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Railway boost for Dumfries and Galloway possible

ITV's Pam Royle speaks to Councillor Colin Smith from Dumfries and Galloway council about proposals for new railway stations in the region

The council decided today it would put in a bid to get a slice of a £30million pot from the Scottish Government, which has been set aside to redevelop railways throughout the country.

If successful, Stranraer would be refurbished and new stations would be built at Thornhill, Eastriggs, Dunragit-Glenluce and Beattock. The council says they would be built in that order - based on the greatest need - as passenger numbers continue to grow in Southern Scotland.