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Reports of shots fired in Dalbeattie

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Police in Dalbeattie are investigating the source of shots heard in the quarry area at the Town Wood around 7.00pm on Friday 13 May.

A woman heard around eight shots and saw a young white man duck down out of sight in the quarry area. He is described as 14 to 16 years, with dark brown hair and wearing a grey hooded top.

We attended the area of the quarry after the report of shots and heard further shots. After a search no-one was traced. It is unknown at this time as to whether the shots may have come from a bird scarer or an actual weapon.

Anyone who can help resolve the source of these shots should call us at Dalbeattie on the 101 number."

– Constable Colin McMillan, Dalbeattie Police


Man killed in two-car crash named as Michael Anderson

The man killed in a two-car crash in Beattock has been named as 51-year-old Michael Anderson from Dalbeattie.

He was pronounced dead at the scene after the collision on the A701 road near to Cragielands House.

The driver of the second car, a 33 year old man from Glasgow, remains in Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary with serious leg and arm injuries.

Man killed in two-car crash on the A701 near Beattock

A man has been pronounced dead at the scene of the two-car road traffic crash on the A701 road near to Cragielands House in Beattock.

A second man has been taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary with what are thought to be serious injuries, police say.

A general view of the A701 near to Cragielands House. Credit: Google Maps

Police Scotland has confirmed the road at the scene will be closed for some considerable time to allow for a full crash investigation to take place.

Diversions have been put in place; for immediate updates click here.

Dalbeattie campus gets £25m go-ahead

Plans went on display earlier this year. Credit: ITV Border

The construction of a £25 million Dalbeattie Learning Campus has moved a step closer.

Funding for the scheme had been held up because of a European ruling, but the Scottish Government says that has now been resolved.

WATCH: bus crash pupils return to Dalbeattie Academy

Fifty-four pupils from Dalbeattie Academy have returned home, after they were caught up in a bus crash on a school trip to France:

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