Arts & Screen

Lots of family fun awaits at Greenlaw Festival

The 2018 Greenlaw Festival, which is being held on June 29 - July 1, is set to be bigger and better than ever.

Amanda Barnes, from Cherrytrees Flower Garden near Kelso, is taking part in  the lonely bouquet scheme as part of British Flowers Week which encourages everyone to buy more seasonal, locally grown cut flowers.

Keep your eyes peeled in Kelso for a lonely bouquet

Residents and visitors to Kelso could be lucky enough to go home with a free bunch of fresh flowers this weekend.

Benjamin Myers wins the ninth Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction with The Gallows Pole.

The Gallows Pole scoops the £25,000 Walter Scott Prize

Benjamin Myers has won the £25,000 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction with The Gallows Pole, published by small Yorkshire-based independent press Bluemoose Books.

A local opticians from Galashiels is encouraging would-be writers and poets to submit prose to a national Creative Writing Competition run by the charity, Carers UK.'Specsavers ongoing support of the writing competition campaign aims to increase awareness of its home-visiting service to individuals who are unable to make it to a store unaccompanied.

Budding Borders bards sought to get to the heart of caring

A creative writing competition has launched for budding writers in the Borders aiming to get to the heart of what caring means to family, friends and carers in the community.


Lloyd Smith exhibition raises money for palliative care unit

Rarely-shown portraits of famous actors, writers and other celebrities on show in an exhibition in Marmions Brasserie, Melrose.

Author Robert J Harris has brought his hero Richard Hannay back to the fray in a gripping WW2 adventure, The Thirty-One Kings.

Hero Richard Hannay is back in a thrilling new adventure

Veteran soldier and secret agent Richard Hannay is set to make a comeback, more than a century after he first appeared in John Buchan’s thriller The Thirty-Nine Steps.

Dalziel + Scullion,  John Muir Artists in Residence 2018, with their project, entitled Homing.

Sensory surprises along Dunbar’s John Muir Way

Matthew Dalziel and Louise Scullion, artists known as Dalziel + Scullion who have recently been announced as the John Muir Artists in Residence 2018, are to call their next project Homing.

Gavin and Stuart Harris, flanked by Graham Stewart and Susheila Jamieson, with the limestone sculpture named, Emergence, a memorial to his wife and daughter.

“Emergence’’ stands as a lasting memorial to Aileen

A new sculpture, commissioned by Peebles man Gavin Harris and his son Stuart, is on display at Dawyck Botanic Garden, Stobo.

A Scots Gaelic sign on the Isle of Skye

Quiz: How good is your Scottish Gaelic?

Take our quiz and see how well you know Scotland's second language
No Borders by British artist Hilary Jack, a bold large-scale white neon text work at Mellerstain House, Gordon.

ingenious AND evocative INSTALLATION installations ingenious and evocative installations

The second season of Borders Sculpture Park at Mellerstain House, Gordon launches with The Messenger, a series of newly commissioned artworks by British artist Hilary Jack.

How the proposed Great Tapestry of Scotland visitor centre in Galashiels would look.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Paxton, the sheepdog who couldn't is the debut children's 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.

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.

Dee and Leia MacDonald in the sack race  bmcb 20

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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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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