Arts & Screen

Rough and tumble on offer at Jedburgh’s hand ba’ game

Jedburgh’s annual hand ba’ games are under way, and here’s a taste of the action so far, ahead of a fuller report tomorrow.

Inspection day at The Fluthers. Credit:  Saving and Sharing Scottish Borders Stories of WWI.

Rediscovered silent film makes a rare appearance in Hawick

Members of the Borders public are being given a rare chance to see a film which is almost 100 years old and which was considered lost for over eight decades.

Borders author Claire McFall, alias Claire Bowles, seen here in her English classroom at Peebles High School.

Hollywood dream no Chinese whisper for Borders teacher

It’s Hollywood or bust for a Borders teacher now her debut novel has been snapped up for a big-screen adaption.

2017 Hawick Cornet Ali George flying the flag for tradition at last year's common riding.

End in sight for men-only events at Hawick Common Riding

This year’s Hawick Common Riding is set to be one of the most controversial and uncertain in its 315-year history.

Hawick Common Riding, Friday 5th June 2015. The Hut.

Women could be granted equal rights for Hawick’s common riding

Radical changes could be on the way at this year’s Hawick Common Riding, with women being granted equal rights to participate more fully than ever before in its 315-year history.

Charles Hanson checks out Anita Manning's paintings in Hawick.

Telly pair show you can get a bargain

Popular BBC show Antiques Road Trip featured the Borders heavily last week, with experts Anita Manning and Charles Hanson scooting around the region in a Triumph Stag in scenes filmed last August.

Thirlestane Castle at Lauder.

Lauder castle lands £40,000 grant to help fund rejig plans

A Borders tourist attraction toying with the idea of moving a couple of its collections is now well over halfway to raising the £70,000 that would cost.

Jacob Martin in outlander style show

Game of Thrones challenge for Borders euine stunt team

Jedburgh-based equine stunt team Les Amis has recently been working on two major films made in Scotland and is now taking part in one of the biggest TV shows in the world.

Author Alan Windram at the fourth Read-a-licious children's book festival.

feast of literary fun

Eastgate Theatre, Peebles, was buzzing even more than usual when it welcomed more than a thousand young bookworms to the fourth Read-a-licious children’s book festival.

The old Poundstretcher in Galashiels and the former post office next door to it.

Work set to start on Galashiels home for Great Tapestry of Scotland next spring

An application for a building warrant for the new home for the Great Tapestry of Scotland in Galashiels could be made as soon as February.

The Tour of Britain arriving in Kelso.

Cultural and sports events boost Borders economy by £6m a year, report reveals

The Borders’ cultural and sporting celebrations generate £6m a year for the region’s economy, it has been revealed.


VIDEO & REVIEW: Sneak peek first look as Christmas At The Botanics opens at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

HARK! The herald conifer trees really do sing at Christmas At The Botanics - a spectacular new festive light and sound trail which has magically transformed the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

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Steve Hunter creating a mural of Stevie Ray Vaughan in Dallas.

Hawick artist creates hat-trick of tributes to US guitar legend

An expatriate Teri now living in Texas in the US has created a hat-trick of tributes to a guitar legend still the pride of joy of his home city of Dallas almost three decades after his death.

Families will be mesmerised by the hypnotic beauty of a flickering, scented Fire Garden

WIN: Christmas At The Botanics family ticket - be first to see new Edinburgh festive lights spectacular

Christmas At The Botanics is the new Edinburgh festive lights spectacular set and we are giving YOUR family the chance to be amongst the first to see it.

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Teviotdale Young Farmers' Club members meeting Matt Baker.

Hawick welcomes rickshaw charity challenge team

About 1,000 people lined the streets of Hawick last night, November 15, to welcome the One Show’s rickshaw challenge team back to the town for the first time since its inaugural journey six years ago.

Jackie Charley with her controversial Christmas cards.

Borders artist baffled after robin painting is given the bird by Facebook

A Borders artist was left baffled after her painting of a robin redbreast was banned from Facebook apparently for being too sexual.

Brian and Sheryl Milligan, with Brooke, Macie, Hallie and Scott at Denholm fireworks

Village pub puts on spectacular display held at Denholm

Hundreds of people enjoyed a spectacular bonfire and fireworks display at Denholm’s green for the fifth year running.

Ancrum bonfire night on Sunday 5th Nov. L-r Sara Dickson, Louisa Dickson, Jamie Skelly and Ryan Skelly of Newtown St Boswells.

Bonfire now faces uncertain future

Borderers travelled from far and wide to experience this year’s dazzling fireworks display at Ancrum.

Matt Baker and Alex Jones, presenters of the One Show, with 2017's Team Rickshaw.

Rickshaw charity challenge returns to Borders next week

The One Show’s charity rickshaw challenge returns to the region next week, and Borderers are being urged to show their support.

Selkirk set to save the world – win a signed copy of Gala man’s first book

Selkirk set to save the world – win a signed copy of Gala man’s first book

Step aside Nick Stone and Jack Reacher – Selkirk is about to save the world, thanks to a man from Galashiels.

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