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The problems the port police at Stranraer face range from smuggling to stopping illegal immigrants. but their most important job is helping in the fight against terrorism. As Emma Baker reports there's is no such thing as a quiet day.
Emma Baker reports on a new project being trialled in Selkirk to encourage more mothers to breastfeed.
Moffat is well known for being the home of Air Chief Marshal Hugh Dowding, who masterminded the Battle of Britain.
Fiona Armstrong went there to listen to the memories of ordinary people who were alive at the time:
In this Border Life report, Emma Baker reminds us that people are still the victims of war and desperately need our help.
She meets an amazing local woman who’s created a huge project collecting food and clothes from all over Dumfries and Galloway.
It’s called ‘Mool’ – ‘Massive Outpouring Of Love’.
Regular shipments go to Calais and have also just started arriving in Turkey and Hungary:
Emma Baker meets a company in Tweedbank, who are celebrating 10 years of doing good in the community... by using books to change lives:
This year is the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain when British pilots fought off the might of the German Luftwaffe. They helped to save the country from invasion, in one of the turning points of World War Two.
Border Life tells the story of the local man who masterminded the British response, Air Chief Marshal Hugh Dowding. And reporter Sandy McCracken takes us to a mystery location to see the wreck of a Spitfire that flew in the battle.
Emma Baker goes on a ‘mindfulness’ course to explore an increasingly popular method of dealing with stress and long-term depression.
With 1 in 10 UK adults experiencing depression in any given week, mindfulness is increasingly being used as a treatment by the NHS.
Emma starts with ‘the raisin exercise’.
It sounds strange and it is strange - but it works.
Fiona McIlwraith investigates how the new Scottish Dairy Brand will help struggling farmers.
Mindfulness is a modern and popular method to help people cope with stress related illnesses. It was developed from Buddhist meditation and involves observing and smelling...raisins. Sound strange? Emma Baker went along to a mindfulness session to find out more.
If you would like to learn more about Mindfulness, the following websites have further information:
Sandy McCracken is thrown in at the deep end, literally. He enters a swimming race in a freezing loch… and does surprisingly well!
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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.