2 Apr 2015 15:30

Tributes to acclaimed guitarist John Renbourn

TRIBUTES have been paid to the acclaimed acoustic guitarist John Renbourn who died of a suspected heart attack at his Borders home last week.

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3 Mar 2015 15:30

MP congratulates Mainstreet Trading on best Small Shop competition

LOCAL MP Michael Moore congratulated Bill and Rosamund de la Hey from Mainstreet Trading as they were announced as runners up at the Best Small Shops Competition reception in Parliament.

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8 Feb 2015 13:30

Perfect 10 for Newtown

AFTER a decade of delighting audiences members of the Acchord Ladies Acappella Chorus tucked into some tenth anniversary cake.

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27 Jan 2015 11:30

Abbotsford - Building by numbers

IT was once the Borders home of renowned author Sir Walter Scott.

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18 Jan 2015 16:30

Local photographers in the frame

THE work of four local photographers has caught the eye of judges in a national competition.

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11 Jan 2015 09:30

Gala album showcases George’s US connection

IT’S the dream of many an aspiring recording artist to work with the finest session players on the other side of the pond.

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2 Jan 2015 16:30

Pupils star in Christmas church service

SCHOOLCHILDREN found a novel way of telling the Christmas story - by acting out the First World War truce between Britain and Germany.

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31 Dec 2014 16:30

Country Diary

RECENTLY I was given a copy of a book by Mark Cocker who for many years has been exploring the East Anglian countryside based on the Norfolk Parish of Claxton.

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23 Dec 2014 10:00 • Ally McGilvray

Braw panto in Galashiels

IT was a show few will have heard of beforehand. But, for those who took part, it is one they will never forget.

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22 Dec 2014 10:30

Borders magazine could flourish, claims award-winning editor

THE Borders-born editor of an award-winning news and lifestyle magazine believes there is space in the market for a similar publication to flourish in the region.

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21 Dec 2014 10:30

Santa lights up Melrose

CHRISTMAS came early in Melrose at the weekend.

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18 Dec 2014 10:30

Country Diary

IN the last fortnight I have visited the east coast, firstly to Eyemouth and secondly to Spittal. On the first visit I scanned both Eyemouth Bay and the sea of Spittal.

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16 Dec 2014 09:30

Country Diary

I RECENTLY saw representations made to the local MSP John Lamont the member of the Scottish Parliament for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire by local birders about the parking arrangements for visitors to the Site of Special Scientific Interest at Hule Moss on Greenlaw Moor.

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15 Dec 2014 16:30

Scottish Borders Hill Walking Club

SCOTTISH Borders Hill Walking Club must be doing something right! After several days of dull, dank mornings we get sunshine and warmth for our club walk which certainly puts a spring in the step.

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3 Dec 2014 16:30

Ranger Notes

WE started in the dry at the Focus Community Centre.

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2 Dec 2014 16:30

Country Diary

AT this time of year Siskins are usually seen at the garden feeders particularly on Niger seed and also peanuts.

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1 Dec 2014 16:30

Scottish Borders Hill walking Club

ON Sunday, November 16, 24 walkers assembled at the Council car park in Newtown St Boswells for a Tweed walk.

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28 Nov 2014 16:00

Melrose meeting for ornithologists

LAST week the local branch of the Scottish Ornithologists Club held their monthly meeting in Melrose.

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26 Nov 2014 16:15

Quartet at melrose Parish Church

ON Friday, November 21, at 7.30pm, a celebrated Scottish piano quartet performed in Melrose Parish Church Hall.

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21 Nov 2014 07:30

Fewer hate crimes, but overall detection rates also fall

THE number of hate crimes recorded in the Borders fell by more than 20% in the six months from April 1 to September 30 this year.

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