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Brawlads

Galashiels Braw Lads Gathering begins with the popular Scottish Country Dance. Childrens' discos, sports, local visits, and a fancy dress night follow, along with re-enactments of ancient ceremonies, an overseas reception and an Investiture Concert. Braw Lads' Day sees a ceremonial ride around the neighbouring countryside.

Galashiels News

Police operation resolved in Langlee

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 16:23:29 +0100

An incident which attracted more than six police vehicles to Hawthorn Road in Galashiels today has been resolved with the arrest of one man.


Councillors hit out after further hold-up hits opening of Hawick cafe

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 13:06:11 +0100

Hawick councillors have united in condemning the ongoing hold-ups that have hit the opening of the new cafe in the town’s Wilton Lodge Park.


Last-ditch bid launched to get back sculpture stolen from hill near Hawick

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:51:39 +0100

A reward of £500 is being offered for information leading to the return of a memorial to a Borders poet.


£11.3m Glentress Forest cabin plans set to create 60 jobs

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:46:47 +0100

An £11.3m investment in new log cabins and cycle trails at Glentress Forest, near Peebles, is expected to generate £1m a year for the Borders economy and create 60 jobs.


£1.1bn city deal expected to help create jobs and homes in Borders

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:36:07 +0100

The £1.1bn Edinburgh and south east Scotland city region deal agreed yesterday will give a huge boost to efforts to create more jobs and affordable housing in the Borders, according to council leader Shona Haslam.


Loch Mess monsters are ruining our beauty spots

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:56:34 +0100

When triathlete Stuart Lowrie stopped by for a spot of training at the Loch of the Lowes last weekend, he was sickened by the filth strewn all over the local beauty spot.


Drunk swore at health staff

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:54:50 +0100

A woman has been given a home night-time curfew for the next six months for causing a disturbance at the Borders General Hospital.


Teenager spared jail for knocking man out

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:48:23 +0100

A teenager has been spared a custodial sentence for knocking a man unconscious with a single punch.


Hawick’s First World War sacrifices will be all mapped out

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:01:14 +0100

The sacrifices made by Hawick’s menfolk during the First World War are being commemorated by a large map to be exhibited in the town later in the year.


Police concerned about Hawick pub’s bid to let teenagers in on their own

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:34:18 +0100

A Hawick pub’s bid to allow teenagers in without adult accompaniment faces partial opposition from the police.


Hawick volunteers in running for £10,000 prize

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:29:42 +0100

Hawick Volunteer Flood Group is in the running for £10,000 national prize.


Police objecting to beer tent bid by Borders hotel

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:21:34 +0100

Police are objecting to plans to put up a beer tent and gin bar outside a Lauder hotel during the royal burgh’s common riding on Saturday, August 5.