What's on where

Your guide to what's on in the Borders

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 30th June 2016, 9:56 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 4:33 pm
Peter Knox
Peter Knox

July 1

Row Your Boat, Caddonfoot Hall, Clovenfords, 2pm. A musical and interactive adventure especially for 3-7 year old’s, who can bring at least one adult with them. Tickets from Clovenfords Shop, or call 07527 800301, email [email protected] or pay on the door. Price £5 for one adult and one child, £5 for an additional child.

The Accrington Pals by Peter Whelan, Maltings, Berwick, 7pm. A poignant and harrowing play is set in the early years of the First World War, depicting both the experiences of the men at the front and the women left behind to face social changes and the lies of propaganda. Tickets £12.50 (£11/£10 concs). Contact the box office on 01289 330999 or see www.maltingsberwick.co.uk

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July 1-2

Borders Youth Theatre presents Tibbie Tamson, County Hotel, Selkirk, 7pm. Tickets £5 on the door.


July 3

Jane Keenan School of Ballet: La Sylphide, Maltings, Berwick, 2.30pm. An enchanting ballet telling the story of a supernatural being who falls in love with a mortal. Tickets: stalls £10 (£8 concs), circle £12, box seat (double occupancy) £30, child £6, family £30. Contact details as before.


July 6

The Brandon McPhee Show, Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Acclaimed young button box accordianist, country music vocalist and guitarist. Tickets: stalls and circle £19, box (double occupancy) £57. Contact details as before.

Hawick Sings presents Scocha, Burns Club, Hawick, 7.30pm. Further performances from a host of local acts.

Marking the start of the 17th season. Admission free. Contact Bernie Armstrong on 07854148438 for further details.


July 1

Love and Friendship, Tower Mill, Hawick, 2.30pm, 7pm. Lady Susan Vernon takes up temporary residence at her in-laws’ estate and, while there, is determined to be a matchmaker for her daughter Frederica - and herself too, naturally. Tickets £6.50 (£5 concs). Coontact the box office on 01450 360688 or drop in to the Visit Scotland desk. (U)

Captain America: Civil War, Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Political interference in the Avengers’ activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man. Tickets £7.45 / £6.45 concs, child £4.45 (16 & under), baby free (2 & under). Contact details as before. (12A)

July 2

Angry Birds, Tower Mill, Hawick, 4pm. When an island populated by happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to three unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to. Tickets and contact details as before. (PG)

Captain America: Civil War, Tower Mill, Hawick, 7pm. See above. Tickets and contact details as before.

Captain America: Civil War, Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. See above. Tickets and contact details as before.

July 3

Alice Through the Looking Glass, Eastgate Theatre, 2pm. Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. Tickets £8, £6 for schoolchildren. Contact the box office on 01721 725777 or see www.eastgatearts.com (PG)

Angry Birds, Tower Mill, Hawick, 2.30pm. As before.

Sing Street, Eastgate Theatre, Peebles, 4.30pm. A story of coming of age in 1980s Dublin, with the help of music. Tickets and contact details as before. (12A)

Money Monster, Eastgate Theatre, Peebles, 7.30pm. In this real-time, high stakes thriller, financial TV host Lee Gates (George Clooney) and his producer Patty (Julia Roberts) are put in an explosive situation when an irate investor (Jack O’Connell) takes over their studio. Tickets and contact details as before.

July 5

Learning to Drive, Tower Mill, Hawick, 6pm. As her marriage dissolves, a Manhattan writer takes driving lessons from a Sikh instructor with marriage troubles of his own. Tickets and contact details as before. (15)

Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising, Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Mac and Kelly learn that their new neighbours are even more out-of-control than the last lot. Tickets and contact details as before. (15)

July 6

Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising, Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. As before.

July 7

Mustang, Tower Mill, Hawick, 6pm. When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged. Tickets and contact details as before. (15)

Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising, Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. As before.


July 4-8

Scottish Theatre & Music School workshop with Derek Douglas, Eastgate Theatre, 9.45am-3pm. Five days of acting, singing, dancing and stage craft – all leading up to a performance for families and friends on Friday 8 July at 1pm. For ages 6-14. Places £70 per child. Contact details as before.


July 1-3

Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival, Newcastleton. Varied weekend of music. Guests include Stuart Anderson and Robert Nairn. Pub sessions, and music outside (weather permitting). Competitions, ceilidhs, workshops and singarounds. Camping available. For session details and tickets prices, see www.newcastleton.com


From June 30

Graeme Walker, Duns Exhibition Room. ‘Harmony Composition and Klee’ combines a number of influences including seascapes and the landscape surrounding the village of Longformacus. Open Monday, Thursday & Friday 10am-5pm; Tuesday 1pm-7pm; Wednesday 10am-1pm; Saturday 9.30am-12.30pm.

Till July 3

Gala Studio Club Exhibition, Old Gala House, Scott Crescent, Galashiels. The works of several Borders professional artists will feature alongside the paintings club members. Open Mon-Sat 10am-4pm. Contact 01896 820023 for more information.

till July 17

Factory Girls, Tower Mill, Hawick. Sculptures by Katie Scarlett Howard celebrating the women workers of the textile trade of the past in Scotland and Wales. Open Monday - Friday 10am-4.30pm, Sunday 12noon-3pm. Contact the Borders Textile Towerhouse on 01450 377615 or email [email protected] for more information.

June Bell, Secrets of Trees, Wilton Lodge Museum, Hawick. Open 10am-noon, 1-5pm, Mon-Fri, 2-5pm Sat and Sun.

Till June 26

Sites Unseen, Hippodrome, Eyemouth. An exhibition of photographs of the remains of MOD structures on the Uig Peninsula, Isle of Lewis. Open 2pm-5pm daily or by appointment.

July 2-31

Peter Knox: An Artist at Sea, Hippodrome, Eyemouth. Paintings from his three years as Artist Tutor to the Seafarers Education Service and the College of the Sea. Open 11am-5pm. More info at eyemouthhippodrome.org

Till August 6

Cut the Mustard Gallery presents “SCAPE - town, country, sea”, High Street, Langholm. Featuring work from a variety of artists and makers including previous and current Spring Flingers: Pamela Grace, Ceri Allen, Fraser Irvine, Val Macadam and Diana de Gruyther. Open are 10am-4pm Tues-Fri and 10am till 5.30pm on Saturday.

June 18-Sept 25

Space Craft: Architecture meets making, Maltings, Berwick. Exhibition bringing together two disciplines that are often considered separate. Open every Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm. Admission free.

Till September 25

James Hogg Exhibition, former Ettrick School, TD7 5JB. Exhibition celebrating the life and works of the celebrated Scottish writer James Hogg, ‘The Ettrick Shepherd’, author of The Private Memoirs & Confessions of a Justified Sinner. Open Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays 2 - 5pm. Call 01750 62259 for further details. Admission by donation.

Till November 30

Rave Reviewer, Abbotsford House, near Melrose, open 10am-5pm. Exhibition exploring Sir Walter Scott’s activity as a reviewer of some of the most famous work of his time, including Jane Austen’s Emma and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Entry is included as part of admission ticket to the house. See http://www.scottsabbotsford.com/ for further details.


June 25

Yetholm Romany Ramblers. Route Halterburn, Sunnyside, Wildgoose, Latchley Hills, Black Hag, Steer Rig, Stob Stanes (8 miles). Meet at Wauchope Hall at 9m30am for car sharing.

Holy Island guided walk with Holy Island Hikes 11am to 1pm, “The Harbour: Landscape and Life” – part of The Holy Island Festival. Free event but booking required. Details holyislandhikes.co.uk

June 26

Scottish Borders Hill Walking Club, Manor Valley walk. Meet 9am at High St car park, Galashiels. Contact club secretary Evelyn Hosburgh on 01750 76214 for more information.


Abbotsford House, Abbotsford, Melrose: 01896 752043. See www.scottsabbotsford.com for events and prices.

Bamburgh Castle:,01668 214515. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm, last admission 4pm. Admission £10.50, children £5, senior £10, family £25.

Berwick Barracks, 01289 304493. Open daily 10am-6pm. See details of admission charges at http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/

Bowhill House and Gardens, near Selkirk: 01750 22204. See http://www.bowhillhouse.co.uk for details of opening hours and admission charges.

Dawyck Botanic Garden, Stobo, near Peebles: 01721 760254. Open daily February 1 to November 30 from 10am to 4pm/5pm/6pm. Admission: Adults £6, Concessions £5, Children Free, Members Free.

Dryburgh Abbey, near Dryburgh: 01835 822381. Open daily, 9.30am-5.30pm. Admission: Adult £5.50, Child £3.30, Concession £4.40.

Heatherslaw Cornmill, 01890 820488. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm. Admission £3.80, concs £3.20, family £10, under-fives free.

Heatherslaw Light Railway, 01890 820244. Open daily, from 10am to 4pm, first train at 11am. Return journey prices: £6.50, seniors £6, children £4.50, under-fives £2.50, babies free.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre, 01890 820338. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm.

Glentress Peel Visitor Centre, near Peebles. Top mountain biking trails, great walks and fantastic wildlife watching, visitor centre, cafe and bike shop. Call 0300 067 6900 for more details.

Halliwell’s House Museum and Robson Gallery, Market Place, Selkirk: 01750 20096. Open Monday-Saturday 11am-4pm. and Sunday 12pm-3pm.

Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre, near Jedburgh: 01835 830306. Woodland walks, events, exhibitions, playparks. Open 10am-5pm daily.

Hawick Museum and Gallery, Wilton Lodge Park: 01450 364747. Open Mon–Fri 10am–12 and 1–5pm, Sat and Sun 2–5pm.

Hermitage Castle, Hawick, Roxburghshire: 01387 376222. Open daily from 9.30am-5.30pm. Admission Adult £4.50, Child £2.70, Concession £3.60.

Jedburgh Abbey: 01835 863925. Open 9.30am-5.30pm. Admission: Adult £5.50, Child £3.30, Concession £4.40.

Lady Waterford Hall, Ford Village, Berwick-upon-Tweed, 07790 457580. Open daily, 10am-4pm. Admission Adults £3, concs. £2.70, family £8, U5’s free.

Lindisfarne Castle, 01289 389244. Call for opening times. Gift aid admission: £7.80, child £3.90, family £19.40.

Lindisfarne Centre, 01289 389004. Call for opening times. Admission £4, concs £3.50, children £2, family £10, under-fives free.

Lindisfarne Priory: 01289 389200. Open daily, from 10am to 6pm. Gift aid admission: £6.20, concs £5.60, children £3.70, family £16.10.

Mellerstain House and Gardens, Gordon: 01573 410225. Open Fri-Mon. See www.mellerstain.com for details of opening hours and admission prices.

Melrose Abbey: 01896 822562. Open daily 9.30am-5.30pm. Admission Adult £5.50, Child £3.30, Concession £4.40.

Old Gala House, Scott Crescent, Galashiels: 01896 752611. Opening hours June to August - Monday to Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 1pm-4pm.

Sir Walter Scott’s Courtroom, Market Place, Selkirk: 01750 720096. Opening hours, May to August Monday-Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 11am-3pm, Sunday 11am-3pm.

The Three Hills Roman Heritage Centre, Melrose: 01896 822651. Entry £2; £1 school pupil or student; £5 family. Schools welcome.

Thirlstane Castle, Lauder: 01578 722430. Open Tues-Thurs and Sundays 10am-3pm (grounds 10am-5pm). See thirlestanecastle.co.uk