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.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:21:25 +0100
A 30-year-old who was in possession of heroin and a knuckleduster at a house in Galashiels has been given a two-year DTTO (Drug Treatment and Testing Order).
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:12:40 +0100
Hawick’s retail merry-go-round continues as another store announces plans to relocate.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:53:02 +0100
Plans to replace Jedburgh’s secondary school and two primaries with a single learning campus for pupils of all ages have been unveiled.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:04:51 +0100
Approval has been granted for the conversion of an office complex into new homes in Hawick High Street despite concerns that would risk the destruction of a “historical treasure”.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:34:51 +0100
A talented young Burns performer from Hawick has been hailed as a credit to the town after picking up a national award at the weekend.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:11:21 +0100
The Daily Mail calls it a “slime wave”. The Sun calls them “an army”. Either way, both papers have reported 500 billion slugs are set to invade British gardens, after a mild winter created perfect breeding conditions.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:31:00 +0100
The best laid schemes of three Borders students turned out perfectly at the weekend as they each picked up top awards at the Robert Burns World Federation’s national championship.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:27:57 +0100
Young Hawick cyclists are being encouraged to make the most of their bikes by saddling up for a new scheme.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:19:22 +0100
A Hornshole resident has been praised for her generosity after taking matters into her own hands when Scottish Borders Council refused to install a bin on a popular route for dog-walkers.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:12:41 +0100
Homeless youngsters who have secured homes will now receive personal supplies after a Selkirk-based charity was awarded a grant of more than £2,000.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:03:21 +0100
You never forget how to ride a bike but getting back in the saddle is often not easy.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:31:12 +0100
A lucky Hawick teenager was back to his studies at Borders College in Galashiels this week despite winning more than £20,000 from a £3 accumulator bet.