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Calling all photographers to put nature in the frame

Photographers of all ages and experience are being invited to submit their entries to the Go Wild competition, which is supported by Scottish Canals and Scottish Wildlife Trust.

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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.

Soldiers songs shine a light on World War One experiences

Far, Far From Ypres, the story of the Scottish war effort during World War One, will visit Victoria Hall, Selkirk on August 5.

Theatre and Comedy
Shattered, a new play written by Lisa Nicoll, will be performed at MacArts, Galashiels on May 30.

Shattered explores the themes of grief, isolation and loss

Shattered, a new play written by Lisa Nicoll, will be performed at MacArts, Galashiels on May 30.

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www.iangeorgesonphotography.co.uk'Pictured Whitney (Black Horse) Lady Phoebe Pulleine'Pluto (White Horse) Lady Bethany Martin ''JOUSTERS, KNIGHTS & JESTERS MAKE TRACKS TO TRAQUAIR''TRAQUAIR MEDIEVAL FAYRE'Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May 2018'11am ' 5pm'Traquair House Innerleithen Peeblesshire'''Traquair Medieval Fayre, now in its 15th year, is held in the grounds of Scotland's Oldest Inhabited House and is Scotland's only authentic Medieval Fayre.''From spectacular jousting displays on the grassed avenue that get bigger and better every year to wandering through the old walled garden filled with medieval traders, workshops and demonstrations there is something for everyone to learn and enjoy.''Re-enactors come from far and wide and this year Les Chardons d'Orleans have travelled from France to explain life, military tactics and fight techniques from the heart of the Auld Alliance. They will be joined by the Douglas Retinue on the avenue who will be involved in a few skirmishes throughout the day. ''In front

step back in time

Scotland’s only authentic Medieval Fayre, now in its 15th year, will be held in the grounds of Traquair House this bank holiday weekend.

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Councillor Clair Ramage outside Hawick's new Refresh cafe in Wilton Lodge Park.

The price is not right, say customers of Hawick park cafe

The long-awaited cafe in Hawick’s Wilton Lodge Park has come under fire for its allegedly London-like prices.

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Scott Hutchison performing in Edinburgh in December.

Selkirk singer Scott Hutchison back in chart as fans pay tribute

Fans of Scott Hutchison have paid tribute to the tragic Selkirk singer-songwriter by giving him posthumous hits at the double.

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Frightened Rabbit create memory book for grieving fans

Scottish band Frightened Rabbit have created a way for fans to record their tributes to and memories of the group’s late frontman, Scott Hutchison, who was found dead last week.

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The top table at last year's Spurs Night dinner

Riders head to river for spurs

New friendships will be forged and tradition maintained tomorrow evening at Galafoot as the principals of Galashiels and Selkirk’s summer festivals meet for their spurs night celebrations.

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Dalziel + Scullion,  John Muir Artists in Residence 2018, with their project, entitled Homing.

Sensory surprises along Dunbar’s John Muir Way

Matthew Dalziel and Louise Scullion, artists known as Dalziel + Scullion who have recently been announced as the John Muir Artists in Residence 2018, are to call their next project Homing.

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Elephant Sessions will play Ma Arts, Galashiels on Sunday, May 27.

Fiery five piece highland band

The inimitable Elephant Sessions will play MacArts, Galashiels on Sunday, May 27.

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Free to use.images'Hawick Museum, Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick, TD9 7JL''Festival of Museums is an annual event coordinated by Museums Galleries Scotland to showcase Scotland's extensive cultural offering through well over 100 exciting events taking place throughout the country, suited for both family and adult audiences. The event takes place Saturday 19 ' Monday 21 May this year.'As part of the festival, the Hawick Museum is hosting an Ugly Bug Ball for children aged 8 and under. The event will include a disco, crafting activities and a chance to visit the museum's mini beast exhibit.''PIC PHIL WILKINSON 'info@philwilkinson.net'www.philwilkinson.net'01316186373 - 07740444373

Fantastic collection of creepy crawlies at Hawick Museum

Hawick Museum is getting ready to take part in Scotland’s annual Festival of Museums, a nationwide programme of cultural events taking place from May 18-20.

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Gavin and Stuart Harris, flanked by Graham Stewart and Susheila Jamieson, with the limestone sculpture named, Emergence, a memorial to his wife and daughter.

“Emergence’’ stands as a lasting memorial to Aileen

A new sculpture, commissioned by Peebles man Gavin Harris and his son Stuart, is on display at Dawyck Botanic Garden, Stobo.

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Abbey Consort cross the Atlantic with their spring concert entitled 'Music of the Americas'.

Wide-ranging concert covers music from the Americas

Abbey Consort cross the Atlantic with their spring concert entitled “Music of the Americas”.

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Scott Hutchison on stage in 2016.

Fans look set to pay tribute to tragic Selkirk singer Scott Hutchison by returning him to hit parade

Tragic Selkirk singer-songwriter Scott Hutchison looks set to rack up posthumous hits at the double, or even treble.

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A Scots Gaelic sign on the Isle of Skye

Quiz: How good is your Scottish Gaelic?

Take our quiz and see how well you know Scotland's second language
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13 Brew co-owner Steve Anderson promoting this week's audition.

Postponed Voice UK audition being held in Hawick this week

A rescheduled audition for TV talent show The Voice UK is being held in Hawick on Friday, May 18.

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Bill Jeffrey with the banner which the council took down from its spot at Galashiels' Public Park.

Council in controversial banner ban

A Galashiels music and events promoter says his latest project could be cancelled after what he believes is a vendetta against him by Scottish Borders Council.

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Demolition work is under way at the old Poundstretcher store in Galashiels.

Borders council chiefs allay fears of stitch-up over tapestry debts

Council bosses have allayed fears that they might inherit debts built up by the charity in charge of the Great Tapestry of Scotland after taking possession of the 469ft-long artwork.

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Hawick Cornet Gareth Renwick leading his first rideout, to Bonchester Bridge.

Hawick Common Riding chiefs vow to crack down on sexism and drunkenness

Hawick Common Riding bosses have pledged to crack down on sexism and drunken disorder.

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Iain Little, left, and Henry Jeffrey.

Jethart Callant and Langholm Cornet to be named this week

This year’s Langholm Cornet will be named this week.

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