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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

Visitors to Borders being offered chance to go topless

Mon, 22 May 2017 18:22:38 +0100

Opting to go topless on holiday is usually a choice that arises on beaches abroad rather than here in Borders.


Farm Women’s Club marks its 30th year

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:01:13 +0100

Thirty years ago this spring two ladies joined together to start up a Scottish Borders Farm Women’s Club – they were Moira Bruce and the late Jean Fleming.


Duns childminder gets top marks from Care Inspectorate

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:41:07 +0100

The Care Inspectorate has given a Duns childcare facility a rare accolade - awarding them top grades across all four quality themes!


Borders events will offer advice on how to foil thieves

Mon, 22 May 2017 12:37:52 +0100

Police are holding two events in Tweeddale next week to offer advice on thwarting thieves.


Every dog can have its day in Hawick park

Sun, 21 May 2017 10:28:33 +0100

Dozens of dogs and their owners are expected to converge on Hawick’s Wilton Lodge Park this summer for its first-ever canine family fun day.


Prison camp project set to yield tourism boost for Hawick

Sun, 21 May 2017 07:42:20 +0100

Tourism in Hawick is set to receive a major boost thanks to the launch of one of Scotland’s biggest archaeological projects at a former prisoner-of-war camp near the town.


Concern mounting that Hawick park cafe might not be open in time for summer season

Sat, 20 May 2017 09:28:33 +0100

Concern is growing that an operator has still not been appointed to run a centrepiece facility created as part of the £3.6m revamp of Hawick’s Wilton Lodge Park.


Meeting planned in bid to clean up Hawick street hit by litter louts

Sat, 20 May 2017 07:57:29 +0100

A plea is going out for a showdown meeting in a bid to stop rubbish being dumped in Howegate in Hawick.


Dr Bike checks bring bikes back into use

Fri, 19 May 2017 15:00:59 +0100

A national project encouraging thousands of people to cycle for everyday journeys is coming to eight Borders towns over the next few weeks.


Ali leads the way as common riding continues

Fri, 19 May 2017 12:58:34 +0100

The huge support shown for Hawick Cornet Ali George continued this week despite less appealing weather.


Warrant issued for arrest of Hawick mobility scooter theft accused

Fri, 19 May 2017 12:12:54 +0100

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of an alleged thief after he failed to appear at Jedburgh Sheriff Court yesterday to answer two charges.


Ballantyne to donate her council salary

Fri, 19 May 2017 11:52:50 +0100

Councillor Michelle Ballantyne, leader of the Conservative group on Scottish Borders Council, will be sworn in as a South of Scotland MSP at Holyrood on Tuesday.