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The Live Borders Podcast

Welcome to the Live Borders Podcast – a podcast from Live Borders showcasing the projects we are running over the lockdown and beyond.

Episode #4 – Behind the Scenes at Hawick Museum

For episode four of the Live Borders podcast we are behind the scenes at Hawick Museum with Assistant Curator Richard White. Join us for a look around the store rooms and some of the artefacts featured in a new online exhibition ‘Hawick Common Riding – Glimpses through the Centuries.’

You can see the online exhibition Hawick Common-Riding, Glimpses through the Centuries here.

Episode #3 – June 2021

This time on the Live Borders Podcast we are at getting back to nature at Harestanes Countryside Visitors Centre.

We are joined by Anna Craigen from the Borders Forest Trust and Charlotte Jones from the Health team at Live Borders.

This month we are discussing the links between being in nature and how this has a positive effect to your mental health and wellbeing. Telling you about the trees and birds to spot around Harestanes during your visit, and how by volunteering to lead a Macmillan walk from Harestanes you can help someone living with cancer and beyond.

You can see the painting ‘The End of the Wood’ by the Hawick artist W.S.A Ingles mentioned at the start of the podcast here.

Episode #2 – April, 2021

This time Local History and Archive Assistant Kathy Hobkirk from the Heritage Hub on what we learned from a collection of diaries written by a Selkirk GP in the early 1900’s. And we ask assistant curator Phoebe Stewart what does it taken to look after the collections we have across our museums and galleries, make them accessible for us to see and enjoy now, and to preserve them for future generations.

Phoebe mentions the photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, you can read more about him and his work here. You can find out more about the Selkirk born explorer Mungo Park here. Transcripts from Dr. Muir’s diary are available to read on our Tumbler page here, and thank you again to actor John Nichol for bringing the words to life.


Live Borders · Episode Two

Episode #1 – March, 2021

In this episode, we look back at our production of ‘A Scottish Christmas Carol’ (00:56), we catch up with Live Borders Health and Fitness advisor Stephanie Common about our online workouts and keeping fit over lockdown (10:14), and we find out more about the Creative Writing for Wellbeing workshops (18:18). Follow us on social media for the latest news on our Creative Writing workshops, find out more about our free live online fitness classes here and Unco Braw Productions on their website here.

Live Borders · Episode One