James Aitken, Chair of the Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce, welcomed Nicola Sturgeon's speech:
"We don't take a side either way on the referendum question but our members are very keen to hear a lot more information from both sides of the debate"
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After a nine-month re-development, people can now journey on the La'al Ratty railway to the new Ravenglass Railway Museum.
An art exhibition will be taking place this weekend at the Rose Castle, which used to be the private home of the Bishops of Carlisle.