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Watch the 2015 series of Border Life at 8pm on ITV in Scotland, and here on our website.

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Border Life: Women's Football

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:

Border Life: Mountain Rescue

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.


Border Life: Red Kites

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.

Border Life: Christmas Trees

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.

Border Life: Donkey Sanctuary

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:

Border Life: Isolation and the elderly

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:


Border Life: climate change

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?

Border Life: shark tagging

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:

Border Life: Stranraer's small ports

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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