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Gala academy indoor hockey for nostalgia

Nostalgia: Gala Academy hockey team

The Galashiels Academy squad which clinched the Scottish Schoolgirls Indoor Hockey Championships in January 1993.

Gala academy indoor hockey for nostalgia

Struan is Melrose’s main man for its 2016 festival

Anyone who has doubts about the popularity of Borders common ridings and festivals among young people just needs to speak to the Melrosian-Elect for 2016.

Young people with their certificates, along with  Galashiels Academy head teacher Kevin Ryalls and TD1 Youth Hub manager Douglas Ormiston

TD1 Youth Hub celebrates young people’s volunteering achievements

The TD1 Youth Hub used its recent AGM to celebrate the success of young people who, during 2015, managed to accumulate over 800 hours of volunteering.

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Hill : Acknowledgement

Published in the Borders (The Southern Reporter) on 07 November 2013

Alan Glendinning : Acknowledgement

Published in the Borders (The Southern Reporter) on 07 November 2013

Playfair Ker : Engagement

Published in the Borders (The Southern Reporter) on 07 November 2013

Jim Blackie : Acknowledgement

Published in the Borders (The Southern Reporter) on 07 November 2013

Anne Douglas : Memorial

Published in the Borders (The Southern Reporter) on 07 November 2013

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The 2013 Melrosian, Sam Thomson, has passed out into The Blues and Royals 2 Troop of the Household Cavalry.
He trained for a year and achieved the most improved rider award, being presented with a shield.

Ex-Melrosian gallops into the cavalry

The 2013 Melrosian, Sam Thomson, has passed out into The Blues and Royals 2 Troop of the Household Cavalry.

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The Galashiels detachment of 427 (Selkirk) squadron on parade during Warship Week in 1941.
It was their first public outing in uniform.
This year sees the 75th anniversary of the Air Cadets in the Borders, with most squadrons being established during early 1941.

Galashiels Air Cadets make public debut on wartime parade

The Galashiels detachment of 427 (Selkirk) squadron on parade during Warship Week in 1941.

District News

BONCHESTER BRIDGE

Manager Wendy Moss and volunteers at Borders Talking Newspapers (BTN) made the news when they were filmed (Alison Douglas and Mike Young in the photograph) for an upcoming edition of Border Life on ITV Border Scotland.
Presenter Emma Baker and cameraman Iain Forsyth visited BTNs premises in Duns to film the production of a talking newspaper from start to finish

Read – or see – all about it

Manager Wendy Moss and volunteers at Borders Talking Newspapers (BTN) made the news when they were filmed (Alison Douglas and Mike Young in the photograph) for an upcoming edition of Border Life on ITV Border Scotland.

Farming rss

National Farmers Union Scotland
NFUS
VICE PRESIDENT ANDREW MCCORNICK (corr)

Farming union blasts payment delays

Scottish farmers are calling on Scottish Government to immediately address the cashflow crisis in Scottish agriculture by delivering part payment to all claimants of the new Common Agricultural Policy support scheme.

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Farmers in sky lantern warning

Farmers are asking the public to avoid the use of sky lanterns during this evening’s Chinese New Year celebrations.

NFUS president Allan Bowie.

NFUS AGM gets underway

Delayed payments, poor prices and political decisions will drive the agenda at NFU Scotland’s AGM when it meets in St Andrews (February 11/12).

SBBN Andrew, Jock and Stuart Bryce at the LAMMA awards

Borders firm scoops top machinery award

A Kelso family firm are celebrating after taking a top prize at the prestigious LAMMA show for farming machinery, with their latest post driver.

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Farmers can sign up for flood help

MSP Christine Grahame has urged flood-hit local farmers to apply to a fund to help with floodbank restoration schemes.

Local Businesses rss

Simon and Debbie Rutherford who are turning a former knitwear shop in Kelso Market Square into Scotlands first micro-pub

Local premises show they are Best Bar None

Thirteen licensed premises across the Scottish Borders have received accreditation through the Best Bar None awards scheme.

SBBN Viridor workers

Viridor targets staff from Fife coal power station

A major energy business is looking to attract workers from Scotland’s last coal-fired power station, due to close later this year.

National Farmers Union Scotland
NFUS
VICE PRESIDENT ANDREW MCCORNICK (corr)

Farming union blasts payment delays

Scottish farmers are calling on Scottish Government to immediately address the cashflow crisis in Scottish agriculture by delivering part payment to all claimants of the new Common Agricultural Policy support scheme.

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Farmers in sky lantern warning

Farmers are asking the public to avoid the use of sky lanterns during this evening’s Chinese New Year celebrations.

Autumn Harvest images taken looking towards Edgehead from D'Arcy Farm

by Tony Newjem, of Newtongrange

£3 million fund for local communities open for applicants

The Scottish Borders LEADER fund is now open, with almost £3million available for economic, community and environmental development in rural areas.

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