COUNTRY DIARY

TODAY: Central Borders Members Centre of the Scottish Wildlife Trust, Illustrated talk by Susan Kevan, “Wildlife & Children”, at 7.30pm in the Langlee Centre, Marigold Drive, Galashiels. Non-members especially welcome. Festive goodies & refreshments plus Christmas hamper raffle at interval.

SUNDAY: Happy Holly-day, Buccleuch Ranger Service. Make decorations for your tree or create Christmas crackers. Bowhill Country Estate, 2-4pm, £5.50 (children £4.50) includes tea, mince pies, and carol singing. Suitable for all ages: under-16s must be accompaniedBooking essential: contact Buccleuch Ranger Service, 01750 22204; www.bowhill.org

MONDAY: Scottish Ornithologists Club. Members Night – 10-minute presentations. 7:30 pm, Scott Room, George & Abbotsford Hotel, Melrose.