Scottish Borders Council

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The Home Front

Date: 6th Nov 14 - 29th Jan 15

Location: Kelso Library Contact Centre, Bowmont Street, Kelso

Cost:Free

Learn what World War I meant to the people of Kelso

Through photographs and artefacts loaned to Kelso Library Contact Centre, you can see the experiences of the people of Kelso during World War I

Further information

For opening times contact Kelso Library Contact Centre.

Happening Today, 21st November 2014

A Celebration of Scotland's Heritage, History and Culture - Scottish Felters

Date: 7th Sep 14 - 31st Jan 15

Location: Borders Textile Towerhouse, 1 Tower Knowe, Hawick

Cost: Free

Unique, hand-crafted felt panels illustrating aspects of Scotland.

Previously on display at the Scottish Parliament and now gaining world-wide recognition, this self-funded initiative was completed over two years by members of Scottish Felters.

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

Bookbug sessions - Kelso Library Contact Centre

Date: 7th Nov 14 - 19th Dec 14

Every fortnight

Location: Kelso Library Contact Centre, Bowmont Street, Kelso

Time: 10:30 - 11:00

Cost: Free

Bookbug Sessions for adults and children under 5 years old. A mixture of song, story and rhyme to help interaction and child development.

Bookbug

Working with NHS Borders and Early Years our Libraries help encourage a lifelong love of books and reading through Bookbug, the Early Years Literacy Programme.

Bookbug helps encourage a love of books through a range of fun activities, including

  • Bookbugs Library Challenge
  • Free book packs are given to children at around six weeks, 18 months and three years old along with guidance materials for parents and carers.
  • Free Bookbug Sessions for babies, toddlers and their families to enjoy together.

Please contact Kelso Library Contact Centre for more information.

Felt Celebration

Date: 11th Oct 14 - 31st Jan 15

Location: Borders Textile Towerhouse, 1 Tower Knowe, Hawick

Cost: Free

Felt pictures, objects and clothing provide an exciting and vibrant exhibition of original artwork.

Showcasing the individual styles of a selection of felt artists, of both local and national reputation.  

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

Hawick and the Great War

Date: 28th Sep 14 - 24th Dec 14

Location: Hawick Museum, Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick

Cost: Free

Revealing the individual experiences of Hawick men and women.

Revealing the individual experiences of Hawick men and women in WW1 through the fascinating items they or their families gave to Hawick Museum.

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

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: 9th Nov 14 - 28th Feb 15

Location: Hawick Museum, Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick

Cost: Free

Stone Age, Bronze Age and Roman items displayed in a way that reveals the lifestyles of these Early People and the changes in the landscape they made.

A fun, hands-on education project for schools accompanies this exhibition.

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

Metamorphosis

Date: 5th Oct 14 - 14th Dec 14

Location: Hawick Museum, Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick

Cost: Free

Metamorphosis - a striking, magical change in appearance or character or circumstances.

New work designed and woven by the Scottish Members, based on the concept of change and transition.

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

Reclaim the Night

Date: 21st Nov 14

Location: Start at Sainsbury's carpark

Time: 18:30 - 20:30

Cost: FREE

Walk to raise awareness and to tackle safety and to promote an inclusive environment where people feel able and safe to express who they are.

  • Meeting at Sainsbury's car park, Commercial Road, Hawick at 6.30pm.
  • 7PM march through the streets.
  • March ends at Towermill where there will be hot food and drink available. 

Who can march

Historically "reclaim the night" marches have only been open to women to participate in, we recognise that other groups in our society may also not feel safe within their local community and environment; therefore we are asking women, men and children to march with us.

  • We march for women and others who do not feel safe within the environment they live in.
  • We march to bring together the local community to change attitudes and to raise awareness of physical, psychological and sexual violence. 
  • We march to show a united force that promotes an inclusive environment within society which tackles safety at night.

Wear green, purple or white on the night

We are asking marchers to wear something green, purple or white, these are the colours used by many Rape Crisis Centres across Scotland. This branding dates back to 1908, when the Suffragettes devised an innovative way to advertise their allegiance: they developed an instantly recognisable ‘corporate’ colour scheme for the movement, the meaning of the colours purple (for dignity), white (for purity) and green (for hope).

The organisers

The Reclaim the Night march is a true partnership event being organised by:

  • Scottish Borders Rape Crisis Centre
  • Border Women's Aid
  • TD1
  • Borders College
  • Scottish Borders Council
  • members of the Scottish Borders Violence Against Women Partnership 

The Home Front

Date: 6th Nov 14 - 29th Jan 15

Location: Kelso Library Contact Centre, Bowmont Street, Kelso

Cost: Free

Learn what World War I meant to the people of Kelso

Through photographs and artefacts loaned to Kelso Library Contact Centre, you can see the experiences of the people of Kelso during World War I

Further information

For opening times contact Kelso Library Contact Centre.

World War One Experience

Date: 8th Nov 14 - 20th Dec 14

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

Cost: Free

Experience the Great War of 1914-1918 through the lives of individuals and recording the impact on Peebles of the outbreak of war.

Tweeddale Museum and Gallery - The Gallery

Further information

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

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