Join in the 16 Days of Action against violence to women

Scottish Borders Rape Crisis Centre (SBRCC) is marking the 16 Days of Action – the international campaign opposing violence against women – with a series of events in the Borders.

Events run from tomorrow, starting with the Big Blether, offering women the chance to join in a discussion, with refreshments, about issues that matter to them locally. The event is being held at at Moon Dogs Café, Channel Street, Galashiels, from 7-9pm.

On Saturday, Andante Chamber Choir raise their voices in song in aid of Scottish Borders Rape Crisis Centre. The concert is being held at Holy Trinity Church, High Cross Avenue, Melrose, from 7.30pm. Entry is free and booking is not required. However, donations are invited.

Next Thursday, December 1, an open evening for women interested in volunteering with SBRCC will be held at 41 Bridge Street, Galashiels, between 6pm and 8pm. Here, women can learn more about the centre’s work with survivors of rape and how they can get involved.  

And on Friday, December 9, for the second time in the region, Borderers can take part in the Reclaim the Night march in Galashiels town centre. 

All are welcome – men, women and families – to join members of SBRCC and stand up for women’s right to violence-free public space.  Anyone wishing to join the march should assemble at Galawater Retail Park, Galashiels, at 7.30pm for 8pm start. There will be hot drinks and a celebration afterwards at the Scout Hall, St John Street, Galashiels.  

For more information on all these events, email: or telephone 01896 661070 or