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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

Figures reveal Scottish Borders Council’s staff cut by a quarter since 2011

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 06:45:01 +0100

Figures released by Audit Scotland reveal that Scottish Borders Council cut its workforce by more than a quarter between 2011 and last year – the biggest reduction made by any local authority in the country.


Cabbies sign up to report crime in confidence

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 16:01:18 +0100

TAXI firms in the Borders this week backed a campaign to encourage their drivers and passengers to report crime in confidence, with anonymity assured, writes Andrew Keddie.


Closing Hawick High Street to cars could be way ahead, meeting told

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 11:51:18 +0100

Closing Hawick High Street to cars could put it on the road to a brighter future, a meeting in the town heard this week.


And the Braw Lad and Lass are ...

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 10:36:48 +0100

The latest additions to a long line of Braw Lads and Lasses were revealed in Galashiels in glorious conditions on Friday evening.


£10,000 Jedburgh benefit fraudster given supervision order

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:06:51 +0100

A woman has been given a one-year supervision order after admitting a benefit fraud totalling £10,000.


Susie gives Midlem ladies the needle

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:48:46 +0100

Susie Finlayson, vice-chair of the Roxburghshire federation, chair of the H&H commttee and member of Wiltondean WI, was the guest at the recent Midlem WI meeting.


Leaders sought for new emergency crew

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:38:48 +0100

Selkirk is to have another stab at putting together a resilient community group, following a stalled attempt the last time round.


Motocross bikes stolen in Selkirk

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:38:48 +0100

Police are appealing for witnesses after two motocross bikes were stolen from the Benchmark Motor Company in Selkirk this week.


Tradition changes for one year only

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:34:06 +0100

There will be a break from tradition on Friday, April 27, as Selkirk’s Royal Burgh Standard Bearer will be revealed not from the town hall, but from the Victoria Halls.


Bill could light up a room – once literally!

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:28:25 +0100

Tributes are being paid to former Scottish Borders councillor Bill Lamb following his death last week.


Flood wall to be fixed soon, says project’s boss

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:26:56 +0100

Selkirk flood protection scheme project manager Conor Price has pledged that issues such as the crumbling wall in the town’s Corbylinn Road will be fixed this summer.


Hawick benefit fraudster given curfew order over £24,000 payout

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:46:00 +0100

A benefit fraudster paid £24,000 she wasn’t entitled to has been spared a custodial sentence.