A meeting has been called to discuss the impact that North American crayfish are having on farms around Loch Ken.
The non-native species is causing problems in cattle feed and is said to have almost completely destroyed the biodiversity of the Loch.
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A soggy start to the Christmas week will be slow to clear.
Continuing cloudy and mild with outbreaks of rain, heavy at times over Galloway
Cloudy with outbreaks of rain, heaviest in west