Country diary

Saturday, October 4: Eildon Ramblers circular walk from Redpath. Meet at 10am at village hall (NT582357) 6.5 miles, Grade B, Soup lunch after walk (£5), followed by AGM. To register for the walk, email

Sunday, October 5: Scottish Borders Hill Walking Club – Lauder circular (73). Meet at Lauder Post Office at 10am. For further information, contact Evelyn Horsburgh on 01750 76214.

Thursday, October 9 – Scottish Wildlife Trust Central Borders Group, illustrated talk “40 Years at Tweedbank” by Andrew Bramhall, in the Langlee Centre, Marigold Drive, Galashiels, at 7.30pm. Refreshments and raffle. Non-members very welcome.