Country diary

Saturday, February 7: A more low-level walk is planned by Eildon Ramblers due to weather – probably Melrose to Earlston via Gattonside, at 10am. Contact leader Agnes Waldie on 01896 823015 or

Sunday, February 8: Scottish Borders Hillwalking Club – Ford & Etal (75) NT 949 376. Meet at council car park, Newton St Boswells, at 9am. Call secretary Evelyn Horsburgh on 01750 76214 for more information.

Thursday, February 12: Scottish Wildlife Trust Central Borders Group, illustrated talk – Mongolia Revisited, by Harry McKerchar, in the Langlee Centre, Marigold Drive, Galashiels, at 7.30pm. Non-members welcome.