Moving & shaking in the Borders

THE Borders certainly got motivated in a big way during the annual European Move week.

Part of a wider initiative by the International Sports and Cultural Association, to get 100 million more Europeans more active by the year 2020, the region played its part, with many original events taking place.

A group of Volunteers from the Bridge in Tweeddale took up the Jive and Salsa under professional instruction on their lunch hour; more than 100 people enjoyed three minutes physical exercise in their glad rags prior to the Berwickshire Sports Awards; road and off-road cycling events were arranged through Kelso Wheelers; various tennis activities; disability sports; a pedometer challenge ran by NHS Borders; and equestrian vaulting were just a few of the wide range of activities.

The initiative was driven forward in Scotland by SALSC (Scottish Association of Local Sports Councils), whose chairman David Laing, from Kelso, was delighted with the overall response.