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Gala Scots litter pick

Nostalgia: Gala Scouts take their pick of the litter

Two full skiploads of rubbish from the old railway embankment at Langlee were collected by enterprising Scouts from the Galashiels area in May 1981.

Caddonfoot Playgroup kids strike out

Nostalgia: Caddonfoot kids stride out

1981 was the proclaimed International Year of the Disabled by the United Nations. The idea had its critics, being seen by many as insensitive and patronising, but it saw many sponsored events take place to raise funds and awareness.

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Nostalgia: Open day at Bowhill

Bowhill Estate hosted its annual Children’s Open Day in May 1991. Each of the estate’s departments – farming, forestry, gamekeeping, fishing, building and the ranger service – put on displays, attracting over 1,000 children from the Borders, Lothian and Edinburgh.

2016 Braw Lass Alex Mundell and 2016 Braw Lad Mark Hood after Declaration Night.

Mark and Alex are a Braw choice

Braw Lads’ Gathering chairman David Houston says he expects this year’s event to be “massive” given the popularity of 2016’s two principals.

Announcements rss

Mary Wyllie : Obituary

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

Greta Mitchell : Obituary

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

Barbara Campbell : Obituary

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

David Rainy Brown : Obituary

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

Hill : Acknowledgement

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

District rss

Last weekend, the Saturday Polish School based in Hawick held an open day  and for the third year invited the Polish community, as well as Scottish friends and supporters.

Polish school rolls out the welcome mat

Last weekend, the Saturday Polish School based in Hawick held an open day – and for the third year invited the Polish community, as well as Scottish friends and supporters.

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Jenny Pike, with the help of senior carer Lesley Crawford, blows out the candles on her 100th birthday cake during celebrations with other staff members and family at Lennel House Nursing Home in Coldstream.

Jenny strikes a blow for centenarians

Jenny Pike, with the help of senior carer Lesley Crawford, blows out the candles on her 100th birthday cake during celebrations with other staff members and family at Lennel House Nursing Home in Coldstream.

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Entries sought for Alastair’s award

Entries for the 2016 Alastair Watson Memorial Award are being sought.

Farming rss

Sheepgdog trials will feature at the NSA Scotsheep event.

Top handlers at sheepdog trials

Thirty top handlers, including three former international champions, will be competing in an invitation sheepdog trial which will be one of the highlights of Scotland’s national sheep event, NSA Scotsheep 2016, to be held at Blythbank, West Linton, on Wednesday, June 1.

Members of the Campbell family and NSA officials are all set to welcome visitors to NSA Scotsheep 2016.

All roads will lead to NSA Scotsheep 2016

The rolling hills of the Borders will be the idyllic setting for Scotland’s biennial national sheep event, NSA Scotsheep 2016, next Wednesday (June 1).

Edenside Primary School pupils learn about milking a coo. Picture: Stuart Cobley

Countryside Day: Borders kids get taste for a career in agriculture

More than 1,500 Primary 5 school children from across the Scottish Borders learned about how their food was produced on farms, and why agriculture is a great future career at the Border Union Agricultural Society country education day in Kelso.

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Farmers are the target in the latest scam.

Farmers are targets in scams

NFU Scotland is urging its members to remain vigilant as fraudulent scams continue to target the farming community.

Local Businesses rss

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Radio Borders retain top status in national awards

Radio Borders has reported a strong start to the year with large audience growth, according to the latest listening figures from industry body RAJAR* (Radio Joint Audience Research).

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David Butler welcoming Steven Wilson, with assistant land agents Samantha Howatson and Sarah Bell.

Land management in the Borders has a new face

A firm of and agents and rural surveyors with nearly 20 years of experience are looking to a Borders man as they seek to expand.

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Taking the long view on economy

The SESplan (Strategic Development Planning Authority for Edinburgh and South East Scotland) Joint Committee is set to consider the second Proposed Strategic Development Plan at the end of the month.

SBSR Annika Hayden starts a new pet grooming business

Annika knows her business head to tail

A love of animals and the need to find a career that would give her more flexibility led 37-year-old Annika Hayden to set up her own business.

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