Almost 1,000 farming families in South West Scotland have applied to the Scottish Government's Weather Aid fund.
It follows the winter of 2012 and spring of 2013, which saw crops and livestock lost in severe conditions.
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Emma Jesson brings you Saturday night's forecast
Christmas Eve which could be rather frosty, and at present, Christmas Day itself looks like being cold and clear with a few wintry showers
There is a bit of everything on the way this weekend. Here is your forecast: