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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Eyemouth fancy dress, Monday night.

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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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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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Edith Stuart is crowned Wynsome Mayde by crowning lady Rhona Burchick.

Duns Summer Festival kicks off

This year’s Duns Summer Festival, the 68th, kicked off in time-honoured fashion on Sunday morning with the kirkin’ of the reiver, reiver’s lass and wynsome mayde o’ Dunse at Duns Parish Church.

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Jack Lowden in Edinburgh with Jessica Brown Findlay.

Heaven knows Borders actor Jack will be far from miserable now

Heaven knows Borders actor Jack Lowden will be anything but miserable now after his latest film was chosen to bring the curtain down on this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival last night.

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One of Steve Messam's creations in the Mellerstain House estate

Archie returns bigger and better for 2017

Taking a taxi ride to discover the city, creating a village of play dens, and printing 3D building blocks to create a super space are just some of the highlights this summer as architecture takes centre stage with its own fringe.

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Judy Murray toasts her hosts at the Borders Book Festival.

30,000-plus turnout sets new record for Borders Book Festival

Fine summer weather for the most part, an A-list line-up of authors and celebrities and more than 100 events drew more than 30,000 visitors to Melrose for this year’s Borders Book Festival.

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