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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

Teenager admits having knife in Selkirk High Street

Sat, 26 May 2018 19:10:06 +0100

Background reports have been ordered on a Selkirk teenager found in possession of a knife in the town’s High Street.

Selkirkshire woman owns up to £27,000 benefit fraud

Sat, 26 May 2018 18:48:00 +0100

A woman has admitted a benefit fraud involving almost £27,000 at Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Selkirk 21-year-old admits assaulting social workers

Sat, 26 May 2018 16:29:01 +0100

A woman has admitted assaulting two social workers.

Newtown drug-dealer fined £700

Sat, 26 May 2018 15:16:26 +0100

A drug-dealer has been fined £700.

Man given unpaid work order for careless driving and causing bother in Hawick

Sat, 26 May 2018 14:07:33 +0100

A man has been ordered to carry out 80 hours’ unpaid work at Selkirk Sheriff Court after he admitted a charge of threatening or abusive behaviour at an address in Hawick’s Wellington Court last September.

Mum accused of trying to intimidate child witness at Selkirk Sheriff Court

Sat, 26 May 2018 12:37:29 +0100

A 39-year-old woman has been remanded in custody at Selkirk Sheriff Court after being accused of intimidating a child witness due to give evidence at her 17-year-old son’s trial.

Sentence deferred after Melrose 60-year-old admits £8,000 benefit fraud

Sat, 26 May 2018 12:00:02 +0100

Sentence has been deferred on a woman responsible for a benefit fraud running to £8,000.

Care centre manager charged by police

Fri, 25 May 2018 11:12:17 +0100

The manager of St Margaret’s Care Centre in Hawick has been charged following reports of “inappropriate communication”.

Mystery still surrounds deaths of whooper swans

Fri, 25 May 2018 11:12:16 +0100

An investigation into the deaths of 16 swans found at Fairnington Loch, near Kelso, in December has shown that at least five of them were killed by lead poisoning.

Principals earn their spurs

Fri, 25 May 2018 10:12:46 +0100

Selkirk Royal Burgh Standard Bearer Peter Forrest helped maintain the close relationship between Galashiels and Selkirk last Friday.

Selkirk’s Tommy is there but not there

Fri, 25 May 2018 08:39:55 +0100

Selkirk has commemorated the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with the installation of a striking outline of a British Tommy at the war memorial.

£310,000 Kelso ball for Doddie Weir an even bigger hit than first thought

Thu, 24 May 2018 22:23:58 +0100

He was as handy as anyone at catching oval-shaped balls in his day, and now Borders rugby legend Doddie Weir has proved to be every bit as successful as having balls of a different kind thrown in his honour.