Fiona Armstrong visits a new style of women's refuge in Dumfries and reports that the problem of women abused by their partners is, worryingly, still on the increase. Gill Brown meets a Borders artist making an impact with his unusual map art. And Emma Baker visits a hedgehog rescue centre in Dumfries and Galloway. Prog 37
Domestic violence is increasing - and the incidents are becoming more violent. That's the warning from a Scottish Women's Aid organisation in the region.
The Dumfriesshire and Stewartry group has been helping victims of domestic abuse for 35 years. Fiona Armstrong has been given an exclusive look inside their new safe accommodation for women who flee from violent partners.
If you’re affected by any of the issues in this report there are helplines available:
Women’s Aid (Dumfriesshire & Stewartry): 07710 152 772
Scottish Women’s Aid: 0800 027 1234
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