Country Diary

Tonight (Thursday) – Central Borders Members Centre of the Scottish Wildlife Trust, illustrated talk by Ray Murray on Rain Forest Birding plus special Christmas hamper raffle and festive fare at the interval, in the Langlee Centre, Marigold Drive Galashiels, at 7.30pm. Non-members welcome.

Saturday, December 14 – Eildon Ramblers walk: Yeavering Bell via Hethpool Linn (Old Reiver routes) circular. Distance 7 miles, grade B+. Meet at Kirknewton Church at 10am Contact leader on 01835 823833 to register intent to walk.

Sunday, December 15 – Scottish Borders Hillwalking Club: Gala circular (73). Meet at Boleside, Galashiels, at 10am. Contact secretary Evelyn Horsburgh on 01750 76214 for further information.

Sunday, December 15 – Coldstream Ramblers walk: Galashiels, SUW, Yair, Boleside, 8.5 miles. Meet at Focus Community Centre, near swimming pool, at 10am. To confirm attendance or for more information, contact leader Susan Taylor on 01896 820004. Alternatively, call the mobile 07929 906678.