Stranraer Lifeboat crew are warning dog owners of walking dogs along the beach, after they rescued one over the weekend.
Two members went to a call out on Saturday, 20 May at 5.10pm after receiving a phone call to report a dog in the water under the pier.
Without using a lifeboat, the crew went down the pier ladders, rescuing the frightened dog at the top of a set of steps below the pier.
Never go in water after a dog. Always call for help.
They managed to get a lead on the dog and walk it back down the steps to the water, in which it swam, with the crew, back to the pier.
The crew then handed the dog back to the owners.
They say members of the public need to be careful when walking dogs along the beach or piers.
Stranraer's RNLI volunteers have rescued a dog that was trapped beneath the town's pier.
They were called just after 5pm yesterday afternoon to help the frightened pet, called Storm, which was stuck on a set of steps below the pier.
The lifeboat was not needed, but two team members donned their drysuits, lifejackets and helmets, and descended the pier ladder to rescue the dog.
They managed to clip on its lead, and coax it into the water, where Storm swam with the volunteers back to the pier ladder and was reunited with its owners, who later took to Facebook to voice their gratitude.
Thank you so much for rescuing my dog!! It's good to know you were able to help. Thank you from Storm who is none the worse for his ordeal.
Stranraer Academy has been closed due to electricity failure, and is not expected to reopen until Thursday at 8am.
Exams which were planned for this afternoon are still scheduled to go ahead, along with the football match.
Stranraer Lifeboat was called out this afternoon to help rescue four people on board a speedboat which had got into difficulties.
The crew were called out at just after 2pm.
They managed to tow the speedboat back into Stranraer harbour.
No one was injured in the incident.
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Stranraer's Willie Gibson has scooped the League One Player of the Month award for February.
The winger hit three goals and has inspired his team to a seven-game unbeaten run.
This good form has seen the Blues move away from relegation danger to give themselves an outside chance of stealing the final promotion play-off place.
Dog owners in Dumfries and Galloway are being urged to avoid palm oil on the region's beaches.
The local council says nuggets of the substance are being washed ashore on beaches in the Stranraer and Wig Bay areas.
A clean up has taken place around Stranraer, but more palm oil is being left on the shore with the tide.
Palm oil is harmless to humans but can have serious health effects and even be fatal if eaten by dogs.
Police Scotland are searching for a missing teenager from Stranraer.
Josh Parker, 15, was last seen in Dumfries on Tuesday (14 February) evening, but his current location is not known.
Police are urging anyone with information to contact them on 101.
A house full of gadgets to help families care for relatives who are elderly or have dementia has been opened in Stranraer.
Some of the items on show include a 'talking' microwave.
The aim is to help the most vulnerable people in our society live better, more independent lives.
The house has been set up by Loreburn Housing Association, and healthcare professionals.
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A woman from Stranraer has been reported missing.
Ellery Stanage, 25, was last seen at 5:30am on Tuesday morning, near Galloway Community Hospital on Dalrymple street in Stranraer.
She is described as 5ft10", of slim build with red/auburn shoulder-length hair.
She was last seen wearing a green jacket, camouflage leggings and black shoes.
Police have asked anyone with more information to call them on 101.