The failure of a "vital" ventilation system is blamed for a rise in cancelled operations in the Borders.
More than 125,000 journeys are made on the new Borders Railway during its first month in operation, according to ScotRail.
Groups who cater for young carers, broken families and children recovering from domestic abuse are amongst those to receive over £4m of grants from the Big Lottery Fund.
A selection of images from Wigtown Book Festival, which drew hundreds of people to Dumfries and Galloway.
A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 25 September and 2 October
Hibernian move up to third place in the Championship with a comfortable victory at Queen of the South.
Ryan Thomson's late goal secures a victory for Stranraer away to Airdrieonians in Scottish League One.
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