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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

Thanks to Bill McLaren and Hawick Rugby Club, a world class rugby resource is being created in the Borders

Sat, 23 Feb 2019 08:00:00 +0000

Hawick Rugby Club, the Bill McLaren Foundation and Live Borders have joined forces to establish a new digital rugby archive in the Borders.


Pair fined for 70mph arrival in Stow

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 12:37:52 +0000

Two motorists have admitted driving at excessive speed through the village of Stow.


‘Monkey’ jibe was not racist insists accused

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 12:13:30 +0000

A factory worker who sent racist messages on social media has been fined £270 at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.


Rival budgets set for vote next week at Scottish Borders Council

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 10:23:13 +0000

Two rival financial budgets are due to go before Scottish Borders Council next week, one from the ruling administration and one from the opposition.


Kelso pensioner robbed of five-figure sum by telephone fraudsters

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:04:28 +0000

Telephone fraudsters have tricked an 80-year-old Kelso man out of a five-figure sum.


Peebles homeowner in dispute with Scottish Borders Council over parking bay

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:00:00 +0000

Concerns have been raised about Scottish Borders Council’s filing system following a dispute over a parking bay in Peebles.


Council’s draft budget ... at a glance

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:25:55 +0000

Scottish Borders Council has finally revealed its draft financial budget for 2019/20, amidst further funding and savings challenges.


Borders pupils to be issued with ipads

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:53:57 +0000

Every 10 to 17 year old in the Borders is to receive an iPad, according to a £16m investment announcement by Scottish Borders Council.


Changes to the law will make these 10 things illegal in a relationship

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:58:40 +0000

New laws on domestic abuse will now make emotional abuse within a relationship illegal.


Council tax to rise by an extra 1% to speed up new Hawick High School

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 11:40:58 +0000

Scottish Borders Council is to raise council tax by a further 1%, adding to the previous 3% rise agreed in December.


Concern growing for missing Selkirk woman Aimee Wightman

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 09:26:03 +0000

Police trying to trace a Selkirk woman who was last seen almost one week ago believe she may be in the Galashiels area.


Water from River Tweed used to put out Innerleithen blaze

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 20:04:40 +0000

Scottish Water has refuted claims that poor water pressure hampered efforts to extinguish a major blaze in Innerleithen last week.