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WRI: A talk on the benefits of hypnotherapy was given at the latest meeting by Andrew Glendinning. Competitions – Valentine verse – 1, Anne Davies; 2, Dawn Balmer; 3, Alison Blackadder; three drop scones – 1, Marjory Tennant; 2, Alison Blackadder; 3, Dawn Balmer. This month’s meeting has been changed from Wednesday to Thursday when guest Kate Brown’s subject will be wine tasting. Competitions – three canapes (Miss McGowan Trophy) and prettiest wine glass


FUNDRAISER: Friday night at Braidwood Sporting Clays was an inspiring and enjoyable occasion when Marie Curie and Scottish Mountain Rescue joined forces to raise funds. Shelagh Ross, from Marie Curie, and Stuart Fuller-Shapcott, of the Borders Search and Rescue Unit, arranged the evening where more than 60 people heard about the work of Marie Curie from nurse Mark Downie and were given an insight into challenges faced by Scottish Mountain Rescuers. The evening raised £1,030.


Monday Club: Janet Mitchell will present members with a quiz with photographs at 2pm on March 14.

burns night: A large turnout of members and guests enjoyed a hugely successful “Mrs Burns” night at the February meeting of Selkirk Women’s Unionist Association’s Wednesday Club. The Haggis, carried by Kate Easson, was piped in by Andrew Bunyan. Margaret Inglis delivered the Address to the Haggis and following the Selkirk Grace, given by Eileen Easton, members were served a traditional supper of Haggis, Tatties and Neeps followed by Selkirk Bannock and Shortbread. A hilarious and witty “Toast to the Laddies” was given by Edith Scott followed by a humorous tale about Tam O’Shanter’s long suffering wife, Kate, recited by Elaine Dunipace. Excellent musical entertainment was provided by Sandra Sandilands and the Fiddlin Chiks. The next meeting on March 9 is a “not to be missed” novelty cake demonstration by Robert Whitton.


WRI: Results from the annual whist drive – ladies – 1, Jemima Irving; 2, Margaret Thomson; 3, Greta Hislop; consolation – Margaret Robinson; gents – 1, Frances Scott; 2, Valerie Barrie; 3, Stewart Runciman; consolation – Ella Gardiner. Nancy Wilson won the award for longest sitter and the hostess prize went to Linda Bradshaw.