From daring pilots to a tragic bombing that devastated an entire community - life in south-west Scotland during the Second World War is the focus in a new exhibition.

The Devil's Porridge Museum in Eastriggs is built on the site of one of the UK's biggest wartime munitions factories and was a large producer of cordite - which was known colloquially as 'devil's porridge'. 

The museum is using the accounts from the people who lived through the conflict to highlight the region's vital role in the war effort.

The Solway Military Coast Exhibition was helped by £20,000 from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund.

Museum chairman Richard Brodie said: "It's a totally new exhibition - it's very interactive.

"It's specially designed so all the family can enjoy it.

"It is very important that we keep alive the memories of the people who served the country in that great conflict and it's there for future generations.

"Local people have to be aware of the enormous contribution that this area made to the war effort."

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