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Melrose’s principal guest pays tribute to townsfolk

It’s not the shops, the restaurants, the abbey or the festival which makes Melrose great, it’s the people.

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Alice Wyllie and Katie McAllister, from National Museums Scotland, listen in to the soundtrack of Scotland at the opening of Rip It Up (Photo Neil Hanna).

Rip It Up and delve into the story of Scottish pop at National Museum of Scotland

The first major exhibition dedicated to Scottish pop music is running this summer at the National Museum of Scotland.

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Selkirk Common Riding's 1993 standard bearers. SR nostalgia

NOSTALGIA: Selkirk Common Riding 1993

Souters rallied round to have a splashing common riding.

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Thousands of animals will be competing in all manner of classes over the four-day event. Picture: SWNS

Royal Highland Show 2018: Everything you need to know

With massive crowds expected at the biggest country event of the year, here is the low-down on the Royal Highland Show, which opens this week.

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Journey's end on Holy Island for the three walkers who completed the whole distance, from left, Sarah Dixon, Lesley Sunderland and Marion Oates.

Island end to charity trek

A Hownam pensioner has raised well over £800 for a mental health charity by completing a sponsored walk – the 62-mile St Cuthbert’s Way which stretches from Melrose to Holy Island.

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Nostalgia: Melrose Square

NOSTALGIA: 1960s Melrose

Curtis Welsh, from Melrose, shared this old photograph with us, which he believes was taken by the late George Crooks, from Earlston, during the late 1960s.

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Direct flights between Beijing and Edinburgh have started

Scots spend up to £50 in the airport whilst flights are delayed

With the busy summer travel season approaching, a survey has revealed how much flight delays set Scottish holidaymakers back whilst held up in the airport, and exactly what they spend their money on.

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The Almond Tree cafe in Hawick.

Kelso, Hawick, Galashiels and Peebles cafes on national awards shortlist

Nine Borders cafes are in the running for the first awards of their kind.

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Cornet Elliot Hutton leads the cavalcade into Denholm this week in 1968.

NOSTALGIA: Hawick Cornet 1968

Hawick Cornet Elliot Hutton led a large cavalcade of horsemen into Denholm this week in 1968.

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Revealed: The healthy work habits Scots swear by

Revealed: The healthy work habits Scots swear by

With recent data revealing that 1 in 3 Brits are so stressed at work they regularly check emails during the night, a new survey sheds light on which healthy work habits Scots put most stock in.

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VIDEO: Scale to new heights at Bowhill Estate

A new adventure activity helping people see the Bowhill Estate from a different point of view is set to get off the ground this weekend.

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Picture gallery: 14,000 photographs secured for Scotland

People in Scotland are being asked to help curate an amazing new collection of photographs which has been purchased for the nation.

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Video: Peebles garden’s dazzling yellow arch

The bright yellow Laburnum Arch in the walled garden of Kailzie Gardens in Peebles has been attracting lots of admirers.

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Claire Bellamy, right, with the Lauderdale Hunt in December.

Borders hunt master won’t be prosecuted over alleged breach of law

Scotland’s only female master huntsman will not face prosecution after being accused of breaching the country’s fox-hunting laws.

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The Kitchin - led by Tom Kitchin - is the best restaurant in Scotland - according to Square Meal (Photo: JP)

10 Scottish restaurants named in UK top 100

Ten Scottish restaurants have been featured in a prestigious top 100 list, which showcases the best culinary talent in the UK.
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Youngsters dance during last year's village week.

St Boswells ready for a busy village week

Excitement is building in St Boswells as residents look forward to their annual village week, kicking off this weekend.

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Melrosian Scott Roy and his right and left-hand men Iain Oliver and David Crawford meet Tweedbank Fair principals in 2008. Photo: Rob Gray.

NOSTALGIA: Tweedbank Fair 2008

Melrosian Scott Roy and his right and left-hand men, Iain Oliver and David Crawford, joined forces with the Tweedbank Lad and Lass for the Tweedbank Fair this week in 2008.

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Help where and when they need it...for families across the country. That is the vision for the future which was launched today by charity Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS), under the banner No Life Half Lived.

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland launches its new vision

No Life Half Lived is the new strategy which has been launched today by Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS).

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Flying the flag...to help promote The Big Lunch in Scotland which will take place in communities across the country on Sunday, June 3, 2018.

Invite your neighbours to The Big Lunch in Scotland

After a huge weekend for Royal watchers and football fans, and then the scorching sunshine of the Bank Holiday weekend, we might all be feeling a wee bit deflated now.

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Taking the plunge...Eyemouth and District Rehabilitation Group members regularly exercise in Eyemouth pool.

Borders rehabilitation group leads to improvements

When Jock Shiells was diagnosed with a chronic lung condition he was shocked to discover there was no support available – apart from some basic rehabilitation.

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