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30,000-plus turnout sets new record for Borders Book Festival

Fine summer weather for the most part, an A-list line-up of authors and celebrities and more than 100 events drew more than 30,000 visitors to Melrose for this year’s Borders Book Festival.

Carol Klein, third from left, during her visit to the Huntlyburn Ward.

Television gardener pays visit to Borders mental health initiative

A gardening initiative aimed at aiding the treatment and recovery of Borderers with mental illnesses was given a celebrity seal of approval on Sunday.

Friday headliners at Stowed Out 2017 - Orkestra del Sol.

Stowed Out takes off with Van T’s and Orkestra del Sol

Stowed Out, the family friendly boutique music and arts festival on the stunning banks of Gala Water, continues to deliver superb live musicianship.

Comedian Fred MacAulay.  Picture Robert Perry 25th Oct 2016

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Comedian Fred Macaulay takes a wry look at politics

Ahead of his annual attendance at the Fringe, Fred Macaulay is on the road again and brings his stand-up show to the Borders.


Vote for your favourite painting

Berwickshire Art Society’s annual show will again open its doors at Southfield Centre, Duns, on Friday, June 30, to coincide with the town’s Reivers Week celebrations.

Tony Mills of Edinburgh based dance company Room 2 Manoevre.

An opportunity to dance with the best

For those who fancy a fling, Live Borders Dance Academy has something to offer all young dancers in the region this summer.

Scottish Chamer Orchestra  returns to Langholm.

Concert will put a skip in your step

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) makes a welcome return to the Buccleuch Centre, Langholm, on Friday, June 23.

Richard Ayoade is the new host

Start the fans please! Crystal Maze back on our screens this week

Channel 4’s hit ‘90s show Crystal Maze is back on our screens this Friday.

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Scottish singer-songwriter Karine Polwart.

Hawick park to host two series of shows

Four-time BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards winner Karine Polwart is to kick off a series of three shows in the walled garden at Hawick’s Wilton Lodge Park on Sunday, June 25.

Adam is playing as part of Made in Scotland. Picture: Andy Bell

Made in Scotland showcase takes to the stage

The very best in established and emerging talent in Scottish dance, theatre and music are about to set foot on an exciting stage.

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What to do and when to do it on Selkirk Common Riding day

What to do and when to do it on Selkirk Common Riding day

It all began in earnest last night for Royal Burgh Standard Bearer Kieran Riddell.

Neighbours in Goslaw Green present Royal Burgh Standard Bearer Kieran Riddell with a Caddon Glass Sculpture

It’s been most hectic weeks of Kieran’s life

Selkirk’s Royal Burgh Standard Bearer Kieran Riddell will today carry out the ancient duty of riding the boundaries, and, mirroring Fletcher after Flodden, cast the town’s flag in the Market Place.

Home they came, frae a’ the airts

Home they came, frae a’ the airts

Selkirk Colonial Society welcomed a great many returning Souters and visitors to its annual colour bussin’ concert in the Victoria Halls on Wednesday.

Hawicks Lovely Lassies  Exhibition 1998 Maids of Honour.

Hawick’s bright eyed daughters take centre stag

An exhibition dedicated to Hawick’s ‘Lovely Lassies’ is proving a popular draw at Borders Textile Towerhouse.

BBC Ten Pieces Workshop visited Galashiels on Saturday, June 3.

Classical music inspires

Members of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra visited Galashiels last Saturday to work with young musicians from the Borders Youth Orchestra, Junior String Orchestra and Junior Wind Band.

The Bistritsa Babi / Bethan Huws 'A Work for the North Sea'. Sugar Sands, Longhoughton, Northumberland, 22,23 and 24 July 1993. Commissioned by Artangel.

Artists sing to the North Sea

A new exhibition exploring the language and sound of the North Sea opens at the Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick on Saturday, June 17.

Cellist John Myerscough.

Midsummer music at majestic Mellerstain

The Borders Music and Arts Midsummer Concert at Mellerstain House, Gordon, will be staged on Thursday, June 22, when cellist John Myerscough will be accompanied by pianist Alisdair Beatson.

The Funbox gang are having a hootenanny in Langholm for the very first time.

Funbox bring new show to Langholm

Jings, crivens, help ma boab! The Funbox gang are having a hootenanny in Langholm for the very first time with their brand new show for 2017, ‘Highland Fling’.

Theatre and Comedy
Borders pianist John Bryden.

Concert will mark pianist’s 70th birthday

On Saturday, June 24, in Melrose Parish Church, a concert will be given by two pianists and four singers to celebrate the 70th birthday of internationally renowned Borders’ pianist, John Bryden, and raising funds for two charities that help children in need across the world.

Pride and Prejudice is the first of two theatre productions taking place this summer on Thirlestane's front lawn with the fairytale castle as a backdrop.

Castle provides backdrop for open-air theatre event

Thirlestane Castle is delighted to be welcoming Chapterhouse Theatre Company on Sunday, June 18, for an open-air performance of Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’.

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