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Inside the April Issue

Welcome to the April issue of your favourite, award-winning magazine

INSIDE:

* Robyn Stapleton, winner of the BBC Young Scottish Traditional Musician of

the Year 2014 on why she was ‘born to sing’ and why she’s determined to keep

the old songs alive

* Curling crazy: we celebrate our Olympic heroes of the GB curling teams:

Anna Sloan and Claire Hamilton from Lockerbie, Vicki Adams from Stranraer

and men’s skip David Murdoch, from Lockerbie, while Alison Bell and Gilly

Fraser have a go at curling too… see how they fared at Dumfries Ice Bowl and

Lockerbie Ice Rink respectively

* Ice hockey star Josh Grieveson is coming home from America, where he won

a scholarship when he was just 13, to compete for Great Britain in the Under 18s

Ice Hockey World Championships at Dumfries Ice Bowl

* Kirkbean karter Matthew Watters: at just 10-years-old he is making great

strides towards his ambition of being as successful as his speed heroes David

Coulthard, Allan McNish and Ross Wylie, winning a haul of trophies in his first full

season, while Lisa Davidson proves that age is no barrier to success in sport,

having taken up powerlifting again, at the age of 41, after a 15-year break.

* Joanne Dillon is making history as the first female rector in 700 years at

Dumfries Academy, one of the oldest school’s in Scotland, whose distinguished

former pupils include M Barrie; the Reverend Henry Duncan, founder of

the world's first savings bank, World War Two heroine Jane Haining, and

broadcaster and historian, Neil Oliver.

* Hidden Galloway revealed: meet some of the stars of the ‘wildlife soap opera’

in Sharon Halliday’s back garden

* Inside the ‘Knightsbridge’ home of hairdresser Jon Walker

* Castle Douglas High School@ Threave: the pop-up restaurant run by

students

* Inspiring Environment: how a former psychiatric ward on the Crichton Estate is

now a hotbed of creativity – read all about Solway House Artists Studios

plus:

The Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms Hotel in Thornhill; Finding Albert take

on Europe; The Dangleberries play Dumfries; Peter Renwick of Dumfries &

Galloway Arts Festival; Solway Feeders in Dundrennan, Ruth E Cockburn’s new

theatre venture in Langholm and see Douglas Brawls’s amazing picture of the

Aurora Borealis from Corsewall

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