Christmas News
IN PICTURES: Peebles lights up for Christmas

IN PICTURES: Peebles lights up for Christmas

Christmas, and Santa Claus, came to Peebles last week as the town celebrated the switch-on of the town’s dazzling festive lights.

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IN PICTURES: Goodwill galore at Hawick’s Trinity Gardens celebrations

IN PICTURES: Goodwill galore at Hawick’s Trinity Gardens celebrations

Hundreds of Hawick residents entered into the festive spirit on Saturday as the entire town came together to celebrate the countdown to Christmas.

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Kelso Christmas lights switch-on: In pictures

Kelso Christmas lights switch-on: In pictures

Christmas has come to Kelso for a second time this year, with hundreds flocking to the town square on Saturday for the annual lights switch on.

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Borders set to sparkle as Christmas light switch-on events line up

Borders set to sparkle as Christmas light switch-on events line up

The Borders begins its countdown to Christmas this weekend, with towns and villages organising their light switch-on celebrations from then into next month.

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Row on the cards over Borders politicians’ Christmas card contests

Row on the cards over Borders politicians’ Christmas card contests

A row is on the cards between rival politicians over concerns voiced about their Christmas competitions.

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Kelso traders hope M&S Christmas advert will be gift that keeps on giving

Kelso traders hope M&S Christmas advert will be gift that keeps on giving

Businesses in Kelso are hoping that the town will benefit from its starring role in an eagerly-anticipated Christmas advertising campaign.

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Christmas comes to Kelso for M&S festive ad film shoot

Christmas comes to Kelso for M&S festive ad film shoot

Take That fans in Kelso have been hoping that today will be their Greatest Day amid rumours that the band are filming a Christmas advert in the town square.

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Big switch-on event could be left in dark

Big switch-on event could be left in dark

The lights could go out on a popular festive event in Kelso if nobody comes forward to help keep it going.

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Manger in Market Place

Manger in Market Place

A massive crowd braved the cold to watch as Souters re-enacted the birth of Jesus in Selkirk town centre on Christmas Eve for its living nativity and carol singing.

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Four Christmas gifts to treasure

Four Christmas gifts to treasure

A quartet of bouncing Borders babies were born at the Borders General Hospital on Christmas Day.

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