Conservationists say they are encouraged by increased red squirrel sightings in Dumfries and Galloway.
The animals have been under threat following outbreaks of squirrel pox and increased competition for food from their grey cousins.
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Emergency services are at the scene of a fire at a car garage in Kelso.
The small village in the Borders bore the brunt of Storm Dennis which brought strong winds, torrential rain and flooding.
The site has been off-limits to members of the public and vehicles since October 2019.