Tributes have been paid to Brendan Jameson, the leader of South Lakeland district council following the news of his death. The council are expected to release a statement later on today.
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The population of the bird in the south of Scotland has fallen dramatically in the past decade, due to overgrazing and habitat loss.
Vigils have been held in the region to mark the 100th anniversary of the battle of the Somme.
Vigils will take place across the region tonight to remember those who fought in the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago.