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Cost of Borders taxis frozen for another year

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:45:09 +0100

Taxi fares in the Borders have been frozen for another year despite a request by taxi operators to increase charges by 5%.


Kelso businesses hope to fill gap left by tourist office closing

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:28:11 +0100

Businesses in Kelso are joining forces in an effort to fill the gap that will be left by the closure of the town’s tourist information centre next week.


Bridges across Tweed to close

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:40:50 +0100

Lowood Bridge on the B6374 between Galashiels and Melrose, will close for up to 20 weeks next year.


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.