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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.

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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.

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Tide Lines, who have just completed a national sell out tour, are to headline Stowed Out Festival  2018.

Tide lines at stow

Tide Lines, who have just completed a national sell out tour, are to headline this year’s Stowed Out Festival.

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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.

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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.

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A chance to win exclusive mainstage performance slot supporting Happy Mondays at Lindisfarne Festival 2018 on Beal Farm, Northumberland overlooking Holy Island from  August 30 - 2rd September 2.

Win a performance slot supporting Happy Mondays

Calling all budding music stars! Do you have what it takes to play the mainstage and support Happy Mondays at Lindisfarne Festival 2018?

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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.

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Gina McCormack

Welcome return for two talented musicians

Borders Music and Arts Society is looking forward to welcoming two exceptional musical talents to their next concert at Mellerstain House.

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The Eastgate Theatre's Caroline Adam presents the 2017 Robert Noble Trophy to Kids Innerleithen Youth Theatre

robert noble trophy

Nominations are invited, from individuals or groups, for the 2018 Robert Noble Trophy.

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Tweed 1000 tapestry.

New tapestry celebrates the history of Berwick

A tapestry, which will illustrate the history of Berwick and its people over 1000 years, has been commissioned by the Tweed 1000 group.

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The Burns Brothers, John and George, both on piano accordion, with Nicky McMichan on drums were guest artistes at  Kelso Accordion and Fiddle Club  on May 30.

Successful season finale for Kelso Accordian & Fiddle Club

The last meeting of the season of Kelso Accordion and Fiddle Club took place in Kelso Rugby Club on May 30.

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The Three Inch Fools, a national touring company acclaimed for their fast-paced and musically driven approach to Shakespeare, will be coming to Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott, on Friday, July 13.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream comes to Abbotsford House

The Three Inch Fools present Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Abbotsford on Friday, July 13.

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The Kitchin - led by Tom Kitchin - is the best restaurant in Scotland - according to Square Meal (Photo: JP)

10 Scottish restaurants named in UK top 100

Ten Scottish restaurants have been featured in a prestigious top 100 list, which showcases the best culinary talent in the UK.
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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.

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Amelia White tours with her new album, Rhythm Of The Rain, at The Tipsy Ghillie, Kelso on June 26.

Love, life and elections from Nashville singer/song-writer

While touring the UK in November 2016, American songwriter Amelia White viewed the bitterly divisive election season back home via the BBC.

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At Floor Castle's Walled Garden, The Duke of Roxburghe, admires bees from The Golden Swarm, a unique collective art installation by pupils from Kelso High School. Mostly funded by the Fallago Environment Fund and Roxburghe Estates, the work is part of a unique learning project combining beekeeping, art and science.''In picture with Duke and 3 children in bee suits'Issac Anderson (with bee hood up), Sophie Hogarth and Isla Findlay

A thousand golden bees descend on Floors Castle

A thousand golden bees have gone on display at Floors Castle, Kelso as part of a stunning new collective artwork created by pupils from Kelso High School and named The Golden Swarm.

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PICTURE GARETH EASTON 07752 666522'FREE TO USE UNTIL 31ST DEC 2018.''PICTURED: 'PICTURED: OUTSIDE EDINBURGH'S USHER HALL. CAST AND MUSICIANS. '''As part of the WW100 Scotland Armistice centenary programme, critically acclaimed multimedia production Far, Far From Ypres, starring renowned Scots singers Barbara Dickson, Siobhann Miller and 24 other top folk musicians, will embark on a commemorative tour around Scotland, culminating with a performance in Edinburgh's Usher Hall on Sunday 11 November, a hundred years to the day since the end of World War One.'Singer Barbara Dickson takes part in the show in memory of her uncle David Dickson, who enlisted while underage and was killed in the Battle of the Somme in 1916. She forms part of a 26-strong cast, including Scottish folk scene favourites such as Siobhan Miller, Dick Gaughan, Ian McCalman, Iain Anderson, Professor Gary West, Stephen Quigg and Ian Bruce.

Soldiers songs shine a light on World War One experiences

Far, Far From Ypres, the story of the Scottish war effort during World War One, will visit Victoria Hall, Selkirk on August 5.

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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.

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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.

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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
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