Sanquhar, Scotland Newswire

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  1. Cosmic Collisions and 'Sex in the Universe': leading architect to visit Jenck's Scottish MultiverseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 21 | Sunday Herald

    One of the world's leading architects, Daniel Libeskind, is to be visit Scotland to take part in talks and a new exhibition about the explosive formations of the universe. The land artist, historian and theorist Charles Jencks, who swirling landforms can be seen at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the Jupiter Artland art park, has invited Libeskind, best known for the Jewish Museum in Berlin and for leading the reconstruction of the World Trade Center site in Manhattan, to speak as part of a series of events in the small town of Sanquhar in Dumfries and Galloway.

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  2. 100th anniversary of "miraculous" WW1 Sanquhar soldier escape celebratedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 5 | The Daily Record

    The story of a soldier who "returned from the dead" means Sanquhar's St Bride's Church occupies a unique place in Scottish history. It starts with the father of a soldier believed to have been killed in one of the most brutal battles of the First World War, refusing to accept that his boy would never come home.

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  3. Dumfries and Galloway residents prepare to go to the polls tomorrowRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 3 | The Daily Record

    Voting will take place from 7am to 10pm and anyone with a polling card is encouraged to get out and help choose the 43 councillors, who will represent 12 wards, from 88 candidates standing for election this time around. By last Thursday 58 per cent of possible postal votes had been returned for the local government election.

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  4. The soldier who came back from the deadRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 2 | Sunday Herald

    IT is the legacy of a father who refused to accept that his beloved son had been killed 100 years ago today in one of the most brutal battles of the First World War. The Chancel at St Brides's Church in Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire symbolises the miraculous return of Captain Hamish Weir Samson MC who was missing, feared dead for nearly three months.

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  5. Kirkcowan pupils win active travel awardRead the original story

    Feb 16, 2017 | Galloway Today

    Kirkcowan Primary won the Biggest Change in Active Travel 2016 section as schools throughout Dumfries and Galloway were rewarded for their active travel efforts. Walk to School Week is a national event which all Galloway schools are encouraged to participate in and was undertaken from 16 to 20 May last year.

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  6. Kelloholm dads go to MATCH - but not footballRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2017 | The Daily Record

    But the baby proved to be "the best thing" that ever happened to him and the 23-year-old and his five-year-old son are "best pals". The pair, right, spend as much time as possible together and join other dads and their kids at Kelloholm Primary where they enjoy taking part in an innovative project that has grown in popularity since its launch more than a decade ago.

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  7. Dumfries and Galloway represented at Queen of Scots memorial tributeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2017 | The Daily Record

    Elisabeth to read prayers at memorial service next week marking the 430th anniversary of the death of Mary Queen of Scots. Elisabeth Manson, president of the Marie Stuart Society, will be reading prayers at the Mary Queen of Scots memorial service.

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  8. Village bus links to Dumfriesshire GP surgery branded "inadequate"Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2017 | The Daily Record

    The move comes after concerns were raised about a new transport system laid on by the NHS to ferry residents to nearby Leadhills for appointments. The village's twice-weekly outreach provision was axed last month because of recruitment problems at Moffat High Street GP Practice, which covers the Wanlockhead, and replaced with extended clinic hours in Leadhills.

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  9. Teacher of EnglishDumfries and GallowayRead the original story

    Jan 20, 2017 | Times Educational Supplement

    Sanquhar Academy is located in the Upper Nithsdale area of Dumfries and Galloway, serving the Royal Burgh of Sanquhar and the neighbouring villages of Kirkconnnel, Kelloholm and Wanlockhead. Sanquhar is within easy reach of large parts of Dumfries and Galloway, Ayrshire and Lanarkshire.

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  10. Inspection of Sanquhar Academy, Dumfries and Galloway CouncilRead the original story

    Nov 29, 2016 | PressReleasePoint

    The effective leadership of the headteacher which is improving the culture for change within the school. His leadership is raising the aspirations of staff and young people.

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  11. Dumfries and Galloway youngsters create massive poppy field to honour region's war deadRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2016 | The Daily Record

    Some of the hundreds of Dumfriesshire school children who have created a poppy display at Crawick Multiverse near Sanquhar for Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday Site manager Ian Bell said: "Community engagement is always a top priority here at the Crawick Multiverse and local school pupils are regular visitors. "It is so important for youngsters to know about local history and we wanted to get them involved in their own special event as we approached Remembrance Day."

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  12. Rog Wood: The tale of the ghost of Abraham CrichtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2016 | Sunday Herald

    As it is Hallowe'en I will relate the story of the ghost of Abraham Crichton, that haunted the kirkyard of St Brides in Sanquhar. Abraham Crichton was a merchant in Sanquhar who was a shrewd businessman, reputed to be very wealthy and so popular that in 1734 the townsfolk made him the chief magistrate.

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  13. Rog Wood: The tale of the ghost of Abraham CrichtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2016 | Sunday Herald

    As it is Hallowe'en I will relate the story of the ghost of Abraham Crichton, that haunted the kirkyard of St Brides in Sanquhar. Abraham Crichton was a merchant in Sanquhar who was a shrewd businessman, reputed to be very wealthy and so popular that in 1734 the townsfolk made him the chief magistrate.

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  14. Sense of perspective for Rangers manager Mark Warburton as pressure buildsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2016 | Sunday Herald

    IF some perspective was required for Mark Warburton yesterday it arrived in the form of a visit to the club's training base from selected members of the Nith Valley Loyal Rangers supporters' club. One man, Ryan Baird, died and eighteen others were injured when a bus carrying fans from the Sanquhar and Kirkconnel area swerved and crashed on the A76 on its way to the home win against Partick Thistle on October 1 and there were poignant scenes at Auchenhowie yesterday when the Englishman met with the deceased's parents and fiancee among other members of the ill-fated coach trip that day.

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  15. Sense of perspective for Warburton as pressure buildsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2016 | Sunday Herald

    IF some perspective was required for Mark Warburton yesterday it arrived in the form of a visit to the club's training base from selected members of the Nith Valley Loyal Rangers supporters' club. One man, Ryan Baird, died and eighteen others were injured when a bus carrying fans from the Sanquhar and Kirkconnel area swerved and crashed on the A76 on its way to the home win against Partick Thistle on October 1 and there were poignant scenes at Auchenhowie yesterday when the Englishman met with the deceased's parents and fiancee among other members of the ill-fated coach trip that day.

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  16. Ryan Baird's family to be guests of honour at Rangers legends matchRead the original story

    Oct 22, 2016 | Larne Today

    Larne native Ryan Baird, who tragically lost his life after a bus carrying Rangers supporters to the Ibrox stadium overturned on Saturday. INLT-40-708-con Ex Rangers player and motor neurone disease sufferer Fernando Ricksen has invited family members of bus crash victim Ryan Baird to be special guests at his Rangers Legends V England Select charity match.

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  17. Celtic fan's gesture to tragic Rangers supporter Ryan BairdRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2016 | Larne Today

    Father-of-two Ryan, 39, died after the coach he was travelling in to a match at Ibrox crashed in Scotland. A native of Larne in Co Antrim, Ryan had moved to Sanquhar in Dumfries and Galloway and was engaged to be married next August.

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  18. Ryan Baird's family to be guests of honour at Rangers legends matchRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2016 | Ballymena Today

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. Rangers manager Mark Warburton joined with mourners to pay respects to Ryan Baird at Magheramourne Presbyterian Church.

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  19. Celtic fan's gesture to bus crash victim Ryan BairdRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2016 | Belfast Today

    Father-of-two Ryan, 39, died after the coach he was travelling in to a match at Ibrox crashed in Scotland. A native of Larne in Co Antrim, Ryan had moved to Sanquhar in Dumfries and Galloway and was engaged to be married next August.

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  20. Rangers manager among mourners at Ryan Baird funeralRead the original story

    Oct 16, 2016 | Belfast Today

    Mourners gathered to remember the life of Larne native, Ryan Baird, at his funeral service in Magheramorne Presbyterian on Saturday. The father of two lost his life two weeks ago while on his way to watch his favourite team, Glasgow Rangers.

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