A bid to buy and develop Thornhill’s old school for community benefit is gathering momentum. A group of villagers have secured more than £20,000 to fund a feasibility study for the proposals . The Thornhill Collective, as it is known, believe the disused school is ideally placed to serve the economic needs of the community and become an innovative entrepreneurial hub. They hope that it will support small businesses, freelancers and creative people who live in the area.
Wednesday was a dram good day for the Annandale Distillery. The first bottles of whisky produced for 99 years at the site near Annan have been drawn from a cask with a £1 million price tag . And a special ceremony was held to mark the occasion. Professor Thomson said: “This is not the beginning of the end but it might be the end of the beginning. “I suppose it is the most significant milestone of the lot for us.
Police are investigating a “suspicious” blaze which destroyed a house and a car in Annan. Andrew and Ashley Patterson, their three young sons and a family friend had to flee the property in Northfield Park. They had been asleep and were alerted to the fire by a loud bang at around 12.15am on Monday. They ran from the house and called the emergency services. One neighbour said: “It all happened so quick, there was so much smoke and flames.
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Selecting a term
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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