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Border Life: Policing the port

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.


Border Life: memories of the Battle of Britain

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:

Border Life: Massive Outpouring of Love

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:

Border Life: book donors

Emma Baker meets a company in Tweedbank, who are celebrating 10 years of doing good in the community... by using books to change lives:

Watch Border Life: Battle of Britain anniversary

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.


Border Life: Mindfulness revisited

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.

Border Life: Mindfulness

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.

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