him ahead of the week long tournament that begins tomorrow.
The son of legendary singer Rod Stewart, Liam, is part of the squad who will compete for Great Britain next week. He was not at training today but is expected to join up with his team mates tomorrow.
His mother, Rachel Hunter, model and ex-wife of Rod Stewart has already taken to twitter to announce her intention of coming to Dumfries next week to cheer her son and the Great Britain side on in the tournament.
Dumfries and Galloway Council is hoping to see the event generate a boost to the local economy and fire enthusiasm for sport among the area's young people.
– Colin Smyth, Dumfries and Galloway Council
This World Championship is a great opportunity for sports fans and families to come out and see what a brilliant and engrossing live sport ice hockey can be. It's important to the buzz of the tournament that Great Britain is competing, and I hope we can attract new fans to the Ice Bowl to get right behind our team. The Council is working closely with schools and driving forward a major marketing campaign to make World Championship Ice Hockey in December a must see event.
This will be the biggest event staged at the Ice Bowl in its 21 year history. Sides from France, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan and the Ukraine will come to Dumfries for the week long Group 1 B tournament.
Large crowds are expected to see some of the most talented youngsters in the world in representative action. Great Britain will play their fixtures at 8pm each evening.
Christmas is a time when many of us get into debt. Making those repayments can be a real problem, and the debt can take up to a year to clear. Liz McVey is Head of Debt Advice in Scotland for the charity StepChange.
She told ITV Border that people feel under enormous pressure to spend beyond their means at Christmas.
With the countdown on until Christmas, debt advice organisations are urging people to get help now rather than wait for the bills to come in. Research out today suggests 13% of people in Scotland will spend £1000 or more this Christmas, a much higher percentage than people in England.
Organisations like the Citizen's Advice Bureau say some people will find themselves heavily in debt in the 2014. Watch Hannah McNulty's report below
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A survey has found people in Scotland are the biggest spenders in Britain when it comes to Christmas.
The research by a debt advice website found 13 per cent of people plan to spend more than 1,000 pounds.
The figure is more than three times the number of people in England who are intending to spend that amount.
It has led to warnings some could find themselves with bills they are unable to pay in the new year.
We asked shoppers in Dumfries how they are preparing financially.
Almost a quarter of people in Scotland will find themselves in debt as a result of this Christmas.
24% of Scots say they are expecting to end up in debt this year compared to 17% of English people and 20% in Wales.
A survey carried out by ScotlandDebt.co.uk found that being the most generous spenders at Christmas is having a negative affect on many people in Scotland.
As 13% expect to spend over £1,000 this year, 62% admitted to overspending during the festive season.
The debt advice charity say the figures are worrying:
– John Baird, ScotlandDebt.co.uk
"That a quarter of Scots will get into debt this Christmas is very concerning. We don't advocate everyone stopping spending altogether and we all know that circumstances can cause temporary cash shortages, but we want people to think hard about how much credit costs people in Scotland, and how long after the New Year they will be paying for their Christmas festivities."
Scots are are the most generous Christmas spenders in Britain.
A recent survey by ScotlandDebt.co.uk found that 13% of Scots plan to spend more than £1,000 this Christmas whilst only four per cent of English people and eight per cent of people in Wales are planning to spent the same.
Scotland is also expected to have the highest average spend this festive season at £611.
However the debt advice charity is concerned by the number of people who could be getting themselves into debt to meet the expensive demands of Christmas.