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Talks held in bid to get Borderlands growth deal up and running

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:57:18 +0000

Preliminary moves are now being made towards delivering the UK Government-funded growth deal for the Borders promised by Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of last year’s general election.

Police snow warning for Borders: ‘Get home as early as possible’

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:29:23 +0000

Police have warned drivers to return home as soon as possible this evening due to the forecast snow - and have asked employers to think carefully about allowing staff home early.

Selkirk’s holding out for a hero

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:37:44 +0000

Souters are being tasked to find a hero capable of protecting Selkirk from a mythical creature.

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.