BORDERERS are invited to accompany and even possibly wear the Coat of Hopes on its journey from Edinburgh to Galashiels this week.

The Coat of Hopes is a patchwork coat, made, worn and walked by hundreds of people over hundreds of miles.

It left Edinburgh yesterday Wednesday August 30 for Dalkeith and today the coat will be taken to Middleton.

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Tomorrow, Friday September 1 it will go from Middleton to Fountainhall Village Hall then on Saturday from Fountainhall to the Great Tapestry of Scotland Visitors Centre in Galashiels.

Among those taking part in this extraordinary journey are members of Fridays for Future and XR Scottish Borders.

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From 11am on Sunday September 3 the public will have the opportunity to add their patch to the Coat.

At 3pm a specially made film will be shown, “Of Walking on Thin Ice”, an art documentary made with great dedication on a hand crank Bolex cine camera.

It tells the story of the walk between London and Glasgow for COP26.

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This event is free to attend but with limited space. Spaces can be booked by emailing

On Monday September 4 the coat will tbe taken from Galashiels to Newstead  where it will remain overnight before leaving for Berwick Upon Tweed the following day.

For more details check the coat of hopes website: 

A full report of the journey through the Borders will be in next week’s Border Telegraph