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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.


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.