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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.


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.