Gathering opportunities for Borderers in Hawick

Please can we remind readers of a great opportunity to find out what is available in the Borders to help them find a new skill, hobby, qualification or support.

The Borders Interactive Gathering Event is an annual event which is normally held in Galashiels, but this year will be in Hawick Town Hall on May 17 – free access to everyone from 11am until 6pm.

Available to see and share what is available are approximately 30 exhibitors, ranging from support groups such as Parkinson’s, Arthritis Research UK, Borders College, House of Hearing, Benefits Advisory, SBC Libraries, Waste Recycling. Vegetarian for Life, Interalia Computing and Learning. There is also live Zumba dance, bell ringers and hula hooping.

For further information, contact me on 01896 668961 or email

Rodelle Purvis

(vice-chair, Big Event 2012)