Borders talent sought

A final call has been put out to performers from across the region to enter this year’s Borders Has Talent – and claim a top prize of £250.

The contest returns on September 7 and 8 as part of Kelso’s St James’ Fair.

Auditions are limited to the first 30 applications received by Thursday, August 1, and are held at the Royal British Legion Club in Kelso on Saturday, August 17.

The best 12 acts will go forward to the finals, which take place on the main stage at St James’ Fair in Kelso town centre.

A St James’ Fair spokesman told The Southern: “It doesn’t matter whether contestants are magicians, singers, dancers or story-tellers, we are looking for the performer who has that certain something and can capture an audience’s imagination.”