Scotland's first minister Alex Salmond has announced that the Scottish Government will give £60,000 to the Lockerbie Scholarship fund.
The fund pays for students from Lockerbie Academy to spend a year at Syracuse University in America.
The connection between the two institutions was forged less than two years after the Lockerbie bombing which happened 25-years-ago on Saturday.
35 students from Syracuse were killed on board flight Pan Am 103 when it was blown up in the skies above Lockerbie.
Matthew Taylor reports:
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Train services in Cumbria are disrupted today by strike action over guards on Northern trains.
The bodies of three lurcher/greyhound dogs have been discovered just off the A75, near Stranraer.
Temporary train services are running on the Lakes Line from today, after Northern closed the line over two weeks ago.