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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

Borders brewery planning to expand after landing £395,000 loan

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:22:18 +0000

A Borders brewery is looking to expand after securing a loan of almost £400,000.


Borders traders being warned to be on alert for fake £50 notes

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:38:18 +0000

Traders in the Borders are being warned to be on the alert for fake banknotes.


Man accused of committing fraud at Hawick garage

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:00:06 +0000

A 33-year-old man will stand trial next month accused of two fraud offences in Hawick.


Doonies on top at Jethart Ba’

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:41:05 +0000

We’re still waiting to hear from organisers on the final results from yesterday’s Jethart ba’, but it’s fair to say that the local tradition may have some new worldwide supporters.


Caroline Penman wins Selkirkshire by-election

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:10:19 +0000

The vacant seat on the Selkirkshire ward of Scottish Borders Council has been won by independent candidate Caroline Penman.


Hawick woman accused of assaulting police officers

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:00:05 +0000

A woman has appeared from custody at Jedburgh Sheriff Court accused of two counts of police assault.


House and six cars broken into in Hawick

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:46:29 +0000

Six cars and a house were broken into in two Hawick streets within the space of a few hours this week.


Scottish Borders weather: Area set for heavy snow

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:30:33 +0000

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow right across the East Coat, with possible disruption to travel on road and rail.


Hawick woman accused of £37K benefit fraud

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:00:45 +0000

A woman has been accused of pocketing £37,000 in benefits she was not entitled to.


Jail for Gala woman after incident at Borders General Hospital

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:00:32 +0000

A 25-year-old woman has been jailed for 120 days at Jedburgh Sheriff Court for causing a disturbance at the Borders General Hospital at Melrose.


Rough and tumble on offer at Jedburgh’s hand ba’ game

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:23:01 +0000

Jedburgh’s annual hand ba’ games are under way, and here’s a taste of the action so far, ahead of a fuller report tomorrow.


Borders MSPs at odds over government budget

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:55:32 +0000

The Scottish Government budget for next year agreed this week is either a triumph or a disaster, according to the Borders’ two constituency MSPs.