19 December 2014 Last updated at 12:52

Wickerman founder seriously injuredJamie Gilroy

The co-founder of the Wickerman Festival is in a critical condition in hospital after an incident on his farm understood to involve a firearm.


James MackenzieSpecial ceremony for VC soldier

A special ceremony is to take place in Dumfries for the first soldier from the area to receive the Victoria Cross during World War One.

Annan Community HospitalSickness bug strikes second hospital

Annan Community Hospital is closed to new admissions while a ward remains shut at Dumfries Infirmary due to a suspected winter sickness bug.

South of Scotland Live

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    13:18: 100% record on the line

    In Borders rugby, the focus is on National League One this weekend where Selkirk, still with a 100% record in the competition, will aim to make it 14 victories in a row when Dundee visit Philiphaugh.

    At the other end of the table Jed-Forest will hope to go into Christmas with a spring in their step by beating Watsonians at Riverside Park.

    Kelso are at home to Hillhead-Jordanhill whilst Peebles make a relatively short journey to play Biggar.

     
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    13:03: Antibiotic advice

    NHS Dumfries & Galloway's pharmacists are asking people to make sure they know when they should - and should not - be taking antibiotics.

    Pills

    Dr Jennifer Dillett said: "It is vital that everyone understands that antibiotics cannot help fight the viruses that cause the majority of coughs, sore throats, earaches and sinus infections that we can all experience at this time of year.

    "There is evidence to show that because we have seen high use of antibiotics in the past the bacteria are now fighting back.

    "Some have learned how to survive antibiotics and this could have serious repercussions for the day to day treatment of common illnesses and for more serious medical procedures."

     
  3.  
    12:48: Expenses question

    The Peeblesshire News tweets: Garvie rules out question over councillor's expenses http://bit.ly/1JdKabF

     
  4.  
    12:31: Second hospital hit by bug

    Annan Community Hospital has been closed to new admissions while a ward remains shut at Dumfries Infirmary due to a suspected winter sickness bug.

    Outbreak control measures remain in force at the Dumfries site to prevent the illness spreading.

    Annan hospital

    Ward 16 is closed and seven patients and three staff have now reported symptoms of sickness and diarrhoea.

    At Annan Community Hospital five patients have been struck down with a similar illness.

     
  5.  
    12:15: The Galloway Gazette

    The Galloway Gazette front page today carries a story about plastic cartons found "littering" the A75.

    Galloway Gazette
     
  6.  
    11:58: Soldier honoured

    A special ceremony has taken place in Dumfries for the first soldier from the region to receive the Victoria Cross during World War One.

    Wreath laying

    A commemorative paving stone was unveiled - and a wreath laid - in memory of Pte James Mackenzie.

     
  7.  
    11:44: Catch us early

    Remember our radio bulletins from Dumfries and Selkirk are early today, at 12:00 rather than 12:30.

    Radio desk

    As usual on a Friday they will contain both national and local news, sport, travel and weather.

     
  8.  
    11:31: House price rise forecast

    House prices in Scotland will increase by 4% next year, a new report predicts.

    houses for sale in Glasgow

    Recent changes to stamp duty legislation are expected to boost the market, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) 2015 housing forecast.

     
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    11:19: Peeblesshire News

    Peeblesshire News tweets: THIS week's Peeblesshire arrived on News stands across the region this morning (Friday). Here's a wee look...

    Peeblesshire News
     
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    11:06: Your views

    This is the last day of our short trial of a live news service for Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders.

    Let us know what you think of it via email on dumfries@bbc.co.uk or selkirk.news@bbc.co.uk.

     
  11.  
    11:04: O'Hare ready to race BBC Sport Scotland

    Borders runner Chris O'Hare, who is now based in America, will run in the 4k international race at the Great Edinburgh Cross Country event in January.

     
  12.  
    10:48: Dumfries and Galloway Standard

    The Dumfries and Galloway Standard back page tells how Queen of the South manager James Fowler is trying to keep his team focused after the win over Rangers.

    Standard back page
     
  13.  
    10:32: Safety guidelines

    The Border Telegraph tweets: Safety guidelines issued following farmer's death http://bit.ly/1AyYPYZ

     
  14.  
    10:17: 'Coo Palace'

    A "Coo Palace" built by a wealthy landowner to house his cattle has been saved from dereliction.

    Coo Palace

    The landmark building - designed to look like a castle - was constructed in rural Kirkcudbrightshire in the early 1900s to house a herd of 12 cows.

    But it fell into a state of serious disrepair and in 1991 it was placed on the Buildings at Risk register.

    Now plans are in place to preserve the architecture and to convert the former dairy into luxury holiday apartments.

     
  15.  
    10:03: A68 partially blocked BBC Scotland Travel Latest

    tweets: #Jedburgh A68 Bongate Northbound partially blocked at Headrig. Lorry has broken down 2 miles north of Jedburgh

     
  16.  
    10:01: Great Tapestry in Tweedbank - More views

    Bob Smith: Galashiels - close to Tweedbank - is/was also important for textiles.

    Hawick has a strong claim but doesn't have the railway - yet. Hopefully it will someday.

    Anonymous: Bad decision, why are we building this at a housing estate and possible location for a future business park? This facility should be in Galashiels and linked closely with Heriot Watt University, this is a world known educational establishment in textile and fashion design.

    A facility providing the museum, a representation of the current textile market and the future innovation through HWU would be a superior proposition.

    A three-function facility giving a historic business and educational facility would give it far higher credibility and economical value, my fear is we will end up with an out of town cafe under the present proposals.

     
  17.  
    09:48: Dumfries and Galloway Standard

    The Dumfries and Galloway Standard is out today with its lead story covering a parental protest over support staff cuts in education.

    Dumfries Standard
     
  18.  
    09:36: Soldier honoured

    A special ceremony is to take place in Dumfries for the first soldier from the region to receive the Victoria Cross during World War One.

    A commemorative paving stone will be unveiled - and a wreath laid - in memory of Pte James Mackenzie.

     
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    09:25: Travel latest

    On the roads, there are temporary lights on the A76 at Enterkinfoot.

    And there's also ongoing cabling work on the A75 between Newton Stewart and Glenluce.

     
  20.  
    09:12: Wickerman founder seriously hurt

    The co-founder of the Wickerman Festival is in a critical condition in hospital after being found seriously injured at his farm.

    Jamie Gilroy

    Jamie Gilroy was found with a serious head injury on the farm at Dundrennan, near Kirkcudbright, on Thursday.

    Police Scotland are investigating the circumstances of the incident.

    A spokesman said a 66-year-old man was being treated at Dumfries and Galloway Infirmary.

     
  21.  
    09:07: Blustery showers ahead BBC Scotland Weather Latest

    A cold, windy day bringing fairly frequent blustery showers, which will be wintry over high ground.

    There will be an ice risk first thing too away from coastal areas.

    The showers may well bring a risk of thunder with hail mixed in although the sheltered Solway coast will stay largely dry.

    The best of any bright or sunny spells will be across the eastern Borders.

     
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    09:00: Giancarlo Rinaldi South Scotland reporter, BBC Scotland news website

    Good morning and welcome to the last day of our short trial live page for the south of Scotland.

    Stay with us for all the news, sport, travel and weather from Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders.

     

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