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Selkirk High Fashion Exhibition

Date: 17th Aug 15

Location: Saltire Society, 9 Fountain Close, Edinburgh

Time: 09:00 - 17:00

Cost:Free

Creative Fashion students to exhibit at Saltire Society in Edinburgh.

The Xreative Fashion in the Borders exhibition will feature garments from a 34-week long course undertaken by students from Selkirk High and Galashiels Academy. Pupils created a range of upcycled outfits and accessories inspired by the Borders heritage of wool, tartan and tweed.

The course is co-ordinated by Liz Parkes and Clair Hood from Creative Borders in Education. It aims to:

  • share with pupils the importance of the textile industry in Scotland
  • encourage creativity and develop practical abilities
  • improve self-confidence and presentation, leadership and team working skills.

The students held a fashion show at the High School on 26 March to show off the stunning and highly imaginative creations that they produced during the course. As well as their own work, All Dolled Up featured garments from other fashion outlets in the Borders with local textile companies lending a variety of their latest knitwear and tweed products for use in the show.

Local photographer, John Parris donated his time and skills to co-ordinate a photoshoot at Andrew Elliot Mill and produce a range of images of the students and their work. An exhibition was also held at the Textile Towerhouse at Heart of Hawick.

When will the Edinburgh exhibition be open?

The Creative Fashion in the Scottish Borders exhibition is being held:

  • 17 August - 3 September
  • 9-5pm, Monday to Friday
  • Saltire Society, 9 Fountain Close, Edinburgh - just off the Royal Mile.

Clair Hood and Liz Parkes

"This is the first time the students have been asked to exhibit in Edinburgh and it is an exciting opportunity for their work to be showcased at this high profile national venue. We hope as many people as possible will take the time to visit us in Edinburgh and see for themselves just how talented and inspiring these young people are.”

More information

To find out more, visit the Creative Borders in Education website.

 

Happening Today, 4th August 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

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.

Battle of Loos

Date: 6th Jun 15 - 23rd Aug 15

Location: Coldstream Museum, 12 Market Square, Coldstream

Cost: Free

Daniel Logan Laidlaw, popularly known as the "Piper of Loos" was the only recipient of a Victoria Cross from Berwickshire in the First World War.

His bravery, in marching along the top of the trench parapet, while under enemy fire, encouraged his comrades in the 7th KOSB to leave their trenches and take the German position.

For more information

Please visit the Coldstream Museum webpage

Beltane beckons

Date: 23rd May 15 - 8th Aug 15

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

Cost: Free

With the big day on 20th June, this exhibition tracks the local festival since its inception in 1897.

See the trophies and ceremonial jewellery, photographs and add your memories of the events.

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

Butcher, Baker, Candlestick maker?

Date: 6th Jun 15 - 15th Aug 15

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

Cost: Free

Where were the shops and businesses on Innerleithen High Street?

Discover what services were provided and how were they have changed over the years.

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

Coldstreamers at Waterloo

Date: 6th Jun 15 - 23rd Aug 15

Location: Coldstream Museum, 12 Market Square, Coldstream

Cost: Free

The fighting for the Chateau of Hougomont raged from the commencement of the battle of Waterloo, only finishing as darkness fell.

The Coldstream Guards defended the buildings and the inner courtyard, playing a crucial role in the victory on the 18 June 1815.

For more information

Please visit the Coldstream Museum webpage

 

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 - Selkirk

Date: 1st Aug 15 - 13th Sep 15

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

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 Selkirk 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

On booking 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

Grouse and Grain - LeRoc

Date: 27th Jun 15 - 9th Aug 15

Location: Old Gala House, Scott Crescent, Galashiels

Cost: Free

South African pyrography artist, Eben Rautenbach, known professionally as LeRoc, uses the ancient technique to draw with fire, using local wood.

He adds movement and life to something that is already very organic.

With Grouse and Grain, LeRoc attempts to capture a moment in nature and encourage the viewer to predict or anticipate the next move.

For further Information

Please contact Old Gala House

Kelso Shops and Food

Date: 4th Jun 15 - 24th Sep 15

Location: Kelso Library Contact Centre, Bowmont Street, Kelso

Cost: Free

A nostalgic look at food shops in Kelso to complement the exhibition at Coldstream Museum opening on 29th August.

For more information

Please contact Kelso Library Contact Centre

Mac and Bob – The Party Problem - Selkirk Library

Date: 4th Aug 15

Location: Selkirk Library, Ettrick Terrace, Selkirk

Time: 11:00 - 12:00

Cost: Free

Meet Mac and Bob and follow their crazy capers as the solve ‘The Party Problem'

You can also meet the author of the fantastic Mac and Bob books!

Children’s/family event linking to this year’s exciting Record Breakers themed Summer Reading Challenge

To Book

Please contact Selkirk Library to book your free place.

Mapping the Collection

Date: 4th Jul 15 - 15th Aug 15

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

Cost: Free

With over 16,000 objects collected over 150 years, discover how they came to be housed in the Chambers Institution and their importance to local history.

From Roman coins to narhwhal tusks and bank books to christening robes, discover the stories behind the objects.

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.

Peniel Heugh and Waterloo

Date: 13th Jun 15 - 24th Aug 15

Location: Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre

Time: 10:00 - 17:00

Cost: Free entry.

The Waterloo monument on Peniel Heugh is one of the Scottish Borders’ best-known landmarks.

On the 200th anniversary of the battle, discover the surprising story of the tower and the remarkable hill on which it stands. 

An exhibition from our Museum & Gallery Service is on display 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, a guided walk to the Waterloo monument will take place on 23 August.

 

Story Time at Hawick Library

Date: 7th Jul 15 - 18th Aug 15

Every week

Location: Hawick Library, North Bridge Street, Hawick

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Cost: Free

A weekly story telling session for younger children at Hawick Library.

Come along and spend a fun hour listening to stories over the summer holidays.

No booking necessary, for more information contact Hawick Library.

Summer Reading Challenge crafts - various

Date: 16th Jul 15 - 5th Aug 15

Location: various

Cost: free

Get ready for a Record Breaking Summer

Fun, free craft sessions for children linking to this year’s exciting Record Breakers themed Summer Reading Challenge.

  • 06 Jul - Melrose
  • 16 Jul - Coldstream
  • 16 Jul - Duns
  • 21 Jul - Earlston
  • 21 Jul - Hawick
  • 23 Jul - Kelso
  • 24 Jul - Jedburgh
  • 28 Jul - Peebles
  • 29 Jul - Innerleithen
  • 30 Jul - Eyemouth
  • 05 Aug - Galashiels
  • 14 Aug - Selkirk

Record Breakers Summer Reading Challenge

More information about how to get involved in this year's challenge.

Booking  

Use the links above to select the event you want to attend and contact the library to book your free place.

Teddy Bear Stories – History behind the Teddy Bear

Date: 13th Jun 15 - 23rd Aug 15

Location: Old Gala House, Scott Crescent, Galashiels

Cost: Free

Exploring the fascinating history of the world’s most popular toy.

This heart-warming exhibition celebrates what is arguably the most popular and universally loved toy in the world. 

The first teddy bear was designed in 1902 and although a relatively modern toy, the teddy bear is a phenomenal world-wide success, holding a unique and important place in the childhood memories of many people.

Events for young children and families will be available in conjunction with this exhibition.

For More Details

Please contact the Museums Office on 01750 20096.

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