Arts & Screen

People’s History Show tells story of Black Agnes AgnAgnes

The Borders will feature in a new series of STV’s The People’s History Show which explores the tales of Scotland’s past in six brand new episodes.

Save our sheep

Save our sheep

Borders Film Club screens, Rams, on Wednesday, April 5, at the MacArts, Galashiels.

Donald Urquhart exhibition of drawings and sculptural works called Coast at Dunbar.

Plankton inspires Dunbar primary 7s

An exhibition of work from pupils of Dunbar Primary School, will be displayed in the Community Room of Dunbar Town House.

Longridge Towers 'All Shook Up'

Sell-out crowd left ‘All Shook Up’

Elvis was most certainly in the building last Friday and Saturday nights as Longridge Towers Senior School played to sell-out audiences at The Maltings.

The pupils who took part in the annual Eildon West Primary Schools Celebration of Scots Language and Culture at Galashiels Academy.

Young Scots whae hae

Galashiels Academy played host to the annual Eildon West Primary Schools Celebration of Scots Language and Culture, held on Friday, March 3

Old Gala House is the  only museum in Scotland to showcase nine prestigious American prints starting with the explosion of pop art in the 1960s.

US pop art show in Gala House

Old Gala House will be the only museum in Scotland to showcase nine prestigious American prints starting with the explosion of pop art in the 1960s.

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Portraits of 80 year old artist Eric Ritchie at his home in Coldingham

Take a second look at Eric Ritchie

Art lovers have a second chance to see Coldingham-based artist Eric Ritchie’s work at the Doubtfire Gallery in Edinburgh.

Mural artist in bid to get Selkirk painting

Mural artist in bid to get Selkirk painting

The artist who made the superb Flying Scotsman mural in Galashiels has been shortlisted for the Selkirk Flood Protection Scheme Community Arts Project.

Michael Braithwaite of Applecross near Hawick has written 'Hopes and Haughs'.

An informative look at haughs and hopes

An enlightening look at how places in Roxburghshire came to be named has been brought to print by a Hawick-based author.

Dancers from the Michelle Douglas school thrilled the crowds at Disneyland Paris

Dancers delight in Disneyland’s famous parade

While many youngsters dream of watching their Disney favourites on parade, a group of Kelso dancers went one better in Paris on Sunday.

ictured at the museum are, front from left, councillors Iain Gillespie and Vicky Davidson, Trimontium Trust secretary Donald Gordon and council leader David Parker, with, back, trust chairman John Reid, museum curator Fiona Colton and councillor Jim Torrance.

Melrose Roman museum revives £1.9m expansion plans

Melrose’s Trimontium Museum of Roman relics has revived its bid for a £1.9m revamp.

Art @ Ancrum  on May Bank Holiday weekend ( Apri 28 l to May 1), full of art and artists and of course visitors.

Weekend full of local art and crafts talent

See and support the wealth of local creative talent with Art @ Ancrum on bank holiday weekend, April 29 - May 1.

Climate Change film, Macarts centre, Galashiels,  A Greener Melrose, working with the Greener Borders Winter Talks Network.

Maths give an inspiring insight into climate change

What actions can we take in the Borders for a greener sustainable future?

Image from the collection of Robert D Claperton Photographic Studio, Selkirk - part of Live Borders Archives exhibition.

Positives from negatives in Selkirk

The works of two renowned photographic studios in Selkirk will be on display in the Royal Burgh this week.

Action from yesterday's Jethart hand ba' day.

Uppies down in the dumps as doonies get upper hand at Jethart hand ba’

Jedburgh’s doonies got the upper hand over its uppies this year, doing the double over their rivals as the town hosted its annual game of hand ba’.

Hawick Library is one of 12 in the region about to cease stocking national newspapers.

Borders libraries to stop stocking national newspapers

Daily national newspapers will no longer be available in the region’s 12 public libraries from next month.

Boys vying to get hold of the ba' in Jedburgh this afternoon.

Jedburgh hand ba’ well under way, but end not yet at hand

Jedburgh’s annual hand ba’ games are currently still in progress, but here are some snapshots of the action so far ahead of a full report on proceedings tomorrow.

Jed Hand Ba in 2014.

Jedburgh hosting annual hand ba’ game today

Uppies and doonies both young and old will take to the streets of Jedburgh for their traditional annual game of hand ba’ this afternoon.

The long-standing event, traditionally held on the first Thursday after Shrove Tuesday, starts at the Mercat Cross at noon with the throwing up of the first boys’ ba’.

The men’s ba’ will begin later at 2pm, and both games will run side by side until all the ba’s are hailed.

Jedburgh Grammar School pupils will enjoy a half-day holiday, finishing at lunchtime to allow them to take part and spectate.

Most of the town’s shops will remain open, albeit behind wooden barricades.

To score, the two sides have to hail the ba’ over their opponents’ goal. The doonies have to hail it over Jedburgh Castle jail’s wall, and the uppies will be out to roll the ba’ across the old bridge over the Skiprunning Burn.

Ancrum hand ba’ will be played on Saturday, March 4 with the boys’ ba’ starting at 11am and the mens’ at 1pm, both from the village green.

Next week, Denholm’s yearly hand ba’ game will follow on the village green on Monday, March 6, from around 4pm.

Look out for live coverage of today’s games on our Facebook page.

Paul Keevil with his dogs at The Tweed.

Dandie Dinmont’s Selkirk origins to feature on The Secret Life of Dogs

An under-threat terrier breed native to the Borders will be given a welcome boost next week as The Secret Life of Dogs helps raise its profile by highlighting its plight on prime-time television.

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Kelso's Ali Hay in the semi final of Ninja Warrior UK.

Ali chasing Ninja Warrior title after reaching final

A Borders fitness fanatic has become only the third Scot ever to reach the final of one the country’s toughest gameshows.

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