COUNTRY DIARY

SUNDAY: Scottish Borders Council Ranger Service: The Three Brethern and the Southern Upland Way, strenuous, 10miles/16km, ascent 1460ft/450m. Meet 10am at layby where red telephone box is in Yarrowford by A708. Adults £5, concessions £3.

MONDAY: Scottish Ornithologists Club. Sea to summit: Birds etc. from the shores of the Moray Firth to the Cairngorm plateau - an illustrated talk by Derek McGinn,7.30pm, Scott Room, George & Abbotsford Hotel, Melrose.

THURSDAY, MARCH 10: Central Borders Members’ Centre of the Scottish Wildlife Trust, Illustrated talk by Campbell McLellan, Florida, 7.30pm, Langlee Centre, Marigold Drive, Galashiels. Non-members especially welcome. Tea and biscuits and raffle at interval.