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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

Talks held in bid to get Borderlands growth deal up and running

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:57:18 +0000

Preliminary moves are now being made towards delivering the UK Government-funded growth deal for the Borders promised by Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of last year’s general election.


Police snow warning for Borders: ‘Get home as early as possible’

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:29:23 +0000

Police have warned drivers to return home as soon as possible this evening due to the forecast snow - and have asked employers to think carefully about allowing staff home early.


Selkirk’s holding out for a hero

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:37:44 +0000

Souters are being tasked to find a hero capable of protecting Selkirk from a mythical creature.


Broad daylight robbery on Galashiels’ Black Path

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:32:27 +0000

A lone man was attacked and robbed by three men wearing dark hoodies in broad daylight on the Black Path in Galashiels on Monday, January 15.


Met Office issues another amber weather warning for part of the Borders

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:55:47 +0000

Another amber warning for snow and ice in parts of the Borders has been issued by the Met Office.


Hawick widow planning civil action against death crash driver

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:47:22 +0000

The widow of a Hawick motorist killed by a lorry driver with a history of blackouts is planning to pursue a six-figure civil claim now the crown has ruled out prosecuting him.


MPs hit out at bank bosses for refusing to rethink branch closure plans

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:01:19 +0000

Royal Bank of Scotland bosses have been accused of being ungrateful and intransigent over their refusal to reconsider their plans to close scores of branches, including six in the Borders.


Borderer accused of running up £4,000 of bills without paying

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:30:22 +0000

A man is accused of obtaining lodgings from two Borders establishments and running up a bill of almost £4,000 without paying.


Council says schools will open tomorrow, barring further adverse weather

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:26:54 +0000

After the storm comes normality, as Scottish Borders Council is looking to conduct business as usual tomorrow (Friday).


Aiding recovery from domestic abuse

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:04:04 +0000

An innovative multi-agency initiative which helps children, young people and mothers in the Borders who are experiencing difficulties through domestic abuse, is now accepting referrals.


Hawick man admits £13,500 drugs stash

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:00:22 +0000

A Hawick man found with controlled drugs valued at £13,500 will be sentenced next month.


Snow update: drivers reminded not to be complacent despite improved conditions

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:14:11 +0000

Last night’s expected snowfall may not have been as bad as expected across the Borders, but police are still warning drivers to be extra cautious.