“The History of the Braw Lads Gathering”, published earlier this year, has raised more than £4,500.
The authors, ex-Galashiels Braw Lad Gordon Keddie, pictured left, and Rotarian John Gray, right, are donating this sum to local causes, many of whom helped with research and funding.
The money was divided between the various groups at a presentation on Saturday. The groups are: The Braw Lads Executive, The Ex-Braw Lads Association, The Old Gala Club, Langlee Choir, The Town Band and the Galashiels Ex-Service Pipe Band.
Gordon and John’s book is on sale at DS Dalgleish in Melrose Road and other locations for £10.