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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

Police appeal for help to find missing Jedburgh girls aged 14 and 12

Sat, 19 Jan 2019 20:47:56 +0000

Police are appealing for help to track down two missing Jedburgh girls believed to be in Johnstone in Renfrewsire.


20-year-old in court over multiple-car collision in Peebles following high-speed police chase

Sat, 19 Jan 2019 20:25:59 +0000

A 20-year-old man has appeared in court in connection with a high-speed police chase in Peebles resulting in a multiple-vehicle collision.


Hawick youngster Ryan hoping to be lucky mascot for Scotland rugby team

Sat, 19 Jan 2019 13:27:27 +0000

A Hawick youngster is hoping to act as a good-luck charm for Scotland’s rugby union team at the start of this year’s Six Nations tournament.


Elderly Hawick residents fed up of being left in dark

Sat, 19 Jan 2019 11:16:39 +0000

Fearful old folk in Hawick say they are scared to go out at night because their street now resembles the Black Hole of Calcutta.


Selkirk taxi fare dodger hit with £150 bill

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 18:18:13 +0000

Trying to dodge a £30 taxi fare ended up costing a passenger five times that much.


Scottish children’s charity The Polar Academy needs support to help shape young lives

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 13:52:48 +0000

A conversation with former First Minister Jack McConnell changed explorer Craig Mathieson’s life forever.


Rejection of plans for new home near Lilliesleaf sparks appeal

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 13:29:12 +0000

A Midlem couple hoping to have a new home built near Lilliesleaf have lodged an appeal after having their plans rejected.


Peebles gym applying for consent to keep going

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 13:24:05 +0000

A Peebles gym has put in a planning application after Scottish Borders Council officers discovered it had opened without first securing consent.


Selkirk 25-year-old given unpaid work order for assaulting pregnant partner

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:08:03 +0000

A 25-year-old man has been ordered to carry out 60 hours of unpaid work after he admitted assaulting his pregnant partner following a ‘Mad Friday’ night-out.


Abbotsford Trust launches volunteer recruitment drive following award win

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 10:58:07 +0000

The Abbotsford Trust is celebrating becoming the first historic house museum in Scotland to land a national award for its volunteer programme.


£9.6m estate deal called into question by Hawick councillors

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 10:46:36 +0000

Scottish Borders Council’s £9.6m deal to buy the Lowood Estate at Tweedbank has come in for criticism from councillors in Hawick.


Windows smashed at Kelso venue

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 09:57:12 +0000

Visitors to Kelso’s Tait Hall are being warned to look out for broken glass after the building was targeted by vandals.