What’s on where in the Borders


July 3

Robyn Stapleton Band, Eastgate Theatre, Peebles, 7.30pm. BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year. Tickets £12 (concessions £10, schoolchildren £5). Contact 01721 725777, or see www.eastgatearts.com

July 6

String Theory presents Geoff Ross and Gary Hall, Tower Mill, Hawick, 7.30pm. Live music Mondays. Admission free.


July 2

Timbuktu, Tower Mill, Hawick, 6pm. A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives abruptly disturbed. Tickets £6 (concessions £4.50). Contact 01450 360688, or call into the Visit Scotland desk. (12A)

July 3, 4

Woman in Gold, Tower Mill, Hawick, 7pm. Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family. Tickets and contact details as before. (12A)

July 4

Dino Time, Tower Mill, Hawick, 4pm. When three young friends accidentally travel back in time to the age of the dinosaurs, they embark on a series of wild adventures. Tickets and contact details as before. (PG)

July 7

A Royal Night Out, Tower Mill, Hawick, 6pm. Based on the true story of the future Queen and her sister Princess Margaret’s night out in London to join the VE Day celebrations. Tickets and contact details as before. Also showing at the Maltings, Berwick, 1pm and 7.30pm. Tickets £7.75 / £6.75 concs, Child £4.75 (16 & under), Baby FREE (2 & under), Meerkat movies 2-for-1 (Tue & Wed only). See www.maltingsberwick.co.uk (12A)

July 9

Girlhood (Band de Filles), Tower Mill, Hawick, 6pm. Oppressed by her family setting, dead-end school prospects and domineering neighbourhood boys, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. Tickets and contact details as before. (15)


Until August 9

LeRoc presents Grouse and Grain, Old Gala House, Galashiels. South African pyrography artist, Eben Rautenbach, known professionally as LecRoc, uses the ancient technique to draw with fire, using local wood. Open 10am-4pm Mon-Sat, 1-4pm Sun. Admission free. Call 01750 20096 / 01896 752611.


July 5

Royal Opera House Live presents William Tell, 2.45pm. The most thrilling of operas. Eastgate Theatre, Peebles (tickets £17, £10 for schoolchildren) at Tower Mill, Hawick (tickets £15, £13 concs); and at the Maltings, Berwick (tickets £16.75 / £15.75 concs, child £8.75. Schools: student £5 & teacher free, min. 10 students). Contact details as before. Rated 12A.