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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

Kelso Laddie Sean leads first civic week rideouts

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 10:24:02 +0100

Kelso Civic Week kicked off , literally, at the weekend with football and tennis tournaments providing an ideal warm-up to the big week.


New grease and oil now recycling bins launched in Borders

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 09:36:23 +0100

New bins have been introduced at the region’s seven community recycling centres in a bid to help Borderers recycle more cooking oil waste.


New textile training centre on way for Hawick, and Borders College to get share of £6.6m handout

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:48:12 +0100

Plans to set up a training centre in the Borders for textile industry workers have been boosted by a promise of £610,000 to fund the project.


Ex-detective left baffled by sighting of mystery wildcat in Hawick

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:08:44 +0100

A former detective believes there is a wildcat on the loose in Hawick after coming face to face with a creature he reckons might have been a lynx in his back garden.


Borders fundraisers pick up awards at the double

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:08:13 +0100

Volunteers from the Borders have notched up successes at the double at a national award ceremony.


Nick does his town proud as Jethart Callant

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:37:13 +0100

With nerves well hidden behind a smile matched only in size by the crowds filling Abbey Place, Jethart Callant Nick Arnold led his town in celebration and commemoration on Friday.


MP keeping up calls for Borders Railway to be extended

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 10:58:51 +0100

Borders MP John Lamont is continuing to back campaigners calling for the Borders Railway to be extended into England.


Quarter of teens disregard warnings to stay away from railway lines

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 08:30:22 +0100

Alarming new figures reveal more than a quarter of teenagers confess to behaving in a way that could endanger their life on the railway – and one in admitted to walking along the railway line.


Archaeologists put in the picture about Borders’ past by heatwave

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 06:25:34 +0100

Some like it hot, according to the 1959 Marilyn Monroe film of that name, and among their number are airborne archaeologists.


Witnesses sought after unknown substance used in Jedburgh assault

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:58:58 +0100

Police in the Borders are appealing for witnesses after an assault in Jedburgh this morning.


Police name biker killed near Jedburgh

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:30:14 +0100

A 53-year-old biker killed in a road accident on the A68 near Jedburgh last week has been named by police.


Rugby hero Chris Paterson urging fellow Borderers to step up to mark

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:10:20 +0100

Borderers are being urged by one of their own, Scottish rugby legend Chris Paterson, to put their best feet forward in aid of their chosen charities.