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All about bees

Date: 3rd May 15 - 16th Aug 15

Location: Hawick Museum, Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick

Cost:Free

Part of Wilton Lodge Park Year of the Bee.

A fun way to find out about bees, the fascinating insects that pollinate our plants and our food crops - and give us honey!  With lots to see you can enjoy learning about one of nature’s busiest creatures.

For more information, including opening times, contact Hawick Museum.

Happening Today, 25th April 2015

A Growing Success

Date: 23rd Mar 15 - 1st Nov 15

Location: Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum, Castlegate, Jedburgh

Cost: Free

Celebrating the bi-centenary of Jedburgh Horticultural Society

The United Roxburghshire and Jedburgh Horticultural Society was instituted shortly after the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, and is believed to be the oldest regional horticultural society in Scotland. 

Its annual show features:

  • flowers
  • vegetables
  • an industrial section with baking and handcrafts
  • classes for children

This exhibition looks back over the past 200 years, with photographs and objects relating to the Society.

For further information

Please contact Jedburgh Castle Jail & Museum or call 01835 864750

Conquering the speedway: Jim Clark at Indianapolis

Date: 25th Apr 15

Location: Duns Library Contact Centre, 49 Newtown Street, Duns

Cost: Free

Photographs and memorabilia recalling Jim Clark’s victory at Indianapolis in 1965, changing forever the face of American motor racing.

For more information, including opening hours, contact Duns Library Contact Centre.

Creative Fashion Exhibition

Date: 4th Apr 15 - 30th Aug 15

Location: Borders Textile Towerhouse, 1 Tower Knowe, Hawick

Cost: Free

Imaginative and unique designs showcase the talent of this year’s Creative Fashion students at Selkirk High School.

For more information, including opening hours, please contact Borders Textile Towerhouse.

Drafted to the Dardanelles

Date: 28th Mar 15 - 30th May 15

Location: Old Gala House, Scott Crescent, Galashiels

Cost: Free

GALLIPOLI 100 - Presented in association with the Gallipoli Centenary Education Project, to mark the anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign, 1915.

An exhibition paying tribute to the men of Galashiels and environs who fought in the Gallipoli Campaign and later in the Middle East, during World War 1.

The Gallipoli campaign of 1915-16 was a pivotal moment in world history.  While it was a significant defeat for the British and allied forces, it came to symbolise the start of the new Turkish Republic under Atatürk, and also the birth of Australia and New Zealand as independent nations. 

This exhibition has an accompanying learning and engagement programme for schools in connection to regiments which took part in the campaign.

Exhibition and accompanying learning & engagement activities are financially supported with grant aid from Museums Galleries Scotland.

For more details

To book school sessions please contact the Museums Office on 01750 20096.

Family Fun at Halliwell's House Museum

Date: 19th Apr 15 - 31st Oct 15

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

Cost: £1 Per Pack

Family Fun Trail

Pick up an exciting activity pack at reception to follow a trail that takes you around the museum displays.

For more information

Please visit the Halliwell's House webpage

High Street highlights

Date: 5th Jan 15 - 16th May 15

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

Cost: Free

Following in the footsteps of the major collaborative exhibition with Peebles Civic Society, this exhibition looks at the life and times of our busy High Street.

For more information, including opening times, please contact Tweeddale Museum and Gallery.  

History of Innerleithen

Date: 30th Mar 15 - 1st Jun 15

Location: St Ronan's Wells Visitor Centre, Wells Brae, Innerleithen

Cost: Free

Discover the history of Innerleithen in this historic spa: the origin of the Cleikum Ceremonies, connections with writers Scott and Hogg, and contemporary exhibitions.

For more information, including opening times, please contact St Ronan's Wells Visitor Centre.

In Place - Jan Miller & Mary Sleigh

Date: 4th Apr 15 - 24th May 15

Location: Hawick Museum, Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick

Cost: Free

Two professional textile artists with a shared love of fabric, fibres and experimentation come together.

A unique gallery project which will also highlight the regeneration of Wilton Lodge Park with some outside installations.

For more information, including opening hours, please contact Hawick Museum.

Love out of Bounds

Date: 28th Mar 15 - 6th Jun 15

Location: Old Gala House, Scott Crescent, Galashiels

Cost: Free

Love Out of Bounds brings together a diverse range of participants, including people from minority ethnic groups, irrespective of gender and sexuality.

Participants may be LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender), straight, curious, queer or undefined. Love Out of Bounds encourages people to tell their stories of love ignored or rejected by their family, community or culture.

There are so many of us who have experiences of being told that the love we have is somehow wrong or misdirected.

We are finding common ground between straight and LGBT people, and people from majority and minority ethnic communities.

For further Information

Please contact Old Gala House

Needle and thread

Date: 28th Mar 15 - 9th May 15

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

Cost: Free

What can be done with a needle and thread?

We are a group of textile artists who love to get together to blether, draw, sew and share ideas. See the results! 

This exhibition will show what we have achieved over a number of years using many different techniques and materials.

For more information, including opening times, please contact Tweeddale Museum and Gallery.  

New Family Fun At Old Gala House

Date: 19th Apr 15 - 31st Oct 15

Location: Old Gala House, Scott Crescent, Galashiels

Cost: £1 per pack

Family Fun Trail.

Pick up an exciting activity pack at reception to follow a trail that takes you around the displays and exhibitions of Old Gala House.

For more information

Please contact Old Gala House

New Family Fun at Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom

Date: 19th Apr 15 - 31st Oct 15

Location: Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom, Market Place, Selkirk

Cost: £1 per Pack

Family Fun Trail

Pick up an exciting activity pack at reception to follow a trail that takes you around Sir Walter Scott’s Courtroom.

For more information

Please visit Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom webpage.

Painting the Park

Date: 1st Mar 15 - 3rd May 15

Location: Hawick Museum, Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick

Cost: Free

New paintings of Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick by various artists

A group of artists, led by Rose Hughes, celebrate the tranquillity, the natural and the human in Wilton Lodge Park , Hawick. This is one of the largest and oldest areas of parkland in the Borders which is now to be developed with Heritage Lottery funding.

Other artists are:

  • Bedia Leartin
  • Pat Rafferty
  • Alan Richmond

For further information

Please contact Hawick Museum or call 01450 373457

Paintings of musicians by Joanna Powell

Date: 28th Mar 15 - 2nd May 15

Location: Old Gala House, Scott Crescent, Galashiels

Cost: Free

An exhibition of oil paintings by Joanna Powell, capturing traditional folk musicians in the magical world they enter when they become 'lost' in their music.

For more information, including opening times, please contact Old Gala House.

Royally Welcome

Date: 5th Feb 15 - 28th May 15

Location: Kelso Library Contact Centre, Bowmont Street, Kelso

Cost: Free

Looking back at the visit from the entire Royal Family in 1947.

Kelso welcomed the Royal Family on several occasions in the 20th Century.

Using contemprorary photographs and accessories, we examine how Kelso welcomed the entire Royal Family during their tour of the Scottish Borders in July 1947.

For more information, including opening hours, please contact Kelso Library Contact Centre.

Spokes, Stones and Spikes

Date: 30th Mar 15 - 30th May 15

Location: St Ronan's Wells Visitor Centre, Wells Brae, Innerleithen

Cost: Free

This mini exhibition takes a look at the history of local sporting organisations and the potential development of off road cycling in the area.

For more information, including opening times, please contact St Ronan’s Wells Visitor Centre.

Squarescapes by Rich Johnston

Date: 30th Mar 15 - 31st May 15

Location: Coldstream Museum, 12 Market Square, Coldstream

Cost: Free

Art exhibition by Rich Johnston: snapshots of the landscape glimpsed while travelling around the Borders.

For more information, including opening times, please contact Coldstream Museum.

The Otter’s Tale

Date: 1st Apr 15 - 7th Jun 15

Location: Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre

Time: 10:00 - 17:00

Cost: Free entry.

Discover this elusive mammal and its world, through art, science and culture.

Scottish Borders artists, photographers and ecologists come together to highlight one of our most elusive and attractive mammals.

Exhibition

Includes art works from:

  • Angela Hunter
  • Eben Rautenbach
  • Laurie Campbell
  • Julia Linstead
  • Martin Wilson
  • John Tolland
  • Hannah Longmuir

and contributions from The Wildlife Information Centre and Findlay Ecology Services.

The exhibition takes place in the visitor centre gallery.

Visit our Harestanes information page for details of visitor centre opening times and to download the Harestanes 2015 events brochure (available from March 2015).

To accompany the exhibition there are related events taking place on 17, 23 and 24 May.

The Surface of this Town - Philip Hutton

Date: 18th Apr 15 - 30th May 15

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

Cost: Free

Peebles townscapes by a well known, local artist who graduated from Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen.

From his home overlooking the High Street, the view has become a recurring theme, motif and starting point for paintings which are either rendered spontaneously, "en plein air", or considered and developed later in his studio.

For more information, including opening hours, contact Tweeddale Museum and Gallery.

Treasures Found

Date: 8th Mar 15 - 26th Apr 15

Location: Hawick Museum, Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick

Cost: Free

Fascinating Treasure Trove items found in the Borders, Fife, Edinburgh and the Lothians - Bronze Age, Roman and Medieval.

Treasure Trove in Scotland ensures that objects of cultural importance from our past are protected for the benefit of the nation.

For more information, including opening times, contact Hawick Museum.

Vision 2014 - one year on

Date: 18th Apr 15 - 5th Jul 15

Location: Borders Textile Towerhouse, 1 Tower Knowe, Hawick

Cost: Free

A retrospective look at the five years of events that involved all the school children in Hawick, culminating in the Big Return in 2014.

For more information, including opening hours, please contact Borders Textile Towerhouse.

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