The brighter side of life on lockdown in the Border region

As we all get used to life on lockdown, people are coming up with ideas to stay safe and entertained as well as keeping minds and bodies sharp. Take a look at our selection of the wonderful, heartwarming, and hilarious ways in which people have been keeping up their spirits. Mum of two, Anne-Marie, is in charge of the Critical Care Unit at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, and is on the front line of the coronavirus crisis.

The key worker has rewritten and performed her version of the song ‘Belter’ by Scottish singer Gerry Cinnamon, and has turned it into a piece about the NHS and fighting Covid-19. It has more than 150,000 views on Facebook and counting. The sight of pine martens has amazed thousands of people on Twitter this week.

The nocturnal mustelidae are notoriously difficult to spot, but not for Patrick Laurie who was sitting in his truck having a coffee when two ran past.

So there I was just minding my own business having a coffee in the truck…

This was ten minutes ago and I’m still a little shaky #galloway #pinemarten @pollypullar1 pic.twitter.com/RfHj9fuWya

— Patrick Laurie (@GallowayGrouse) March 29, 2020
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Last night, thousands of people across the country joined in on a round of applause from their doorsteps, windows and balconies for the incredible key workers on the front line. #ClapForCarers ? Here are some of the highlights from our region ??

Same time next week, yeah? ?? pic.twitter.com/4RUlDw8g2y

— ITV News Border (@ITVborder) March 27, 2020
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Sorry, this content isn’t available on your device. Lockdown life has made us all forget that it’s Spring!

Days are getting lighter and warmer and daffodils are beaming. The Jacksons in Jedburgh shared this glorious clip of three lambs being born on the farm.

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Sorry, this content isn’t available on your device. This rugby team from Earlston High School in the Scottish Borders have had to get creative with their training sessions.

Here's @EarlstonHighSch S1 Wasps finding creative ways to keep up their training while in isolation ? #StayConnected

? @MelroseRugby pic.twitter.com/gml4ur7Lnf

— ITV News Border (@ITVborder) March 24, 2020
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Care homes across our region have been in lockdown for a number of weeks, but they’re still finding inspiring ways to stay in good spirit while their families are unable to visit. Alma McFadyen Care Centre, in Dalbeattie, is just one of them. This video circulating on social media shows the entire home joining in on a singalong to Vera Lynn’s “We’ll meet again”.

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Residents at Burnfoot Hall and Coach House Care home, in Ecclefechen, sent heartwarming messages to their loved ones who can’t visit.

Pictures of the hand-written notes were posted on social media and have been shared hundreds of times.

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