Latest News

A7 closed after accident

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:27:03 +0000

The A7 is closed to traffic following an accident between the Selirk and the Kingsnowe roundabout at Galashiels this lunchtime.

A £100,000 donation makes The Difference

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:05:42 +0000

An astounding donation of £100,000 from Border Caring Services has helped the charity behind the appeal to extend and refurbish the Macmillan centre at the Borders General Hospital soar past its target.

Kelso public toilets hit by vandals

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:24:00 +0000

Police in Kelso have launched an investigation after the public toilets at Shedden Park were vandalised.

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.