Vets will begin investigating how a 60ft dead whale ended up on a Solway beach.
The giant mammal was found washed up on the sandy estuary at Carsluith near Newton Stewart on Sunday night (17th February).
A post-mortem of the whale will be carried out to establish the cause of the death, and a discussion will begin on how best to dispose of the carcass.
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A look ahead at the forecast for the Border region
A selection of some of the best sunrise pictures from across the region, sent in by ITV Border viewers.
Chilly start. Some frost in places, icy patches possible too. Cloud and sunny spells today, hazier in the west later