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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

Happening Today, 2nd July 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.

Basic Computer class

Date: 4th Jun 15 - 9th Jul 15

Every week

Location: Langlee Community Centre, Langlee, Galashiels

Time: 19:30 - 21:00

Cost: FREE

Basic 6 week computing course

Come and learn:

  • internet basics
  • online shopping
  • wordprocessing
  • lots more

The class will be taken at an easy pace, aimed at beginners.

Booking

To book your place, call us on 01896 664160

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.

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

Floral Fusions - Louise Darcy

Date: 10th May 15 - 12th Jul 15

Location: Hawick Museum, Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick

Cost: Free

Flower paintings focusing on colour, both deliberate and accidental, created with watercolour and ink.

Floral work features strongly in Louise Darcy’s art,

"Every flower is a work of art in itself, and I never tire of exploring their colour combinations and patterns."

Waterfall Gallery (1st Floor)

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

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 LecRoc, 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

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.

 

Pop-up Art

Date: 2nd Jul 15 - 13th Aug 15

Every week

Location: Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre

Time: 14:00 - 15:30

Cost: £3

Create your own art work to take home. A different theme each week.

Suitable for ages 4+, under-8s must be with an adult. This is a drop-in event. No booking is required. 

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

Safety Online sessions for adults

Date: 2nd Jul 15

Location: Selkirk Library, Ettrick Terrace, Selkirk

Time: 19:00

Cost: Free

Going online is an everyday activity. Do you know how to keep yourself safe? Hosted by SBLibraries and Police Scotland these local library events will help you keep your online activity secure.

These sessions will look at Online shopping, banking, phishing, password protection scamming and other online activities.

The tutors will help you find out how to keep yourself safe online.

Booking 

Please contact Selkirk Library to book your place. 

Stressbusters - Overcoming Low Mood

Date: 2nd Jul 15

Location: Peebles Library, Chambers Institute, Peebles

Time: 17:30 - 18:30

Cost: Free

Stressbusters Borders hosts an information evening on overcoming low mood

Do you or someone you know struggle with low mood?

An opportunity to learn about what keeps the cycle of low mood going, and to learn skills and techiques that might help you cope better.

This is a FREE information class, NOT group therapy.  You won't be asked to talk about yourself or your problems.  If you think you need individual help please contact your GP.

For more information or to book your place contact Peebles Library

 

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.

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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