Following repeated flooding in parts of the region, a mountain rescue team has had its vehicles adjusted to be able to drive through deep water. The Galloway team has been involved in helping people during a number of floods in South West Scotland.
If you are unfortunate enough to be living with a chronic disease you will know that one of the most important things is having your health and your condition monitored on a regular basis.
However, getting to your GP surgery or hospital can be difficult, especially if you live in a rural area.
Now though, help could be on the way for some people in South West Scotland.
A pilot project to help people with lung disease carry out their own checks has been launched.
It is called the Annan Remote Monitoring test, and Lori Carnochan went to find out more.
It is just over four months since the worst snow storms in living memory hit parts of Southern Scotland causing devastation for local farmers.
Some of those same farmers say they are making a recovery, and today they attended one of the area's biggest agricultural shows.
And along with the usual sheep and cows, this year's special guest at the Wigtown Show was none other than a record-breaking duck, as Matthew Taylor reports.
Watch his full report below.
"Big Dave" the duck is at the Wigtown Agricultural Show in South West Scotland today to help with the prize giving.
As the most expensive duck in the country, having sold for a whopping £1500 last year, he has been making quite an impression at the show.
Here he is with his owner Graham Hicks:
A black & white Magpie Muscovy duck is due to take pride of place at the Wigtown Agricultural Show in South West Scotland today.
'Big Dave' the Drake became a celebrity when he was sold last year for a record sum for a duck of £1500.
The annual show is the oldest in the region and first started in 1813.
It has only ever been cancelled for two world wars and the foot and mouth outbreak.
Organisers refused to cancel the show last year despite the very wet weather.
The jobless figure for young people in South West Scotland is amongst the highest in the country.
The local council is now trying to tackle that statistics by starting a new scheme where it pays half the wages of new recruits.
The money is coming from European and Scottish Government grants and could help up to a 100 people aged from 16 to 24-years-old.
Watch the full report from Matthew Taylor below.
A bus was evacuated after the engine caught fire near Lockerbie. The bus was travelling north on the A74(M) in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The driver pulled onto the hard shoulder at junction 20 after seeing smoke rising from the engine compartment.
The fire service says passengers left the bus as a precaution, until the fire was put out. They were then picked up by a replacement bus to continue their journey north.
A number of sheep had to be rescued from the River Annan after two dogs were seen worrying animals.
Police want to trace the owner of a black collie and a boxer dog which appeared to chase the sheep into the river at Distillery Farm in Annan.
The Met Office has issued an advanced snow warning for south-west Scotland and the Scottish Borders for Saturday (12th January).
Snowfall is likely to be highly variable with some places seeing very little, particularly at low levels during the day.
However, they say that 5-10 cm could accumulate locally, particularly above 200 metres, with icy surfaces an additional hazard.
The warning is in place from 9am until 11.55pm.