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News

News for October 2016

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Borders countryside vista provides a natural backdrop for Ancrum artist

25 October 2016

An exhibition of botanical and wildlife-inspired paintings by Ancrum-based artist Lynne Henderson is proving to be a highlight of the autumn programme at Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre. Paint by Nature is open daily in the Gallery from...

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Borders organisations join in effort to remove mental health stigma

24 October 2016

Mental health problems can have a devastating impact on people’s lives – but they are treatable, just like physical health problems. To raise awareness of some of the issues involved local charity Live Borders recently teamed up...

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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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