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Paisley passions to be ignited in Hawick

20 October 2016

Threads of history will be woven together in Hawick this coming week. Fashion in the making - a talk by Bruce Munro Roberts, Director of Fashion and Technology, Heriot Watt School of Textiles will take place at 2 pm in the Scott Gallery,...

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Breaking new ground in Borders Boccia

7 October 2016

The first ever Borders Boccia League came to a dramatic conclusion last week with Eyemouth Pirates taking the honours in the final match of the series. Teams from Eyemouth, Hawick, Peebles and Galashiels took part in the league, organised by...

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A Passion for Paisley

7 October 2016

Many people are familiar with paisley pattern and its long standing history with the namesake Scottish town… however, it’s often forgotten that Edinburgh’s very own Kashmir shawl industry can be dated as far back as 1767,...

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Jedburgh prepares for a right royal occasion

5 October 2016

Jedburgh and its surrounding community are preparing to mark the 450th anniversary of when its most famous visitor graced the town. Mary Queen of Scots made the journey to Jedburgh in 1566, to hold a Circuit Court, where a 16th century bastel...

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Conversations for change

3 October 2016

World Mental Health Day is on Monday 10th October 2016 and Live Borders will be taking the opportunity with SBC and NHS Borders’ Joint Health Improvement Team to talk about the mental health challenges we face in the Borders, with a special...

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Flashback Friday – Rugby & Thievery

30 September 2016

This week we’ve opted out of #ThrowbackThursday so we can reminisce on Friday instead. Today is National Sporting Heritage Day 2016. We asked our talented team of archivists to pull something sporty out of the bag for us and they came...

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A creative day out with #Coathanger2016

28 September 2016

The malty goodness of Octoberfest… The Japanese art of ‘Pecha Kucha’… or a giant ‘woolscape’ takeover at Old Gala House - Creative Coathanger has all of this and more than you could possibly hope for. A...

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Peebles schools top Mountain Bike Championship

21 September 2016

There were thrills, spills and an abundance of high octane action at this year’s Borders Under 18’s Mountain Bike Championships. The Scottish Borders Cycling Development Group, in partnership with local charity Live Borders,...

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Seaside setting for triathlon finale

21 September 2016

All waterways, tracks and roads led to Eyemouth on the weekend of September 17 and 18 when the final events of the 2016 Live Borders Triathlon Series took place. Athletes from both sides of the Border congregated at Eyemouth Swimming Pool...

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WWI poetry project aims to inspire

21 September 2016

Borderers inspired by experiences and stories from the First World War are invited to put their thoughts to verse. Saving and Sharing Scottish Borders Stories of WWI, a two-year project run by Museums, Archives and Library Services which is...

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