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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.


Braw Lads Gathering

Before The Gathering Week, the Braw Lad and Lass have other borders appearances, involving the Selkirk and Lauder Principals. A Scottish Country Dance in the volunter hall leads into the weekend prior to Braw Lads' Week, when there are childrens' discos and sports.

Braw Lads' Week sees the official ride to Lindean, the Douglas Brown Cup for swimming, fancy dress night, an overseas reception, school visits and the Investiture Concert. The culmination of festivities is The Braw Lads' Gathering, where the Braw Lad leads the mounted cavalcade with the Burgh Flag. The Gathering ends with a service at Gala Isle on the Sunday.

None of this would be possible without The Braw Lads' Executive.