District News


Community Cafe : The next Community Cafe will be on Wednesday at 11am in the Village Hall.

WRI:Artist Chris Rose was unable to come for our September meeting, but hopes to be with us in November. Sarah Gant was prepared to stand in and tell us about her recent trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos. The competition, a holiday souvenir, was won by Jan Purves, 2 Pam Boyd, 3 Betty Doyle.


WRI: Mrs Weatherly welcomed members back after summer break. She introduced Ivor Lumsden of Dalgetty Bakers. He gave a brief history of the bakers and in particular spoke about Robert Scott who was the originator of the now world famouse Selkirk bannock. The recipes used today by Dalgetty are the originals from when the baker started. He demostrated the decoration of a celebration cake, which was very intricate and interesting. Mrs Arthur won the shortbread compitition.The next meeting is on October 11 is a jewlery demonstration. Darnick WRI desperatly needs new members so please come along and join in with some very informative evenings.

Riddell Fiddles: Tom McConville is giving a concert at Darnick village Hall at 2pm on Sunday 23rd September 23. The renowned Newcastle fiddler’s performances are always lively and fun with a bit of 
music thrown in. This concert is to raise funds for the youth group of Riddell Fiddle, Entry by donation. Tom will be running a two-hour Alexander technique/Tunes workshop at Riddell Fiddles in the morning and this is open to musicians


Western line dancing: Classes resume on September 26, in the church hall, from 2-3pm. Experienced and new dancers welcome. For more info, contact Molly on 870042.


Camera Club :Members enjoyed a talk by Jim Hunter LRPS last week on gaining recognition in photography. He judged the competition which on the theme Light Fantastic. 1 and 2 Curtis Welsh; 3 Adam Drummond. The next meeting will be a three-way battle with Selkirk and Duns at Earlston. The judge for the evening will be Phil Wilkinson. from Scotland on Sunday. The meeting will be in the Red Lion Hotel, Earlston, at 7.30pm.

PARISH CHURCH: Theservice at 10.15am on September 23 will be conducted by Rev Julie Woods and refreshments will be served afterwards. The stewardship campaign starts on September 26 with a coffee afternoon in Hanover Lounge, 2.30-4.30pm, all welcome. On September 28 there will be all-day coffee, and tray bakesand a photo exhibition in the church hall,10am-8pm. The big supper is on September 29 in the primary school hall at 6pm. This is a supper of thanksgiving for members and adherents – please reply to invites by September 23.

WEDNESDAY CLUB: The first meeting of the new session was held on September 13. It was really good to see so many new members. The royal -themed competition for Jubilee Day was won by Alison Welsh. The Rose Bowl Trophy for most points in competitions was won by Grace Forsyth.All enjoyed a quiz organised by Ann Thomson.The winners of the week’s competition, a Swarovski ornament were: 1 Agnes Graham, 2 Agnes Penman, 3 Ann Thomson. Our next meeting will be on September 26 when the competition will be a for a cuddly toy.


WRI: At the meeting on September 12, Dr and 
Mrs Eade gave a talk with slides entitled “Off the 
Beaten Track in China. The raffle was won by Evelyn Grierson. Competition winners: biscuits –1 Marion Anderson, 2 Jackie Dun, 3. Evelyn Grierson; Chinese ornament – 1 Jackie Dun, 2.Joan Badger, 3 Marion Anderson.


Macmillan Raft Race: The race is definitely going ahead next Sunday, September 23. The first raft leaves Honey Cottage Caravan Park at 2pm and the race ends at Tushielaw Bridge. Soup and refreshments will be available to crew members and spectators.Please come along and lend your support


PROBUS: At the meeting in the Kingsknowes Hotel 
on September 13 after our summer recess, members were given a talk,illustrated with a video, on The Sacred Valley of the Incas by William Windram, after his recent visit to Cuzco and Machu Picchu in Peru. The vote of thanks was given by vice-president Sandy Frame. The next meeting is on September 27 at the Kingsknowes at 10am.


Rotary Club: President Tommy Mulvee welcomed six members of the Rotary Club of Kelso with four competing in the district quiz.Their team,Anne Wright; Sandra Craig; Blair McDonald and Gordon Euman took on Hawick’s Tommy Mulvee; Sandy Bannerman; Ron Sutherland and Gus Neilson. After four rounds of questions, Hawick defeated Kelso 22 pointsto 18 points to go forward to the next round. The president thanked quizmaster Allan McCredie.

Bridge Club: September 10: N/S ,1M. Tuson and R. Witherington, 2P. Gilligan and M. Millar, 3M. Ouldcott and M. Miller; E/W,1 S. West and R. Oates, 2 S. White and J. Urquhart,3L. and T. Witten.Wednesday bridge nights resume on September 26. New players are very welcome on Mondaysand Wednesdays and more information is available from our web site, www.bridgewebs.com/hawick


WRI: Our president Brenda Wright welcomed members to our first meeting after our summer break. Sandra Craig, a Heiton WRI member and guide at Abbotsford House, gave a very interesting talk with slides about Sir Walter Scott’s life and the history of Abbotsford, and about the restoration and redevelopment project which is taking place.Competition, photo of an historic building: 1 Lesley Abernethy, 2 Gill Harrop, 3 Jan McDonald.


COFFEE MORNING: Lodge St Ronan’s No. 856 will hold a coffee morning on September 22 in the club in Chapel Street,10am -noon. There will be the usual stalls, books, bric-a-brac, cake and candy and Bumper Raffle. Entry £1.00. All welcome.

RECYCLED CLOTHES: St. Ronan’s School is collecting unwanted clothing, shoes, soft toys and bedding for recycling. Please deliver in bin bags by 9am on September 24. The PTA will receive a payment based on the weight of all the bags. All support gratefully received.

FUN RUN: The winners of the annual St. Ronan’s Border Games Fun Run were Fun run winners were Dean Whiteford (men), Sarah Birks (ladies), Craig Angus (junior). .

SENIOR CITIZENS’ CLUB: The new session begins on September 26 in the Vale of Leithen Social Club at 2.00pm. The speaker will be Brian McGlasson of Innerleithen Operatic Society. Membership dues will be taken and any new members will be made most welcome.


District Guide Association: Tribute Night with Robbie West as Elvis Presley, Novenber 3,2012 Jedburgh Royal British Legion, 7.30pm-midnight, tickets £7.

Christmas fayre: Howdenburn Primary School parent council is holding a christmas fayre at the school on November9,7-9 pm. If anyone would like a table to sell products please contact Diane Palmer on 01835 863955 or the school. £10 per table.


Embroiderers’ Guild: The next meetingwill be on September 25 at 7pm in Abbey Row Centre. Rineke Sangster will give a workshop entitled Splash of Colour after a very brief AGM.Please bring needles, scissors,small embroidery hoop and a selection of embroidery threads.Visitors and new members welcome.Do not forget envelopes with new session fees and forms. Further information: Rineke Sangster 01573229414

Bridge club: September 12, match-pointed pairs: N/S, 1 John and Marian Miller, 2 Val Johnstone and Mary Millar, 3Dominic and Diana Alkin; E/W ,1 Miles Browne and John Urquhart, 2Lynda Douglas and Lesley Dick, 3 Jean Henry and Myra Thomson . September 13,Millenium Trophy2: N/S, 1 John and Marian Miller, 2 Rena Stewart and Val Johnstone , 3Dominic and Diana Alkin ; E/W, 1 Gerry Eglington and Jon Bridger, 2 Miles Browne and John Urquhart, 3 Archie Stewart and Ian Watson.

Farmers’ Market:The farmers’ market will be on September 22, 9am-1-30pm in the Square.


Storytelling: Bea Ferguson, one of the best known storytellers in Scotland, delighted children and parents at the public library last week. Bea is chairman of the National Scottish storytelling forum and was hosting an event at the library for little onesrun in conjunction with all the libraries in Dumfries and Galloway that were taking part in Rediscover, a celebration of literacy throughout the region. There was story telling, film making, poetry, music and many other things happened in the venues, and all the library events were free.

Lecture: Scots poet and champion of the nation’s language, Rab Wilson, delivered the annual MacDiarmid lecture. Rob devotes himself to Scots literature and language and informed the gathering that there is a rich dialect in the town. He was introduced by Tom Scott, and interspersed among his recommendations were a number of poems. A vote of thanks was given by Billy Young.


WRI: President Edith Scott welcomed members back after our summer break and introduced Christine and Margaret who gave a great demonstration on sweeties.Everyone enjoyed the lovely samples.Our vice-president gave the vote of thanks.Competition, four piecesof Swiss milk tablet :1 Ella Nairn, 2 Margot Hastie, 3 Anne Cochrane;a pretty thimble: 1 Anne Cochrane, 2 Gweyn Williamson, 3 Margot Hastie. At our next meeting on October2, Gilly Fraser’s theme is Reclaim The Romance and thecompetitionis an old postcard


Coffee Morning:The MacMillan Cancer coffee morning will be in the institute on September 28 at 10.30am. admission £1.

Big Six Tattie Dig: There were 12 entries for the Big Six Tattie Dig on Sunday:1 John Wight, 85lb 2oz; 2 Gilbert Elliot, 49lb 13oz, 3 Nigel Walters, 37lb 23/8oz.

Tattie in a Bucket: It was the first time for this competition and 19 weighed in:1 Stuart McNulty, 1lb 57/8oz; 2 Janette Stenhouse, 1lb 4oz,3 Ellie,1lb 15/8oz.

Newmill and Teviothead.

WRI: Anyone who thought the Rural is only about baking scones and tweed skirts should have come to the September meeting of Newmill and Teviothead WRI when it was keep fit, including Zumba, on the programme. Members had great fun being put through their paces by instructress Christine Gray who runs classes throughout the Borders catering for all abilities and ages. By the end, everyone was more than ready for a cup of tea! Competitions – a smoothie: 1 Jan Weir; 2 Pat Douglas; 3, Trish Kirkpatrick; favourite T-shirt 1 Carole Valentine; 2 Muriel Baptie; 3 Jan Weir. The next meeting is the AGM on October 2 with the annual dinner on November 6.


Library cafe: The next meeting will be on October 3 at 11a.m. All welcome.

Oxnam Owls: The well attended meeting on September 4 twas entertained by Dot Elliot who introduced us to her massive collection of dolls from all around the world. Dot was a last minute speaker as the speaker booked cancelled: hanks to Dot. At the next meeting of the Owls on October 2 Amanda Whithall will speak about her Crookedshaws pate.


Scottish dancing: It is planned to restart the Scottish dancing evenings, 7.30pm till about 9.15pm. Come and join us at the village hall on the September 25 and thereafter on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.


OAP Society sale: September 22, Stow Town Hall, 10.30-noon. Stalls: cake and candy, gifts, produce, bottles, books, children’s 50p parcels, nearly new, plus raffle. Tea and coffee. £1 at door.


Village Hall: The Hall will be open 10am-4pm as part of the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on September 28. Tea,coffee,home baking,home made soup, cake and candy,tombola.


SCRABBLE CLUB: The autumn season begins at 1.45pm on October 3rd. New members are particularly welcome.The venue is the Wauchope Hall.

COFFEE MORNING: The Yetholm section of the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning takes place at 10.30am in the Wauchope Hall on Sepember 29:,everyone is welcome.

FILM NIGHTS: The 2012/13 season opens in the Wauchope Hall on September 29 with “he Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Doors open at 6.30pm and the film starts at 7pm.Programmes showing the rest of the season’s films are available at the usual village outlets.

VILLAGE LUNCH: There will be a regular village lunch today (September 20)noon till 2pm in the Wauchope Hall,proceeds to Yetholm school. The co-ordinator is Margaret Gibson.

SHOW: The annual weigh-in for the Tattie in a Bucket Competition takes place noon -2pm on September 30 on Kirk Yetholm Gree. Coffee and cakes will be provided.

VILLAGE PRINCIPALS: Bari GadgiKenneth Kelly and Bari ManushiZoe Keddie have been having a busy time. They took part in the Riding of the Marches up the Royal Mile in Edinburgh.They also formed part of a guard of honour welcoming Princess Anne to the Jubilee service in Melrose.Zoe has been preparing to take part in a race with other Border Principals at Kelso Races at the beginning of October.