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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

In possession of knuckleduster

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:21:25 +0100

A 30-year-old who was in possession of heroin and a knuckleduster at a house in Galashiels has been given a two-year DTTO (Drug Treatment and Testing Order).

Hawick’s Argos moving from Homebase to Sainsbury’s next month

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:12:40 +0100

Hawick’s retail merry-go-round continues as another store announces plans to relocate.

Plans unveiled for new joint school site in Jedburgh

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:53:02 +0100

Plans to replace Jedburgh’s secondary school and two primaries with a single learning campus for pupils of all ages have been unveiled.

Hawick ‘historical treasure’ to be converted into homes

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:04:51 +0100

Approval has been granted for the conversion of an office complex into new homes in Hawick High Street despite concerns that would risk the destruction of a “historical treasure”.

Hawick’s Euan is a star o’ Rabbie Burns

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:34:51 +0100

A talented young Burns performer from Hawick has been hailed as a credit to the town after picking up a national award at the weekend.

Hybrid ‘super-slugs’ are invading British gardens and we can’t stop them

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:11:21 +0100

The Daily Mail calls it a “slime wave”. The Sun calls them “an army”. Either way, both papers have reported 500 billion slugs are set to invade British gardens, after a mild winter created perfect breeding conditions.

Young Borderers collect national Burns awards

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:31:00 +0100

The best laid schemes of three Borders students turned out perfectly at the weekend as they each picked up top awards at the Robert Burns World Federation’s national championship.

Kids can go full cycle this spring

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:27:57 +0100

Young Hawick cyclists are being encouraged to make the most of their bikes by saddling up for a new scheme.

Morag takes action on dog dirt problem

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:19:22 +0100

A Hornshole resident has been praised for her generosity after taking matters into her own hands when Scottish Borders Council refused to install a bin on a popular route for dog-walkers.

Fresh Start Borders gets cash boost from Co-op

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:12:41 +0100

Homeless youngsters who have secured homes will now receive personal supplies after a Selkirk-based charity was awarded a grant of more than £2,000.

There’s no stopping Earlston’s Rusty Bikers

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:03:21 +0100

You never forget how to ride a bike but getting back in the saddle is often not easy.

Lucky Lewis lands £20,000 football windfall with £3 bet

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:31:12 +0100

A lucky Hawick teenager was back to his studies at Borders College in Galashiels this week despite winning more than £20,000 from a £3 accumulator bet.