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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

£775 court bill for Jedburgh stalker

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:41:37 +0000

A stalker has been hit with a bill for £775 at Jedburgh’s sheriff court.


Jedburgh man admits violent struggle with police and knife theft but denies Hawick bakery robbery

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:34:03 +0000

Background reports have been ordered on a 25-year-old man after he admitted struggling violently with police officers at the Borders General Hospital at Melrose.


Burglar jailed over two Kelso break-ins

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:00:29 +0000

A man has been jailed for 20 months at Jedburgh Sheriff Court for breaking into a 95-year-old woman’s home late at night with intent to steal and another burglary.


Hawick housebreaker given unpaid work order and curfew

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:55:32 +0000

A man was “absolutely caught red-handed” during a housebreaking, Jedburgh Sheriff Court heard.


Police and health chiefs oppose Peebles pub’s bid to relax rules on letting children in

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:42:37 +0000

Police and health chiefs are opposing a bid to allow children to stay in a Peebles pub for longer.


Final touches to Selkirk flood scheme on the way, Souters told

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:04:09 +0000

The man in charge of Selkirk’s £31.4m flood protection scheme has vowed it will be completed in its entirety by next spring.


Multiple people injured after bus and lorry collide near Langholm

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:13:30 +0000

A number of people have been taken to hospital after a crash involving a bus and a lorry on the A7 near Langholm.


Mossilee garages safe for now after plans put on hold

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:26:31 +0000

Galashiels residents have welcomed the news that plans to demolish 17 garages to make way for new family homes have been put on hold.


Clovenfords A72 road set for weekend closure

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:59:07 +0000

Drivers travelling through Clovenfords will face lengthy diversions this Sunday, as the A72 is closed between 9.30am and 3.30pm this Sunday for manhole repair works.


ARMISTICE 100: Lauder remembers, in pictures

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:50:22 +0000

Town and villages paid their respects to their First World War dead in a particularly poignant manner this year as the centenary of the armistice that ended the conflict was commemorated.


Armistice 100: Hawick remembers, in pictures

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:14:25 +0000

Hawick remembered its First World War dead with sincerity and reverence on Sunday.


Hawick’s Beauty Lounge vying for national accolade

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:33:16 +0000

A Hawick beauty salon has been named as the Borders’ only finalist in a national competition celebrating all things bright and beautiful.