Arts & Screen

Lauder lights up for Christmas

In Lauder, more than 400 people enjoyed the annual torchlight parade and lights switch-on on Saturday.

Alasdair Hutton

Borders author Alasdair places old Scots rhymes in safe hands

A host of Scotland’s lesser-known childrens nursery rhymes have been preserved for future generations in a new book.

Reclaim The Night march, Galashiels.

Strength in numbers at Scottish Borders Reclaim The Night event

The sixth Scottish Borders Reclaim the Night anti-violence march was held in Galashiels last Friday on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

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Reclaim the Night march in Galashiels last year.

Galashiels hosts anti-violence march this weekend

A march will be held in Galashiels on Friday evening to mark the international day for the elimination of violence against women.

Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick star in The Accountant

Film Review: The Accountant (15)

Starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J. K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor, John Lithgow

Caroline Cook and Jayne Palmer meet Pudsey in Jedburgh

Jedburgh waves off BBC Children in Need’s rickshaw challenge

The One’s Shows Rickshaw Challenge set off on its 470-mile route across Britain from Jedburgh this morning.

Landscape Artist of the Year,
Heat 5 "Stowe"
Artist Moy Mackay
� Chris Lobina / Sky Arts.

Sky’s the limit for Peebles artist Moy

Peebles artist Moy Mackay will put her artistic skills to the test in the sixth episode of Sky Arts’ Landscape Artist of the Year (LAOTY) series, which airs on Tuesday, November 15, at 8pm.

Owner of The Caddy Mann in the Scottish Borders, Ross Horrocks with a new cook book which two of his recipes are mentioned (pictured, Steamed Venison Pudding and Eighteen Hour Slow Baked Borders Lamb).

Mystery diner tables a book

Caddy Mann chef Ross Horrocks said he was “delighted, shocked and bemused” after some of his recipes appeared in a new cookbook.

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Innes and Lori Watson

‘Folk Oscar’ nominations for Borders folk enthusiasts.

Borders nominees from this year’s MG Alba Scots Traditional Music Awards are calling for support before voting for the presitigous awards closes next weekend.

Carol Vorderman. Pic: Featureflash Photo Agency /

I’m a Celebrity... line-up announced

All bets are off as we can now reveal the full line-up for I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! 2016 which includes TV star Carol Vorderman, Gogglebox’s Scarlett Moffatt and Emmerdale’s Adam Thomas.

The One Show Children in Need rickshaw challenge team.

Borders abbey to host start of charity rickshaw challenge

An annual rickshaw challenge being held as part of BBC Children in Need sets off on its journey to London from the Borders this time round.

The old post office Building in Channel Street, Galashiels.

Decision on home for Great Tapestry of Scotland now set to be made next month

A decision on whether or not to create a permanent home for the Great Tapestry of Scotland in Galashiels is now set to be made in December.

Borders Book Festival 2016. The annual book festival in the gardens of Harmony House, Melrose. Sunday 19th June

Picture by Alex Hewitt/Writer Pictures

The whole story about book festival

The recent Southern Reporter article about the Borders Book Festival headlined ‘Event Costing Taxpayer Less’ (October 27) was welcome in that it congratulated the festival on managing well the funding support it receives from Scottish Borders Council, Visit Scotland and Creative Scotland.

Ewan McGregor and Ewan Bremner filming in Edinburgh. Credit - Jane Barlow

VIDEO - Official Trainspotting trailer released - Warning explicit content

The first official trailer for the long-awaited sequel to the cult film Trainspotting has been released.

The 10 oldest TV shows still on the air

The 10 oldest TV shows still on the air

On November 2 1936, the BBC launched the UK’s first regular TV service.

Hopes high that putting River Tweed in limelight will boost Borders tourism

Hopes high that putting River Tweed in limelight will boost Borders tourism

Television bosses and tourism chiefs alike are hoping a new documentary series about the River Tweed will prove a splash hit.

Author David Almond.

Award-winning author to doing it by the book for Borders schools

Award-winning children’s author David Almond is to give talks at four schools in the Borders next week.


Trust bids to save the Steading

The Steading in Blainslie, while being a fairly innocuous-sounding address, might be the most aptly-named house in the Borders.

Hawick's Ethan Simpson on University Challenge.

Impulse answer cost Hawick student Ethan his chance of TV glory

Millions of television viewers watched as a Hawick student took part in a nail-biting episode of the BBC2 quiz show University Challenge this week.

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Last year's Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival in Hawick.

Film festival putting Hawick in the spotlight

A film festival to be staged in Hawick next year will again put the town on the international cultural map, also providing a timely boost for its struggling economy.

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