HOW do you measure the success of a smallholder? By how much they manage to produce to feed their family each year? By how many gallons of pea-pod burgundy they can make? By how many acres they have?
RETIRED scientist Tom Veitch will start to walk the Pennine Way for charity later this month.
Award-winning photographer Laurie Campbell holds a day-long outdoors photography workship near Jedburgh next Sunday.
WALKS around Abbotsford are the latest subject of the council’s paths booklets series.
I’m just back from a week on Arran and I’m pleased to report that the snow has gone and the power is back on.
IF YOU don’t know your pygmy shrew from any other small furry, Borders Forest Trust’s (BFT) Mammal ID day could be a diary date.
SATURDAY, MAY 11 – Wildlife Photography River Walk along the Tweed at Cardrona (KLAWED Project):
It’s not often I’m up before the sun, but last Thursday morning was just such an occasion. Every year I take part in the Breeding Bird Survey, which entails visiting the same 1km square during the bird breeding season and following the same route across it in two different directions, logging all the birds seen or heard on the way.
JEDBURGH firefighter Carl Stephenson is kayaking, running up Ben Nevis and cycling with friends and colleagues to raise money for charity.
WHAT do you think is the biggest killer of poultry? Foxes? Avian ’flu? Wile E. Coyote? Nope. Round our way it’s Jock, the Patterdale terrier.
Horse behaviourist Richard Maxwell will give his only demonstration in Scotland this year in the Borders.
THE LAST weekend of May is Greenwood Weekend at Scotland’s first community woodland between Lauder and Galashiels.
Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) has announced it needs a masterplan to develop Glentress.1 comment
Promise I’ll move on to odd-shaped veg or how to strip down and rebuild an old Fergie tractor next week. This week it’s chickens again.
One walk is sold out and the trail run and half marathon are booking up fast in Langholm’s first outdoors festival next month.
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Weather for Galashiels
Friday 24 May 2013
Temperature: 3 C to 11 C
Wind Speed: 22 mph
Wind direction: North east
Temperature: 5 C to 17 C
Wind Speed: 12 mph
Wind direction: West