Scottish Borders Council

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Garden waste roadshows across the Borders

Date: 26th Mar 14 - 17th May 14

Every week

Location: Various

Cost:FREE

Your questions answered.

We are holding a series of public information roadshows over March, April and May.

Our staff and our composting partner 'Ask Organic' will be available to provide information and composting advice.

Come along for advice or to ask questions.

Saturday 22nd March

  • 10am to 12pm - Hawick, Town Hall
  • 2pm to 4pm - Selkirk, Victoria Hall

Saturday 29th March

  • 10am to 12pm - Galashiels, Tesco
  • 2pm to 4pm - Tweedbank Community Centre

Saturday 5th April

  • 10am to 12pm - West Linton, Graham Institute
  • 2pm to 4pm - Peebles Community Centre

Saturday 12th April

  • 10am to 12pm - Kelso, Tait Hall
  • 2pm to 4pm - Jedburgh Town Hall

Saturday 26th April

  • 10am to 12pm - Eyemouth Community Centre
  • 2pm to 4pm - Duns, Southfield Community Centre

Saturday 3rd May

  • 10am to 12pm - Innerleithen, Memorial Hall
  • 2pm to 4pm - Melrose, Ormiston Institute

Saturday 10th May

  • 10am to 12pm - Coldstream, Rodger Hall
  • 2pm to 4pm - Newtown St Boswells, SBC HQ

Saturday 17th May 

  • 10am to 12pm - Lauder Public Hall
  • 2pm to 4pm - Earlston Parish Church Hall

Happening Today, 23rd April 2014

Agricultural Life in Berwickshire

Date: 5th Apr 14 - 1st Jun 14

Location: Coldstream Museum,12 Market Square, Coldstream

Cost: Free

Glimpses and snapshots of agricultural life in Berwickshire.

Charting the changes in landscape, technology and society from the 18th Century until the present day.

For further information including opening times and contact details visit Coldstream Museum website.

Coastal Contrasts

Date: 5th Apr 14 - 18th May 14

Location: Halliwell's House Museum, Market Place, Selkirk

Cost: Free

Paintings and constructed textiles by a Glasgow School of Art graduate inspired by the interaction of land and sea - in particular the coasts of Iona and Tiree.

Visit the exhibition 

Halliwell's House Museum - Robson Gallery

For further information including opening times and contact details visit Halliwell's House webpage.

Found in the Attic

Date: 7th Feb 14 - 1st May 14

Location: Borders Textile Towerhouse, 1 Tower Knowe, Hawick

Cost: Free

An eclectic mix of clothing – from the Victorian era to the 1980s.

Donated to our costume collection by local people, these garments tell their own unique stories and reflect changes in fashion in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  

For further information including opening times and contact details visit Borders Textile Towerhouse website.

Garden waste roadshows across the Borders

Date: 26th Mar 14 - 17th May 14

Every week

Location: Various

Cost: FREE

Your questions answered.

We are holding a series of public information roadshows over March, April and May.

Our staff and our composting partner 'Ask Organic' will be available to provide information and composting advice.

Come along for advice or to ask questions.

Saturday 22nd March

  • 10am to 12pm - Hawick, Town Hall
  • 2pm to 4pm - Selkirk, Victoria Hall

Saturday 29th March

  • 10am to 12pm - Galashiels, Tesco
  • 2pm to 4pm - Tweedbank Community Centre

Saturday 5th April

  • 10am to 12pm - West Linton, Graham Institute
  • 2pm to 4pm - Peebles Community Centre

Saturday 12th April

  • 10am to 12pm - Kelso, Tait Hall
  • 2pm to 4pm - Jedburgh Town Hall

Saturday 26th April

  • 10am to 12pm - Eyemouth Community Centre
  • 2pm to 4pm - Duns, Southfield Community Centre

Saturday 3rd May

  • 10am to 12pm - Innerleithen, Memorial Hall
  • 2pm to 4pm - Melrose, Ormiston Institute

Saturday 10th May

  • 10am to 12pm - Coldstream, Rodger Hall
  • 2pm to 4pm - Newtown St Boswells, SBC HQ

Saturday 17th May 

  • 10am to 12pm - Lauder Public Hall
  • 2pm to 4pm - Earlston Parish Church Hall

Gentle exercise for older people of all abilities

Date: 7th Aug 13 - 7th Aug 14

Every week

Location: Jedburgh Town Hall, Abbey Place, Jedburgh TD8 6BE

Time: 14:00 - 15:00

Cost: £2.00

A gentle exercise class to music with time for tea and a chat afterwards.

Delivered by a qualified FitBorders instructor, the classes are suitable for all abilities as exercises can be done seated or standing. No need to book, just come along.

How will you benefit?

  • strengthen and tone your whole body
  • increase flexibility and balance
  • improve your posture and mobility
  • have fun and meet other people

Refreshments are available after the class, so stay around and have a chat. 

Other classes

There is also a class in Innerleithen on Mondays.

Further information

The classes are delivered as part of our Community Capacity Building project which aims to support older people to take a more active part in their community. Read more about how they can help with community involvement for older people.

For more information contact community capacity team or phone Emily Cressey on 01835 825080.

Guid Scots Diet

Date: 31st Jan 14 - 25th Apr 14

Location: Tweeddale Museum and Gallery, Chambers Institution, High Street, Peebles

Time: 0:00 - 0:00

Cost: Free

Explore the history of our complex and changing relationship with the food we have eaten from hunter gatherers to farmer’s markets.

Tweeddale Museum and Gallery - Museum Room

Further information

For further information including opening times and contact details visit Tweeddale Museum and Gallery webpage.

History of Peebleshire

Date: 6th Jan 14 - 20th Dec 14

Location: Tweeddale Museum and Gallery, Chambers Institution, High Street, Peebles

Time: 10:30 - 16:00

Cost: Free

The story of this historic burgh and county told through objects and images set against a background of the historic Alexander Frieze.

Tweeddale Museum and Gallery - Chambers Room

Further information

For including opening times and contact details visit Tweeddale Museum and Gallery webpage.

In Touch with the Past

Date: 1st Feb 14 - 10th May 14

Location: Tweeddale Museum and Gallery, Chambers Institution, High Street, Peebles

Time: 10:30 - 16:00

Cost: Free

The Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages may seem a long time ago but evidence of Early People can be found all around us.

Interactive Art

This hands-on exhibition explores their lifestyles and provides an insight into a resourceful and innovative society.

Tweeddale Museum and Gallery - Museum Room

For further information including opening times and contact details visit Tweeddale Museum and Gallery webpage.

 

Portraits: Shadow and Light

Date: 5th Apr 14 - 10th May 14

Location: Old Gala House, Scott Crescent, Galashiels

Cost: Free

This series of black and white portraits with strong tonal, contrasts make a strong statement.

The monochromatic format helps to strip back the content. Inspired by photographers of the 1900's and their cinematic influences.

Old Gala House - Pringle Room

For further information including opening times and contact details visit Old Gala House webpage.

Reivers: Steal to Live & Steel to Die

Date: 23rd Mar 14 - 25th May 14

Location: Hawick Museum, Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick

Cost: Free

Paintings inspired by the turbulent history of the Borders to mark the 500th Anniversary of the Battle of Hornshole in 1514.

For further information including opening times and contact details visit Hawick Musuem website.

RSA Haining Residency Works

Date: 5th Apr 14 - 17th May 14

Location: Old Gala House, Scott Crescent, Galashiels

Cost: Free

An exciting new body of work from the recent recipient of the RSA Residencies for Scotland Award.

Exhibition of Works

The Inverness-born artist graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee in 2012. She has spent the past 6 months working from a studio on The Haining Estate, Selkirk, producing large-scale paintings which explore the rich history, grandeur and architecture of the house, and also the loch and surrounding countryside.

Old Gala House - Christopher Boyd Gallery

For further information including opening times and contact details visit Old Gala House webpage.

Stitching the Blue

Date: 29th Mar 14 - 11th May 14

Location: Borders Textile Towerhouse, 1 Tower Knowe, Hawick

Cost: Free

Textiles from an exchange visit to India.

The Border Tart (Lindsey Roberts) showcases the results of her time there: indigo dye and stitch on cotton and paper, inspired by Indian dyers, block printers and embroiderers.  Part of Reside, a joint project by Borders Textile Towerhouse and Heriot-Watt University .

For further information including opening times and contact details visit Borders Textile Towerhouse website

The Banner Blue

Date: 30th Mar 14 - 10th Aug 14

Location: Hawick Museum, Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick

Cost: Free

Celebrating the best of Hawick Common-Riding.

The biggest display of Common-Riding items assembled for many years marks the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Horneshole.

What to see

Photos, paintings, costume and memorabilia show the origins, the ceremonies and the people that together make the rich tapestry that is Hawick Common Riding.  

For further information including opening times and contact deatails visit Hawick Museum online.


The Frocky Horror Show, Creative Fashion

Date: 12th Apr 14 - 24th May 14

Location: Borders Textile Towerhouse, 1 Tower Knowe, Hawick

Cost: Free

‘Upcycled’ outfits and accessories.

‘Upcycled’ outfits and accessories created by Selkirk High School pupils who are completing the school’s new Creative Fashion course.

For further information including opening times and contact details visit Borders Textile Towerhouse website.

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