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Experience medieval life in Berwick this weekend

A living history display - Defending Berwick and the Border - takes place in Berwick this weekend (July 21-22).

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Bowhill House tour guide Adam Borwick with the recently restored Boulle commode,  designed by renowned French cabinetmaker to Louis XIV, Andr�-Charles Boulle.

18th century Boulle Commode restored to its former glory

Visitors to Bowhill House, Selkirk can take a closer look at an exquisitely decorated, newly restored commode.

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Young People's Glasgow 2018 Junk Art Challenge'Pictured ' L to r'Joe Meekison , Mairead Reid, Rebecca Adams and Nikki McGlynn in George Square in Glasgow.''Aspiring young artists are being challenged to take part in an ambitious art project to design three sculptures made of recycled materials. The sculptures will be showcased at the Year of Young People 2018 space at GO LIVE! at the Green during the Glasgow 2018 European Championships.''The Junk Art Challenge, launched by Young Scot, calls for artists to create thought-provoking sculpture designs that explore young people's passion for sustainability including reducing plastic waste and improving recycling in Scotland.''Young artists aged 11-26 will use recycled, upcycled and reclaimed materials for their sculpture to champion sustainability. The chosen three ideas will be brought to life with help from members of the public of all ages at GO LIVE on the Green.''The activity is part of the young people's area at GO LIVE! at the Green which will be themed aro

Young artists challenged to transform junk into artworks

Young artists across the Borders are called on to take part in ambitious Junk Art Challenge.

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William Lockie: Handcrafted in Hawick since 1874,  on display until Sunday, September 9, an  exhibition displaying William Lockie's top-quality products while charting the history of the oldest, family run, knitwear company in Hawick.

New summer exhibitions feature music and hosiery

Two exciting new exhibitions have opened at Borders Textile Towerhouse in Hawick for the summer.

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Borders Youth Theatre perform  A Tale of Beatrix Potter in the gardens of three of the most beautiful historice estates in the Borders; Paxton House, Traquair House and The Haining.

Borders Youth theatre bring Beatrix Potter’s tales to life

Borders Youth Theatre’s next production revisits some classic tales by Beatrix Potter.

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Dr John Ennis, with textiles designed by Felicity Bristow.

The fabric of Borders history comes to Selkirk

An exhibition dedicated to the past, present and future of linen – Scotland’s oldest fabric – featuring work by Borders artists, is coming to Selkirk.

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Innerleithen comes together to keep time-honoured traditions

St Ronan’s Games Week is in full swing as standard bearer elect Jamie Boyd and his lass Rosie Graham kicked off an extensive list of activities last Friday night at Innerleithen’s ex-standard bearers’ dance.

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Nick does his town proud as Jethart Callant

With nerves well hidden behind a smile matched only in size by the crowds filling Abbey Place, Jethart Callant Nick Arnold led his town in celebration and commemoration on Friday.

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Mel Gibson during filming in Ireland for The Professor and the Madman.

Film tribute to Borderer nearer release after Mel Gibson lawsuit fails

A Hollywood legend has failed in his bid to block the release of a movie based on the life of a pioneering Borderer.

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Top table, from left: attendants Craig Monks and Thomas Willmott, ex-standard bearer Guy Blair, hon provost Jake Wheelans, chairman Gary Guthrie, Royal Burgh Standard Bearer Peter Forrest, ex-Hawick cornet Greg McLeod, and attendants Robbie Reilly and Liam Cassidy.

Peter joins the ex club at cup night

The perfect smilin’ morn seems a long time ago now, but Saturday saw the final curtain come down on Selkirk’s 2018 common riding.

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Live Borders Dance Academy will be held at Heriot Watt University in Galashiels on August 5-8.

Stage is set as doors open on Live Borders Dance Academy

Live Borders Dance Academy is shaping up for another sizzling summer following on from its success of last year.

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The California Feetwarmers, a magnificent seven-piece bringing their fun-loving rendering of ragtime, Dixieland blues and early swing directly from Los Angeles. The Feetwarmers are now regular visitors and will this year raise the roof at Eastgate Theatre on Thursday, July 19.

Three of the best of American folk bands flock to the Eastgate

Eastgate Theatre, Peebles has become the venue of choice for many of the finest musicians touring American roots music.

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PICTURE GARETH EASTON 07752 666522'FREE TO USE UNTIL 31ST DEC 2018.''PICTURED: 'PICTURED: OUTSIDE EDINBURGH'S USHER HALL. CAST AND MUSICIANS. '''As part of the WW100 Scotland Armistice centenary programme, critically acclaimed multimedia production Far, Far From Ypres, starring renowned Scots singers Barbara Dickson, Siobhann Miller and 24 other top folk musicians, will embark on a commemorative tour around Scotland, culminating with a performance in Edinburgh's Usher Hall on Sunday 11 November, a hundred years to the day since the end of World War One.'Singer Barbara Dickson takes part in the show in memory of her uncle David Dickson, who enlisted while underage and was killed in the Battle of the Somme in 1916. She forms part of a 26-strong cast, including Scottish folk scene favourites such as Siobhan Miller, Dick Gaughan, Ian McCalman, Iain Anderson, Professor Gary West, Stephen Quigg and Ian Bruce.

A Scotsman’s journey to the Western Front in World War 1

What did your grandparents do in World War 1?

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Galashiels Academy pupils Katie Loughran, Llana Millar, Rowan Wymss, Amy Montgomery, Layla Whitson and Erin Stoddart with their tapestry welcome panel entry.

Tapestry already inspiring artistic efforts by Borders youngsters

It’s still two years until the Great Tapestry of Scotland arrives in Galashiels, but it’s already inspiring Borders youngsters to produce artworks of their own.

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Braw Lads’ Gathering: All the photos

Here’s your chance to relive one of the best Gala Days in recent years ... by going through the catalogue of photos from our man Alwyn Johnston.

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Celebrating 20 diamante decorated years, The Ladyboys of Bangkok Wonder Woman Tour takes Britain's number one cabaret show to a new level at Eastgate Theatre, Peebles on August 29.

Energetic, exotic, eclectic - the boys are back in town

Get ready to party like there’s no tomorrow when The Ladyboys from Bangkok arrive at Eastgate Theatre, Peebles on August 29.

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The finalists at the St Mary's Music School Directors' Recital Prize 2018.  From left to right:  Will Fielding, Emma Baird, Fraser Mason and Salvador Sanchez.

Stow student finalist in Scottish Music School prize

Scotland’s national music school’s highly prestigious Directors’ Recital Prize has been won by an eighteen-year-old pianist from Alicante, Spain.

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People in Peebles have helped to fund another audio-book for blind and partially sighted children.'Pauline Weir, community champion from Tesco Peebles, and Angela Preston, fundraising manager with RNIB Scotland.

People in Peebles fund audio-book for children with sight loss

People in Peebles have helped to fund another audio-book for blind and partially sighted children.

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EDINBURGH, UK - 10th May 2018: Leonard McDermid was announced as winner of the 2017 Callum MacDonald Memorial award for his book of poetry, Landway. Lady Marks presented the Callum MacDonald Quaich during an awards ceremony held at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh. (Photograph: MAVERICK PHOTO AGENCY)

last prize winner

Borders-based artist and publisher Leonard McDermid has won the 2018 Callum Macdonald Memorial Award.

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Far, Far from Ypres kicks off its Scottish tour in Selkirk's Victoria Halls.

Far from Ypres, in Selkirk venue

Selkirk’s Victoria Halls is the first venue on the itinerary for a Scotland-wide tour of a multimedia performance of stories, songs and poetry about the country’s war effort during the First World War – and your stories are needed.

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