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Tuesday across the Border region

Dry start for many, with bright, sunny spells. Cloudy across the south of the region. Fine everywhere later

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Salmond and Darling prepare for second TV debate

First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond and the leader of the Better Together campaign Alistair Darling are preparing to take part in the second televised debate on the Scottish Referendum.

The leaders will debate four topics: Economy, Scotland at Home, Scotland in the World and What Happens after the Vote. They will also have a chance to cross-examine each other.

First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond (L) and leader of the Better Together campaign Alistair Darling at the first televised debate
First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond (L) and leader of the Better Together campaign Alistair Darling at the first televised debate Credit: STV

The debate kicks off at 8:30pm and will screened on BBC Scotland One and across the UK on BBC Two.

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Lamb on the menu for Galashiels shoppers

Shoppers in Galashiels have been encouraged to try Scotch lamb cooked on supermarket premises.

Visitors to a store in the town on Sunday were treated to freshly cooked lamb from a barbecue. Shoppers in Dumfries were also offered lamb on Saturday.

It's part of a campaign to encourage more people to buy lamb from Scotland.

It was also served up as a specialty in three Border restaurants over the weekend.

Lamb on offer in Galashiels
Customers are treated to lamb in the Galashiels store Credit: ITV Border

Darling and Salmond meet for second referendum debate

The second Scottish leaders' referendum debate will take place tonight, Monday 25 August.

The first one saw Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling put on the spot by each other and audience members. Tonight's debate will be hosted by the BBC at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow.

It starts at 8:30pm and should last an hour and a half.

Farmers encourage shoppers to "Love Scotch Lamb"

Farmers from the South of Scotland are encouraging shoppers to buy Scotch Lamb this weekend.

Sheep Farmers are heading to supermarkets and town centres across Scotland to encourage the public to sample top quality lamb.

On Saturday, farmers were outside stores in Dumfries, and today (Sunday) Farmers will target shoppers in Galashiels.

Border restaurants The Caddy Mann, Burts Townhouse and the Auld Cross Keys are taking part in the campaign by including lamb dishes on the menu.

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