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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

The worst place to find a parking space in Scotland is...the granite city

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 03:14:16 +0000

It might not surprise you to learn that Scottish drivers spend almost four days a year looking for parking spaces.


Make it a time for giving to Scottish charities this Christmas

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 00:14:28 +0000

’Tis the season for giving, as well as receiving, so here we find out how readers can support some worthy causes this festive season.


Borders weather: Amber warning as snow and ice alert upgraded

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:07:11 +0000

The warning for snow and ice in the Borders this weekend has been upgraded to Amber with conditions being listed as “a danger to life”.


Help Cancer Research UK and other Scottish charities this Christmas

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:00:00 +0000

If you are looking for a unique gift this Christmas, the Friends of Cancer Research UK tartan could be just the job.


Police seize drugs in car stopped near Peebles

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:55:13 +0000

Police have seized more than £1,000 worth of cannabis found in a car stopped near Peebles.


Galashiels man arrested in Hawick after sting by anti-grooming vigilantes

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:28:23 +0000

A 49-year-old man alleged to have attempted to groom someone he believed to be a 14-year-old girl online has been arrested by police in Hawick following an undercover sting by vigilantes targeting suspected paedophiles.


Borderers facing 3% council tax rise

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 11:35:28 +0000

Councillors in the Borders are due to vote on imposing another 3% council tax rise next Thursday, December 20.


Six appear in court after 10 drugs raids in two days in Galashiels

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:12:24 +0000

Six people have appeared in private at Jedburgh Sheriff Court after drugs raids by police at 10 addresses in Galashiels over two days.


Pensioner spared jail over sex attacks on young girls in Selkirk and Eyemouth

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:41:11 +0000

A pensioner has been spared a prison sentence at Jedburgh Sheriff Court for sexually assaulting two young girls.


Jail warning for Hawick 22-year-old convicted of harassing ex-partner

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:20:22 +0000

A man has been ordered to attend a domestic violence programme for the next two years and pay a former partner £500 compensation for behaving in a threatening or abusive manner towards her on several occasions.


Show your support for Christmas Jumper and Festive Footwear Days

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:32:25 +0000

It’s time to dig out your winter woolies and seasonal shoes for two very special fundraisers tomorrow (Friday).


Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it’s off to toon hall we go for Hawick’s brilliant panto

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:58:42 +0000

Hawick Panto Group is bringing the age-old tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs bang up to date in this week’s hilarious show at the town hall.