Dumfries and Galloway Council are planning to bring the Senior and Mixed Doubles Curling World Championship to the region. They hope the Dumfries Ice Bowl will be used after the World Curling Federation chose Scotland as the host country 2014.
It follows significant improvements to the venue which make it eligible to host National, European and World level competions.
More top news
Mainly dry. Light rain out of thicker cloud over hills. Breezy at times and cooler than average
A look ahead at the forecast for the Border region.
Pictures from the commemoration marking the centenary of the Quintinshill rail disaster, which killed more than 200 people, is underway.