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Plenty places to explore around Kirkcowan and Newton Stewart

At the end of July, after a full day of heavy rain and the ground sopping wet for walking the next day, it was a fine opportunity for a cycle run in the sunshine to explore the area around Kirkcowan and Newton Stewart.

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Keep your pet rabbits happy and healthy by understanding their needs.

Basic rabbit care is so important

Rabbits need to be kept in suitable accommodation tall enough to allow them to stand up on their hind legs and big enough to allow them to move around freely.

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Top 10 weirdest items found in storage units

Top 10 weirdest items found in storage units

A sunday dinner left in an oven, a samurai sword and a secret designer wardrobe have been revealed as some of the most surprising things Brits have left behind in storage facilities across the UK.

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Roger Moore as James Bond. Photo by Moviestore/REX Shutterstock

QUIZ: Can you name the Bond villains?

In tribute to Sir Roger Moore, here’s a James Bond themed quiz.

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The old WHSmith premises in Hawick High Street.

Potential boost brewing for Hawick as Costa eyes up old shop site

Cafe culture could be heading to Hawick now the world’s second largest coffee chain has announced plans to move into the High Street’s former WH Smith store.

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Eating cheese is better for you than previously thought

Eating plenty of cheese is healthier than you think and does not necessarily increase your risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes, say scientists.

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Souters are coming back frae a’ the airts

Souters are coming back frae a’ the airts

The Colonial Society is delighted to report that once again there will be a large turnout of exiles and visitors from overseas at this year’s Common Riding.

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Members of the new administration at Scottish Borders Council following the May 2007 elections.

NOSTALGIA: Council carve up 2007

The pre-ordained carve up of the top jobs in Scottish Borders Council continued this week in 2007.

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The Ideal Home Show Scotland returns for its 70th year

Ideal Home Show Scotland celebrates 70th birthday

The Ideal Home Show Scotland celebrates its 70th year in Scotland when it returns to Glasgow this weekend.

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Ally in bid to serve up some crackers at Wimbledon

Ally in bid to serve up some crackers at Wimbledon

Peebles chef Ally McGrath is back on the telly next week in another attempt to win over the judges in the BBC2 show The Great British Menu.

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Have you got a ‘fugly’ pet? It could be a TV star!

Have you got a ‘fugly’ pet? It could be a TV star!

Do you have a pet that’s, well, not the prettiest?

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Revealed - Britain’s favourite flower

Revealed - Britain’s favourite flower

The humble garden rose has been revealed as Britain’s favourite flower.

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The path takes you past the wooded and rocky slopes below the dramatic Neidpath Castle.

SBC booklet was an excellent guide for wildlife walk along riverside

In mid May the wooded banks of the River Tweed above Peebles are perfect for a gentle wildlife walk.

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Your dog will love a good walk with you in the wonderful Borders countryside.

Building trust and having great fun

There are lots of activities you can do with your dog but nothing compares to a quality walk with you.

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Hawick Cornet Ali George and his right and left-hand men Euan Reilly and Gregor Hepburn lead the cavalcade to Lilliesleaf.

Ali leads the way as common riding continues

The huge support shown for Hawick Cornet Ali George continued this week despite less appealing weather.

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9 sacred sites of Stone Age Scotland

9 sacred sites of Stone Age Scotland

Scotland has a rich selection of Neolithic sites which give some insight into human existence in what is now Scotland between 4000BC and 2300BC.

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Daniel Sloss has released The Estimated Guide to Scotland  (Pic: Mikael Buck)

Sloss takes on the estimations of Scotland

Scottish comedian Daniel Sloss has launched a new guide based on the worldview of Scotland, its people, traditions and culture to highlight the ridiculousness of estimations.

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Billy Dow and his son Ryan, who have been putting up Common Riding bunting for 28 years.

Father and son hang up their ladders

The father-and-son team who have organised the town’s Common Riding bunting for 28 years is standing down.

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Joanne MacConnachie is announted as the 1992 Beltane Queen.

NOSTALGIA: Jubilant Joanne is Beltane Queen

After what seemed, to her, like an eternity, Joanne MacConnachie was chosen as the Beltane Queen in May 1992.

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TV show looking for real-life Romeo and Juliets

TV show looking for real-life Romeo and Juliets

A new TV series is looking to talk to couples whose love goes against their parents or families wishes.

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