Pastures new

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Staff nurse Ethel Scott, enrolled nurse Julia Dimmock and staff nurse Shona Anderson were helping children to settle into the infants’ ward at the new Borders General Hospital in April 1988.

On April 21, the last of around 150 patients left the old Peel Hospital near Caddonfoot for the new BGH, nine-and-a-half miles away.

Also in the spring of 1988, the Hawick ladies’ 
hockey squad took part in a four-day tour of Ireland. Back row, from left, Ruth Walker, Tracey Suddon, Rhona Patterson, Gail Herbert and Wendy Oliver. Front, Margaret Robertson, Sheila Patterson, Laura Spalding, Jackie Lawson and Gail Wilson.