They're heralded as the start of spring and despite the wet weather snowdrops are appearing across our landscape.
People are being urged to get out and enjoy the small white flower at Scotland's snowdrop festival.
Five gardens throughout Dumfries and Galloway are taking part
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The driver of a Rangers supporters' bus which crashed on a roundabout killing a fan blamed the brakes when he was interviewed by police.
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.