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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

Men arrested following Gala thefts

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:49:14 +0000

Police in the Borders can confirm that two 18-year-old men have been arrested and charged following a spate of recent thefts from vehicles in the Galashiels area.

Church couple’s service praised

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:47:05 +0000

A Hawick couple have been rewarded for decades of service at a town church.

New paint firm could be a charity’s crowning glory

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:42:38 +0000

Hard-hit Hawick has received a much-needed boost with the opening of a new business this week.

Scout Pipe Band centenary celebrations are just a little late

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:37:00 +0000

Plans by members of a Hawick musical institution to celebrate its centenary hit a bum note - when members discovered the anniversary was almost a decade too late.

Shifting the focus from illness to person

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:00:00 +0000

“It’s a very lonely time; it’s terrifying. You actually think your life is over. That’s how I genuinely felt – life was done, he was dead, it was over.”

£250k win goes up in smoke

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:20:39 +0000

A Lottery winner from Hawick has been rapped by a sheriff over his attitude regarding illegal drugs.

South African kids set to enjoy a busy week in Selkirk

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:20:06 +0000

A group of South African youngsters will visit the town next week as part of a project funded by Selkirk High School.

SBC asked to pay £123k for Roman revamp

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:16:23 +0000

Scottish Borders Council is being asked to help put plans for a £1.9m revamp of the Trimontium Museum in Melrose back on track.

Council leader set to be quizzed on budget proposals

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:15:45 +0000

Borderers will be able to have their say on the recent Scottish Borders Council budget in an online Q&A with leader David Parker this evening (Thursday) between 6-7pm.

Contamination assurances sought over £5m waste station

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:15:40 +0000

The health risks associated with Scottish Borders Council erecting a £5m waste transfer station (WTS) on contaminated land at Easter Langlee in Galashiels must be identified and assessed before any works can commence.

MSP voices fears over SBHA governance

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:07:59 +0000

Scottish Borders Council (SBC) will be urged today (Thursday) to approve changes to the governance arrangements of the region’s largest social landlord.

Ice warning issued as temperatures set to fall

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:50:33 +0000

The Met Office has now issued a yellow be aware weather warning across the Scottish Borders for ice between 6pm today and 9am tomorrow.