Teenage motorist has been seriously injured after his car was hit by a train on a level crossing near Stranraer
HRH Princess Anne the Princess Royal will open a new riding school for the disabled in Stranraer
The Olympic torch has arrived in Scotland for the first time. It came off the ferry in Stranraer and thousands turned out to greet it.
Stranraer are making last minute preparations before their game against Hibernian tonight in the Scottish League Cup third round.
The Blues knocked out SPL opposition in the form of Ross County in the last round but will still be the underdogs in Edinburgh this evening.
They go into the game on a slight high after Saturday's 2-0 win over East Fife took them from the bottom of League One.
– Mark Rowe
"It's very hard to work in the woodland, there's not many opportunities to do so. I've put a five year management plan in so the first year is just generally tidying up.
"I'm not going to fell the whole place in 18 months, so I'm just cutting blocks here and there just to tidy it up a bit."
– William Allen, Scottish Woodlot Association
"Mark will be responsible for 37 hectares of this woodland, he'll have to conserve and look after the trees but then he'll be able to fell them and sell them for firewood, and make a profit.
"The pilot scheme, set up by the Scottish Woodlot Association, will run for 18 months.
"It bases itself on a similar project in British Columbia which has been running for 30 years and is now an integral part of forestry management."
A man from Dumfries and Galloway has become the first person ever to rent a woodland in Scotland.
Mark Rowe will be responsible for the conservation of 37 hectares of land near Stranraer, but he will also be able to fell trees and make a profit.
It is part of a pilot project to help get more people involved in managing woodlands.
Almost a quarter of Scotland is covered by forests, but it is only now that people are able to rent and manage them for themselves.
By paying an annual fee to the land owner, Mr Rowe will be able to generate an income from woodlands at the Corsewall Estate near Stranraer, in return for helping with conservation.
A cat from Stranraer, in Dumfries and Galloway, is being called Scotland's unluckiest black cat as he has now been without an owner for 12 months.
Jet, who is a four-year-old, has been in the care of the Scottish SPCA at Dunragit Kennels near Stranraer.
The unloved moggy is now the SSPCA's longest feline resident.
Manager Peter Baker said: "Poor Jet came into our care when his previous owner became unable to look after him and despite being a very handsome and friendly chap he's still homeless one year on.
"It's particularly sad given that lots of other rescued cats have come and gone within this time, some only staying with us a week before finding loving new owners.
"The odds of Jet finding a home seem to be stacked against him as he is a rather reserved little chap who doesn't come bounding up to visitors meowing 'pick me, pick me'.
"However, this laid-back lad could be exactly the type of cat someone is looking for."He's a quiet little soul who loves a gentle rub behind the ears and we think he would be perfect for a person or couple looking for a companion.
"We really hope Jet's luck changes soon as he's been waiting 12 long months for a home and when he gets one we're sure he'll feel like he's won the lottery."
Anyone interested in offering Jet a home can call the Scottish SPCA Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999 and ask to be connected to the Dunragit Centre in Stranraer.
£350,000 is being spent in Stranraer, in a project to rebuild the town's West Pier.
It is the latest in a plan to regenerate Stranraer after the ferry terminal closed two years ago.
A marina has already been built to encourage tourism, but some local people are saying the work doesn't scratch the surface of what is needed.
Watch the full report from Fiona McIlwraith below.
The council in Stranraer is planning to rebuild town's West Pier to help with regeneration after the ferry terminal's closure two years ago.
Watch the lunchtime report from Fiona McIlwraith below.
Stranraer Council is planning to rebuild the town's West Pier to help to regenerate the area.
It comes after the ferry terminal closed two years ago.
A total of £350,000 will be spent by the council to rebuild the pier.
More money is going to be invested in Stranraer to help it recover from the closure of its port two years ago.
The Steanline port was moved to Cairnryan after 150 years of service.
Dumfries and Galloway Council is putting in a further £350,000, but some locals say it is still not enough.
Almost a quarter of Scotland is covered by woodland, but it is only now that people are able to rent a forest and manage it themselves.
Mark Rowe, from Stranraer, is the first person in the country to become a woodlot licence holder.
By paying an annual fee to the land owner he will be able to generate an income from these woodlands at the Corsewall Estate near Stranraer, in return for helping with conservation.
Mr Rowe said:
"It's very hard to work in the woodland, there's not many opportunities to do so.
"I've put a five year management plan in so the first year is just generally tidying up, I'm not going to fell the whole place in 18 months, so I'm just cutting blocks here and there just to tidy it up a bit."