COUNTRY DIARY

TODAY: Central Borders Members’ Centre of the Scottish Wildlife Trust, AGM followed by illustrated talk by Derrick Moore, Butterflies, 7.30pm in the Langlee Centre, Marigold Drive, Galashiels. Non-members welcome. Tea and biscuits and raffle at interval.

Sunday: Borders Forest Trust: Tree-planting at Carrifran. Meet Carrifran Wildwood carpark on A708, 7m from Moffat, 2m from Gray Mare’s Tail, 10 am; 6 hrs. Some rough and steep ground. Bring outdoor gear and gloves, packed lunch and a drink. All ages: children must be accompanied. Booking recommended: 01835 830750.

WEDNESDAY (start): Nature and wildlife evening classes, Scottish Borders Council Ranger Service, 8 wks, based at Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre, near Ancrum. 7pm, 2 hrs Talks and practical sessions. Bring waterproofs, boots. £40 (£25) Ages 16 and older. Booking essential

01835 830281.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20: RSPB Borders local group AGM followed by members’ eveniong (10-minute presentations. Corn Exchange, Melrose, 7.30pm. £2 (non-members £4)