GALASHIELS is preparing to commemorate the end of World War I with a packed programme of events.

Many community groups and organisations are coming together to help mark the centenary of the Great War ending.

Parades, services, film-screenings, workshops and period cabaret will all take place around this year's Remembrance Day.

Energise Galashiels, the Borders Family History Society, the Boys Brigade, Creative Coathanger, Crochet Club, the Focus Centre, Galashiels Academy, the town's primary schools, Gala Amateur Operatic Society, Galashiels Camera Club, Galashiels Community Council, Langlee Community Choir, the Men’s Shed, Old Gala Club, One Accord Chorus, and the Galashiels branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland are all involved in planning the special celebrations.

On Sunday, November 11 as well as the traditional Remembrance Parade and morning Service there will be a Winged Angels Service at the War Memorial in the evening.

A World War I exhibition will be held from mid-August at Old Gala House.

And there will be lectures in Scotland's War Project in the weeks leading up to Armistice Day.

On Sunday, November 4 the Pavilion Cinema will be hosting a World War I season of screenings.

During November crochet poppies will be placed in Bank Street Gardens, and a commemorative bench will be unveiled in the town.

Window displays are also being planned along with special lighting, a teardrop sculpture and commemorative pole banners in the run up to Remembrance Day.

On Friday, November 9 there will be a WWI tea dance at the Focus Centre and the Royal British Legion will host a WWI cabaret on Sunday, November 11.

A Festival of Remembrance is also planned for the Volunteer Hall on Friday, November 9.

Full details of the Gala Remembers project will be unveiled over the coming months.

And a fund-raising campaign to help meet costs will be launched.