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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.

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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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Celebrated guitarist Preston Reid to perform at The County Hotel, Selkirk on September 16.

Grab your YES contemporary arts festival tickets now

Tickets for the YES (Yarrow, Ettrick and Selkirk) Arts Festival go on sale this weekend,

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Billie Piper's powerful portrayal of a childless woman in NTL's production of Yerma.

Emotional and powerful performance

Yerma, starring the incredible Billie Piper, is the next NTL production for Wauchope Hall, Town Yetholm.

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Dumfriesshire Artist Patricia Cain's  exciting new exhibition  at Hawick Museums Scott Gallery.

Peering inside the mind of the artist with Patricia Cain

An ambitious mixture of painting, print and installation will be on show at Hawick Museum’s Scott Gallery from Saturday, August 12.

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Dudendance's work crosses the boundaries between theatre, dance and narrative.

Get moving with Dudendance

An award-winning dance company will be holding a workshop for young people in Selkirk this weekend.

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World premier of Margaret Salmon's new film, Mm, commemorating Berwick Bandit's 50th season.

Taking cinema out and about into the local community

The 13th Film & Media Arts Festival will animate Berwick with five days of new cinema, artists’ moving image and live performance from September 20-24.

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An 1830 oil painting of James Hogg by John Watson Gordon.

Online literary forum will be a kind of magic

Borderers are being invited to join an internet forum inspired by the writings of Selkirkshire poet and novelist James Hogg.

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Herring Queen all at sea as fesitval reaches climax

The skirl of the pipes echoed across Eyemouth harbour on Saturday evening as this year’s herring queen at last made it out to sea.

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One of Gill Walton's theatrical compositions in the 2018 Borders Art Fair.

Border artists take over Edinburgh gallery

The organisers of The Borders Art Fair will be showcasing the work of three of the Borders’ most established artists in the heart of Edinburgh during August.

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Eyemouth fancy dress, Monday night.

Results so far

Best Dressed

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Eyemouth Herring Queen Festival inside Eyemouth Parish Church due to disclement weather. Colbie-Kate Ross 2017 Eyemouth Herring Queen.

Colbie-Kate proves a credit to Eyemouth

The wet weather failed to dampen spirits as crowds turned out to celebrate this year’s Eyemouth Herring Queen Festival.

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Jack Lowden in Dunkirk.

Borders actor Jack’s flying high as Second World War blockbuster opens

Big-budget film premieres are coming thick and fast for Borders-raised actor Jack Lowden.

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Inaugural exhibition at Borders Sculpture Park, Mellerstain House

Inaugural exhibition at Borders Sculpture Park, Mellerstain House

The first exhibition at the Borders Sculpture Park, Mellerstain House is ‘XXX’, an installation by acclaimed artist, Steve Messam.

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Children from the Melville Street Nursery enjoying the Modern Two installation with Stephanie Kerr from Peoples Postcode Lottery.

Creative fun for children at national modern art gallery

This summer the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh will be a great destination for children and families, with a wide range of free outdoor activities taking place.

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The Reiver's party ride up to Duns Law.

Friends for life made at summer festival

Crowds from near and far showed their full support for Duns Summer Festival on Saturday as it came to a close following a busy week of events.

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Port House in Jedburgh.

Jedburgh’s Port House in line for revamp as part of £1.3m conservation project

A former department store is to be given a revamp as part of a £1.3m regeneration project now up and running in Jedburgh.

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Family fun in the sun at Earlston Civic Week

Family fun in the sun at Earlston Civic Week

Saturday’s summer sunshine helped guarantee an unforgettable climax to a glorious Earlston Civic Week.

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A still from the 2014 film Paddington.

Paddington screening offers chance for Borders film fans to grin and bear it

The Hawick Movie Lovers group, formerly known as the Little Theatre Film Club, will hold an annual general meeting in the club cinema at 8 Croft Road, next Sunday, July 16, from 2pm.

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The BBC's Antiques Roadshow filming today at Floors Castle in Kelso. Fiona Bruce during filming at Floors Castle.

Antiques Roadshow rolls into Floors Castle

The Antiques Roadshow rolled into Kelso yesterday – and more than 3,500 people brought along their family treasures to be assessed.

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