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Sandy McCracken explores the rich history of ladies’ football. It’s thought that Scotland played host to the first ever ladies’ soccer match over 300 years ago. It was once more popular than the men’s game. Find out more on this fascinating story and why the game is currently undergoing a resurgence:
There’s no respite for the emergency services over Christmas. 24/7 and 365 days a year, the Galloway Mountain Rescue Service is ready to answer the call. Fiona Armstrong pretends to get break her leg on a freezing mountain while Sandy McCracken joins the rescue team.
Emma goes on a dinner date with a difference.
The table is set for the arrival of a group of Red kites.
Once extinct, these majestic birds are now back in Scottish skies.
The Christmas tree is one of the central traditions of the festive period.
Emma Baker visits a grower who supplies them to the best, from Downing Street to The Ritz.
What would a Christmas crib be without a donkey in the stable?
Fiona Armstrong visits some very special donkeys at The Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary:
Isolation is a big problem for the elderly. Around two in five say that TV is now their main form of company.
Emma Baker reports on a project that’s trying to make a difference:
Fiona Armstrong visits someone who not only plays the guitar but also makes them.
Some sell for thousands of pounds:
The Scottish Government passed the Climate Change Act in 2009, and reducing our carbon footprint was at the heart of it.
But is any progress being made in our region?
Sharks might be more commonly associated with coasts in Australia or South Africa, but Fiona Armstrong's been on a shark tagging expedition at Port Logan on the Mull of Galloway - the southernmost point of Scotland.
Watch her full Border Life report here:
The small ports around Stranraer have been home to smugglers for hundreds of years...
As Sandy McCracken found out, policing them is as important today, as it's ever been:
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Homelessness isn't just an issue affecting larger towns and cities. It's a growing problem in rural areas like Dumfries and Galloway too.