borderevents July-August magazine

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The what's on magazine for the Scottish Borders and North Northumberland area

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July - August 2019

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POP-UP INDOOR MARKET

At ETAL VILLAGE HALL, TD12 4TN

WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS

in July and August

Market closed on Thursday 11th July

LOCAL ARTS, CRAFTS, GIFTS, & MUCH MORE

OPEN 11am—3pm

FREE ENTRY & PARKING

Opposite the Lavender Tearooms

Featuring www.st-abbs-market.com

Delve into the hidden gems of this country estate.

With attractions, activites, history, heritage & family fun,

Ford & Etal Estates really does have something for everybody.

Ford Delve & Etal, into the near hidden Cornhill-on-Tweed. gems of this country TD12 estate. 4TJ

Tel: 01890 With attractions, 820 338 | activites, Email: tourism@ford-and-etal.co.uk

history, heritage & family fun,

Ford & Etal Estates really does have something for everybody.

www.ford-and-etal.co.uk

Ford & Etal, near Cornhill-on-Tweed. TD12 4TJ

Tel: 01890 820 338 | Email: tourism@ford-and-etal.co.uk

History History and & heritage, activities & and events, events,

coffee shops and & tearooms www.ford-and-etal.co.uk

~ endless ~ endless things things to do to and do & see.

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Introduction

Welcome to the summer issue

of borderevents magazine

packed full of July and August

events and information - so

sit down, pour yourself a

refreshment and start planning

your days and evenings out.

We have a fine selection of outdoor theatre

events for all the family along with the annual

agricultural show and country fair dates, music,

workshops and weekly classes. So much going

on and so much to choose from!

Get in touch if you have an event to promote

or a business to advertise - borderevents

magazine covers the Scottish Borders, North

Northumberland and surrounding areas. And

don’t forget to mention ‘borderevents’ when

attending an event or responding to an advert.

We will be having a stand at the Border Union

Show in Kelso (26/27 July) so pop round, say

hello and have a wee refreshment with us!

Follow ‘borderevents’ on facebook, twitter and

instragram and keep up-to-date with everything

happening locally.

Have a great summer and we will be back again

at the end of August with our autumn issue.

Andrew Lang & Lesley J Wilkinson

Front Cover Pictures

1. Gangsta Granny - Melrose ©Tony Ross

2. Civil War re-enactment weekend - Lauder

©Rusty Aldwinckle, Sealed Knot

3. Monster Trucks, Border Union Show - Kelso

4. Hanging Chair, Isabelle Moore - Marchmont

5. Summer Fun at Bowhill - Selkirk

6. Borders Youth Theatre performances

Background -Tour of Britain

coming to the Borders in September

Contents

Page No

Ongoing Events 5 - 9

July Events 10 - 31

Food & Drink 36 - 39

August Events 40 -59

Discount Card 60 - 61

Business 62 - 63

Future Magazine Deadline Dates

September/October - 2 nd August

November/December - 4 th October

CONTACT DETAILS

borderevents.com Ltd

2 Heatherlie Park, Selkirk. TD7 5AL

Tel: 01750 725480

E: info@borderevents.com

www.borderevents.com

All editorial and adverts are © borderevents.com Ltd. They must not be used by anyone else for commercial use

unless prior permission has been sought and granted. Entry of events is subject to space and we cannot guarantee

to include all listings requests. We would like to thank all event organisers for contributing to this publication.

The listings for this magazine have been collated in good faith. borderevents makes every effort to ensure the

accuracy of the information it publishes, but it cannot be held responsible for any consequences arising from

errors or omissions.

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SCOTTISH BORDERS

ART GLASS

Demonstrations

Showroom

Shop

GOLDEN GATE

FARNE ISLANDS BOAT TRIPS

Licenced to land on National Trust Islands

Exclusive access to Grace Darling’s lighthouse and island

OPEN

Monday - Friday: 9.30am - 4pm

Saturday: 10am - 2pm

Tel: 01450 371425

5 Galalaw, Hawick TD9 8PZ

www.scottishbordersartglass.com

ALL BOOKINGS MADE AT SEAHOUSES HARBOUR

POST CODE: NE68 7RN

CONTACT GEORGE: 07904 800590

Apr-Oct: 9am-2:30pm

If mobile is busy: 01665 721210

www.discoverthefarneislands.co.uk

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Ongoing events

www.al-anonuk.org.uk

Many people are affected by the excessive drinking of someone

close to them. Find understanding, help and support in

an Al-Anon family Family Group. All welcome.

Wednesday: St Peter’s Church, Galashiels; 8pm. 0770 994 8205

Thursday: Our Lady & St Joseph’s Church, Selkirk; 8pm.

01896 860639

Sunday: Teviot Parish Church Hall, Hawick; 7.45pm. 01450 373056

Weekly Rotary Clubs Meetings

Rotary is now 113 years old and the main objective is to give and to serve others.

Members are asked to give their time, their leadership, and their business and personal skills to

help others.Rotary brings people together through activities and projects, generating community

spirit.Rotary takes action both locally and globally. Together we make a difference.

Innerleithen, Walkerburn & Traquair: Tuesdays, 7.30pm - Union Club, Peebles Rd,

Innerleithen. 01721 721724

Galashiels: Tuesdays, 6.30pm - Kingsknowes Hotel. 0784 327 1724

Selkirk: Wednesdays, 6pm - County Hotel. 01750 721233

Lauderdale: Wednesdays, 7.15pm - Lauderdale Hotel. 01578 722231

Jedburgh: Thursdays, 6pm - Carters Rest. 01450 860267

Kelso: Thursdays, 6pm - Cross Keys Hotel. 01835 850266

Melrose: Thursdays, 6pm - George & Abbotsford. 01896 822308

Duns: Thursdays, 6.30pm - White Swan. 01361 883338

Hawick: Thursdays, 6.30pm - Mansfield House. 07774 113066

Please get in touch to have your rotary club meeting listed here

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Ongoing Events

The Royal Voluntary Service

supports over 65s to get to their

appointments/social functions/

shopping trips and days out

If you or someone you know would

like to use our services then

Please call 01896 754481

or email:

ScottishBordersHub@

royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk

Wheatlands Road, Galashiels TD1 2HQ

Retail and Coffee Shop

Open Daily

Guided Mill Tours

Monday-Thursday: 10.30am,

11.30am, 12.30pm & 1.30pm

Friday: 10am

free parking & wifi

Eastfield Mills,

Mansfield Road, Hawick TD9 8AA

Tel: 01450 360549

Monday

9.45am-10.45am - Exercise to Music (High):

Church Hall, Earlston

5.30pm-6pm - Fatburn Extreme: St Peter’s

Church Hall, Galashiels

6pm-6.30pm – Powerhoop: St Peter’s Church

Hall, Galashiels

7pm-8pm – Zumba: Parish Church, Selkirk

www.nsfborders.co.uk T: 0798 691 4206

Tuesday

10am-11am – Zumba: St Paul’s Church Hall, Galashiels

5pm-5.45pm – Total Toning: Lucy Sanderson Hall, Galashiels

6.30pm-7.30pm – Zumba: Newtown Community Centre

Wednesday

11am-12noon – Exercise to Music (Low): Community Centre, Tweedbank

6pm-7pm – Zumba: Ednam Village Hall, Nr Kelso

Thursday

2.30pm-3.15pm – Zumba Gold: St Peter’s Church, Galashiels

5.30pm-6.20pm – Zumba: Lucy Sanderson Hall, Galashiels *

6.30pm-7.30pm – Zumba: Lucy Sanderson Hall, Galashiels

Friday

9.30am-10.30am – Exercise to Music (High): Traquair Village Hall, Nr Peebles

11.15am-12noon – Legs Bums Tums: Lucy Sanderson Hall, Galashiels

6pm-6.45pm – Boxability: Lucy Sanderson Hall, Galashiels

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Ongoing events

LIPREADING CLASSES – All Free

Tel: 07824 904190

Mondays

Kelso Hospital, 10.00am-12 noon

Tuesdays

Chirnside, Southview Church, 10.00am-12 noon

Earlston, Red Lion Hotel, 10.30am-12.30pm

Jedburgh, Kenmore Hall, 10.00am-12noon

Thursdays

Eyemouth Community Centre, 10.30am–12.30pm

Hawick Community Hospital, 10.00am-12 noon and 6.00p.m.-8.00 p.m (new)

Peebles, Hay Lodge Health Centre, 10.00am-12noon

BORDERS MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES

Monday

Borders Martial arts Tai Chi

Guy Roberts Room (Swimming Pool Duns); 6.30pm-7.30pm.

Tuesday

Borders Martial arts Tai Chi

Southfield Community centre Duns; 3pm-4pm.

Borders Martial arts Kickboxing/self-Defence

Coldstream Community centre; 7pm-8pm. Every week.

Borders Martial arts Tai Chi

Coldstream Community centre; 8pm-9pm Every second week.

Wednesday

Borders Martial arts Kickboxing/self-Defence

Mission Hall Galashiels; 7pm-8pm

Thursday

Borders Martial arts Kung Fu/ Kickboxing/self-Defence

Guy Roberts Room (Swimming Pool Duns); 7pm-9pm

Friday

Borders Martial arts Tai Chi

Eyemouth Community Centre (Healthy Living Group); 3.30pm-4.30pm

For more information

call: 0797 453 3127

DATES FOR COMMON RIDINGS & FESTIVALS 2019

21 st - 30 th June: Galashiels Braw Lads

Gathering

20 th - 28 th July: Eyemouth Herring Queen

Festival

30 th June - 6 th July: Earlston Civic Week

7 th - 13 th July: Duns Summer Festival

11 th - 14 th July: Jethart Callants Festival

14 th - 20 th July: Kelso Civic Week

26 th July: Langholm Common Riding

21 st - 27 th July: Musselburgh Festival

28 th July - 3 rd August: Lauder Common Riding

5 th - 9 th August: Coldstream Civic Week

19 th July: Kirkcudbright Riding of the 7 th September: Langlee Carnival

Marches

www.returntotheridings.co.uk

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Summer Surgery Tour 2019

John

Lamont MP

Rachael

Hamilton MSP

Saturday 15th June

9.00 Ancrum Village Hall

9.45 Currie Hall, Lilliesleaf

10.30 Midlem Village Hall

11.15 Bowden Village Hall

12.00 Newtown Community Hall

13.30 St Boswells Hall

14.15 Maxton Village Hall

15.00 Roxburgh Village Hall

15.45 Kelso, 7 Abbey Ct

16.30 Sprouston Village Hall

Friday 21st June

9.00 Birgham Village Hall

9.45 Stichill Village Hall

10.30 Eccles Village Hall

11.15 Leitholm Village Hall

12.00 Swinton Wheatsheaf Hotel

13.30 Whitsome Ark

14.15 Allanton Village Hall

15.00 Preston Village Hall

15.45 Duns Volunteer Hall

16.30 Gavinton Village Hall

Saturday 22nd June (John only)

9.00 Tweedbank Comm Centre

9.45 Blainslie Village Hall

10.30 Lauder Leisure Centre

11.15 Oxton War Memorial Hall

Friday 5th July

9.00 Kirkhope Parish Hall

10.00 Boston Mem Hall, Ettrick

11.00 St Mary’s Hall, Cappercleuch

11.45 Yarrow Feus Hall

12.30 Yarrowford Hall

14.30 Selkirk County Hotel

15.30 Ashkirk Village Hall

Saturday 6th July

9.00 Coldstream Comm Centre

10.00 Greenlaw, Fairbairn Hall

10.45 Westruther Village Hall

11.30 Gordon Village Hall

12.15 Ednam Village Hall

13.00 Makerstoun Village Hall

13.30 Smailholm Village Hall

Friday 19th July

9.00 Denholm Village Hall

9.45 Bonchester Bridge Hall

10.15 Chesters, Southdean Hall

11.15 Hermitage Village Hall

12.00 Newcastleton Village Hall

14.00 Teviothead Village Hall

14.45 25 High Street, Hawick

15.45 Wilton Dean Hall

16.30 Forman Mem Hall, Roberton

17.15 Burnfoot Parish Church

Thursday 25th July (John only)

9.00 Macfie Hall, Heriot

9.30 Fountainhall Village Hall

10.00 Stow Town Hall

11.00 Caddonfoot Hall

11.45 Galashiels Focus Centre

12.30 Smith Mem Hall, Darnick

14.00 Melrose Corn Exchange

14.45 Newstead Village Hall

15.30 Gattonside Village Hall

16.15 Earlston Parish Church Hall

Monday 29th July

9.00 Jedburgh Town Hall

10.00 Oxnam Village Hall

10.45 Edgerston Village Hall

11.30 Glendouglas Community Hall

12.15 Lanton Village Hall

13.45 Crailing Lothian Hall

14.15 Eckford Village Hall

14.45 Heiton Village Hall

15.30 Morebattle Institute

16.15 Yetholm, Wauchope Hall

Tuesday 30th July

9.00 Paxton Village Hall

9.45 Hutton Village Hall

10.30 Chirnside Comm Centre

11.15 Foulden Village Hall

13.00 Burnmouth Village Hall

13.45 Eyemouth Comm Centre

15.00 Coldingham Village Hall

15.45 St Abbs, Ebba Centre

Wednesday 31st July

9.00 Longformacus Village Hall

9.45 Cranshaws Village Hall

10.30 Abbey St Bathans Vill Hall

11.15 Cockburnspath Vill Hall

12.00 Grantshouse Village Hall

13.30 Auchencrow, Craw Inn

14.15 Reston Village Hall

15.00 Ayton Community Hall

The cost of this advert has been met from parliamentary resources.

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July Events

ONGOING

TOUR OF THE PRINTWORKS

Robert Smail’s Printing Works, Innerleithen, EH44

6HA; 11am - 5pm. Adult £7, Children/Concession

£5, Family £17. NT/NTS member Free. Come and

start your apprenticeship on your guided tour of the

printworks. Tour times vary 01896 830206

WEEKLY GUIDED TOURS

Arniston House, Gorebridge, EH23 4RY; Enjoy a

Guided Tour of Arniston House and discover the

remarkable legacy of architecture, history and art.

Sunday, Tuesday & Wednesday: 2pm & 3.30pm

For tickets visit www.arnistonhouse.com/

arniston-event

GUIDED MILL TOURS

Johnstons of Elgin, Hawick TD9 8AA; Every hour

Monday-Thursday 10.30am-1.30pm; Friday 10am.

01450 360549

ROMAN EXHIBITION

Three Hills Heritage Centre, Melrose, TD6 9PN;

10:30am - 4:30pm. Monday - Saturday until

end of October. £2, £1 student, £5 family. Aerial

photographs; artists’ drawings; models; maps;

blacksmith’s workshop; Roman kitchen & pottery;

replica armour 01896 822651

JEDBURGH CRAFTY ACTIVITIES

Crafty Workshops (All Awards building), Jedburgh,

TD8 6DU; 10:30am - 5:30pm. From £5 - £15. Open

daily - Just come along no booking required, learn

new skills while having fun! Tel: 01835 862719

EXHIBITION: ALAN RICHMOND

The Flat Cat Gallery and Coffee Shop, Lauder,

TD2 6SR; 9am - 5pm. (until 31 July) Work by Alan

Richmond. All welcome to browse and enjoy a

cuppa and homebaking 01578 722808

Jedburgh; TD8 6UH

www.monteviot.com

House Open: 1 st -29 th July

12noon - 5pm (last entry 4pm)

Adults £5; U16 free; free parking

Garden Open until 31 st October

EXHIBITION: A CATHOLIC FAMILY

Traquair House, Innerleithen, EH44 6PW; 11am -

5pm. The history of Catholicism, persecution and its

practice at Traquair 01896 830323

THE THISTLE CRESTS

Biggar and Upper Clydesdale Museum, Biggar,

ML12 6DH; 10am - 4pm. (Until 10th August)

Heraldic carvings from the Court of The Lord Lyon.

By Kind permission of Elizabeth Roads LVO

01899 221050

FORT DOUGLAS SUMMER HOLIDAY

ACTIVITIES

Dalkeith Country Park, Dalkeith, EH22 1ST; FREE

with entry to Fort Douglas. (until 18 August) Get the

kids outdoors this summer & away from the screens

with a visit to Fort Douglas adventure park.

0131 654 1666

MONDAY, JULY 1

MOY MACKAY GALLERY - CURRENT

EXHIBITION

Moy Mackay Gallery, Peebles, EH45 8RX; various to

suit all budgets. (Until 6 July). This landscape is the

inspiration for Moy drawing on the colours & textures

of rivers and hills 01721 722116

MELROSE RUGBY HERITAGE CENTRE

Melrose Rugby Football Club, Melrose, TD6 9SA;

11am - 3pm. Entry by donation. Souvenirs and

rugby relics from all over the world. Videos reliving

historical moments at Melrose. All welcome

01896 822486

SELF-LED NEVERLAND TRAIL

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 11am - 5pm. Entry to estate. (Until 7th July)

Part of Bowhill’s Summer of Fun. Can you find the

Lost Boys Den, Tiger Lily’s wigwam and more...

01750 22204

HOUSE AND GARDENS OPEN FOR JULY

Monteviot House, Jedburgh, TD8 6UH; 12pm - 5pm.

£5 adults, U16 free, free parking. Disabled access

& toilets. Open 1st - 29th July, closed Mondays (last

entry 4pm) 01835 830380

OLD MELROSE MONASTIC WALK

Old Melrose Furniture Studio/Tearoom , Melrose,

TD6 9DF; 1:30pm - 3:30pm. £2, children free. A

guided walk through 2000 years of history including

the site of the original Melrose monastery. All

welcome 01835 822823

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FERNIEHIRST CASTLE GUIDED TOURS

Ferniehirst Castle, Jedburgh, TD8 6NX; 2pm - 5pm.

15th century castle, Clan Kerr displays, woodland

walk, ample car parking. Open in July only (except

Mondays) www.clankerr.co.uk

RAG BAG MORRIS AT THE BLUE BELL,

BELFORD

The Blue Bell Hotel, Belford, NE70 7NE; 7:30pm -

8:30pm. We dance some traditional Morris dances,

although we are mainly developing our own

‘Scottish Borders’ style. 01890 818073

MELROSE RUGBY HERITAGE CENTRE

Melrose Rugby Football Club, Melrose, TD6 9SA;

11am - 3pm. Entry by donation. Souvenirs and

rugby relics from all over the world. Videos reliving

historical moments at Melrose. All welcome

01896 822486

POP-UP MARKET

Etal Village Hall, Ford & Etal, TD12 4TJ; 11am -

3pm. Free Entry. Pop-up market with locally made

crafts, beautiful artworks, gifts & more. Featuring

www.st-abbs-market.com 07970 697433

July Events

TUESDAY, JULY 2

POP-UP MARKET

Paxton House, Gallery and Country Park, Paxton,

TD15 1SZ; 10am - 4pm. Free Entry. Pop-up market

with locally made crafts, beautiful artworks, gifts

& more. Featuring www.st-abbs-market.com Free

entry 07970 697433

TRIMONTIUM ROMAN GUIDED WALK

Three Hills Heritage Centre, Melrose, TD6 9PN;

1:30pm - 5:30pm. £4 adults; £1 school children;

family £10, dogs welcome. Includes tea. Walk past

the Abbey to Newstead around the hidden Roman

Fort & stand on the Viaduct level 01896 822651

AME AIKIDO CLUB

Gattonside Village Hall, Gattonside, TD6 9NJ; 7pm

- 8:30pm. New members welcome, non competitive

martial art for all ages and abilities

0798 673 6717/0778 076 3156

JAMES HOGG EXHIBITION

Ettrick School, Selkirk, TD7 5JA; 2pm - 5pm. Open

Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays: 2pm - 5pm.

Celebrating the life & works of the celebrated

Scottish writer James Hogg ‘The Ettrick Shepherd’.

01750 62259 or E: ettrickholidays@me.com

BOWHILL FOR BAIRNS

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 2:30pm - 4pm. £3 per child. A chance for over

6’s to enjoy fun art, history and heritage themed

activities in the House and Victorian Kitchen

01750 22204

FERNIEHIRST CASTLE

15th century Border Fortress by Jedburgh

Seat of the historic Clan Kerr

July Opening 2019

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3

COLDINGHAM COMMUNITY BOOKSHOP

Coldingham Priory , Coldingham, TD14 5PE;

Wednesday and Friday (2pm-4pm) and Saturday

(11am-3pm). (Situated beside the Priory Gates) Sale

of donated books raising funds for local projects. All

welcome to browse!

FORGET ME NOT CAFE

Southfield Community Centre, Duns, TD11 3EL;

10am - 12pm. A place for people living with

dementia and their carers to get together for a

cuppa and a chat. All welcome 01573 400324

ROCK POOL RAMBLE

10am - 1pm. Adults £3, Children £2. Discover

the amazing marine organisms living on the

Berwickshire rocky shore with the VMR’s Marine

Ranger. 01890 752509

Tuesdays - Sundays inclusive

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

guided tours only

Castle ~ Clan Kerr Displays ~ Woodland Walk

Ample Car Parking

www.clankerr.co.uk

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July Events

THURSDAY, JULY 4

DIGITALBOOST: PINTEREST & INSTAGRAM

Borders College , Galashiels, TD1 3HE; 10am -

1pm. This workshop will help you understand how

Instagram and Pinterest can benefit your business

and how to maximise impact 01835 818 315

ROCK POOL RAMBLE

10am - 1pm. Adults £3.00 / Children £2.00. Discover

the amazing marine organisms living on Eyemouth’s

rocky shore with the VMR’s Marine Ranger For

more information: 01890 752509 or email:

rangervmr@gmail.com

POP-UP MARKET

Etal Village Hall, Ford & Etal, TD12 4TJ; 11am -

3pm. Free Entry. Pop-up market with locally made

crafts, beautiful artworks, gifts & more. Featuring

www.st-abbs-market.com 07970 697433

TRIMONTIUM ROMAN GUIDED WALK

Three Hills Heritage Centre, Melrose, TD6 9PN;

1:30pm - 5:30pm. £4 adults; £1 school children;

family £10, dogs welcome. Includes tea. Walk past

the Abbey to Newstead around the hidden Roman

Fort & stand on the Viaduct level 01896 822651

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING FOR FUN

Foulden Village Hall, Foulden; 7:30pm - 9:30pm. £3.

Weekly classes. All welcome. 01289 386332

TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSION

Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso, TD5 7HL; 8:30pm - 11pm.

free. An open session of traditional Scottish and

Celtic music and song. Listeners and performers

welcome.

FRIDAY, JULY 5

COLDINGHAM COMMUNITY BOOKSHOP

Coldingham Priory , Coldingham, TD14 5PE;

Wednesday and Friday (2pm-4pm) and Saturday

(11am-3pm). (Situated beside the Priory Gates) Sale

of donated books raising funds for local projects. All

welcome to browse!

HOLIDAY FUN - JUNIOR MINER EXPERIENCE

National Mining Museum Scotland, Newtongrange,

EH22 4QN; You’ll be dressed up as a miner and

undergo training and complete a fun-filled dirty shift

at the coalface! Book: 0131 663 7519 or www.

nationalminingmuseum.com

ST ABBS FRIDAY MARKET

The Ebba Centre, St Abbs, TD14 5PL; 10am - 4pm.

Free Entry. Indoor market selling locally made

crafts, local produce, art, gifts and much more. www.

st-abbs-market.com 07970 697433

MELROSE RUGBY HERITAGE CENTRE

Melrose Rugby Football Club, Melrose, TD6 9SA;

11am - 3pm. Entry by donation. Souvenirs and

rugby relics from all over the world. Videos reliving

historical moments at Melrose. All welcome

01896 822486

NUTTYS LITTLE SQUIRREL CLUB

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 1:30pm - 2:30pm. £3.50 per child. Join the

Bowhill ranger for woodland fun and games for

toddlers and little ones (under 6’s). 01750 22204

JAMES HOGG EXHIBITION

Ettrick School, Selkirk, TD7 5JA; 2pm - 5pm. Open

Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays: 2pm - 5pm.

Celebrating the life & works of the celebrated

Scottish writer James Hogg ‘The Ettrick Shepherd’.

01750 62259 or E: ettrickholidays@me.com

KELSO FOLK AND LIVE MUSIC CLUB

Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso, TD5 7HL; 8pm - 10:30pm.

Acoustic traditional and contemporary music in a

relaxing cabaret-style setting. All welcome.

01573 228769

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Junior Miner

experience

Sign up for your first shift as a Junior Miner at the Lady Vic!

Do you think you have what it takes?

You’ll be dressed as a miner and, under the watchful eye of the

pit boss, you will undergo training and complete a fun-filled,

dirty shift at the coalface.

Warning: The Pit Boss’ challenges

are not for the faint hearted!

The sessions will run every Friday of the

summer holidays, starting on

Friday 5th, July.

Spaces must be booked online at

www.nationalminingmuseum.cloudvenue.co.uk/juniorminerexperience

Lady Victoria Colliery

Newtongrange, Midlothian EH22 4QN

Tel: 0131 663 7519

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July Events

BORDERS BLUES CLUB

Vale of Leithen Social Club, Innerleithen, EH44

6JL; 8pm - 11:59pm. £5. Keeping the Blues alive.

Gus Munro with support from George Shovlin and

George Lamb. 07708 439390

QUIZ NIGHT

Quins Restaurant, Galashiels, TD1 3AD; 8pm. £10/

team includes supper. First Friday of every month.

Proceeds to charity - all welcome. 01896 757004

SATURDAY, JULY 6

THE SCOTTISH BORDERS DONKEY

SANCTUARY

The Holmes, St Boswells, TD6 0EL; 2pm - 4:30pm.

Come along and meet the donkeys and enjoy a fun

day out. You can adopt a donkey and browse the gift

shop 01835 823468

TYNESIDE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

St Cuthbert’s Church, Norham, TD15 2LF; 7pm.

Adults £7 on the door:U16/Students Free. A

Summer Concert - a delightful programme of Vivaldi,

Scarlatti, Handel, Ireland and Gershwin. This will be

magical! 0774 513 0987

ALPACA TREK AND NEEDLE FELTING

WORKSHOP

Beirhope Alpacas, Hownam, Near Kelso, TD5

8AP; Go wild in the Cheviot Hills with these gentle

animals - take in the incredible views and learn all

about alpacas Booking essential: 01573 440631

or www.beirhope.co.uk

COLDINGHAM COMMUNITY BOOKSHOP

Coldingham Priory , Coldingham, TD14 5PE;

Wednesday and Friday (2pm-4pm) and Saturday

(11am-3pm). (Situated beside the Priory Gates) Sale

of donated books raising funds for local projects. All

welcome to browse!

ENVIRONMENTAL STORY TELLING

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; Entry to the Estate. Join Eleanor the Ranger for

some environmental storytelling sessions. Stories at

11am, 12 noon, 2pm & 3pm. 01750 22204

SUMMER WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP

Restoration Yard, Dalkeith Country Park, Dalkeith,

EH22 1ST; 10am - 12pm. £45 per person / £38.25

for loyalty cardholders. Welcome guests to your

home this summer with a gorgeous wreath made of

lush foliage & fresh blooms. 0131 322 2575

SUNDAY, JULY 7

SUMMER WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP

Restoration Yard, Dalkeith Country Park, Dalkeith,

EH22 1ST; 10am - 12pm. £45 per person / £38.25

for loyalty cardholders. Welcome guests to your

home this summer with a gorgeous wreath made of

lush foliage & fresh blooms. 0131 322 2575

INTUITIVE DRAWING

Chisholme House, Hawick, TD9 7PH; 10am - 4pm.

£10. Day workshop with Elly Deutschmann.

01450 379933

ARCHERY AT BOWHILL

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 11am - 3pm. From £3. Come along and try

archery with Barons Folly Archers. Suitable for ages

6+. 01750 22204

THE SCOTTISH BORDERS DONKEY

SANCTUARY

The Holmes, St Boswells, TD6 0EL; 2pm - 4:30pm.

Come along and meet the donkeys and enjoy a fun

day out. You can adopt a donkey and browse the gift

shop 01835 823468

POP-UP MARKET

The Barn at Beal, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 2PB;

10am - 2:30pm. Free Entry. Pop-up market with

locally made crafts, beautiful artworks, gifts & more.

Featuring www.st-abbs-market.com 07970 697433

HEALING SUPPORT GROUP

Chaplaincy Centre, Melrose, TD6 9BS; 1pm - 5pm.

All sessions and refreshments are free of charge.

Relax, revive, enjoy. Support your own natural

energy with the help of the Healing Support Group.

No appointment needed 07724 771081

#borderevents

JAMES HOGG EXHIBITION

Ettrick School, Selkirk, TD7 5JA; 2pm - 5pm. Open

Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays: 2pm - 5pm.

Celebrating the life & works of the celebrated

Scottish writer James Hogg ‘The Ettrick Shepherd’.

01750 62259 or E: ettrickholidays@me.com

MONDAY, JULY 8

OPEN DOOR COMMUNITY CAFE

Selkirk Parish Church, Selkirk, TD7 4JX; 10:30am -

2pm. 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. Coffee

menu served: 10.30am-12noon; lunch 12noon-1pm.

All welcome

14 www.borderevents.com 01750 725480


MELROSE RUGBY HERITAGE CENTRE

Melrose Rugby Football Club, Melrose, TD6 9SA;

11am - 3pm. Entry by donation. Souvenirs and

rugby relics from all over the world. Videos reliving

historical moments at Melrose. All welcome

01896 822486

SELF-LED OUTSTANDING OTTERS TRAIL

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 11am - 5pm. Entry to Estate. Enjoy a self-led

trail around Bowhill to discover facts about our lochside

friend the Otter for Bowhill’s Summer of Fun

01750 22204

July Events

SELF-LED OUTSTANDING OTTERS TRAIL

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 11am - 5pm. Entry to Estate. Enjoy a self-led

trail around Bowhill to discover facts about our lochside

friend the Otter for Bowhill’s Summer of Fun

01750 22204

ROCK POOL RAMBLE

12:30pm - 3:30pm. Adults £3, Children £2 (Meet

at slip way outside the Eyemouth Leisure Centre).

Discover the amazing marine organisms living on

Eyemouth’s rocky shore with the VMR’s Marine

Ranger For more information: 01890 752509 or

email: rangervmr@gmail.com

TRIMONTIUM ROMAN GUIDED WALK

Three Hills Heritage Centre, Melrose, TD6 9PN;

1:30pm - 5:30pm. £4 adults; £1 school children;

family £10, dogs welcome. Includes tea. Walk past

the Abbey to Newstead around the hidden Roman

Fort & stand on the Viaduct level 01896 822651

AME AIKIDO CLUB

Gattonside Village Hall, Gattonside, TD6 9NJ; 7pm

- 8:30pm. New members welcome, non competitive

martial art for all ages and abilities

0798 673 6717/0778 076 3156

FILM SCREENING: A PLASTIC OCEAN

The Hippodrome, Eyemouth, TD14 5HT; 7pm. We

need a wave of change - all welcome

RAG BAG DANCING AT HORNCLIFFE

Fishers Arms, Horncliffe, TD15 2XW; 7:30pm -

8:30pm. We dance some traditional Morris dances,

although we are mainly developing our own

‘Scottish Borders’ style. 01890 818073

TUESDAY, JULY 9

FOOD INTOLERANCE TEST-TIRED/WINDY/

MOODY?

Down to Earth Health, Selkirk, TD7 4LR; 8:30am -

6pm. Foggy Brained, Joint Pain? To Increase clarity,

energy, digestion, & feel better - get in touch to book

your session. 01750 778 704 / 07773 634 884

POP-UP MARKET

Paxton House, Gallery and Country Park, Paxton,

TD15 1SZ; 10am - 4pm. Free Entry. Pop-up market

with locally made crafts, beautiful artworks, gifts

& more. Featuring www.st-abbs-market.com Free

entry 07970 697433

10th July 2019

6.30pm

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10

BUSINESS START UP: MARKETING

Towermill, Heart of Hawick, Hawick, TD9 0AE; 10am

- 1pm. This workshop will help you create a realistic

marketing plan 01835 818 315

OUTDOOR THEATRE: MUCH ADO ABOUT

NOTHING

Duns Castle, Duns, TD11 3NW; 6:30pm. Adults

£12.50; Child: £6.25, under 4yrs free; Family (2+2)

£35 (+ booking fees) . “The Three Inch Fools”

perform their musical, humorous and brilliant

interpretation of Much Ado About Nothing Tickets:

www.borderevents.com or call 01750 725480

MELROSE RUGBY HERITAGE CENTRE

Melrose Rugby Football Club, Melrose, TD6 9SA;

11am - 3pm. Entry by donation. Souvenirs and

rugby relics from all over the world. Videos reliving

historical moments at Melrose. All welcome

01896 822486

borderevents

MUCH ADO

ABOUT NOTHING

Musically, Humorously, Brilliantly

CASH BAR, ICE CREAM, PICNICS WELCOME

Tickets & Info: dunscastle.co.uk/news

01750 725480 www.borderevents.com

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July Events

COLDINGHAM COMMUNITY BOOKSHOP

Coldingham Priory , Coldingham, TD14 5PE;

Wednesday and Friday (2pm-4pm) and Saturday

(11am-3pm). (Situated beside the Priory Gates) Sale

of donated books raising funds for local projects. All

welcome to browse!

BOWHILL FOR BAIRNS

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 2:30pm - 4pm. £3 per child. A chance for over

6’s to enjoy fun art, history and heritage themed

activities in the House and Victorian Kitchen

01750 22204

POP-UP MARKET

Etal Village Hall, Ford & Etal, TD12 4TJ; 11am -

3pm. Free Entry. Pop-up market with locally made

crafts, beautiful artworks, gifts & more. Featuring

www.st-abbs-market.com 07970 697433

SELF-LED OUTSTANDING OTTERS TRAIL

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 11am - 5pm. Entry to Estate. Enjoy a self-led

trail around Bowhill to discover facts about our lochside

friend the Otter for Bowhill’s Summer of Fun

01750 22204

JAMES HOGG EXHIBITION

Ettrick School, Selkirk, TD7 5JA; 2pm - 5pm.

Celebrating the life & works of the celebrated

Scottish writer James Hogg ‘The Ettrick Shepherd’.

01750 62259 or E: ettrickholidays@me.com

LINO CUTTING & PRINTING

The Hippodrome, Eyemouth, TD14 5HT; 6:30pm -

9pm. £25. Plan and carve a simple linocut design to

print your own reusable tote bag. No experience or

equipment necessary. 01890 752509

SOUTER QUILTERS

Argus Centre, Selkirk, TD7 4EP; 7pm - 9pm. Annual

Membership £30, Visitors £5. This is an informal

sewing night for members to get together over the

summer. 07521 767666

THE CURFEW RUN IN BERWICK

8pm. £6. Race round the Elizabethan Walls (1.2861

miles) of Berwick-upon-Tweed and beat the time it

takes the Curfew Bell to toll Entry for this race is

online only at www.runbritain.com/races

TRADITIONAL SCOTTISH FOLK MUSIC

The Plough Inn, Leitholm, TD12 4JN; 8pm. All

welcome 01890 840408

THURSDAY, JULY 11

DIGITALBOOST: VIDEO FOR BUSINESS

Borders College , Galashiels, TD1 3HE; 10am -

1pm. This workshop will help you understand the

importance of video and the platforms you can take

advantage of. 01835 818 315

CHEVIOT CERAMICS AT BOWHILL

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 11am - 2pm. Start from £5. Enjoy a session

creating hand and foot prints on ceramics, orders for

jewellery and clay imprints 07827443193

POP-UP MARKET

Etal Village Hall, Ford & Etal, TD12 4TJ; 11am -

3pm. Free Entry. Pop-up market with locally made

crafts, beautiful artworks, gifts & more. Featuring

www.st-abbs-market.com 07970 697433

SELF-LED OUTSTANDING OTTERS TRAIL

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 11am - 5pm. Entry to Estate. Enjoy a self-led

trail around Bowhill to discover facts about our lochside

friend the Otter for Bowhill’s Summer of Fun

01750 22204

LET’S LOSE THE MUFFIN TOP TOGETHER!

Lbs and Ozs - Achieve Your Healthy Weight, Selkirk,

TD7 4LR; 12:30pm - 1:15pm. £120 for 12 Week

Programme. Reduce your Weight, Size & Cravings.

Raise Vitality, Clarity & Balance? Enjoy Better

Sleep. Eat Well - Do It NOW!

01750 778 704/07773 634 884

16 www.borderevents.com 01750 725480


TRIMONTIUM ROMAN GUIDED WALK

Three Hills Heritage Centre, Melrose, TD6 9PN;

1:30pm - 5:30pm. £4 adults; £1 school children;

family £10, dogs welcome. Includes tea. Walk past

the Abbey to Newstead around the hidden Roman

Fort & stand on the Viaduct level 01896 822651

July Events

DAVID WALLIAMS GANGSTA GRANNY

Harmony Garden, Melrose, TD6 9LJ; 7pm. Adults

£14, conc £12, Child £9, Family £42 (2+2). A David

Walliams’ best seller adapted for the outdoor stage.

Recommended age 7yrs+. Bring a picnic & suitable

clothing Tickets: www.borderevents.com or

call 01750 725480

THE THREE INCH FOOLS PRESENT

MACBETH

Dalkeith Country Park, Dalkeith, EH22 1ST; 7pm.

Adult: £16, Ages 10-18: £8, Family (2+2): £40, Child

aged 0-9: FREE. Five actors, with all manner of

musical instruments, present an inventive take on

Shakespeare’s infamous Scottish play.

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING FOR FUN

Foulden Village Hall, Foulden; 7:30pm - 9:30pm. £3.

Weekly classes. All welcome. 01289 386332

TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSION

Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso, TD5 7HL; 8:30pm - 11pm.

free. An open session of traditional Scottish and

Celtic music and song. Listeners and performers

welcome.

FRIDAY, JULY 12

COLDINGHAM COMMUNITY BOOKSHOP

Coldingham Priory , Coldingham, TD14 5PE;

Wednesday and Friday (2pm-4pm) and Saturday

(11am-3pm). (Situated beside the Priory Gates) Sale

of donated books raising funds for local projects. All

welcome to browse!

HOLIDAY FUN - JUNIOR MINER EXPERIENCE

National Mining Museum Scotland, Newtongrange,

EH22 4QN; You’ll be dressed up as a miner and

undergo training and complete a fun-filled dirty shift

at the coalface! Book: 0131 663 7519 or www.

nationalminingmuseum.com

KIDS PRINT PARTY

The Hippodrome, Eyemouth, TD14 5HT; 10am -

12pm. £5 per Child . Drop in and print your own sea

themed poster using pre-carved stamps and objects

with local printmaker Wee Blue Press

01890 752509

Summer at Abbotsford

July – September

Regency Garden Tours

Friday 12th July, 4.30pm

The Minstrel & The Bard

Join Kirsty Archer-Thompson, Collections

& Interpretation Manager, for an insight into

Scott’s passion for Shakespeare.

Friday 12 th July, 7pm (picnics at 6pm)

Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing

Outdoor theatre performance

An evening of music, drama and picnics as five

actors, with all manner of musical instruments,

take over Abbotsford’s gardens.

Tuesday 16 th July, 1.30pm

Thursday 18 th July, 1.30pm

Forest Fun Sessions

An outdoor experience for children aged 5–12

Thursday 15 th August

Sir Walter’s Birthday Celebration

Family fun for all

Please visit the web site for tickets and events details.

Dates & times are subject to change.

Abbotsford Melrose TD6 9BQ t. 01896 752043

www.scottsabbotsford.com

01750 725480 www.borderevents.com

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July Events

MELROSE RUGBY HERITAGE CENTRE

Melrose Rugby Football Club, Melrose, TD6 9SA;

11am - 3pm. Entry by donation. Souvenirs and

rugby relics from all over the world. Videos reliving

historical moments at Melrose. All welcome

01896 822486

SELF-LED OUTSTANDING OTTERS TRAIL

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 11am - 5pm. Entry to Estate. Enjoy a self-led

trail around Bowhill to discover facts about our lochside

friend the Otter for Bowhill’s Summer of Fun

01750 22204

NUTTYS LITTLE SQUIRREL CLUB

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 1:30pm - 2:30pm. £3.50 per child. Join the

Bowhill ranger for woodland fun and games for

toddlers and little ones (under 6’s). 01750 22204

JAMES HOGG EXHIBITION

Ettrick School, Selkirk, TD7 5JA; 2pm - 5pm. Open

Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays: 2pm - 5pm.

Celebrating the life & works of the celebrated

Scottish writer James Hogg ‘The Ettrick Shepherd’.

01750 62259 or E: ettrickholidays@me.com

THE MINSTREL AND THE BARD

Abbotsford House, Melrose, TD6 9BQ; 4:30pm.

Adults £16 / Friends & Concessions £14 / Under 16s

£8 Family tickets also available. Join Kirsty Archer-

Thompson, Collections & Interpretation Manager,

for an insight into Scott’s passion for Shakespeare

01896 752043

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING AT

ABBOTSFORD

Abbotsford House, Melrose, TD6 9BQ; 7pm - 10pm.

Adults £16 / Friends & Concessions £14 / Under 16s

£8 Family tickets also available. Come and enjoy an

evening of music, drama and picnics as five actors,

with musical instruments, take over the gardens.

01896 752043

KELSO FOLK AND LIVE MUSIC CLUB

Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso, TD5 7HL; 8pm - 10:30pm.

Acoustic traditional and contemporary music in a

relaxing cabaret-style setting. All welcome.

01573 228769

SATURDAY, JULY 13

COLDINGHAM COMMUNITY BOOKSHOP

Coldingham Priory , Coldingham, TD14 5PE;

Wednesday and Friday (2pm-4pm) and Saturday

(11am-3pm). (Situated beside the Priory Gates) Sale

of donated books raising funds for local projects. All

welcome to browse!

DALKEITH AGRICULTURAL SHOW

Dalkeith Country Park, Dalkeith, EH22 1ST; 8am.

Cattle, sheep, trade stands, handiwork and much

more

SUMMER WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP

Restoration Yard, Dalkeith Country Park, Dalkeith,

EH22 1ST; 10am - 12pm. £45 per person / £38.25

for loyalty cardholders. Welcome guests to your

home this summer with a gorgeous wreath made of

lush foliage & fresh blooms. 0131 322 2575

POP-UP MARKET

The Barn at Beal, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 2PB;

10am - 2:30pm. Free Entry. Pop-up market with

locally made crafts, beautiful artworks, gifts & more.

Featuring www.st-abbs-market.com 07970 697433

TREE CLIMBING AT DAWYCK

Dawyck Botanic Garden, Stobo, EH45 9JU; 10am

- 3:45pm. One hour of Wild Tree Adventuring up a

truly incredible giant Douglas Fir tree. For all ages

6-60+ 01721 760254 www.wildtreeadventures.

com/tickets

RAG BAG: AMBLE SWORD DAY OF DANCE,

AMBLE

10:30am - 4:30pm. We dance some traditional

Morris dances, although we are mainly developing

our own ‘Scottish Borders’ style. 01890 818073

SELF-LED OUTSTANDING OTTERS TRAIL

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 11am - 5pm. Entry to Estate. Enjoy a self-led

trail around Bowhill to discover facts about our lochside

friend the Otter for Bowhill’s Summer of Fun

01750 22204

Saturday 13 th July from 8am

Dalkeith Country Park, Dalkeith EH22 2NA

cattle ~ sheep ~ trade stands ~ handiwork and much more

www.dalkeithshow.co.uk www.facebook.com/DalkeithAgriculturalShow

18 www.borderevents.com 01750 725480


THE SCOTTISH BORDERS DONKEY

SANCTUARY

The Holmes, St Boswells, TD6 0EL; 2pm - 4:30pm.

Come along and meet the donkeys and enjoy a fun

day out. You can adopt a donkey and browse the gift

shop 01835 823468

SUNDAY, JULY 14

QIGONG WORKSHOP PART 2

Smailholm Village Hall, Smailholm, TD5 7PJ;

9:30am - 4:30pm. £40.00 per day, or £70.00 if

you pay for both workshops together. . Wu Qin

Xi - ‘5 Animals Play’ – two days of fun, fitness and

relaxation. Jane Miller on 07962 162 464

SUMMER WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP

Restoration Yard, Dalkeith Country Park, Dalkeith,

EH22 1ST; 10am - 12pm. £45 per person / £38.25

for loyalty cardholders. Welcome guests to your

home this summer with a gorgeous wreath made of

lush foliage & fresh blooms. 0131 322 2575

CIVILISED SUNDAY LAWN GAMES

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 11am - 4pm. Entry to the Estate. Enjoy a

leisurely day at Bowhill with some games on the

lawns. Try your hand at croquet, giant pick up sticks

& more! 01750 22204

SELF-LED OUTSTANDING OTTERS TRAIL

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 11am - 5pm. Entry to Estate. Enjoy a self-led

trail around Bowhill to discover facts about our lochside

friend the Otter for Bowhill’s Summer of Fun

01750 22204

SPITTAL’S AFTERNOON TEA IN THE PARK

2pm - 5pm. Free entry. An afternoon of music,

children’s games and refreshments. 01289 331994

MONDAY, JULY 15

SUMMER ACTIVITY CAMP

9am - 5pm. £20.50. (Until 16th Aug). Summer

Holiday Activity Camps in Galashiels, Peebles,

Kelso, Hawick & Eyemouth Full details: www.

liveborders.org.uk or call 01896 661166

MELROSE RUGBY HERITAGE CENTRE

Melrose Rugby Football Club, Melrose, TD6 9SA;

11am - 3pm. Entry by donation. Souvenirs and

rugby relics from all over the world. Videos reliving

historical moments at Melrose. All welcome

01896 822486

TRADITIONAL SPORTS DAY

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 1pm - 3pm. Entry to the Estate then 50p a

race. Join us at Bowhill for a traditional Sports Day

with certificates for the winners! Part of Bowhill’s

Summer of Fun 0175022204

Beirhope Alpacas

Walk in the Cheviot Hills with

one of our friendly Alpacas

July Events

SCOTTISH WILDLIFE TRUST (DUNS)

2pm - 4pm. Afternoon coastal walk at Burnmouth.

Meet at car park off A1. Adults only please. Bring

waterproofs and stout footwear. 01289 308515

THE SCOTTISH BORDERS DONKEY

SANCTUARY

The Holmes, St Boswells, TD6 0EL; 2pm - 4:30pm.

Come along and meet the donkeys and enjoy a fun

day out. You can adopt a donkey and browse the gift

shop 01835 823468

JAMES HOGG EXHIBITION

Ettrick School, Selkirk, TD7 5JA; 2pm - 5pm. Open

Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays: 2pm - 5pm.

Celebrating the life & works of the celebrated

Scottish writer James Hogg ‘The Ettrick Shepherd’.

01750 62259 or E: ettrickholidays@me.com

SUMMER TREKS

STROLLS, PICNICS

AND VISITS

Hownam, Nr Kelso TD5 8AP

T: 01573 440631

www.beirhope.co.uk

01750 725480 www.borderevents.com

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TUESDAY, JULY 16

WHEN THINGS ARE GETTING YOU DOWN!

Down to Earth Health, Selkirk, TD7 4LR; Isolated,

fearful, sad, anxious, empty? These emotions hit

hard, Take a step toward a positive change: Book

your session 07773 634 884/ 01750 778 704

AME AIKIDO CLUB

Gattonside Village Hall, Gattonside, TD6 9NJ; 7pm

- 8:30pm. New members welcome, non competitive

martial art for all ages and abilities

0798 673 6717/0778 076 3156

ROCK POOL RAMBLE

10am - 12:30pm. Adult £3, Children £2 (meet

outside Coldingham Beach Cafe). Discover the

amazing marine organisms living on Coldingham’s

rocky shore with the VMR’s Marine Ranger For

more information: 01890 752509 or email:

rangervmr@gmail.com

POP-UP MARKET

Paxton House, Gallery and Country Park, Paxton,

TD15 1SZ; 10am - 4pm. Free Entry. Pop-up market

with locally made crafts, beautiful artworks, gifts

& more. Featuring www.st-abbs-market.com Free

entry 07970 697433

FOREST FUN SESSIONS

Abbotsford House, Melrose, TD6 9BQ; 1:30pm -

4:30pm. £15 per child per session. Enjoy the great

outdoors at Abbotsford with sessions by Border

Bushcraft and Wild Seedlings for children aged 5-12

01896 752043

TRIMONTIUM ROMAN GUIDED WALK

Three Hills Heritage Centre, Melrose, TD6 9PN;

1:30pm - 5:30pm. £4 adults; £1 school children;

family £10, dogs welcome. Includes tea. Walk past

the Abbey to Newstead around the hidden Roman

Fort & stand on the Viaduct level 01896 822651

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17

COLDINGHAM COMMUNITY BOOKSHOP

Coldingham Priory , Coldingham, TD14 5PE;

Wednesday and Friday (2pm-4pm) and Saturday

(11am-3pm). (Situated beside the Priory Gates) Sale

of donated books raising funds for local projects. All

welcome to browse!

BUSINESS START UP: BOOK-KEEPING

Towermill, Heart of Hawick, Hawick, TD9 0AE; 10am

- 1pm. This will equip you with an understanding

of bookkeeping principles and shows why financial

records are important 01835 818 315

SOUTH OF SCOTLAND EAGLE PROJECT AT

BOWHILL

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 10:30am - 3pm. Entry to the Estate. Activities

free but donations to the project welcomed.. Your

chance to find out more about the South of Scotland

Eagle Project and take part in fun activities

01750 22204

MELROSE RUGBY HERITAGE CENTRE

Melrose Rugby Football Club, Melrose, TD6 9SA;

11am - 3pm. Entry by donation. Souvenirs and

rugby relics from all over the world. Videos reliving

historical moments at Melrose. All welcome

01896 822486

POP-UP MARKET

Etal Village Hall, Ford & Etal, TD12 4TJ; 11am -

3pm. Free Entry. Pop-up market with locally made

crafts, beautiful artworks, gifts & more. Featuring

www.st-abbs-market.com 07970 697433

Mouth of the Tweed

Festival of Local Food & Drink

at Berwick Quayside

Thursday 18 th July: 11am-4pm

free admission

stalls, street food stands,

live traditional music

20 www.borderevents.com 01750 725480


JAMES HOGG EXHIBITION

Ettrick School, Selkirk, TD7 5JA; 2pm - 5pm. Open

Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays: 2pm - 5pm.

Celebrating the life & works of the celebrated

Scottish writer James Hogg ‘The Ettrick Shepherd’.

01750 62259 or E: ettrickholidays@me.com

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July Events

BOWHILL FOR BAIRNS

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 2:30pm - 4pm. £3 per child. A chance for over

6’s to enjoy fun art, history and heritage themed

activities in the House and Victorian Kitchen

01750 22204

DOMINO TOURNAMENT

The Plough Inn, Leitholm, TD12 4JN; 8pm. Cash

prize for the winner - all welcome 01890 840408

PAY

ONCE

VISIT AS OFTEN

AS YOU

LIKE!

THURSDAY, JULY 18

ROCK POOL RAMBLE

10am - 12:30pm. Adults £3, Children £2 (meet at

Eyemouth Leisure Centre @10am). Discover the

amazing marine organisms living on the rocky shore

at Killiedraughts Bay with the VMR’s Marine Ranger

For more information: 01890 752509 or email:

rangervmr@gmail.com

POP-UP MARKET

Etal Village Hall, Ford & Etal, TD12 4TJ; 11am -

3pm. Free Entry. Pop-up market with locally made

crafts, beautiful artworks, gifts & more. Featuring

www.st-abbs-market.com 07970 697433

MOUTH OF THE TWEED FESTIVAL

11am - 4pm. Discover the Taste of Berwick-upon-

Tweed at this local food & drink festival held at

Berwick Quayside with live music 01289 330218

LET’S LOSE THE MUFFIN TOP TOGETHER!

Lbs and Ozs - Achieve Your Healthy Weight, Selkirk,

TD7 4LR; 12:30pm - 1:15pm. £120 for 12 Week

Programme. Reduce your Weight, Size & Cravings.

Raise Vitality, Clarity & Balance? Enjoy Better

Sleep. Eat Well - Do It NOW! Call Rosemary on

01750 778 704/07773 634 884

FOREST FUN SESSIONS

Abbotsford House, Melrose, TD6 9BQ; 1:30pm -

4:30pm. £15 per child per session. Enjoy the great

outdoors at Abbotsford with sessions by Border

Bushcraft and Wild Seedlings for children aged 5-12

01896 752043

TRIMONTIUM ROMAN GUIDED WALK

Three Hills Heritage Centre, Melrose, See Tuesday

for full details. 01896 822651

HOUSE & GROUNDS

SUMMER

OF

FUN

ENJOY A SUMMER TO REMEMBER

WITH ACTIVITIES INCLUDING:

Holiday Club, Alpaca Trekking,

The Three Bears, Den Building,

Ceramic Workshop, Felting, Archery,

Bug Hunts and more!

HANDLEBARDS OUTDOOR THEATRE:

Much Ado about Nothing

Sunday 1 st September, 6.30pm

ESTATE OPEN DAILY IN JULY & AUGUST

HOUSE OPEN DAILY IN AUGUST

Bowhill House Bowhill Selkirk TD7 5ET

Tel: 01750 22204 | E: info@bowhillhouse.co.uk

FOR FURTHER INFO, NEWS & EVENTS VISIT

WWW.BOWHILLHOUSE.CO.UK

The Buccleuch Living Heritage Trust Registered Charity No: SC014915

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SOW – SEEDS OF WELLNESS + FREE GIFT

The Healthy Life Centre, Edinburgh, EH3 9AL;

6:30pm - 7:45pm. £10. Demo of Kinesiology - 3

Fabulous Techniques: Energy Zip-Up, Stress

Release & Brain Refresh plus Food Intolerance

Test. 07773 634 884

MELROSE RUGBY HERITAGE CENTRE

Melrose Rugby Football Club, Melrose, TD6 9SA;

11am - 3pm. Entry by donation. Souvenirs and

rugby relics from all over the world. Videos reliving

historical moments at Melrose. All welcome

01896 822486

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING FOR FUN

Foulden Village Hall, Foulden; 7:30pm - 9:30pm. £3.

Weekly classes. All welcome. 01289 386332

TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSION

Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso, TD5 7HL; 8:30pm - 11pm.

free. An open session of traditional Scottish and

Celtic music and song. Listeners and performers

welcome.

FRIDAY, JULY 19

COLDINGHAM COMMUNITY BOOKSHOP

Coldingham Priory , Coldingham, TD14 5PE;

Wednesday and Friday (2pm-4pm) and Saturday

(11am-3pm). (Situated beside the Priory Gates) Sale

of donated books raising funds for local projects. All

welcome to browse!

HOLIDAY FUN - JUNIOR MINER EXPERIENCE

National Mining Museum Scotland, Newtongrange,

EH22 4QN; You’ll be dressed up as a miner and

undergo training and complete a fun-filled dirty shift

at the coalface! Book: 0131 663 7519 or www.

nationalminingmuseum.com

ST ABBS FRIDAY MARKET

The Ebba Centre, St Abbs, TD14 5PL; 10am - 4pm.

Free Entry. Indoor market selling locally made

crafts, local produce, art, gifts and much more. www.

st-abbs-market.com 07970 697433

NUTTYS LITTLE SQUIRREL CLUB

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 1:30pm - 2:30pm. £3.50 per child. Join the

Bowhill ranger for woodland fun and games for

toddlers and little ones (under 6’s). 01750 22204

JAMES HOGG EXHIBITION

Ettrick School, Selkirk, TD7 5JA; 2pm - 5pm. Open

Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays: 2pm - 5pm.

Celebrating the life & works of the celebrated

Scottish writer James Hogg ‘The Ettrick Shepherd’.

01750 62259 or E: ettrickholidays@me.com

KELSO FOLK AND LIVE MUSIC CLUB

Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso, TD5 7HL; 8pm - 10:30pm.

Acoustic traditional and contemporary music in a

relaxing cabaret-style setting. All welcome.

01573 228769

WOTJEK THE BEAR + MOTHER BRU

Mac Arts Centre, Galashiels, TD1 1SP; 8pm. £7

general admission / £5 students. wistful melancholy

and shimmering pop melodies. Support from local

hip-hop band Mother Bru 01896 756 852

SATURDAY, JULY 20

COLDINGHAM COMMUNITY BOOKSHOP

Coldingham Priory , Coldingham, 11am-3pm. See

Friday for details.

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POP-UP MARKET

The Barn at Beal, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 2PB;

10am - 2:30pm. Free Entry. Pop-up market with

locally made crafts, beautiful artworks, gifts & more.

Featuring www.st-abbs-market.com 07970 697433

“JUMP IN” TO YOUR MARINE RESERVE

The Hippodrome, Eyemouth, TD14 5HT; 10am

- 4pm. (Until 28th July) Free Entry . Exhibition

showcasing the amazing coastal waters & sea life

of Berwickshire. Marine activities, touch tanks & VR

01890 752509

BOWHILL FAMILY ORIENTEERING

CHAMPIONSHIP

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 11am. £4 per team. Join us for Bowhill’s

first family orienteering championship. Trophy for

winning family on each day. 01750 22204

THE SCOTTISH BORDERS DONKEY

SANCTUARY

The Holmes, St Boswells, TD6 0EL; 2pm - 4:30pm.

Come along and meet the donkeys and enjoy a fun

day out. You can adopt a donkey and browse the gift

shop 01835 823468

SUNDAY, JULY 21

DOGS DAY OUT

Traquair House, Innerleithen, EH44 6PW; 11am -

5pm. A host of activities for dogs and their owners

throughout the day. Companion Dog Show, sheep

dog demonstrations and more. 01896 830323

BOWHILL FAMILY ORIENTEERING

CHAMPIONSHIP

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 11am. £4 per team. Join us for Bowhill’s

first family orienteering championship. Trophy for

winning family on each day. 01750 22204

THE SCOTTISH BORDERS DONKEY

SANCTUARY

The Holmes, St Boswells, TD6 0EL; 2pm - 4:30pm.

Come along and meet the donkeys and enjoy a fun

day out. You can adopt a donkey and browse the gift

shop 01835 823468

JAMES HOGG EXHIBITION

Ettrick School, Selkirk, TD7 5JA; 2pm - 5pm. Open

Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays: 2pm - 5pm.

Celebrating the life & works of the celebrated

Scottish writer James Hogg ‘The Ettrick Shepherd’.

01750 62259 or E: ettrickholidays@me.com

RAG BAG MORRIS, GLENDALE FESTIVAL

WOOLER

Wooler Town Centre, Wooler, NE71 6BL; 2pm. We

dance some traditional Morris dances, although we

are mainly developing our own ‘Scottish Borders’

style. 01890 818073

OPEN-AIR THEATRE: ‘THE TEMPEST’

Thirlestane Castle, Lauder, TD2 6RU; 6pm. Adult

£14, Child £8, Family £40 (2+2), no concessions

(+BF). Picnic on the lawn and immerse yourself

in this classic. Bring your own rug or low-backed

seating. Tickets: www.borderevents.com or

call 01750 725480

MONDAY, JULY 22

THE THREE BRETHREN U3A, GALASHIELS

No meeting this month, but members can get tickets

for the Summer Garden Party on August 19th from

the Treasurer . 01896 823493

OPEN DOOR COMMUNITY CAFE

Selkirk Parish Church, Selkirk, TD7 4JX; 10:30am -

2pm. 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. Coffee

menu served: 10.30am-12noon; lunch 12noon-1pm.

All welcome

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MELROSE RUGBY HERITAGE CENTRE

Melrose Rugby Football Club, Melrose, TD6 9SA;

11am - 3pm. Entry by donation. Souvenirs and

rugby relics from all over the world. Videos reliving

historical moments at Melrose. All welcome

01896 822486

SELF LED SCARECROW SCAVENGER HUNT

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 11am - 5pm. Entry to the Estate. Join us for

a self-led Scavenger hunt for the hodmedod and

tattie-bogle, perhaps better known as Scarecrow!

01750 22204

SELF LED SCARECROW SCAVENGER HUNT

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 11am - 5pm. Entry to the Estate. Join us for

a self-led Scavenger hunt for the hodmedod and

tattie-bogle, perhaps better known as Scarecrow!

01750 22204

TUESDAY, JULY 23

MENOPAUSE - WHEN THE HEAT IS ON

Down to Earth Health, Selkirk, TD7 4LR; If

Menopause Symptoms affect you - flushes, anxiety,

dry skin, sex drive dip, or you want to feel normal

again? 01750 778 704/07773 634 884

EYEMOUTH HERRING QUEEN ROCK POOL

RAMBLE

10am - 1pm. Adults £3,Children £2. (meet at beach

slip way in front of Eyemouth Leisure Centre).

Discover the amazing marine organisms living on

Eyemouth’s rocky shore with the VMR’s Marine

Ranger For more information: 01890 752509 or

email: rangervmr@gmail.com

POP-UP MARKET

Paxton House, Gallery and Country Park, Paxton,

TD15 1SZ; 10am - 4pm. Free Entry. Pop-up market

with locally made crafts, beautiful artworks, gifts

& more. Featuring www.st-abbs-market.com Free

entry 07970 697433

TRIMONTIUM ROMAN GUIDED WALK

Three Hills Heritage Centre, Melrose, TD6 9PN;

1:30pm - 5:30pm. £4 adults; £1 school children;

family £10, dogs welcome. Includes tea. Walk past

the Abbey to Newstead around the hidden Roman

Fort & stand on the Viaduct level 01896 822651

FEIS ROIS CEILIDH TRAIL : FAMILY CEILIDH

Mac Arts Centre, Galashiels, TD1 1SP; 4:30pm -

7pm. £12 / £8 (includes buffet). After the success of

last years Family Ceilidh, Feis Rois is BACK with a

ceilidh for all the family! 01896 756 852

AME AIKIDO CLUB

Gattonside Village Hall, Gattonside, TD6 9NJ; 7pm

- 8:30pm. New members welcome, non competitive

martial art for all ages and abilities

0798 673 6717/0778 076 3156

OPEN AIR PERFORMANCE - WUTHERING

HEIGHTS

Floors Castle, Kelso, TD5 7SF; 7pm. Bring along

a picnic and a comfy chair, sit back and watch this

enchanting story brought to life. Gates open 6pm

01573 223 333

RAG BAG MORRIS DANCING AT LOWICK

The White Swan, Lowick, TD15 2UD; 7:30pm -

8:30pm. We dance some traditional Morris dances,

although we are mainly developing our own

‘Scottish Borders’ style. 01890 818073

WONDER at our SILVER

and BRONZE HOARDS

- Synton (250 coins),

Ruberslaw (vessels) -

‘Three Hills’ Heritage Centre

Market Square, Melrose TD6 9PN

From 8 April 10.30am-4.30pm (Mon-Sat)

A Roman Capital: £2 adult, £1 student; £5 family

Picturesque Guided Walk

to Newstead Roman Site

Tuesdays & Thursdays 1.30pm-5.30pm

(inc tea/juice) £4 adult, £1 student, £10 family

ENJOY the ARTEFACTS and GEMS

Tel: 01896 822651 www.trimontium.org.uk

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24

COLDINGHAM COMMUNITY BOOKSHOP

Coldingham Priory , Coldingham, TD14 5PE;

Wednesday and Friday (2pm-4pm) and Saturday

(11am-3pm). (Situated beside the Priory Gates) Sale

of donated books raising funds for local projects. All

welcome to browse!

MARKETING YOUR BUSINESS

Towermill, Heart of Hawick, Hawick, TD9 0AE; 10am

- 1pm. This workshop will help you create a realistic

marketing plan. Note this workshop is aimed at

existing businesses 01835 818 315

@borderevents

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FLOWER ARRANGING FROM THE GARDEN

Floors Castle, Kelso, TD5 7SF; 10:30am - 1pm.

£40 includes refreshments, light lunch . A guide to

creating a beautiful hand-tied bouquet with floristry

expert, Laura Eberst. Includes a tour of flower

border 01573 223 333

MELROSE RUGBY HERITAGE CENTRE

Melrose Rugby Football Club, Melrose, TD6 9SA;

11am - 3pm. Entry by donation. Souvenirs and

rugby relics from all over the world. Videos reliving

historical moments at Melrose. All welcome

01896 822486

POP-UP MARKET

Etal Village Hall, Ford & Etal, TD12 4TJ; 11am -

3pm. Free Entry. Pop-up market with locally made

crafts, beautiful artworks, gifts & more. Featuring

www.st-abbs-market.com 07970 697433

SELF LED SCARECROW SCAVENGER HUNT

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 11am - 5pm. Entry to the Estate. Join us for

a self-led Scavenger hunt for the hodmedod and

tattie-bogle, perhaps better known as Scarecrow!

01750 22204

CRAFTERNOON FELTING AT BOWHILL

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 1:30pm - 3pm. £3.50 per child – must be

accompanied by an adult.. Kids will enjoy one and a

half hours creating a felt picture and will also get to

take away their picture at the end. 01750 22204

JAMES HOGG EXHIBITION

Ettrick School, Selkirk, TD7 5JA; 2pm - 5pm. Open

Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays: 2pm - 5pm.

Celebrating the life & works of the celebrated

Scottish writer James Hogg ‘The Ettrick Shepherd’.

01750 62259 or E: ettrickholidays@me.com

BOWHILL FOR BAIRNS

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 2:30pm - 4pm. £3 per child. A chance for over

6’s to enjoy fun art, history and heritage themed

activities in the House and Victorian Kitchen

01750 22204

BEESWAX WRAP WORKSHOP

Paxton House, Gallery and Country Park, Paxton,

TD15 1SZ; 7pm - 9pm. £15. Goodbye clingfilm! To

book: info@seathechange.org.uk

THURSDAY, JULY 25

POP-UP MARKET

Etal Village Hall, Ford & Etal, TD12 4TJ; 11am -

3pm. Free Entry. Pop-up market with locally made

crafts, beautiful artworks, gifts & more. Featuring

www.st-abbs-market.com 07970 697433

SELF LED SCARECROW SCAVENGER HUNT

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 11am - 5pm. Entry to the Estate. Join us for

a self-led Scavenger hunt for the hodmedod and

tattie-bogle, perhaps better known as Scarecrow!

01750 22204

LET’S LOSE THE MUFFIN TOP TOGETHER!

Lbs and Ozs - Achieve Your Healthy Weight, Selkirk,

TD7 4LR; 12:30pm - 1:15pm. £120 for 12 Week

Programme. Reduce your Weight, Size & Cravings.

Raise Vitality, Clarity & Balance? Enjoy Better

Sleep. Eat Well - Do It NOW! Call Rosemary on

01750 778 704/07773 634 884

TRIMONTIUM ROMAN GUIDED WALK

Three Hills Heritage Centre, Melrose, TD6 9PN;

1:30pm - 5:30pm. £4 adults; £1 school children;

family £10, dogs welcome. Includes tea. Walk past

the Abbey to Newstead around the hidden Roman

Fort & stand on the Viaduct level 01896 822651

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE SCREENING

Wauchope Village Hall, Yetholm, TD5 8RA; 7pm.

£12 + bf. The Lehman Trilogy - The story of a

family & company that changed the world, told in

three parts on a single evening Tickets: www.

borderevents.com or call 01750 725480

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING FOR FUN

Foulden Village Hall, Foulden; 7:30pm - 9:30pm. £3.

Weekly classes. All welcome. 01289 386332

Synton Mains Driving Range

Sat, Sun & Wed: 10am-6pm

Mon, Tues, Thur & Fri: 10am-9pm

Open all year ~ £5 basket of balls

Tel: 07974 706194 Nr Ashkirk TD7 4PA

www.syntonmains.com

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QUIZ NIGHT

The Plough Inn, Leitholm, TD12 4JN; 8pm. £2pp for

teams up to 6 people. All welcome. Cash prize of

half the money and the other half goes to a charity

chosen by winning team 01890 840408

TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSION

Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso, TD5 7HL; 8:30pm - 11pm.

free. An open session of traditional Scottish and

Celtic music and song. Listeners and performers

welcome.

FRIDAY, JULY 26

BORDER UNION SHOW (KELSO SHOW)

Springwood Park, Kelso, TD5 8LS; Two

day agricultural & country show plus music,

entertainment, craft stalls, trade stands and more.

01573 224188

COLDINGHAM COMMUNITY BOOKSHOP

Coldingham Priory , Coldingham, TD14 5PE;

Wednesday and Friday (2pm-4pm) and Saturday

(11am-3pm). (Situated beside the Priory Gates) Sale

of donated books raising funds for local projects. All

welcome to browse!

ST. ABBS

MARKET

at the Ebba Centre,

Brierylaw, St Abbs, TD14 5PH

EVERY FRIDAY

April - December 2019

HOLIDAY FUN - JUNIOR MINER EXPERIENCE

National Mining Museum Scotland, Newtongrange,

EH22 4QN; You’ll be dressed up as a miner and

undergo training and complete a fun-filled dirty shift

at the coalface! Book: 0131 663 7519 or www.

nationalminingmuseum.com

D-CAFE

Cafe U, Kelso, TD5 7DS; 10am - 11:30am. A chance

for people and their family & friends to meet in an

informal & relaxed setting for a chat, cuppa & peer

support 0788 418 7962

ST ABBS FRIDAY MARKET

The Ebba Centre, St Abbs, TD14 5PL; 10am - 4pm.

Free Entry. Indoor market selling locally made

crafts, local produce, art, gifts and much more. www.

st-abbs-market.com 07970 697433

LOCAL ARTS, CRAFTS, GIFTS,

PRODUCE & MUCH MORE

Cosy Café

MARKET - Opening times

April - September 10am - 4pm

October - December 10am - 3pm

www.st-abbs-market.com

Follow us on Facebook @marketatStAbbs

MELROSE RUGBY HERITAGE CENTRE

Melrose Rugby Football Club, Melrose, TD6 9SA;

11am - 3pm. See Wednesday for details.

SELF LED SCARECROW SCAVENGER HUNT

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 11am - 5pm. Entry to the Estate. Join us for

a self-led Scavenger hunt for the hodmedod and

tattie-bogle, perhaps better known as Scarecrow!

01750 22204

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NUTTYS LITTLE SQUIRREL CLUB

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 1:30pm - 2:30pm. £3.50 per child. Join the

Bowhill ranger for woodland fun and games for

toddlers and little ones (under 6’s). 01750 22204

TRADITIONAL KNITTING WORKSHOPS IN

WOOLER

10am - 3:30pm. £35. Make a teddy’s gansey with

Mavis in this month’s workshop. One of a series of

monthly workshops. 01668 281884

JAMES HOGG EXHIBITION

Ettrick School, Selkirk, TD7 5JA; 2pm - 5pm. Open

Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays: 2pm - 5pm.

Celebrating the life & works of the celebrated

Scottish writer James Hogg ‘The Ettrick Shepherd’.

01750 62259 or E: ettrickholidays@me.com

OUTDOOR THEATRE: MUCH ADO ABOUT

NOTHING

Arniston House, Gorebridge, EH23 4RY; 7:30pm.

Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket and enjoy a

beautiful evening of delicious food and wonderful

entertainment! Tickets online at www.

arnistonhouse.com

RESTORATION CAFÉ’S EXCLUSIVE STEAK

NIGHT

Restoration Yard, Dalkeith Country Park, Dalkeith,

EH22 1ST; 6pm - 11pm. Restoration Café is opening

exclusively for this event, back by popular demand!

0131 322 2572

KELSO FOLK AND LIVE MUSIC CLUB

Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso, TD5 7HL; 8pm - 10:30pm.

Acoustic traditional and contemporary music in a

relaxing cabaret-style setting. All welcome.

01573 228769

SATURDAY, JULY 27

BORDER UNION SHOW (KELSO SHOW)

Springwood Park, Kelso, TD5 8LS; Two day

agricultural & country show plus music, funfair, craft

stalls, trade stands and more. Saturday main ring

entertainment - Big Pete and Grim Reaper Monster

Truck Display Team. 01573 224188

TWO DAY BEGINNERS HARP WORKSHOP

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 10:30am - 3:30pm. Ever fancied learning

to play? Then come and try! Harps provided - all

welcome 01573 228289 / 07708 306453 or

email: elspeth_borders@hotmail.com

SELF LED SCARECROW SCAVENGER HUNT

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 11am - 5pm. Entry to the Estate. Join us for

a self-led Scavenger hunt for the hodmedod and

tattie-bogle, perhaps better known as Scarecrow!

01750 22204

WALK COMMEMORATING THE BATTLE OF

MELROSE

Meet outside Melrose Parish Church for a 1.30pm

departure. All welcome, £3 visitors. A walk to the

Skirmish Hill and to the Turnaround Stone, guided

by Mr Ian Skinner. (MHAA & The Battlefield Trust)

SCOTTISH BORDERS TILTING ASSOCIATION

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 11am. Entry by donation. Come along and see

the medieval sport of tilting. Scotland v Denmark.

Music from Edinburgh Postal Pipe Band. BBQ

0790 154 8387

BOWHILL BIOBLITZ

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 1:30pm. £3pp. Join us as we search for as

many different wildlife species as we can! A fun

afternoon for all ages. 01750 22204

GUIDED TOUR OF MARCHMONT HOUSE

Marchmont House, Greenlaw, TD10 6YL; 2pm

- 4pm. The house contains some of the finest

Georgian and Arts & Crafts interiors in Scotland.

Fascinating and informal tour 01361 866080

COLDINGHAM COMMUNITY BOOKSHOP

Coldingham Priory , Coldingham, TD14 5PE;

Wednesday and Friday (2pm-4pm) and Saturday

(11am-3pm). (Situated beside the Priory Gates) Sale

of donated books raising funds for local projects. All

welcome to browse!

POP-UP MARKET

The Barn at Beal, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 2PB;

10am - 2:30pm. Free Entry. Pop-up market with

locally made crafts, beautiful artworks, gifts & more.

Featuring www.st-abbs-market.com 07970 697433

THE SCOTTISH BORDERS DONKEY

SANCTUARY

The Holmes, St Boswells, TD6 0EL; 2pm - 4:30pm.

Come along and meet the donkeys and enjoy a fun

day out. You can adopt a donkey and browse the gift

shop 01835 823468

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when responding to an advert

or attending an event

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SUNDAY, JULY 28

LADIES DAY

Bisley at Braidwood, Selkirk, TD7 4QD; £49

includes everything you need plus a lovely afternoon

tea!. The day is open to all ladies of any shooting

experience. Why not get your friends together and

enjoy a day out To book your place please call

01835 870280

TWO DAY BEGINNERS HARP WORKSHOP

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 10:30am - 3:30pm. Ever fancied learning

to play? Then come and try! Harps provided - all

welcome 01573 228289 / 07708 306453 or

email: elspeth_borders@hotmail.com

SELF LED SCARECROW SCAVENGER HUNT

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 11am - 5pm. Entry to the Estate. Join us for

a self-led Scavenger hunt for the hodmedod and

tattie-bogle, perhaps better known as Scarecrow!

01750 22204

COLDINGHAM GALA AND COUNTRY FAYRE

Off School Road, Coldingham. 12noon-5pm. £3

adults; £1.50 child U14 and concs; £7 family (2+2),

U5s free. Events and activities for all the family -

dog show, craft, stalls, music, fairground rides, face

painting and much more!

BARK FUN DAY AND DOG SHOW

The Stanks, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1NE;

12pm - 4pm. Free entry. With lots to do on the day

including Paul Slattery, caricaturist artist, it’s a great

day outfor all the family! 01289 306299

VICTORIAN KITCHEN FUN

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 1pm - 3pm. Entry to the Estate. Drop in to

Bowhill’s Victorian Kitchen for fun sessions on

lemonade making, penny cleaning and baking.

01750 22204

THE SCOTTISH BORDERS DONKEY

SANCTUARY

The Holmes, St Boswells, TD6 0EL; 2pm - 4:30pm.

Come along and meet the donkeys and enjoy a fun

day out. You can adopt a donkey and browse the gift

shop 01835 823468

JAMES HOGG EXHIBITION

Ettrick School, Selkirk, TD7 5JA; 2pm - 5pm. Open

Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays: 2pm - 5pm.

Celebrating the life & works of the celebrated

Scottish writer James Hogg ‘The Ettrick Shepherd’.

01750 62259 or E: ettrickholidays@me.com

MONDAY, JULY 29

MELROSE RUGBY HERITAGE CENTRE

Melrose Rugby Football Club, Melrose, TD6 9SA;

11am - 3pm. Entry by donation. Souvenirs and

rugby relics from all over the world. Videos reliving

historical moments at Melrose. All welcome

01896 822486

COME & TRY DOG AGILITY

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 11am - 4pm. Entry to the Estate. Treat your

four legged friend to a fun family day out. Pop to our

agility ring throughout the day to practice

01750 22204

July Events

THE SCOTTISH BORDERS

DONKEY SANCTUARY

Open Saturdays and Sundays: 2pm - 4.30pm

(last entry 4pm)

Donkey adoption packs available online

or from our shop during weekend opening

The Holmes, St Boswells TD6 0EL

Tel: 01835 823468 www.donkeyheaven.org

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TUESDAY, JULY 30

POP-UP MARKET

Paxton House, Gallery and Country Park, Paxton,

TD15 1SZ; 10am - 4pm. Free Entry. Pop-up market

with locally made crafts, beautiful artworks, gifts

& more. Featuring www.st-abbs-market.com Free

entry 07970 697433

TRIMONTIUM ROMAN GUIDED WALK

Three Hills Heritage Centre, Melrose, TD6 9PN;

1:30pm - 5:30pm. £4 adults; £1 school children;

family £10, dogs welcome. Includes tea. Walk past

the Abbey to Newstead around the hidden Roman

Fort & stand on the Viaduct level 01896 822651

IVO GRAHAM AND ALFIE BROWN

Mac Arts Centre, Galashiels, TD1 1SP; 8pm. Two

top comedians road test their new shows ahead of

the Edinburgh Fringe 01896 756 852

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31

COLDINGHAM COMMUNITY BOOKSHOP

Coldingham Priory , Coldingham, TD14 5PE;

Wednesday and Friday (2pm-4pm) and Saturday

(11am-3pm). (Situated beside the Priory Gates) Sale

of donated books raising funds for local projects. All

welcome to browse!

AME AIKIDO CLUB

Gattonside Village Hall, Gattonside, TD6 9NJ; 7pm

- 8:30pm. New members welcome, non competitive

martial art for all ages and abilities

0798 673 6717/0778 076 3156

RAG BAG MORRIS DANCING OUTSIDE

GUILDHALL

Berwick Town Hall, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15

1BN; 7:30pm - 8:30pm. We dance some traditional

Morris dances, although we are mainly developing

our own ‘Scottish Borders’ style. 01890 818073

ROCK POOL RAMBLE

Coldingham Bay, Coldingham; 10:30am - 12pm.

Adults £3, Children £2. Discover the amazing

marine organisms living on Coldingham’s rocky

shore with the VMR’s Marine Ranger For

more information: 01890 752509 or email:

rangervmr@gmail.com

ALPACA TREK AT BOWHILL

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 10:30am - 2pm. £20 for 1 person with 1 alpaca.

If you would like to bring friends and or family it is

£5pp.. Enjoy a special Alpaca Trek around Bowhill

Grounds with Velvet Hall Alpacas. Booking Essential

01750 22204

Open Tuesday-Sunday: 10am-5pm

Entry by donation

Clydesdale Heavy Horses

Picnic area

Dogs welcome

Carriage rides daily

with trips to the Brewery

Homemade refreshments

LOOKING BACK WEEKEND

Saturday 19 th & Sunday 20 th

October

For full details of what’s on visit

www.hayfarmheavies.co.uk

Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre

Ford & Etal Estate, TD12 4TR

Tel: 01890 820 601

MELROSE RUGBY HERITAGE CENTRE

Melrose Rugby Football Club, Melrose, TD6 9SA;

11am - 3pm. Entry by donation. Souvenirs and

rugby relics from all over the world. Videos reliving

historical moments at Melrose. All welcome

01896 822486

POP-UP MARKET

Etal Village Hall, Ford & Etal, TD12 4TJ; 11am -

3pm. Free Entry. Pop-up market with locally made

crafts, beautiful artworks, gifts & more. Featuring

www.st-abbs-market.com 07970 697433

JAMES HOGG EXHIBITION

Ettrick School, Selkirk, TD7 5JA; 2pm - 5pm. Open

Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays: 2pm - 5pm.

Celebrating the life & works of the celebrated

Scottish writer James Hogg ‘The Ettrick Shepherd’.

01750 62259 or E: ettrickholidays@me.com

BOWHILL FOR BAIRNS

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 2:30pm - 4pm. £3 per child. A chance for over

6’s to enjoy fun art, history and heritage themed

activities in the House and Victorian Kitchen

01750 22204

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BORDERS ANTIQUE AND INTERIOR DESIGN CENTRE

An eclectic mix of antique and quality decorative

furnishings, lighting and architecture

Open 7 days:

Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm;

Sunday 11am-4pm

Visit us at

Garfield Street, Hawick TD9 9HB

Call 079766 102404 or 07768 392326 www.bordersantique-centre.com

Lush woodland wonders

Garden open daily from 10am

rbge.org.uk/dawyck | Tel 01721 760254

8 miles southwest of Peebles on the B712, Stobo, EH45 9JU

Part of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, a charity registered in Scotland (no SC007983)

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Zog Activity Trail at

Kielder Water and

Forest Park

Begin your forest journey at Kielder Castle

with Zog and his friends!

Follow the trail markers through the woods to fi nd

familiar characters from the story, collect stars

as you learn like Zog did at dragon school, and

complete interesting challenges along the way.

This family day out is even better with

one of our Zog activity packs. Inside you’ll

fi nd a special lens which reveals hidden

pictures along the trail, a booklet with

fun activities, and a Zog mask to help

make your day picture perfect.

Pick up your activity pack for £3 from

the Kielder Cycle Centre – opposite

Kielder Castle.

Activity Trail

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Food & Drink

ASHKIRK

THE SMIDDY, ASHKIRK

RESTAURANT AND BAR

Tel: 01750 32242

Meals served all day Saturday & Sunday

Tues - Fri from 5pm; Thurs & Fri lunchtime

Eyemouth Haddock & Chips Special

on Thursdays

Roast Dinner served all day Sunday

www.smiddyashkirkrestaurantandbar.co.uk

KELSO

BERWICK-UPON-TWEED

Open all year: Tuesday - Sunday

Ancroft, Berwick-upon-Tweed Tel: 01289 387253

Email: oxfordfarm@btconnect.com

Lunch Specials served 12 - 2.30pm

OPEN ALL YEAR: TUESDAY - SUNDAY

Traditional Sunday Lunch available

Lunch specials served 12noon - 2pm

Christmas Hampers ~ Large range of craft essentials

Traditional

for card

Sunday

making and

lunch

scrap

available

booking

pick your own raspberries & strawberries at end of June

Ancroft, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Tel: 01289 387253 www.oxfordfarmshop.co.uk

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EARLY BIRD

BREAKFAST DEALS

DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS

HOME BAKING

COFFEE, TEA, COLD DRINKS

FOOD TO GO

www.borderevents.com

Tel: 01573 228 888

Golf Course Road

Kelso TD5 7SL

Plenty of free parking

OPEN

Monday - Saturday

7am - 2pm

Friday Night Takeaway

5pm - 8.30pm

u Wedding

Receptions

u Garden Parties

u Corporate Events

u Themed Events

u DIY Hire

u Suppliers of hog,

beef, lamb and

poultry

Moira Dalgliesh: 0758 171 4071

Premier Spit Roasted Meats

www.thejuicymeatco.co.uk


DENHOLM

Monte Cassino

Open 6 days a week

Tuesday - Sunday: 5.30pm - 10pm

Family run authentic Italian Restaurant

Gift Vouchers available

Come as a stranger... leave as a friend!

Tel: 01896 820082

Palma Place, Melrose TD6 9PR

LAUDER

Food & Drink

MELROSE

LILLIESLEAF

DENHOLM MEET

Italian Café & Restaurant

Open Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 4.30pm

and Fri & Sat evenings: 6pm - 9.30pm

Gift vouchers available

Tel: 01450 870999

1 Westside, Denholm TD9 8LX

www.denholmmeet.com

Open: Mon-Thurs 10.30am-4.30pm

Friday & Saturday 10.30am-5pm

Sunday: 11am-4pm

Light lunches ~ home made soups

home baking ~ cakes to order

Afternoon tea served on the last

Sunday of the month ~ £14.50 pp

free wifi

Lilliesleaf ~ Tel: 01835 870537

E: jammycoo@gmail.com

Family gatherings & special occasions

Cosy Aga and log fires

Locally sourced food served all day

CARFRAEMILL, TD2 6RA | 01578 750750

WWW.CARFRAEMILL.CO.UK

LEITHOLM

01750 725480

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Food & Drink

GALASHIELS

Quins

HAWICK

BAR

RESTAURANT

COFFEE HOUSE

PRIVATE FUNCTION ROOM

~ of Galashiels

“ where a warm welcome awaits ”

Quality fresh food served every day and every night

SUMMER SPECIAL SERVED DAILY:

Evening Tea (main course, cake and tea/coffee)

served from 4pm until 6pm ~ £14

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ALWAYS ON A SUNDAY: Roast Beef & trimmings ~£12

Charity quiz on the fi rst Friday of the month at 8pm

£10 a team, supper included

Tel: 01896 757004 E: info@quinsofgalashiels.co.uk

23 Market Street, Galashiels TD1 3AD

YETHOLM

Tempting menu using locally sourced ingredients

Sunday roast ~ Well stocked bar with real ales

5 ensuite bedrooms ~ Function room

T:01573 420237 Kirk Yetholm TD5 8PQ

www.borderhotel.co.uk

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SELKIRK

The County Hotel

Selkirk’s great place to meet, eat and sleep

Coffee Lounge, Restaurants and Bar

Open Monday – Friday: from 7.30am (Sat/Sun from 8.30am)

Food & Drink

Full Restaurant and Bar Menus of freshly cooked to order dishes using locally sourced produce from 12.00 daily. Chef’s

Special dishes at weekends

OUR NEW MENU LAUNCHES 1 st JULY – KIDS MEALS £5!

Fillin’ Station

Open Monday - Friday:

6.30am - 2.30pm

Daily specials, baked potatoes,

soups, hot fi lled rolls and more

Outside and Inside Catering

01750 20466 or 07957 566248

3 Buccleuch Road, Selkirk

Berwick Food And Beer

Festival is a 2 day event

being held from 6 th to

8 th September at the

Barracks and Main Guard

in Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Combining a showcase

for local food producers

with events celebrating the

culture and heritage of food

in the region, it makes a

great day out. And there’s a wide-ranging

programme of events throughout the

Festival weekend.

01750 725480

BEER GARDEN OPEN DAILY

WATCH FOR OUR LIVE MUSIC AND OTHER

ENTERTAINMENTS DURING THE SUMMER

PARTIES, FUNCTIONS, FUNERAL TEAS,

CORPORATE EVENTS HOSTED & CATERED FOR

3 – 5 High Street, Selkirk, TD7 4BZ Tel: 01750 705000

www.countyselkirk.com

admin@bluethistle.net

Berwick Food & Beer

Festival 2019

Opening Night Friday 6th September 5pm-10.30pm

Great Family Days Sat 7th/Sun 8th September from 10am

THE BARRACKS & THE PARADE

BERWICK-UPON-TWEED

Kids Fun Kitchen

Over 80 Food and Drink Stalls

Real Ale Festival with

individual Artisan Brewers

Cider and Gin Stalls

Food Demos and Live Music

Wine, Champagne and Cocktails

Weekend Ticket: £10.00 pp

Sat/Sun Day Ticket: £3.00 pp

Friday Evening: £3.00 pp

Saturday Evening: £5.00 pp

Sat All Day Ticket: £6.00 pp

Children under 12 FREE

(must be accompanied by an adult)

No Children in the Beer Marquee after 8pm

www.berwickfoodandbeerfestival.co.uk

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August Events

ONGOING

FORT DOUGLAS SUMMER HOLIDAY

ACTIVITIES

Dalkeith Country Park, Dalkeith, EH22 1ST; FREE

with entry to Fort Douglas. (until 18 August) Get the

kids outdoors this summer & away from the screens

with a visit to Fort Douglas adventure park.

0131 654 1666

TOUR OF THE PRINTWORKS

Robert Smail’s Printing Works, Innerleithen, EH44

6HA; 11am - 5pm. Adult £7, Children/Concession

£5, Family £17. NT/NTS member Free. Come and

start your apprenticeship on your guided tour of the

printworks. Tour times vary 01896 830206

WEEKLY GUIDED TOURS

Arniston House, Gorebridge, EH23 4RY; Enjoy a

Guided Tour of Arniston House and discover the

remarkable legacy of architecture, history and art.

Sunday, Tuesday & Wednesday: 2pm & 3.30pm

For tickets visit www.arnistonhouse.com/

arniston-event

GUIDED MILL TOURS

Johnstons of Elgin, Hawick TD9 8AA; Every hour

Monday-Thursday 10.30am-1.30pm; Friday 10am.

01450 360549

ROMAN EXHIBITION

Three Hills Heritage Centre, Melrose, TD6 9PN;

10:30am - 4:30pm. Monday - Saturday until

end of October. £2, £1 student, £5 family. Aerial

photographs; artists’ drawings; models; maps;

blacksmith’s workshop; Roman kitchen & pottery;

replica armour 01896 822651

JEDBURGH CRAFTY ACTIVITIES

Crafty Workshops (All Awards building), Jedburgh,

TD8 6DU; 10:30am - 5:30pm. From £5 - £15. Open

daily - Just come along no booking required, learn

new skills while having fun! Tel: 01835 862719

EXHIBITION: A CATHOLIC FAMILY

Traquair House, Innerleithen, EH44 6PW; 11am -

5pm. The history of Catholicism, persecution and its

practice at Traquair 01896 830323

THE THISTLE CRESTS

Biggar and Upper Clydesdale Museum, Biggar,

ML12 6DH; 10am - 4pm. (Until 10th August)

Heraldic carvings from the Court of The Lord Lyon.

By Kind permission of Elizabeth Roads LVO

01899 221050

MIXED EXHIBITION

The Flat Cat Gallery and Coffee Shop, Lauder, TD2

6SR; 9am - 5pm. Running from 1st August - 31st

August. All welcome to browse and enjoy a cuppa

and homebaking 01578 722808

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1

POP-UP MARKET

Etal Village Hall, Ford & Etal, TD12 4TJ; 11am -

3pm. Free Entry. Pop-up market with locally made

crafts, beautiful artworks, gifts & more. Featuring

www.st-abbs-market.com 07970 697433

TRIMONTIUM ROMAN GUIDED WALK

Three Hills Heritage Centre, Melrose, TD6 9PN;

1:30pm - 5:30pm. £4 adults; £1 school children;

family £10, dogs welcome. Includes tea. Walk past

the Abbey to Newstead around the hidden Roman

Fort & stand on the Viaduct level 01896 822651

‘ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS’

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 6:30pm. £7 ▪ concession £5 ▪ family (2+2) £20

. Outdoor performance from the Borders Youth

Theatre. Bring your own seat! Tickets: www.

borderevents.com or call 01750 725480

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING FOR FUN

Foulden Village Hall, Foulden; 7:30pm - 9:30pm. £3.

Weekly classes. All welcome. 01289 386332

Borders Youth Theatre presents Alice through the Looking Glass

Outdoor Performances (bring your own chair)

Aug 1, Bowhill 6:30pm ▪ Aug 2, Mellerstain 2pm

Aug 3, Traquair 2:30pm & 6pm ▪ see listings for details

Tickets: £7 ▪ concession £5 ▪ family (2+2) £20

www.bordersyouththeatre.scot

Borders Youth Theatre SC022282

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August Events

LET’S LOSE THE MUFFIN TOP TOGETHER!

Lbs and Ozs - Achieve Your Healthy Weight, Selkirk,

TD7 4LR; 12:30pm - 1:15pm. £120 for 12 Week

Programme. Reduce your Weight, Size & Cravings.

Raise Vitality, Clarity & Balance? Enjoy Better

Sleep. Eat Well - Do It NOW! Call Rosemary on

01750 778 704/07773 634 884

TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSION

Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso, TD5 7HL; 8:30pm - 11pm.

free. An open session of traditional Scottish and

Celtic music and song. Listeners and performers

welcome.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2

COLDINGHAM COMMUNITY BOOKSHOP

Coldingham Priory , Coldingham, TD14 5PE;

Wednesday and Friday (2pm-4pm) and Saturday

(11am-3pm). (Situated beside the Priory Gates) Sale

of donated books raising funds for local projects. All

welcome to browse!

HOLIDAY FUN - JUNIOR MINER EXPERIENCE

National Mining Museum Scotland, Newtongrange,

EH22 4QN; You’ll be dressed up as a miner and

undergo training and complete a fun-filled dirty shift

at the coalface! Book: 0131 663 7519 or www.

nationalminingmuseum.com

CHARLIE & PAULINE’S 26TH OPEN STUDIO

Allanbank Mill Steading, Allanton, Nr Duns, TD11

3JX; 11am - 6pm. Studios and Garden open with

artwork displayed throughout. All welcome 01890

818073; www.allanbankmillsteading.co.uk

NUTTYS LITTLE SQUIRREL CLUB

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 1:30pm - 2:30pm. £3.50 per child. Join the

Bowhill ranger for woodland fun and games for

toddlers and little ones (under 6’s). 01750 22204

JAMES HOGG EXHIBITION

Ettrick School, Selkirk, TD7 5JA; 2pm - 5pm. Open

Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays: 2pm - 5pm.

Celebrating the life & works of the celebrated

Scottish writer James Hogg ‘The Ettrick Shepherd’.

01750 62259 or E: ettrickholidays@me.com

‘ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS’

Mellerstain House, Gordon, TD3 6LG; 2pm. £7

▪ concession £5 ▪ family (2+2) £20 . Outdoor

performance from the Borders Youth Theatre. Bring

your own seat! Tickets: www.borderevents.com

or call 01750 725480

KELSO FOLK AND LIVE MUSIC CLUB

Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso, TD5 7HL; 8pm - 10:30pm.

Acoustic traditional and contemporary music in a

relaxing cabaret-style setting. All welcome.

01573 228769

ST ABBS FRIDAY MARKET

The Ebba Centre, St Abbs, TD14 5PL; 10am - 4pm.

Free Entry. Indoor market selling locally made

crafts, local produce, art, gifts and much more. www.

st-abbs-market.com 07970 697433

MELROSE RUGBY HERITAGE CENTRE

Melrose Rugby Football Club, Melrose, TD6 9SA;

11am - 3pm. Entry by donation. Souvenirs and

rugby relics from all over the world. Videos reliving

historical moments at Melrose. All welcome

01896 822486

BORDERS BLUES CLUB

Vale of Leithen Social Club, Innerleithen, EH44 6JL;

8pm - 11:59pm. £5. Keeping the Blues alive. The

Smokehouse Blues Band with support from Stoney

Broke. 07708 439390

QUIZ NIGHT

Quins Restaurant, Galashiels, TD1 3AD; 8pm. £10/

team includes supper. First Friday of every month.

Proceeds to charity - all welcome. 01896 757004

Saturday 3 rd August

8am - 5pm

Mainsgate Park, Duns Castle Estate

Livestock ~ Trade Stands ~ Displays

Adults £8; Children £2; Seniors £3

www.berwickshirecountyshow.org.uk

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3

‘ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS’

Traquair House, Innerleithen, EH44 6PW; £7

▪ concession £5 ▪ family (2+2) £20 . Outdoor

performance from the Borders Youth Theatre. Bring

your own seat! 2.30pm & 6pm Tickets: www.

borderevents.com or call 01750 725480

COLDINGHAM COMMUNITY BOOKSHOP

Coldingham Priory , Coldingham, TD14 5PE; 11am-

3pm (Situated beside the Priory Gates) Sale of

donated books raising funds for local projects. All

welcome to browse!

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‘CONVERSATIONS IN WOOD’ AT

MARCHMONT

Marchmont House, Greenlaw, TD10 6YL; Main

event Sat 3rd August. Special tours & film

screenings on Sun 4th & Mon 5th Prior bookings:

www.marchmonthouse.com

HEALING SUPPORT GROUP

Chaplaincy Centre, Melrose, TD6 9BS; 1pm - 5pm.

All sessions and refreshments are free of charge.

Relax, revive, enjoy. Support your own natural

energy with the help of the Healing Support Group.

No appointment needed 07724 771081

August Events

BERWICKSHIRE COUNTY SHOW

Mainsgate Park, Duns; 8am - 5pm. Adults £8,

children £2, seniors £3. Livestock, trade stands,

displays and more!

DUMFRIES SHOW

The Showfield, Dumfries, DG2 7LU; 9am. Adults

£12 (advance); £15 (on gate); Unaccompanied

children £2; Accompanied children uo to 16yrs free;

OAPs £10. Animal classes, trade stands, craft tent,

food festival - something for everyone

01461 201199

POP-UP MARKET

The Barn at Beal, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 2PB;

10am - 2:30pm. Free Entry. Pop-up market with

locally made crafts, beautiful artworks, gifts & more.

Featuring www.st-abbs-market.com 07970 697433

COCKBURNSPATH ART SHOW

Cockburnspath Church Hall, Cockburnspath, TD13;

10am - 7pm. Free; entry by donation. Varied, high

quality art by local artists, prices to suit all. Craft

stalls too, and teas/coffees and home bakes.

SELF-LED VICTORIAN TRAIL

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 11am - 4pm. Entry to the Estate. To celebrate

the House being open discover some other Victorian

areas of the Estate and grounds on a self-led trail

01750 22204

CHARLIE & PAULINE’S 26TH OPEN STUDIO

Allanbank Mill Steading, Allanton, Nr Duns, TD11

3JX; 11am - 6pm. Studios and Garden open with

artwork displayed throughout. All welcome 01890

818073; www.allanbankmillsteading.co.uk

ST ABBS GALA AND FAMILY FUNDAY

12pm - 4pm. Fundraiser and great day out.

Everyone welcome 01890 771 365

Dumfries

Agricultural Show

Saturday 3 rd August; 9am

The Showfield, Park Farm, Dumfries

animal classes ~ trade stands ~ craft tent

food festival ~ something for everyone!

T: 01461 201199 www.dumfriesshow.co.uk

01750 725480

THE SCOTTISH BORDERS DONKEY

SANCTUARY

The Holmes, St Boswells, TD6 0EL; 2pm - 4:30pm.

Come along and meet the donkeys and enjoy a fun

day out. You can adopt a donkey and browse the gift

shop 01835 823468

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4

COLDSTREAM CIVIC WEEK ACTIVITIES

(4th-10th)The Community Centre is a busy hub

during Civic Week with art & handicraft exhibition,

receptions & coffees 01890 883332

‘CONVERSATIONS IN WOOD’ AT

MARCHMONT

Marchmont House, Greenlaw, TD10 6YL; Main

event Sat 3rd August. Special tours & film

screenings on Sun 4th & Mon 5th Prior bookings:

www.marchmonthouse.com

COCKBURNSPATH ART SHOW

Cockburnspath Church Hall, Cockburnspath, TD13;

10am - 7pm. Free; entry by donation. Varied, high

quality art by local artists, prices to suit all. Craft

stalls too, and teas/coffees and home bakes.

ARCHERY AT BOWHILL

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 11am - 3pm. From £3. Come along and try

archery with Barons Folly Archers. Suitable for ages

6+. 01750 22204

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SELF-LED VICTORIAN TRAIL

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 11am - 4pm. Entry to the Estate. To celebrate

the House being open discover some other Victorian

areas of the Estate and grounds on a self-led trail

01750 22204

CHARLIE & PAULINE’S 26TH OPEN STUDIO

Allanbank Mill Steading, Allanton, Nr Duns, TD11

3JX; 11am - 6pm. Studios and Garden open with

artwork displayed throughout. All welcome 01890

818073; www.allanbankmillsteading.co.uk

THE SCOTTISH BORDERS DONKEY

SANCTUARY

The Holmes, St Boswells, TD6 0EL; 2pm - 4:30pm.

Come along and meet the donkeys and enjoy a fun

day out. You can adopt a donkey and browse the gift

shop 01835 823468

JAMES HOGG EXHIBITION

Ettrick School, Selkirk, TD7 5JA; 2pm - 5pm. Open

Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays: 2pm - 5pm.

Celebrating the life & works of the celebrated

Scottish writer James Hogg ‘The Ettrick Shepherd’.

01750 62259 or E: ettrickholidays@me.com

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION & GALLERY

OPENING

Thirlestane Castle, Lauder, TD2 6RU; ‘Theoretical

Sharpness’ . Featuring works by the 14th Earl of

Lauderdale & Sam Cornwell. 5th-8th: 10am-6pm

ROCK POOL RAMBLE

11am - 1:30pm. Adults £3, Children £2 (meet

outside Eyemouth Leisure Centre at 11:00).

Discover the amazing marine organisms living

on the Berwickshire rocky shore with the VMR’s

Marine Ranger For more information: 01890

752509 or email: rangervmr@gmail.com

MELROSE RUGBY HERITAGE CENTRE

Melrose Rugby Football Club, Melrose, TD6 9SA;

11am - 3pm. Entry by donation. Souvenirs and

rugby relics from all over the world. Videos reliving

historical moments at Melrose. All welcome

01896 822486

CHARLIE & PAULINE’S 26TH OPEN STUDIO

Allanbank Mill Steading, Allanton, Nr Duns, TD11

3JX; 11am - 6pm. Studios and Garden open with

artwork displayed throughout. All welcome 01890

818073; www.allanbankmillsteading.co.uk

MONDAY, AUGUST 5

‘CONVERSATIONS IN WOOD’ AT

MARCHMONT

Marchmont House, Greenlaw, TD10 6YL; Main

event Sat 3rd August. Special tours & film

screenings on Sun 4th & Mon 5th

Prior bookings: www.marchmonthouse.com

Could Food Intolerances

be causing some of Your health issues?

Acid Reflux? Bloating? Constipation?

Diarrhoea? Discomfort? Fuzzy Brain?

Hot Flushes? Tiredness?

Call Rosemary for a chat today:

01750 778 704

39 Tower St, Selkirk TD7 4LR

or visit facebook.com/Healthier.Today

downtoearthhealth.co.uk

TEDDY BEARS PICNIC

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 11:30am - 1pm. £3.50 per child. If you

go down to the woods today you’re in for a big

surprise! Join us for a Teddy Bears picnic with

games and fun! 01750 22204

OLD MELROSE MONASTIC WALK

Old Melrose Furniture Studio/Tearoom , Melrose,

TD6 9DF; 1:30pm - 3:30pm. £2, children free. No

booking required. A guided walk through 2000

years of history including the site of the original

Melrose monastery. All welcome 01835 822823

44 www.borderevents.com 01750 725480


TUESDAY, AUGUST 6

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION & GALLERY

OPENING

Thirlestane Castle, Lauder, TD2 6RU; ‘Theoretical

Sharpness’ . Featuring works by the 14th Earl of

Lauderdale & Sam Cornwell. 5th-8th: 10am-6pm

FOOD INTOLERANCE TEST-TIRED/WINDY/

MOODY?

Down to Earth Health, Selkirk, TD7 4LR; 8:30am -

6pm. Foggy Brained, Joint Pain? To Increase clarity,

energy, digestion, & feel better - get in touch to book

your session. 01750 778 704 / 07773 634 884

POP-UP MARKET

Paxton House, Gallery and Country Park, Paxton,

TD15 1SZ; 10am - 4pm. Free Entry. Pop-up market

with locally made crafts, beautiful artworks, gifts

& more. Featuring www.st-abbs-market.com Free

entry 07970 697433

ROCK POOL RAMBLE

11am - 1:30pm. Adults £3, Children £2 (meet at

beach slip way outside Eyemouth Leisure Centre).

Discover the amazing marine organisms living on

Eyemouth’s rocky shore with the VMR’s Marine

Ranger For more information: 01890 752509 or

email: rangervmr@gmail.com

TRIMONTIUM ROMAN GUIDED WALK

Three Hills Heritage Centre, Melrose, TD6 9PN;

1:30pm - 5:30pm. £4 adults; £1 school children;

family £10, dogs welcome. Includes tea. Walk past

the Abbey to Newstead around the hidden Roman

Fort & stand on the Viaduct level 01896 822651

RAG BAG MORRIS DANCING AT ST ABBS

The Quayside, St Abbs; 7:30pm - 8:30pm. We

dance some traditional Morris dances, although we

are mainly developing our own ‘Scottish Borders’

style. 01890 818073

FORGET ME NOT CAFE

Southfield Community Centre, Duns, TD11 3EL;

10am - 12pm. A place for people living with

dementia and their carers to get together for a

cuppa and a chat. All welcome 01573 400324

MELROSE RUGBY HERITAGE CENTRE

Melrose Rugby Football Club, Melrose, TD6 9SA;

11am - 3pm. Entry by donation. Souvenirs and

rugby relics from all over the world. Videos reliving

historical moments at Melrose. All welcome 01896

822486

POP-UP MARKET

Etal Village Hall, Ford & Etal, TD12 4TJ; 11am -

3pm. Free Entry. Pop-up market with locally made

crafts, beautiful artworks, gifts & more. Featuring

www.st-abbs-market.com 07970 697433

JAMES HOGG EXHIBITION

Ettrick School, Selkirk, TD7 5JA; 2pm - 5pm. Open

Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays: 2pm - 5pm.

Celebrating the life & works of the celebrated

Scottish writer James Hogg ‘The Ettrick Shepherd’.

01750 62259 or E: ettrickholidays@me.com

BOWHILL FOR BAIRNS

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 2:30pm - 4pm. £3 per child. A chance for over

6’s to enjoy fun art, history and heritage themed

activities in the House and Victorian Kitchen

01750 22204

CLYDEBUILT PUPPET THEATRE: THREE

BEARS

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 3pm. Tickets: £8 Adults, £6 Children, Family

(2+2) £25.. The metal world of Goldilocks meets

the lovely natural wooden world of 3 BEARS – the

result, a very sticky adventure! Tickets: www.

borderevents.com or call 01750 725480

August Events

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7

COLDINGHAM COMMUNITY BOOKSHOP

Coldingham Priory , Coldingham, TD14 5PE; 2pm-

4pm. (Situated beside the Priory Gates) Sale of

donated books raising funds for local projects. All

welcome to browse!

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION & GALLERY

OPENING

Thirlestane Castle, Lauder, TD2 6RU; ‘Theoretical

Sharpness’ . Featuring works by the 14th Earl of

Lauderdale & Sam Cornwell. 5th-8th: 10am-6pm

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION & GALLERY

OPENING

Thirlestane Castle, Lauder, TD2 6RU; ‘Theoretical

Sharpness’ . Featuring works by the 14th Earl of

Lauderdale & Sam Cornwell. 5th-8th: 10am-6pm

POP-UP MARKET

Etal Village Hall, Ford & Etal, TD12 4TJ; 11am -

3pm. Free Entry. Pop-up market with locally made

crafts, beautiful artworks, gifts & more. Featuring

www.st-abbs-market.com 07970 697433

01750 725480 www.borderevents.com

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August Events

LET’S LOSE THE MUFFIN TOP TOGETHER!

Lbs and Ozs - Achieve Your Healthy Weight, Selkirk,

TD7 4LR; 12:30pm - 1:15pm. £120 for 12 Week

Programme. Reduce your Weight, Size & Cravings.

Raise Vitality, Clarity & Balance? Call Rosemary

on 01750 778 704/07773 634 884

HOLIDAY FUN - JUNIOR MINER EXPERIENCE

National Mining Museum Scotland, Newtongrange,

EH22 4QN; You’ll be dressed up as a miner and

undergo training and complete a fun-filled dirty shift

at the coalface! Book: 0131 663 7519 or www.

nationalminingmuseum.com

TRIMONTIUM ROMAN GUIDED WALK

Three Hills Heritage Centre, Melrose, TD6 9PN;

1:30pm - 5:30pm. £4 adults; £1 school children;

family £10, dogs welcome. Includes tea. Walk past

the Abbey to Newstead around the hidden Roman

Fort & stand on the Viaduct level 01896 822651

OPEN AIR THEATRE: THE SECRET GARDEN

Harmony Garden, Melrose, TD6 9LJ; 7pm. Adult

£16, Child £11, Family (2+2) £46. Relive this tale

of secrecy and curiosity - this enchanting story is

loved by children and adults alike. Tickets: www.

borderevents.com or call 01750 725480

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING FOR FUN

Foulden Village Hall, Foulden; 7:30pm - 9:30pm. £3.

Weekly classes. All welcome. 01289 386332

TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSION

Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso, TD5 7HL; 8:30pm - 11pm.

free. An open session of traditional Scottish and

Celtic music and song. Listeners and performers

welcome.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9

COLDINGHAM COMMUNITY BOOKSHOP

Coldingham Priory , Coldingham, TD14 5PE; 2pm-

4pm(Situated beside the Priory Gates) Sale of

donated books raising funds for local projects.

ST ABBS FRIDAY MARKET

The Ebba Centre, St Abbs, TD14 5PL; 10am - 4pm.

Free Entry. Indoor market selling locally made

crafts, local produce, art, gifts and much more. www.

st-abbs-market.com 07970 697433

MELROSE RUGBY HERITAGE CENTRE

Melrose Rugby Football Club, Melrose, TD6 9SA;

11am - 3pm. Entry by donation. Souvenirs and

rugby relics from all over the world. Videos reliving

historical moments at Melrose. All welcome 01896

822486

NUTTYS LITTLE SQUIRREL CLUB

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 1:30pm - 2:30pm. £3.50 per child. Join the

Bowhill ranger for woodland fun and games for

toddlers and little ones (under 6’s). 01750 22204

JAMES HOGG EXHIBITION

Ettrick School, Selkirk, TD7 5JA; 2pm - 5pm. Open

Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays: 2pm - 5pm.

Celebrating the life & works of the celebrated

Scottish writer James Hogg ‘The Ettrick Shepherd’.

01750 62259 or E: ettrickholidays@me.com

KELSO FOLK AND LIVE MUSIC CLUB

Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso, TD5 7HL; 8pm - 10:30pm.

Acoustic traditional and contemporary music in a

relaxing cabaret-style setting. All welcome.

01573 228769

46 www.borderevents.com 01750 725480


SATURDAY, AUGUST 10

COLDINGHAM COMMUNITY BOOKSHOP

Coldingham Priory , Coldingham, TD14 5PE;

Wednesday and Friday (2pm-4pm) and Saturday

(11am-3pm). (Situated beside the Priory Gates) Sale

of donated books raising funds for local projects. All

welcome to browse!

HILL RACE

Sorbietrees Farm, Newcastleton, TD9 0TL; Holm

Show in conjunction with Teviotdale Harriers.

2km fun run - 12.30pm; 6km walk; 6km - 1pm;

Registration: pauline@borderguitars.co.uk

THE SCOTTISH BORDERS DONKEY

SANCTUARY

The Holmes, St Boswells, TD6 0EL; 2pm - 4:30pm.

Come along and meet the donkeys and enjoy a fun

day out. You can adopt a donkey and browse the gift

shop 01835 823468

BUSTER KEATON IN THE GENERAL

New Palace Centre, Greenlaw, TD10 6XD; 7:30pm -

9:30pm. £6.50 (Under 16s £3.50). The classic silent

movie where Buster Keaton, as Johnny Gray, saves

the Confederate Army - and the Girl. 01361 810759

August Events

POP-UP MARKET

The Barn at Beal, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 2PB;

10am - 2:30pm. Free Entry. Pop-up market with

locally made crafts, beautiful artworks, gifts & more.

Featuring www.st-abbs-market.com 07970 697433

CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTMENT WEEKEND

Thirlestane Castle, Lauder, TD2 6RU; 10am - 4pm.

Adult £9.50, Child £5, Concession £8.50, Family

£25 (2+3) (+ booking fees). The oldest re-enactment

society, the Sealed Knot, brings to life the history of

Scotland’s involvement in the Civil Wars Tickets:

www.borderevents.com or call 01750 725480

SPITTAL SEASIDE FESTIVAL

Spittal Promenade, Spittal, TD15; 11am - 8pm.

Free entry. Music, Arts & Crafts. Children’s and

street entertainment and a beach artist. A fun filled

weekend for all the family. 07752 403409

SPITTAL SEASIDE,

MUSIC, ARTS & CRAFTS

FESTIVAL

Sat 10 th and

Sun 11 th August

‘AGE OF THE WEST’ - EQUESTRIAN

THEATRE

Woodside Plant Centre and Birdhouse Tearoom,

Jedburgh, TD8 6TU; 7pm. Adults: £18; Children £12,

Family £50. Family show from Les Amis Donno.

Gates open 6.30pm; delicious summer buffet

included Booking essential 01835 830315

RACE MEETING AND LIVE MUSIC

The Gala Rig Racecourse, Selkirk, TD7 4PZ; 2pm.

Adults £6, Under 16s free. Horse racing, food stalls,

bouncy castle, beer tent and live music.

Berwick Upon Tweed

RESTORES YOUTHFUL VIGOR

www.spittalisgreat.co.uk

THE GALA RIG

Selkirk Flapping Association

R A C E M E E T I N G

AT THE GALA RIG, SELKIRK

t h

S a t u r d a y 1 0 A u g u s t

First Race 2pm Horse Race Entry enquiries:

Stuart Hogarth 07734697008

FOOD STALLS • BOUNCY CASTLE • LICENSED BEER TENT • LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

01750 725480 www.borderevents.com

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August Events

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11

CHARITY GOLF COMPETITION

Duns golf Club, Duns, TD11 3NR; £80/team -

All proceeds towards local community projects

and charities. Rotary Club of Duns Charity Golf

Competition - Teams of 4 (any combination),

stableford format To enter: 01361 882277

MELROSE RUGBY HERITAGE CENTRE

Melrose Rugby Football Club, Melrose, TD6 9SA;

11am - 3pm. Entry by donation. Souvenirs and

rugby relics from all over the world. Videos reliving

historical moments at Melrose. All welcome

01896 822486

CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTMENT WEEKEND

Thirlestane Castle, Lauder, TD2 6RU; 10am - 4pm.

Adult £9.50, Child £5, Concession £8.50, Family

£25 (2+3) (+ booking fees). The oldest re-enactment

society, the Sealed Knot, brings to life the history of

Scotland’s involvement in the Civil Wars Tickets:

www.borderevents.com or call 01750 725480

SNAP HAPPY COMPETITION

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 10am - 4pm. Enter our fun family photography

competition. With 3 different categories and fun little

prizes for the winners 01750 22204

SPITTAL SEASIDE FESTIVAL

Spittal Promenade, Spittal, TD15; 11am - 8pm.

Free entry. Music, Arts & Crafts. Children’s and

street entertainment and a beach artist. A fun filled

weekend for all the family. 07752 403409

THE SCOTTISH BORDERS DONKEY

SANCTUARY

The Holmes, St Boswells, TD6 0EL; 2pm - 4:30pm.

Come along and meet the donkeys and enjoy a fun

day out. You can adopt a donkey and browse the gift

shop 01835 823468

JAMES HOGG EXHIBITION

Ettrick School, Selkirk, TD7 5JA; 2pm - 5pm. Open

Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays: 2pm - 5pm.

Celebrating the life & works of the celebrated

Scottish writer James Hogg ‘The Ettrick Shepherd’.

01750 62259 or E: ettrickholidays@me.com

MONDAY, AUGUST 12

OPEN DOOR COMMUNITY CAFE

Selkirk Parish Church, Selkirk, TD7 4JX; 10:30am -

2pm. 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. Coffee

menu served: 10.30am-12noon; lunch 12noon-1pm.

All welcome

BOWHILL BIODIVERSITY DAY

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 11am - 3pm. Join us for a day celebrating the

biodiversity on the estate in fun ways. From worm

charming to pond dipping… 01750 22204

TUESDAY, AUGUST 13

HOT STONE FUSION: INDULGE YOURSELF

Down to Earth Health, Selkirk, TD7 4LR; 8:30am -

6pm. Winter Wonder Warming! Hot Stone Fusion,

the Ultimate for heat & massage, deep, slow,

rhythmic unwinding.

01750 778 704 / 07773 634 884

POP-UP MARKET

Paxton House, Gallery and Country Park, Paxton,

TD15 1SZ; 10am - 4pm. Free Entry. Pop-up market

with locally made crafts, beautiful artworks, gifts

& more. Featuring www.st-abbs-market.com Free

entry 07970 697433

TRIMONTIUM ROMAN GUIDED WALK

Three Hills Heritage Centre, Melrose, TD6 9PN;

1:30pm - 5:30pm. £4 adults; £1 school children;

family £10, dogs welcome. Includes tea. Walk past

the Abbey to Newstead around the hidden Roman

Fort & stand on the Viaduct level 01896 822651

RAG BAG MORRIS DANCING AT

LINDISFARNE

Holy Island, Lindisfarne, TD15 2SE; 7:30pm -

8:30pm. We dance some traditional Morris dances,

although we are mainly developing our own

‘Scottish Borders’ style. 01890 818073

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14

COLDINGHAM COMMUNITY BOOKSHOP

Coldingham Priory , Coldingham, TD14 5PE;

Wednesday and Friday (2pm-4pm) and Saturday

(11am-3pm). (Situated beside the Priory Gates) Sale

of donated books raising funds for local projects. All

welcome to browse!

BUSINESS START UP: FINANCE

Towermill, Heart of Hawick, Hawick, TD9 0AE; 10am

- 1pm. This workshop aims to give an introduction to

the role of finance in business 01835 818 315

TRADITIONAL SCOTTISH FOLK MUSIC

The Plough Inn, Leitholm, TD12 4JN; 8pm. All

welcome 01890 840408

48 www.borderevents.com

01750 725480


HERBACEOUS BORDERS WITH ANDREW

SIMMONS

Floors Castle, Kelso, TD5 7SF; 10:30am - 1pm. £30

includes refreshments, light lunch. This inspiring

workshop will focus on the colour themes of the

herbaceous borders at Floors Castle.

01573 223 333

MELROSE RUGBY HERITAGE CENTRE

Melrose Rugby Football Club, Melrose, TD6 9SA;

11am - 3pm. Entry by donation. Souvenirs and

rugby relics from all over the world. Videos reliving

historical moments at Melrose. All welcome

01896 822486

POP-UP MARKET

Etal Village Hall, Ford & Etal, TD12 4TJ; 11am -

3pm. Free Entry. Pop-up market with locally made

crafts, beautiful artworks, gifts & more. Featuring

www.st-abbs-market.com 07970 697433

POP-UP MARKET

Etal Village Hall, Ford & Etal, TD12 4TJ; 11am -

3pm. Free Entry. Pop-up market with locally made

crafts, beautiful artworks, gifts & more. Featuring

www.st-abbs-market.com 07970 697433

LET’S LOSE THE MUFFIN TOP TOGETHER!

Lbs and Ozs - Achieve Your Healthy Weight, Selkirk,

TD7 4LR; 12:30pm - 1:15pm. £120 for 12 Week

Programme. Reduce your Weight, Size & Cravings.

Raise Vitality, Clarity & Balance? Enjoy Better

Sleep. Eat Well - Do It NOW! Call Rosemary on

01750 778 704/07773 634 884

TRIMONTIUM ROMAN GUIDED WALK

Three Hills Heritage Centre, Melrose, TD6 9PN;

1:30pm - 5:30pm. £4 adults; £1 school children;

family £10, dogs welcome. Includes tea. Walk past

the Abbey to Newstead around the hidden Roman

Fort & stand on the Viaduct level 01896 822651

August Events

JAMES HOGG EXHIBITION

Ettrick School, Selkirk, TD7 5JA; 2pm - 5pm. Open

Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays: 2pm - 5pm.

Celebrating the life & works of the celebrated

Scottish writer James Hogg ‘The Ettrick Shepherd’.

01750 62259 or E: ettrickholidays@me.com

BOWHILL FOR BAIRNS

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 2:30pm - 4pm. £3 per child. A chance for over

6’s to enjoy fun art, history and heritage themed

activities in the House and Victorian Kitchen

01750 22204

SOUTER QUILTERS

Argus Centre, Selkirk, TD7 4EP; 7pm - 9pm. Annual

Membership £30, visitors £5. This is an informal

sewing night for members to meet during the

summer. 07521 767666

ONE ACCHORD LADIES A CAPPELLA

CHORUS

Newtown Community Hall, Newtown St Boswells,

TD6 0QX; 7:30pm - 9:30pm. Come along and try

our four part harmony, no auditions and meet new

friends, all welcome. 0771 069 9619.

SCOTTISH WILDLIFE TRUST (DUNS)

7pm - 9pm. Evening walk near Abbey St Bathans

through mixed habitat. Meet at car park grid at ref

NT762619. Wear stout footwear. 01289 308515

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING FOR FUN

Foulden Village Hall, Foulden; 7:30pm - 9:30pm. £3.

Weekly classes. All welcome. 01289 386332

TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSION

Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso, TD5 7HL; 8:30pm - 11pm.

free. An open session of traditional Scottish and

Celtic music and song. Listeners and performers

welcome.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16

COLDINGHAM COMMUNITY BOOKSHOP

Coldingham Priory , Coldingham, TD14 5PE; 2pm-

4pm. (Situated beside the Priory Gates) Sale of

donated books raising funds for local projects. All

welcome to browse!

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15

SIR WALTER’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

Abbotsford House, Melrose, TD6 9BQ; Family fun

for all! Visit www.scottsabbotsford.com for more

details 01896 752043

01750 725480 www.borderevents.com

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August Events

HOLIDAY FUN - JUNIOR MINER EXPERIENCE

National Mining Museum Scotland, Newtongrange,

EH22 4QN; You’ll be dressed up as a miner and

undergo training and complete a fun-filled dirty shift

at the coalface! Book: 0131 663 7519 or www.

nationalminingmuseum.com

ST ABBS FRIDAY MARKET

The Ebba Centre, St Abbs, TD14 5PL; 10am - 4pm.

Free Entry. Indoor market selling locally made

crafts, local produce, art, gifts and much more. www.

st-abbs-market.com 07970 697433

NUTTYS LITTLE SQUIRREL CLUB

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 1:30pm - 2:30pm. £3.50 per child. Join the

Bowhill ranger for woodland fun and games for

toddlers and little ones (under 6’s). 01750 22204

JAMES HOGG EXHIBITION

Ettrick School, Selkirk, TD7 5JA; 2pm - 5pm. Open

Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays: 2pm - 5pm.

Celebrating the life & works of the celebrated

Scottish writer James Hogg ‘The Ettrick Shepherd’.

01750 62259 or E: ettrickholidays@me.com

ROCK POOL RAMBLE

Coldingham Bay, Coldingham; 10:30am - 1pm.

Adults £3, Children £2. Discover the amazing

marine organisms living on Coldingham’s rocky

shore with the VMR’s Marine Ranger For

more information: 01890 752509 or email:

rangervmr@gmail.com

MELROSE RUGBY HERITAGE CENTRE

Melrose Rugby Football Club, Melrose, TD6 9SA;

11am - 3pm. Entry by donation. Souvenirs and

rugby relics from all over the world. Videos reliving

historical moments at Melrose. All welcome

01896 822486

Call 01750 7250 to advertise

KELSO FOLK AND LIVE MUSIC CLUB

Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso, TD5 7HL; 8pm - 10:30pm.

Acoustic traditional and contemporary music in a

relaxing cabaret-style setting. All welcome.

01573 228769

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

OPEN DAY AT BISLEY

Bisley at Braidwood, Selkirk, TD7 4QD; 9:30am

- 5pm. Free entry, some surcharges may appl.

Open day, family friendly, no shooting experience

required, gun demonstrations. New shooters

welcome!

50 www.borderevents.com

01750 725480


DOGS ALLOWED

Arniston House, Gorebridge, EH23 4RY; 10am -

4pm. Come along with your canine companions and

have a great family day out! Games & activities for

dogs and their people! 01875 830515

PEEBLES SHOW

Nether Horsburgh Farm, Peebles, EH44 6RE; 9am

- 6pm. Adult £12, Concs £8, Under 5 free. Family

(2 Adult, 3 Children) £35. Fun for the whole family,

over 100 tradestands, livestock and equestrian

competition 07837 373790

August Events

Peeblesshire Agricultural Society’s

ANNUAL SHOW

Saturday 17 th August: 9am-6pm

Nether Horsburgh Farm

Cardrona, Peebles EH44 6RE

Agricultural Show

livestock and equestrian competitions

wide range of tradestands

fun for all the family

www.peebles-show.co.uk

17 th & 18 th

AUGUST

2019

mance

s

ore the

t

Dogs ALLOWED!

Saturday, 17 th August 2019

10am to 4pm

Join us as we celebrate all things wonderful about our canine

friends! Come along for a fun, family day out and get lots of

great ideas and goodies for your dog.

✓ Enjoy demonstrations by service dogs and dog trainers

✓ Visit our Vet-Check station for great advice

✓ Let your dog take part in different types of activities

✓ Games and MOD Obstacle Course for kids of all ages

✓ Craft stalls and lots of handmade products

✓ Woodfired Pizza, Fish & Chips, Ice Cream and other great

street food vendors

✓ Dogs Allowed Pet Parade

For an exhibitor pack please email:

kimberly@arniston-house.co.uk

To book tickets for these or any other events visit the Arniston

House website at www.arnistonhouse.com

For more information about upcoming events, tours, booking

holiday cottage accommodation or holding an event at Arniston

House, please email us on info@arniston-house.co.uk or call

the Estate office on 01875830515.

A TRUE CELEBRATION OF

RURAL LIFE & BRILLIANT DAY OUT

FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

Food &

Drink

• OVER 200 EXHIBITORS

• SPORTING VILLAGE

• FOOD HALL & COOKING DEMOS

• CRAFT MARQUEE

• A PACKED PROGRAMME

OF ENTERTAINMENT

• FREE CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

Craft

Field

Sports

Dogs

Family

Fun

in association with:

ONSITE

CAMPING

AVAILABLE

Official charity

partner:

DRUMLANRIG CASTLE & COUNTRY ESTATE

THORNHILL DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY DG3 4AQ

T: 01848 331 555 | E: info@drumlanrigcastle.co.uk

www.gallowaycountryfair.co.uk

01750 725480 www.borderevents.com

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August Events

POP-UP MARKET

The Barn at Beal, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 2PB;

10am - 2:30pm. Free Entry. Pop-up market with

locally made crafts, beautiful artworks, gifts & more.

Featuring www.st-abbs-market.com 07970 697433

GALLOWAY COUNTRY FAIR

Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate, Thornhill,

DG3 4AQ; 10am - 5pm. Experience a true

celebration of rural life & brilliant day out for the

whole family! 01848 331 555

COLDINGHAM COMMUNITY BOOKSHOP

Coldingham Priory , Coldingham, TD14 5PE;

Wednesday and Friday (2pm-4pm) and Saturday

(11am-3pm). (Situated beside the Priory Gates) Sale

of donated books raising funds for local projects. All

welcome to browse!

OPEN DAY - BORDERS PET RESCUE

Borders Pet Rescue, Earlston, TD4 6DJ; 11am -

3pm. There will be a variety of stalls, a fun mini dog

show as well as the opportunity to look around the

centre 01896 849090

FAMILY CHESS & CONNECT4 TOURAMENT

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 11am - 4pm. Entry to the Estate. Inspired by

out Giant courtyard games? Enter our family chess

and Connect4 tournaments. 01750 22204

THE SCOTTISH BORDERS DONKEY

SANCTUARY

The Holmes, St Boswells, TD6 0EL; 2pm - 4:30pm.

Come along and meet the donkeys and enjoy a fun

day out. You can adopt a donkey and browse the gift

shop 01835 823468

HOLM SHOW SUPPER DANCE

Newcastleton Village Hall, Newcastleton, TD9

0QD; 7:30pm. £12 includes supper. Music from Ian

Anderson, raffle, bring your own bottle Tickets:

01387 808789

THE SCOTTISH BORDERS DONKEY

SANCTUARY

The Holmes, St Boswells, TD6 0EL; 2pm - 4:30pm.

Come along and meet the donkeys and enjoy a fun

day out. You can adopt a donkey and browse the gift

shop 01835 823468

FLOWERS FROM THE FARM

Cherrytrees, Yetholm, TD5 8BY; 2pm - 5pm. £5,

children free. Proceeds to Cheviot Churches and

Help Refugees. Cherrytrees Cutting Garden will be

open with tours throughout the afternoon .

01573 420231

JAMES HOGG EXHIBITION

Ettrick School, Selkirk, TD7 5JA; 2pm - 5pm. Open

Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays: 2pm - 5pm.

Celebrating the life & works of the celebrated

Scottish writer James Hogg ‘The Ettrick Shepherd’.

01750 62259 or E: ettrickholidays@me.com

CHRISTINE KYDD IN CONCERT

Church of Scotland, Innerleithen, EH44 6HN;

2:30pm - 4:30pm. Tickets £8 can be reserved by

phone or on door. ‘A glorious singer and great fun’

with support from Turas, the Borders Gaelic Singing

Group and Folksters. 07914 166285

ACOUSTIC DUO :THE BOYDS

The Haining, Selkirk, TD7 5AA; 4pm. £12. The

Boyds perform their show of all the best of

The Fab Four and The Eagles Tickets: www.

borderevents.com or call 01750 725480

MONDAY, AUGUST 19

ROCK POOL RAMBLE

10am - 1pm. Adults £3, Children £2 (meet outside

Eyemouth Leisure Centre at 10am). Discover

the amazing marine organisms living on the

Berwickshire rocky shore with the VMR’s Marine

Ranger For more information: 01890 752509 or

email: rangervmr@gmail.com

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18

GALLOWAY COUNTRY FAIR

Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate, Thornhill,

DG3 4AQ; 10am - 5pm. Experience a true

celebration of rural life & brilliant day out for the

whole family! 01848 331 555

MELROSE RUGBY HERITAGE CENTRE

Melrose Rugby Football Club, Melrose, TD6 9SA;

11am - 3pm. Entry by donation. Souvenirs and

rugby relics from all over the world. Videos reliving

historical moments at Melrose. All welcome

01896 822486

BOWHILL BOOK SWAP

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 12pm - 4pm. Entry to the Estate. Are you a

book worm? Now is your chance to swap books with

likeminded readers. 01750 22204

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THREE BRETHREN U3A SUMMER GARDEN

PARTY

Kingsknowes Hotel, Galashiels, TD1 3HY; 2pm.

Summer Garden Party - members should get tickets

from the Treasurer (£10 each) Afternoon tea and

quiz. 01896 823493

SOW – SEEDS OF WELLNESS + FREE GIFT

The Healthy Life Centre, Edinburgh, EH3 9AL;

5:45pm - 7:30pm. £10. Talk & demo: how

Kinesiology speaks with muscles finding imbalance

in your body and what is required to restore

balance. 01750 778 704/07773 634 884

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20

MENOPAUSE - WHEN THE HEAT IS ON

Down to Earth Health, Selkirk, TD7 4LR; If

Menopause Symptoms affect you - flushes, anxiety,

dry skin, sex drive dip, or you want to feel normal

again? 01750 778 704/07773 634 884

POP-UP MARKET

Paxton House, Gallery and Country Park, Paxton,

TD15 1SZ; 10am - 4pm. Free Entry. Pop-up market

with locally made crafts, beautiful artworks, gifts

& more. Featuring www.st-abbs-market.com Free

entry 07970 697433

TRIMONTIUM ROMAN GUIDED WALK

Three Hills Heritage Centre, Melrose, TD6 9PN;

1:30pm - 5:30pm. £4 adults; £1 school children;

family £10, dogs welcome. Includes tea. Walk past

the Abbey to Newstead around the hidden Roman

Fort & stand on the Viaduct level 01896 822651

POP-UP MARKET

Etal Village Hall, Ford & Etal, TD12 4TJ; 11am -

3pm. Free Entry. Pop-up market with locally made

crafts, beautiful artworks, gifts & more. Featuring

www.st-abbs-market.com 07970 697433

JAMES HOGG EXHIBITION

Ettrick School, Selkirk, TD7 5JA; 2pm - 5pm. Open

Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays: 2pm - 5pm.

Celebrating the life & works of the celebrated

Scottish writer James Hogg ‘The Ettrick Shepherd’.

01750 62259 or E: ettrickholidays@me.com

BOWHILL FOR BAIRNS

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 2:30pm - 4pm. £3 per child. A chance for over

6’s to enjoy fun art, history and heritage themed

activities in the House and Victorian Kitchen

01750 22204

ONE ACCHORD LADIES A CAPPELLA

CHORUS

Newtown Community Hall, Newtown St Boswells,

TD6 0QX; 7:30pm - 9:30pm. Come along and try

our four part harmony, no auditions and meet new

friends, all welcome. 0771 069 9619

Your dogs deserve

a holiday too!

August Events

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21

COLDINGHAM COMMUNITY BOOKSHOP

Coldingham Priory , Coldingham, TD14 5PE; 2pm-

4pm (Situated beside the Priory Gates) Sale of

donated books raising funds for local projects. All

welcome to browse!

BUSINESS START UP: BUSINESS PLANNING

Towermill, Heart of Hawick, Hawick, TD9 0AE; 10am

- 1pm. This workshop shows you how to create a

robust business plan 01835 818 315

MELROSE RUGBY HERITAGE CENTRE

Melrose Rugby Football Club, Melrose, TD6 9SA;

11am - 3pm. Entry by donation. Souvenirs and

rugby relics from all over the world. Videos reliving

historical moments at Melrose. All welcome

01896 822486

at

Nnerum

Boarding Kennels

Call John on:

077630 62571

Near Lauder TD2 6PQ

01750 725480 www.borderevents.com

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DOMINO TOURNAMENT

The Plough Inn, Leitholm, TD12 4JN; 8pm. Cash

prize for the winner - all welcome 01890 840408

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22

DIGITALBOOST: PRODUCING ENGAGING

CONTENT

Borders College , Galashiels, TD1 3HE; 10am -

1pm. This workshop will help you understand what

kind of content customers need, and how you can

source it. 01835 818 315

POP-UP MARKET

Etal Village Hall, Ford & Etal, TD12 4TJ; 11am -

3pm. Free Entry. Pop-up market with locally made

crafts, beautiful artworks, gifts & more. Featuring

www.st-abbs-market.com 07970 697433

LET’S LOSE THE MUFFIN TOP TOGETHER!

Lbs and Ozs - Achieve Your Healthy Weight, Selkirk,

TD7 4LR; 12:30pm - 1:15pm. £120 for 12 Week

Programme. Reduce your Weight, Size & Cravings.

Raise Vitality, Clarity & Balance? Call Rosemary

on 01750 778 704/07773 634 884

TRIMONTIUM ROMAN GUIDED WALK

Three Hills Heritage Centre, Melrose, TD6 9PN;

1:30pm - 5:30pm. £4 adults; £1 school children;

family £10, dogs welcome. Includes tea. Walk past

the Abbey to Newstead around the hidden Roman

Fort & stand on the Viaduct level 01896 822651

LAUDERDALE COMMUNITY CHOIR

Lauder Public Hall, Lauder; 7:30pm - 9pm.

Rehearsals £3 per week (annual membership

£15). If you love to sing please come and join this

enthusiastic and friendly choir. No auditions and no

need to read music. 07733 448110

QUIZ NIGHT

The Plough Inn, Leitholm, TD12 4JN; 8pm. £2pp for

teams up to 6 people. All welcome. Cash prize of

half the money and the other half goes to a charity

chosen by winning team 01890 840408

TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSION

Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso, TD5 7HL; 8:30pm - 11pm.

free. An open session of traditional Scottish and

Celtic music and song. Listeners and performers

welcome.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23

COLDINGHAM COMMUNITY BOOKSHOP

Coldingham Priory , Coldingham, TD14 5PE;

Wednesday and Friday (2pm-4pm) and Saturday

(11am-3pm). (Situated beside the Priory Gates) Sale

of donated books raising funds for local projects. All

welcome to browse!

ST ABBS FRIDAY MARKET

The Ebba Centre, St Abbs, TD14 5PL; 10am - 4pm.

Free Entry. Indoor market selling locally made

crafts, local produce, art, gifts and much more. www.

st-abbs-market.com 07970 697433

MELROSE RUGBY HERITAGE CENTRE

Melrose Rugby Football Club, Melrose, TD6 9SA;

11am - 3pm. Entry by donation. Souvenirs and

rugby relics from all over the world. Videos reliving

historical moments at Melrose. All welcome

01896 822486

NUTTYS LITTLE SQUIRREL CLUB

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 1:30pm - 2:30pm. £3.50 per child. Join the

Bowhill ranger for woodland fun and games for

toddlers and little ones (under 6’s). 01750 22204

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING FOR FUN

Foulden Village Hall, Foulden; 7:30pm - 9:30pm. £3.

Weekly classes. All welcome. 01289 386332

St Andrew’s Church

Belmont Place, Kelso TD5 7JB

SUMMER SALE

Saturday 24 th August

Grand opening at 9.15am

Great selection of stalls & fun for children

GRAND RAFFLE DRAWN AT 12 NOON

(in church if wet) Charity No: SC006302

JAMES HOGG EXHIBITION

Ettrick School, Selkirk, TD7 5JA; 2pm - 5pm. Open

Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays: 2pm - 5pm.

Celebrating the life & works of the celebrated

Scottish writer James Hogg ‘The Ettrick Shepherd’.

01750 62259 or E: ettrickholidays@me.com

KELSO FOLK AND LIVE MUSIC CLUB

Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso, TD5 7HL; 8pm - 10:30pm.

Acoustic traditional and contemporary music in a

relaxing cabaret-style setting. All welcome.

01573 228769

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 24

BORDER RAIL 2019

Auld Baths, Hawick, TD9 7DP; Saturday 10am-5pm;

Sunday 10am-4pm. Adults £4, children £2, OAP £3.

Working layouts, second hand stall, refreshments,

trade stalls - a great show for all the family.

COLDINGHAM COMMUNITY BOOKSHOP

Coldingham Priory , Coldingham, TD14 5PE; 11am-

3pm. (Situated beside the Priory Gates) Sale of

donated books raising funds for local projects. All

welcome to browse!

SUMMER SALE

St Andrew’s Church, Kelso; 9:15am - 12:15pm.

Something for everyone - Children’s Activities,

interesting stalls including deli, crafts, plants and

more 01573 224163

YOUNG SHOTS DAY

Bisley at Braidwood, Selkirk, TD7 4QD; 11am. £40.

Price includes clays, cartirdges, tuition, gun hire, all

safety equipment and a light lunch (10-17yrs) To

book: 01835 870280

GUIDED TOUR OF MARCHMONT HOUSE

Marchmont House, Greenlaw, TD10 6YL; 2pm

- 4pm. The house contains some of the finest

Georgian and Arts & Crafts interiors in Scotland.

Fascinating and informal tour 01361 866080

THE SCOTTISH BORDERS DONKEY

SANCTUARY

The Holmes, St Boswells, TD6 0EL; 2pm - 4:30pm.

Come along and meet the donkeys and enjoy a fun

day out. 01835 823468

August Events

POP-UP MARKET

Crookham Village Hall, Cornhill-on-Tweed , TD12

4TB ; 10am - 3pm. Coffee morning and light

refreshments with stalls selling locally made crafts,

gifts & more. Featuring St. Abbs Market

07970 697433

BEYOND BORDERS INTERNATIONAL

FESTIVAL

Traquair House, Innerleithen, EH44 6PW; 10am

- 6pm. Internationally renowned broadcasters,

writers, thinkers, artists, diplomats & politicians

meet to talk & exchange ideas www.

beyondbordersscotland.com or

0131 290 2686

POP-UP EVENT

Dawyck Botanic Garden, Stobo, EH45 9JU; 11am

- 3pm. Come along and learn some new and

interesting facts - drop-in, all ages welcome

01721 760254

NATURE TRAIL

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 11am - 4pm. Entry to the Estate. Discover a

new trail for 2019 – the Bowhill Nature Trail, open

for this weekend only. 01750 22204

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25

BEYOND BORDERS INTERNATIONAL

FESTIVAL

Traquair House, Innerleithen, EH44 6PW; 10am -

6pm. Internationally renowned broadcasters, writers,

thinkers, artists, diplomats & politicians meet to talk

& exchange ideas. For more info: 0131 290 2686

www.beyondbordersscotland.com

Beyond Borders

International Festival

24-25 August 2019

Traquair House, Innerleithen, EH44 6PW

SEASONAL MARKET

High Street, Jedburgh

Sunday 25 th August

11am - 2pm

30+ stalls ~ Traffic Free ~ Shops Open

Celebrating

10 years of debate,

literature, music & art

Tickets available now

Programme & Box Office:

0131 290 2686

www.beyondbordersscotland.com

01750 725480 www.borderevents.com

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BORDER RAIL 2019

Auld Baths, Hawick, TD9 7DP; Saturday 10am-5pm;

Sunday 10am-4pm. Adults £4, children £2, OAP £3.

Working layouts, second hand stall, refreshments,

trade stalls - a great show for all the family.

STEVE HISLOP (HIZZY) MEMORIAL RUN

Bikes leave from Denholm at 10am - circular 134

mile route arriving back around 3.10pm. details:

01450 870221 or tboliver@btconnect.com

JEDBURGH SEASONAL MARKET

11am - 2pm. In the High Street. Over 30 stalls plus

shops will be open too 07765 246 124

NATURE TRAIL

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 11am - 4pm. Entry to the Estate. Discover a

new trail for 2019 – the Bowhill Nature Trail, open

for this weekend only. 01750 22204

FLOORS CASTLE MASSED PIPE BAND DAY

Floors Castle, Kelso, TD5 7SF; Event admission

of £10 per adult, £5 per child. includes access to

Gardens and Grounds. Spectacular Pipe Bands

from across the Scottish Borders, music & dance

performances, children’s entertainment & more!

01573 223 333

THE SCOTTISH BORDERS DONKEY

SANCTUARY

The Holmes, St Boswells, TD6 0EL; 2pm - 4:30pm.

See Saturday for details. 01835 823468

JAMES HOGG EXHIBITION

Ettrick School, Selkirk, TD7 5JA; 2pm - 5pm. Open

Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays: 2pm - 5pm.

Celebrating the life & works of the celebrated

Scottish writer James Hogg ‘The Ettrick Shepherd’.

01750 62259 or E: ettrickholidays@me.com

MAXTON DUCK RACE

Maxton Village Hall, Maxton, Nr St Boswells, TD6

0RL; 2pm. £2 per duck . Ducks available on the day.

Teas and homebaking in Village Hall after the race.

All welcome. 01835 823 595

EDINBURGH GILBERT AND SULLIVAN

CONCERT

Yetholm Parish Church, Kirk Yetholm; 2:30pm -

4pm. £5. An afternoon concert in Yetholm Church of

Gilbert and Sullivan works. 01573 420231

MONDAY, AUGUST 26

SHEEP TALES AT THE GLENDALE SHOW

Glendale Showground, Wooler, NE71 6QX ; 9am -

5pm. Unique high quality wool products, handmade

goods and Heritage Exhibition in The Countryside

Marquee. 0778 676 5264

PRAM-BLE

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 10am - 11:30am. £3.50. Join us for a pram

friendly walk around Bowhill followed with tea and

scones 01750 22204

OPEN DOOR COMMUNITY CAFE

Selkirk Parish Church, Selkirk, TD7 4JX; 10:30am -

2pm. 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. Coffee

menu served: 10.30am-12noon; lunch 12noon-1pm.

All welcome

MELROSE RUGBY HERITAGE CENTRE

Melrose Rugby Football Club, Melrose, TD6 9SA;

11am - 3pm. Entry by donation. Souvenirs and

rugby relics from all over the world. Videos reliving

historical moments at Melrose. All welcome

01896 822486

Always make sure events are still on

before embarking on a long journey

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POP-UP MARKET

Etal Village Hall, Ford & Etal, TD12 4TJ; 11am -

3pm. Free Entry. Pop-up market with locally made

crafts, beautiful artworks, gifts & more. Featuring

www.st-abbs-market.com Free entry 07970 697433

RAG BAG MORRIS DANCING AT LOW

NEWTON

The Ship Inn, Low Newton-by-the-sea, NE66 3EL;

7:30pm - 8:30pm. We dance some traditional Morris

dances, although we are mainly developing our own

‘Scottish Borders’ style. 01890 818073

TUESDAY, AUGUST 27

POP-UP MARKET

Paxton House, Gallery and Country Park, Paxton,

TD15 1SZ; 10am - 4pm. Free Entry. Pop-up market

with locally made crafts, beautiful artworks, gifts

& more. Featuring www.st-abbs-market.com Free

entry 07970 697433

TRIMONTIUM ROMAN GUIDED WALK

Three Hills Heritage Centre, Melrose, TD6 9PN;

1:30pm - 5:30pm. £4 adults; £1 school children;

family £10, dogs welcome. Includes tea. Walk past

the Abbey to Newstead around the hidden Roman

Fort & stand on the Viaduct level 01896 822651

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28

COLDINGHAM COMMUNITY BOOKSHOP

Coldingham Priory , Coldingham, TD14 5PE; 2pm-

4pm (Situated beside the Priory Gates) Sale of

donated books raising funds for local projects.

MELROSE RUGBY HERITAGE CENTRE

Melrose Rugby Football Club, Melrose, TD6 9SA;

11am - 3pm. See Monday for details.

01896 822486

POP-UP MARKET

Etal Village Hall, Ford & Etal, TD12 4TJ; 11am -

3pm. Free Entry. Pop-up market with locally made

crafts, beautiful artworks, gifts & more. Featuring

www.st-abbs-market.com 07970 697433

JAMES HOGG EXHIBITION

Ettrick School, Selkirk, TD7 5JA; 2pm - 5pm. Open

Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays: 2pm - 5pm.

Celebrating the life & works of the celebrated

Scottish writer James Hogg ‘The Ettrick Shepherd’.

01750 62259 or E: ettrickholidays@me.com

BOWHILL FOR BAIRNS

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 2:30pm - 4pm. £3 per child. A chance for over

6’s to enjoy fun art, history and heritage themed

activities in the House and Victorian Kitchen

01750 22204

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29

DIGITALBOOST: TWITTER HOOTSUITE

Borders College , Galashiels, TD1 3HE; 10am -

1pm. Free. Develop your social media strategy and

gain deeper understanding of where Twitter fits in

01835 818 315

POP-UP MARKET

Etal Village Hall, Ford & Etal, TD12 4TJ; 11am -

3pm. Free Entry. Pop-up market with locally made

crafts, beautiful artworks, gifts & more. Featuring

www.st-abbs-market.com 07970 697433

LET’S LOSE THE MUFFIN TOP TOGETHER!

Lbs and Ozs - Achieve Your Healthy Weight, Selkirk,

TD7 4LR; 12:30pm - 1:15pm. £120 for 12 Week

Programme. Reduce your Weight, Size & Cravings.

Raise Vitality, Clarity & Balance? Enjoy Better

Sleep. Eat Well - Do It NOW! Call Rosemary on

01750 778 704/07773 634 884

TRIMONTIUM ROMAN GUIDED WALK

Three Hills Heritage Centre, Melrose, TD6 9PN;

1:30pm - 5:30pm. £4 adults; £1 school children;

family £10, dogs welcome. Includes tea. Walk past

the Abbey to Newstead around the hidden Roman

Fort & stand on the Viaduct level 01896 822651

ASPECTS OF SUSTAINABLE LIVING

Conference Rooms, YHA Berwick, Berwick, TD15

1HJ; 7pm. Organised by ‘Sea the Change’ - all

welcome More info and booking: 01289 303254

Synton Mains Cottages

Ashkirk, Selkirk TD7 4PA

Clean, warm & very comfortable

2 cottages comprising

3 double bedrooms and spacious

open-plan area/kitchen

Free wifi ~ dog friendly

T: 07974 706 194

www.syntonmains.com

August Events

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LAUDERDALE COMMUNITY CHOIR

Lauder Public Hall, Lauder; 7:30pm - 9pm.

Rehearsals £3 per week (annual membership

£15). If you love to sing please come and join this

enthusiastic and friendly choir. No auditions and no

need to read music. 07733 448110

RESTORATION CAFÉ’S EXCLUSIVE STEAK

NIGHT

Dalkeith Country Park EH22 1ST. 6pm - 11pm.

Restoration Café is opening exclusively for this

event, back by popular demand!

0131 322 2572

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING FOR FUN

Foulden Village Hall, Foulden; 7:30pm - 9:30pm. £3.

Weekly classes. All welcome. 01289 386332

TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSION

Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso, TD5 7HL; 8:30pm - 11pm.

free. An open session of traditional Scottish and

Celtic music and song. Listeners and performers

welcome.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30

COLDINGHAM COMMUNITY BOOKSHOP

Coldingham Priory , Coldingham, TD14 5PE;

Wednesday and Friday (2pm-4pm) and Saturday

(11am-3pm). (Situated beside the Priory Gates) Sale

of donated books raising funds for local projects. All

welcome to browse!

D-CAFE

Cafe U, Kelso, TD5 7DS; 10am - 11:30am. A chance

for people and their family & friends to meet in an

informal & relaxed setting for a chat, cuppa & peer

support 0788 418 7962

ST ABBS FRIDAY MARKET

The Ebba Centre, St Abbs, TD14 5PL; 10am - 4pm.

Free Entry. Indoor market selling locally made

crafts, local produce, art, gifts and much more. www.

st-abbs-market.com 07970 697433

MELROSE RUGBY HERITAGE CENTRE

Melrose Rugby Football Club, Melrose, TD6 9SA;

11am - 3pm. Entry by donation. Souvenirs and

rugby relics from all over the world. Videos reliving

historical moments at Melrose. All welcome

01896 822486

NUTTYS LITTLE SQUIRREL CLUB

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7

5ET; 1:30pm - 2:30pm. £3.50 per child. Join the

Bowhill ranger for woodland fun and games for

toddlers and little ones (under 6’s). 01750 22204

JAMES HOGG EXHIBITION

Ettrick School, Selkirk, TD7 5JA; 2pm - 5pm.

Celebrating the life & works of the celebrated

Scottish writer James Hogg ‘The Ettrick Shepherd’.

01750 62259 or E: ettrickholidays@me.com

58 www.borderevents.com

Printed by Scott & Paterson Ltd. (Hawick) Tel: 01450 372773

KELSO FOLK AND LIVE MUSIC CLUB

Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso, TD5 7HL; 8pm - 10:30pm.

Acoustic traditional and contemporary music in a

relaxing cabaret-style setting. All welcome.

01573 228769

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31

COLDINGHAM COMMUNITY BOOKSHOP

Coldingham Priory , Coldingham, TD14 5PE; 11am-

3pm (Situated beside the Priory Gates) Sale of

donated books raising funds for local projects.

HOLM SHOW

Showfield, Newcastleton, TD9 ; Admission £7,

Concs £4, under 16 £2, Car parking £2 . Animal

classses, demonstrations, children’s pet show, trade

stands, BBQ and evening entertainment from 3

River City 01387 808 789

Liddesdale Agricultural Society’s 125th

‘HOLM’ SHOW

To be held at Newcastleton on

Saturday, 31st August 2019

£3,500 IN PRIZES

Sheep • Goats • Ponies • Dogs • Children’s Pets • Poultry

Flowers • Vegetables • Home Baking • Industrial • Craft Tent

Walking Sticks • Photographs • Vintage Machinery

8 stone/15yrs Wrestling Championship

Wrestling (Under C. & W. Rules)

Entertainment including

Children’s Sports • Terrier Races • Tug of War • Fun Fair

Barony Basset Hounds • Copshaw Calamity • Fire Engine

Dog Hoopla • Pitch and Putt • Annan Brass Band

Ferret Roulette • and many more

Late afternoon BBQ

Evening Entertainment

3:River City, doors open 7pm, £10 per ticket

www.holmshow.com

Admission:

Adult £7.00, Concessions £4.00, Junior (under 16) £2.00 ,Car Park £2.00

01750 725480


TRADITIONAL KNITTING WORKSHOPS IN

WOOLER

10am - 3:30pm. £35. Make a pair of children’s socks

with Mavis in this month’s workshop. One of a series

of monthly workshops. 01668 281884

ANTIQUES, VINTAGE & COLLECTORS FAIR

Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh, EH28 8NB;

10am - 4pm. Saturday: £5, Sunday: £4. Up to 200

exhibitors offering a wide range of antiques, vintage

and retro items. 01636 676531

THE SCOTTISH BORDERS DONKEY

SANCTUARY

The Holmes, St Boswells, TD6 0EL; 2pm - 4:30pm.

Come along and meet the donkeys and enjoy a fun

day out. You can adopt a donkey and browse the gift

shop 01835 823468

Kelso folk festival

6th - 8th September

A weekend of traditional music concerts,

sessions & workshops featuring:

Viper Swing

Fara

Hannah

Rarity

Old Blind Dogs

Seamie O’Dowd/Rae & Turnbull/ Dowally

Edinburgh Antiques,

Vintage & Collectors Fair

Up to 200 exhibitors offer a wide range of

antiques, vintage & retro items.

Courtesy bus Waterloo Place (opposite the Apex

Waterloo Hotel) in Edinburgh city centre - see

website for details.

Sat 31st Aug to

Sun 1st September

Cash only entrance:

Saturday: 8.15am (early entry) - £6

Saturday: 10am - 4.30pm - £5

Sunday: 10am - 4.00pm - £4

Royal Highland Centre - £5 per vehicle

parking charge will apply.

Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, EH28 8NB

Tel: 01636 676531

www.b2bevents.info

Have you been struggling

since the loss of your loved one?

Come and join with others who have also

experienced life-changing loss through

bereavement at our Living with Loss Retreat

Led by Abi May - Christian author,

bereaved mother, retreat leader & educator

10 th - 12 th September

Whitchester Christian Centre

Hawick ~ Tel: 01450 377477

August/September Events

Information at www.kelsofolkfest.org

Tickets from www.borderevents.com

Sponsored by the Fallago Environmental Fund

Borders Youth Theatre runs weekly

term-time drama workshops in Kelso,

Melrose, Duns, Selkirk, Jedburgh and

Galashiels. For more information call

07392 824301 or

visit www.bordersyouththeatre.scot

99 th Yarrow Show

Saturday 14 th September

8.30am-4.30pm

Horses, sheep, alpacas, pets,

craft/shopping marquee,

industrial categories, refreshments & more

Adults £8, concs £5, school children free

Carterhaugh, Bowhill, Selkirk

www.yarrowshow.com

01750 725480 www.borderevents.com

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ATTRACTIONS

Abbotsford House, Melrose

10% off branded Abbotsford merchandise

in the gift shop

www.scottsabbotsford.com

Tel: 01896 752043

Beirhope Alpacas

Throughout July & August trek for two -

£30.

www.beirhope.co.uk

Tel: 01573 440631

Bowhill House & Country Estate,

Nr Selkirk

Soft play and a hot drink after 2pm for

£3.75

www.bowhill.co.uk

Tel: 01750 22204

Ford & Etal Estate

Lady Waterford Hall & Heatherslaw

Cornmill - 10% off normal admission price.

www.ford-and-etal.co.uk

Tel: 01890 820338

Golden Gate Boat Trips

Save £1 per person on any cruise

pre-booked.

Seahouses Harbour, Seahouses

Tel: 07904 800 590

The National Mining Museum,

Newtongrange

£1 off per paying adult, kids go free!

www.nationalminingmuseum.com

Tel: 0131 663 7519

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accepted here

Tel: 01750 725480 E: info@borderevents.com

EATING OUT

Buccleuch Arms St Boswells

10% off food bill

www.buccleucharmshotel.co.uk

Tel: 01835 822243

Denholm Meet

10% discount - Friday & Saturday evenings

www.denholmmeet.com

Tel: 01450 870999

Jammy Coo, Lilliesleaf

Free regular coffee or tea with a main meal

(one per person)

www.jammycoo.co.uk

Tel: 01835 870537

Monte Cassino, Melrose

10% discount Tuesday - Thursday

www.montecassinomelrose.co.uk

Tel: 01896 820082

Quins, Galashiels

Free tea or coffee when dining after 7pm.

www.quinsofgalashiels.co.uk

Tel: 01896 757004

The Black Bull, Etal

Free tea or coffee with 2 course meal and

free Ice Cream for kids

www.theblackbulletal.co.uk

Tel: 01890 820200

The Border Hotel, Kirk Yetholm

10% off food Monday-Thursday (not

including drinks)

www.borderhotel.co.uk

Tel: 01573 420237

The Fleece Bar and Kitchen, Selkirk

Complimentary bottle of house wine per

table when having 2 courses.

1 Ettrick Terrace

Tel: 01750 725501

The Lodge at Carfraemill, Nr Lauder

10% of food Monday-Friday.

www.carfraemill.co.uk

Tel: 01578 750750

www.borderevents.com 01750 725480


Smiddy Restaurant & Bar, Ashkirk

Complimentary coffee or tea when you

purchase one of our home made sweets.

www.smiddyashirkrestaurantandbar.co.uk

Tel: 01750 32242

HEALTH & BEAUTY

Down to Earth Health, Selkirk

Book & pay for your 12 week Lbs & Ozs

Programme (starting July and receive your

£20 gift/book voucher

39 Tower StreetTel: 01750 778 704

RETAIL

Multi Fuel Stove Company Ltd

Free Companion Set with every installation.

Tel: 01289 385033/07789 715572

Music Station, Galashiels

10% off all stock.

www.musicstation.me.uk

Tel: 01896 754554

Tile Style, Galashiels

10% off selected tiles, adhesives & grouts.

Tel: 01896 750778

Turnbulls Shoe Repair, Selkirk

10% off all accessories, bags and wallets.

High Street, Selkirk

Tel: 01750 23337

Log onto www.borderevents.com to register

for your card then don’t forget to send a SAE

to: borderevents, 2 Heatherlie Park, Selkirk, TD7 5AL

BORDER BUNNETS

Hatfest 7th-14th September

Souter Stormers of Selkirk are looking for

entries for a first-time national competition

and exhibition of hand-knitted and crocheted

hats. Auction of prizewinner’s hats wil be

held on Saturday, 14 th Sept at the Haining in

selkirk with TV celebrity and auctioneer Anita

Manning

Email: borderbunnets@gmail.com

for entry forms and more details

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Get your kilt on!

Join Team Marie Curie

at the Kiltwalk

Dundee 18 th August

Edinburgh 15 th September

Choice of three distances

Every step you take helps us to provide end of life care

Call Maureen: 0791 755 8654

E: maureen.stevenson@mariecurie.org.uk

or sign up at www.mariecurie.org.uk/kiltwalk

Reg. Charity No. SCO 38731 & 207994

01750 725480 www.borderevents.com

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Business

Graeme Richardson

• Painter & Decorator •

For Professional Advice and Service

Tel: 01750 720069 • Mobile: 07977 564 737

www.richardsondecor.co.uk

Turnbull’s Shoe Repairs

SHOE REPAIRS • KEYCUTTING • ENGRAVING • LEATHERWORK

Watches, purses and handbags for sale

Open: Monday - Saturday

High Street, Selkirk T: 01750 23337

DISPLAY CENTRE: Currie Road Galashiels TD1 2BP

FREEPHONE: 0800 220 415

WEBSITE: mitchellglass.co.uk

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store-age.org.uk

for storage

Low Price for A1 Service

Domestic

Documents

Light Commercial

Long or Short Stay

CCTV ~ Own Key

Safe ~ Waterproof

Indoors or Outdoors

Limited or Unlimited Access

24/7/365

Edinburgh & Borders Area

Mob: 07788 447773

E: tomdouglas1949@gmail.com

BERWICK AND BORDERS

CHERRY PICKER HIRE

Daily, weekend or long term hire

Self drive or operator driven

Contact us on 07789 715572

www.facebookcom/BerwickandBordersCherryPickers/

www.borderevents.com 01750 725480


PA BISHOP & CO

CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT

Tel: 01750 505277

Mob: 07533 026 391

Business

www.pabishop.co.uk

e: advice@pabishop.co.uk

Ettrick Riverside, Selkirk, TD7 5EB

Rent a Van Man

Covering Scottish Borders

Gordon McGlasson

0770 671 7819

Long or short term storage available


6 Abbotsferry Road,

Tweedbank,

Galashiels TD1 3RX

Tel: 01896 750445

JOINERY and

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Ian Simons

Mobile:

07932 158731

A unique catering & flavour

experience for your event

burgers, sausages, bacon,

homemade cakes, traybakes and more!

Call Jane on 07763 125990 or 01896 849097

or visit www.moobaa.info

01750 725480 www.borderevents.com

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