Country diary

Saturday, September 7: Eildon Ramblers – Melrose Circular (part of the new Earlston Jubilee Walk).

Distance: 8 miles, Grade B Start at 10am (duration – 6 hours). Take coffee and a packed lunch – walk will be stopping at Redpath Village Hall for refreshments – donation to group funds. Contact Heather McLoone on 01896 820300 to register your interest and get the start location.

Sunday, September 8: Scottish Borders Hillwalking Club – Pentlands-Flotterstone (66). Meet at High St car park, Galashiels, at 8.30am. Contact secretary Evelyn Horsburgh on 01750 76214 for further information.

Sunday, September 8: Coldstream Ramblers – Bowden, the Eildons, 7 miles. Meet at Coldstream at 9am or Bowden village at 10am. For more information, or to register interest, contact leader Martin Davison 01835 823833 mob 07858386485.