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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.

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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.

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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.

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Author Alan Windram at the fourth Read-a-licious childrens 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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