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Tonight: Central Borders Members Centre of the Scottish Wildlife Trust, illustrated talk by Mike Fraser: Some Far-Flung Islands, Langlee Centre, Marigold Drive, Galashiels, 7.30pm. Non-members welcome.

Friday: Kailzie Estate Osprey and Nature Centre near Peebles, spring events launch: series of short films produced by Friends of Kailzie Wildlife. 730-9.30pm, free. 07858 253917.

Saturday: Coldstream Ramblers, Greenlaw, Polwarth Church, old railway. Good paths and tracks, railway may be muddy, 9m. Meet Henderson Park car park, Coldstream, 9.40am or Greenlaw Royal Bank (74) 710461, 10am. Please tell leader Mary Stone if you wish to come, 01573 224223.

Sunday: Scottish Borders Council Ranger Service, walk, Borders Abbeys Way, Abbotsford to Selkirk, 7m/12km, 5hrs, suitable 16-plus. Meet 9.30 for 9.45am, Selkirk bus stance, for bus to start point, or 10am, bus stance, Kingsknowes, Galashiels. Bring waterproofs, boots, lunch. £5 (£3). Contact: Susan Kevan, 01835 826750.

Sunday: Scottish Borders Hill Walking Club: Curr Burn circular (74) 820283. Meet council car park, Newtown St Boswells, 9.15am. Contact: Frances Horsburgh, 01750 76214.

Wednesday: Scottish Borders Council Ranger Service walk, Leader Water Path Leaderfoot to Earlston, 3.5m/7km, 2hr 15min, moderate.Suitable 8-plus. Meet bus stance Earlston 1.50 for 2pm, or Leaderfoot old road bridge 2.15pm. Contact: Susan Kevan, 01835 826750.