COUNTRY DIARY

SATURDAY August 18: Minibeast magic , Buccleuch ranger service. Explore the miniature world that creeps and crawls under the ground. 2-3.30pm, meet Bowhill Visitor Centre. Outdoor clothing. £4.50, child £3.50, passholder £1, booking essential. Suitable all ages, children under 16 must be accompanied. 01750 22204.

THURSDAY August 23: Well Planned or Happy Accident? Buccleuch Ranger Service. Join Bowhill’s house manager to walk grounds of house to see how architectural design and landscape come together, and who was involved in the planning 2-3.30pm, meet Bowhill Visitor Centre,. Outdoor clothing, stout footwear. £4.50, child £3.50, passholder £1, booking essential. Suitable over 8s, under 16s must be accompanied 01750 22204.

TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS: Trimontiun walks, Trimontium trust: Guided walks from Melrose past abbey to Newstead, then circuit of Roman fortress of Trimontium. Tea in Newstead village hall then return to Melrose by same route (riverside route 15 minutes longer). All ages, children must be accompanied. £3, concs £2.50, children free From September, Thursdays only. 01896 822651.