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TV show Victoria clueless about real-life duchess, say experts

The makers of the hit TV series Victoria haven’t got much of a clue about the history of the Borders’ Buccleuch family, according to staff at Bowhill House in Selkirk, but they are still hoping fora surge in visitors wanting to distinguish fact from fiction.

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Scenes from ‘lost’ episode of Only Fools And Horses to air for the first time

Viewers are to get a glimpse of a ‘lost’ episode of Only Fools and Horses for the very first time.

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Visual artist Cate Smith explores concept of change

Visual artist Cate Smith exhibits her new work, ‘This Must Be The Place’, at Eyemouth Hippodrome later this month.

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White Birds - tadcaster stone by Jennifer Tetlow.

White Fox Gallery embraces Essential Form in new show

3D will be a first for the White Fox Gallery in Coldstream when it launches a major show of sculptures.

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The site of the battle of Flodden.

Fletcher to the fore in Gary’s take on Flodden

The tale of Fletcher, the only Selkirk man to survive Flodden, shares the spotlight with James IV in Galashiels-born Gary Mill’s offering about one of the bloodiest and brutal battles staged on British soil.

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Paxton, the sheepdog who couldnt is the debut childrens book from Selkirk writer, J K Fox, with pictures by experienced Scottish illustrator, Alexa Rutherford.

Paxton, a rubbish sheepdog

Melrose and the Borders countryside are at the heart of the latest book from Eyemouth-based Serafina Press.

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Celebrated guitarist Preston Reid to perform at The County Hotel, Selkirk on September 16.

Grab your YES contemporary arts festival tickets now

Tickets for the YES (Yarrow, Ettrick and Selkirk) Arts Festival go on sale this weekend,

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Dumfriesshire Artist Patricia Cain's  exciting new exhibition  at Hawick Museums Scott Gallery.

Peering inside the mind of the artist with Patricia Cain

An ambitious mixture of painting, print and installation will be on show at Hawick Museum’s Scott Gallery from Saturday, August 12.

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World premier of Margaret Salmon's new film, Mm, commemorating Berwick Bandit's 50th season.

Taking cinema out and about into the local community

The 13th Film & Media Arts Festival will animate Berwick with five days of new cinema, artists’ moving image and live performance from September 20-24.

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An 1830 oil painting of James Hogg by John Watson Gordon.

Online literary forum will be a kind of magic

Borderers are being invited to join an internet forum inspired by the writings of Selkirkshire poet and novelist James Hogg.

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One of Gill Walton's theatrical compositions in the 2018 Borders Art Fair.

Border artists take over Edinburgh gallery

The organisers of The Borders Art Fair will be showcasing the work of three of the Borders’ most established artists in the heart of Edinburgh during August.

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Eyemouth Herring Queen Festival inside Eyemouth Parish Church due to disclement weather. Colbie-Kate Ross 2017 Eyemouth Herring Queen.

Colbie-Kate proves a credit to Eyemouth

The wet weather failed to dampen spirits as crowds turned out to celebrate this year’s Eyemouth Herring Queen Festival.

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Former Southern Reporter journalist Lorna Robertson, centre, with fellow Masterchef finalists Alison O'Reilly and Giovanna Ryan, who together make up Three Girls Cook.

Fancy being grilled by Greg?

Former Southern Reporter journalist and 2016 MasterChef finalist Lorna Robertson is urging “anyone and everyone” to apply to be in next year’s series of the popular BBC One cooking show.

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Jack Lowden in Dunkirk.

Borders actor Jack’s flying high as Second World War blockbuster opens

Big-budget film premieres are coming thick and fast for Borders-raised actor Jack Lowden.

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Standard Bearer Kieran Riddell signs the Roll of Honour and joins the Ex-Standard Bearers Association, as chairman Douglas Gunn looks on.

Kieran joins the Ex men after serving town well

With the excitement of the Common Riding a brilliant, yet fading memory and the list of Borders festivals still to come steadily dwindling, Saturday night saw Royal Burgh Standard Bearer Kieran Riddell join the Ex-Standard Bearers.

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Inaugural exhibition at Borders Sculpture Park, Mellerstain House

Inaugural exhibition at Borders Sculpture Park, Mellerstain House

The first exhibition at the Borders Sculpture Park, Mellerstain House is ‘XXX’, an installation by acclaimed artist, Steve Messam.

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Liam receiving the water from the well to drink

Ancient ceremony that allows youths to shine

Liam Card, this year’s St Ronan’s Standard Bearer found himself in awe at the work that goes into Innerleithen’s annual celebrations.

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The Reiver's party ride up to Duns Law.

Friends for life made at summer festival

Crowds from near and far showed their full support for Duns Summer Festival on Saturday as it came to a close following a busy week of events.

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Port House in Jedburgh.

Jedburgh’s Port House in line for revamp as part of £1.3m conservation project

A former department store is to be given a revamp as part of a £1.3m regeneration project now up and running in Jedburgh.

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Family fun in the sun at Earlston Civic Week

Family fun in the sun at Earlston Civic Week

Saturday’s summer sunshine helped guarantee an unforgettable climax to a glorious Earlston Civic Week.

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