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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.

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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.

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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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Claire Griffiths from Peebles whose story 'Can It' will be included in the Nourish book.

Tales of her granny’s cooking from local author Claire Griffiths

Every year for Book Week Scotland, Scottish Book Trust, the national charity changing lives through reading and writing, releases a book of stories around a theme.

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Artist Sheila Mullen and curator Andrew Brown at the new Clock Tower Gallery, Glen House.

New gallery opens

The new Clock Tower Gallery at Glen House near Innerleithen, is Scotland’s latest contemporary arts venue.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Can you find their owners?

Can you find their owners?

The Selkirk Ex-Soldiers Association and the Selkirk and Ettrick Forest Branch of the Royal British Legion will hold a coffee morning tomorrow (Saturday).

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The Pavilion Cinema in Galashiels.

Season of special films at Galashiels

Pavilion Cinema Galashiels launches a new season of special performances this winter which will cater for specific audience groups.

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Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis in the 1986 movie Top Gun.

Cruise control on show as Heart of Hawick launches nostalgia series

The 1986 Tom Cruise film Top Gun is set to be the first in a series of monthly nostalgia movie screenings at the Heart of Hawick.

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How the proposed Great Tapestry of Scotland visitor centre in Galashiels would look.

Heritage society opposing Galashiels tapestry centre plans

The Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland is objecting to plans by Scottish Borders Council to create a £6.7m permanent home for the Great Tapestry of Scotland in central Galashiels.

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Historical fiction prize is now open to entrants

Historical fiction prize is now open to entrants

To mark the opening of this year’s Walter Scott Prize, one of the country’s leading literary awards, fascinating research into the period settings of historical fiction has been carried out.

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Sound of music fills town for sessions

Sound of music fills town for sessions

Souters hit a high note on Sunday when the 11th annual Selkirk Sessions came to a close following a performance-packed weekend.

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Scott gets court in the act again

Scott gets court in the act again

Crowds gathered in Selkirk on Saturday to see the town transported back in time to the old days of the shirra as it celebrated the life and times of author Walter Scott.

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Hawick councillor Watson McAteer in the Heart of Hawick cinema.

Hawick offers to roll out red carpet for Hollywood star Mel Gibson

Hollywood legend Mel Gibson could be heading to Hawick if an audacious bid to stage the world premiere of a new blockbuster film in the town comes to fruition.

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