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Fiona Armstrong interviews the man dubbed "Professor Death" - one of the world's leading experts on care for the dying.
Sandy McCracken reports on an historic relic which was thought to be lost, which gives an insight into life in the south of Scotland 700 years ago. Plus - we check out the Borders' new open-top bus service for sightseers, and Fiona Armstrong reports on the centenary of the Scottish Women's Institute.
Lori Carnochan reports on the race against time to secure the future of Scotland's Viking Age hoard - a priceless collection of artefacts found in a field in Dumfries and Galloway. Sandy McCracken tries out night swimming in Loch Ken.
Lori Carnochan investigates how waste plastic can be recycled to make a revolutionary new road surface, and sees how tests are being carried out in the south of Scotland on this home-grown invention. Fiona Armstrong visits the home of the Dandy Dinmont, a breed of dog much loved by the rich and famous.
Border Life episode 161
Lori Carnochan reports on a rescue centre in Galloway for horses and ponies, and finds out how animals with behavioural problems are made better and eventually re-homed. Fiona Armstrong meets the new Provost of Dumfries & Nithsdale - the first woman to hold the job in a long line of men.
Lori Carnochan finds out how a dairy farmer has beaten the slump in milk prices - and the answer was literally on the doorstep. Sandy McCracken meets a young entrepreneur who has found success making figures for Lego sets.
Border Life reports from the Belgian town of Ypres, where a permanent memorial has finally been put up after a century to the men of the King's Own Scottish Borderers who lost their lives on the Western Front. Plus Sandy McCracken visits the site of a Mediaeval hospital in the Borders, and hears how the monks coped with everything from war wounds to the Plague.
Sandy McCracken tells the story of how a WWII Spitfire which ended up at the bottom of a Loch has been lovingly restored to be put on show at an aviation museum in Dumfriesshire. And we get a view of the world from the top of the 300 metre mast which transmits Border Life - thanks to the engineers who maintain it.
Fiona Armstrong reports on an effort to encourage youngsters to take up playing the pipes, to keep alive an important Scottish tradition. Emma Baker joins a class of schoolchildren on a day out to learn about life on the farm.