Six kilometres of shelf space is urgently needed to house hundreds of thousands of documents, some dating back nearly 550 years.
Dumfries has run out of space to hold its huge collection of archive material and the local council wants the people of the town to help secure a £5 million lottery fund to build a new archive and local studies centre.
Matthew Taylor reports:
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