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Reports of child neglect on the rise

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:02:00 +0100

Reports of child neglect to the NSPCC helpline in Scotland has reached record numbers.

Man hit by metal bar protruding from van, which failed to stop

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:05:44 +0100

Borders police have appealed for witnesses after a hit-and-run incident in Kelso yesterday saw a 65-year-old man taken to hospital.

Private provider of schools is docked £115k by Scottish Borders Council

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:25:08 +0100

Scottish Borders Council imposed financial penalties of £115,000 last year on the ad hoc private company which built and now services three secondary schools in the region.


Braw Lads Gathering

Before The Gathering Week, the Braw Lad and Lass have other borders appearances, involving the Selkirk and Lauder Principals. A Scottish Country Dance in the volunter hall leads into the weekend prior to Braw Lads' Week, when there are childrens' discos and sports.

Braw Lads' Week sees the official ride to Lindean, the Douglas Brown Cup for swimming, fancy dress night, an overseas reception, school visits and the Investiture Concert. The culmination of festivities is The Braw Lads' Gathering, where the Braw Lad leads the mounted cavalcade with the Burgh Flag. The Gathering ends with a service at Gala Isle on the Sunday.

None of this would be possible without The Braw Lads' Executive.