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Chainsaw reaction as sculptor makes his mark on Hawick park

A Hawick wood sculptor wasn’t stumped when he was asked to leave a lasting legacy in his home town.

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TV home swap

Channel 5’s runaway hit documentary, Rich House Poor House, are looking for families to take part in the next series.

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Live Cinema Season continues with The Royal Ballets mesmerising The Dream, Symphonic Variations, Marguerite and Armand.

Best-loved ballets are live at Hawick

Watch the Royal Ballet at their most luminous in a magnificent evening of three short ballets, live at Heart of Hawick on June 7.

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Traquair Medieval Fayre - Scotlands only authentic Medieval Fayre.

Traquair House hosts magical medieval fayre

Traquair Medieval Fayre is an unbeatable mix of medieval entertainment from jousting to jesters.

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Crowds enjoying last year's Kirk Square Kitchen event.

Eyemouth’s popular Kirk Square Kitchen returns

The popular Kirk Square Kitchen returns to Eyemouth on June 3.

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Ally Smith posing for Young Scott prize in Melrose Abbey.

Young Walter Scott prize for budding novelists

The Young Walter Scott Prize, the UK’s only creative writing prize for young people dedicated to historical fiction, is now open for entries.

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Floors Castle at Kelso.

Antiques Roadshow’s return to Borders now just over a month away

It’s now just over a month until the Antiques Roadshow comes to the Borders for the first time for eight years, and fans of the long-running show are being urged to dig out their valuables in readiness for its return.

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Amazon launches 40 new channels

Amazon launches 40 new channels

More than 40 subscription TV channels including Discovery and ITV Hub+ are now available to watch for Amazon Prime members as part of the new Channels service.

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Celebrating the return of daily newspapers to Kelso library are Wendy Cowan, Colin McGrath and Jamie O'Brien.

Library users can read all about it

Daily deliveries of national newspapers returned to the shelves of Kelso’s library this month, just weeks after the service was axed.

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Ally in bid to serve up some crackers at Wimbledon

Ally in bid to serve up some crackers at Wimbledon

Peebles chef Ally McGrath is back on the telly next week in another attempt to win over the judges in the BBC2 show The Great British Menu.

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Spite Your Face by Rachel Maclean was commissioned by Alchemy Film & Arts for Scotland + Venice.

Darkly comic moral tale from Rachel Maclean

Spite Your Face, is Rachel Maclean’s new film commission for the 57th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia 2017.

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The National Theatre of Scotland visits Lochcarron Textile Factory in Selkirk with photographer John G Moore, for a special nation-wide photography project.

Lochcarron factory represents the Borders

The National Theatre of Scotland is to visit Lochcarron Textile Factory, Selkirk, for a special nation-wide photography project.

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Scottish colourist Samuel John Peploe (1871-1935) Luxembourg Gardens.

Scottish Colourists at Berwick Granary

An exhibition of work by the Scottish Colourists is to open at The Granary Gallery, Berwick, on Saturday, May 27.

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Tony Husband and Ian McMillan, poetry and cartoons combine at Berwick Literary Festival.

Star studded line-up for Berwick Literary Festival

Berwick Literary Festival is back and promises to be bigger and better than ever.

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WATCH: Innerleithen picks the perfect Card out of the pack

The Standard Bearer Elect for St Ronan’s Games Week has told The Southern Reporter how proud he was to represent his town.

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A kelpie maquette being lifted into place in Kelso in 2015.

Miniature Kelpie sculptures back in Kelso this week

The maquettes for the Kelpies exhibited in Kelso town centre in 2015 are returning this week.

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Selkirks Royal Burgh Standard Bearer for 2017, Kieran Riddell, is carried high from the Town Hall on Friday evening. Photographs: Grant Kinghorn

Stonemason Kieran delighted 
to be flying the flag for Selkirk

A huge cheer burst out from hundreds of Souters in Selkirk’s Market Place on Friday as stonemason Kieran Riddell emerged from the town hall, carried on a chair in time-honoured style.

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Cornet-elect Ross Falla and his Lass Eilidh Falla.

Ross and Eilidh follow in families’ footsteps

There was a warm welcome for the 2017 Peebles Beltane Festival principals when they were announced in the town’s Burgh Hall last Friday night.

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Tapestry designer Andrew Crummy at Rosslyn Chapel on Monday with stitchers, from left, Anne Beedie, Jean Lindsay, Dorie Wilkie, Margaret Humphries, Jinty Murray, Fiona Macintosh, Phillipa Peat and Barbara Stokes.

Stolen tapestry panel recreated ready for artwork’s move to Borders

Part of the Great Tapestry of Scotland stolen in 2015 has been recreated so that the epic artwork can be seen in its entirety once again after it takes up permanent residence in the Borders in 2020.

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Jedburgh fiddler Eryn Rae collects her award from immediate past president of RBWF and Ian McIntyre, senior vice president of RBWF.

Young Borderers collect national Burns awards

The best laid schemes of three Borders students turned out perfectly at the weekend as they each picked up top awards at the Robert Burns World Federation’s national championship.

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