£10 million pounds is to go to improving the electricity network in Mid Galloway.
The region was hard hit by the winter weather in 2012 and in March this year.
Scottish Power have now announced that they are investing in the network to improve its storm resistance.
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Sandy Murray, of Police Scotland, was was giving evidence at the trial of a bus driver who denies killing Ryan Baird by dangerous driving.
34-year-old Christopher Peck was involved in a head-on crash with a drunk driver. His funeral has taken place in his hometown, Workington.
The arrests come weeks after a much-publicised series of appeals to mark the 30th anniversary of the 18-year-old's death.