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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

Congestion as drivers wait to access recycling centre

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 18:00:51 +0100

Changes to opening times at Kelso’s recycling centre are said to be causing disruption at the town’s Pinnaclehill Industrial Estate.


Ninja Warrior UK record-breaker Ali refuses to play it safe

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 17:29:09 +0100

Borders bearded ninja Ali Hay admits it’s not in his nature to play it safe after chalking up the fastest first-round time to secure a semi-final spot in ITV’s Ninja Warrior UK.


Tool thieves target eight vans in Earlston and Lauder last night

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 17:02:29 +0100

Police are investigating a further spate of thefts after vans were broken into in Earlston and Lauder this week.


Kelso homes targeted by burglars

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 14:53:38 +0100

Residents in Kelso are being urged to be vigilant after several homes in the town were targeted by burglars at the weekend.


Taxi fares in Borders set to rise by almost 4%

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 17:47:50 +0100

Taxi fares are set to rise in the Borders despite misgivings being voiced by councillors about them being too high already.


Borders cancer charity reaching out to those in need of a retreat

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 16:09:26 +0100

A new charity aimed at helping Borders cancer sufferers and survivors during and after their treatement has organised its first wellness retreat in the region.


Parapets being made higher at Galafoot Bridge

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 15:57:44 +0100

Work on heightening the parapets on Galafoot Bridge at Galashiels to make it safer for pedestrians got under way this week and is scheduled to continue until the end of the month.


Hawick bar boss’s appeal over rejected function room plans put on hold

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 15:11:49 +0100

A Hawick bar boss appealing against opposition by council officers to his plans to reopen a function room says the long-running wrangle is causing him unbearable stress.


Galashiels man caught in online sting admits charges

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 14:44:06 +0100

A 41-year-old man will be sentenced next month after admitting engaging in indecent online communications with someone claiming to be a child.


Approval granted for conversion of old council offices in Kelso into flats

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 13:13:13 +0100

Approval has been granted for the conversion of former council offices in Kelso into flats.


Overnight road closures along A7 continuing into next week

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 12:45:29 +0100

Overnight closures which came into place on stretches of the A7 last night will continue next week after a break this weekend.


Notre-Dame fire in pictures: 850 years at the centre of French life

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 11:41:43 +0100

A huge fire swept through the roof of the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris last night, sending flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the sky.