Arts & Screen

Heritage society opposing Galashiels tapestry centre plans

The Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland is objecting to plans by Scottish Borders Council to create a £6.7m permanent home for the Great Tapestry of Scotland in central Galashiels.

Moving Pictures by American artist Bill Brown.

Illusion of motion

Alchemy film and arts presents American artist Bill Brown at the Hawick High Street venue from October 27 to November 9.

Fun and intrigue in new art installations at Kielder Observatory.

Astounding and remarkable art installations at Kielder

Few people realise that within Kielder Water and Forest Park lie art installations which are free for anyone to see.

Well known Borders artist, Andrew Binnie.

Gala club’s exciting start to new season

Well known Borders artist, Andrew Binnie, made a welcome return to Galashiels Studio Club last Thursday in Old Gala House.

2017 winner of the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, Christopher Green and his son Hunter, with the  winning entry.

Major art prize open to representational artists

Artists are being challenged to show their artistic skills with the chance to win up to £15,000.

Teen fiction writer Claire McFall.

Bombmaker Claire McFall talks about murder

Claire McFall, the award-winning author of young adult fiction, is to come to Melrose on Tuesday, October 24.

Historical fiction prize is now open to entrants

Historical fiction prize is now open to entrants

To mark the opening of this year’s Walter Scott Prize, one of the country’s leading literary awards, fascinating research into the period settings of historical fiction has been carried out.

Surf, a painting by Helen Tabor.

Show off your masterpiece at Borders Art Fair

The deadline for artists to apply to take part in the next Borders Art Fair is fast approaching.

Ian McMillan and Tony Husband top the bill at this years festival Berwick Literary Festival.

Local emphasis for literary festival

Ian McMillan and Tony Husband top the bill at this year’s Berwick Literary Festival with a fun, improvised history of Berwick.


Glittering wit and drama from Oscar Wilde

Time-honoured Oscar Wilde comedy comes to The Maltings, Berwick, on Tuesday, November 28.

Mel Gibson in The Professor and the Madman, playing James Murray.

Mel Gibson film about Borders bookworm facing hold-up

Fears are growing that a movie tribute to a famous Teri might never hit the silver screen.

Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce in Outlaw King.

Scenes for new Robert the Bruce film to be shot in Berwick

Berwick Old Bridge is set to be transformed into London Bridge for a new film about Robert the Bruce.

Anna King, visual artist, Scottish Borders, 2015-16 VACMA Award Recipient.

Funding scheme for artists and craft makers re-opens

Visual artists and craft makers from the Borders are eligible to apply for funding through the region’s Visual Artist and Craft Makers Awards (VACMA).

Peebles Outdoor Film Festival (26-28 January) has launched its 2018 Outdoor Shorts competition.

Festival launches outdoor adventure film competition

The Peebles Outdoor Film Festival (January 26-28) has launched its 2018 Outdoor Shorts competition.

Diana Rigg as the fifth duchess of Buccleuch in ITV's Victoria.

TV show Victoria clueless about real-life duchess, say experts

The makers of the hit TV series Victoria haven’t got much of a clue about the history of the Borders’ Buccleuch family, according to staff at Bowhill House in Selkirk, but they are still hoping fora surge in visitors wanting to distinguish fact from fiction.

Pic: SWNS/UKGold

Scenes from ‘lost’ episode of Only Fools And Horses to air for the first time

Viewers are to get a glimpse of a ‘lost’ episode of Only Fools and Horses for the very first time.


Visual artist Cate Smith explores concept of change

Visual artist Cate Smith exhibits her new work, ‘This Must Be The Place’, at Eyemouth Hippodrome later this month.

White Birds - tadcaster stone by Jennifer Tetlow.

White Fox Gallery embraces Essential Form in new show

3D will be a first for the White Fox Gallery in Coldstream when it launches a major show of sculptures.

The site of the battle of Flodden.

Fletcher to the fore in Gary’s take on Flodden

The tale of Fletcher, the only Selkirk man to survive Flodden, shares the spotlight with James IV in Galashiels-born Gary Mill’s offering about one of the bloodiest and brutal battles staged on British soil.

Paxton, the sheepdog who couldnt is the debut childrens book from Selkirk writer, J K Fox, with pictures by experienced Scottish illustrator, Alexa Rutherford.

Paxton, a rubbish sheepdog

Melrose and the Borders countryside are at the heart of the latest book from Eyemouth-based Serafina Press.

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