Scottish Borders Council

Featured event

Badgers in the 21st century

Date: 22nd May 16

Location: Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre

Time: 14:30 - 15:30

Cost:£2

A lively illustrated talk with badger expert and researcher Chris Sydes.

Ages 12+, under-16s must be with an adult. Booking is advised.

Part of ‘Wild about Badgers’ in Harestanes Gallery 24 March-5 June.

Visit our Harestanes information page for details of visitor centre opening times and to download the Harestanes 2016 events brochure (available from mid-March 2016).

Happening Today, 6th May 2016

Bookbug sessions - Kelso Library Contact Centre

Date: 22nd Apr 16 - 17th Jun 16

Every fortnight

Location: Kelso Library Contact Centre, Bowmont Street, Kelso

Time: 10:30 - 11:00

Cost: Free

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.

Drop-in session

Date: 22nd Apr 16 - 23rd Dec 16

Every week

Location: Community Centre (Drill Hall), Peebles

Time: 13:00 - 15:00

Cost: Free

Friday drop-in session for older adults.

An opportunity to take part in various activities including:

  • pool
  • carpet bowls
  • table tennis
  • new age kurling
  • board games

There are also newspapers and books to read, or sit and chat.

Further information

The drop-in sessions 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 we can help with community involvement for older people.

Gentle exercise for older people of all abilities

Date: 22nd Apr 16 - 23rd Dec 16

Every week

Location: Abbey Row, Kelso

Time: 10:00 - 10:45

Cost: £2

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
  • grow your confidence to move your body
  • have fun and meet other people

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

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 we can help with community involvement for older people.

Gentle exercise for older people of all abilities

Date: 22nd Apr 16 - 23rd Dec 16

Every week

Location: Community Centre (Drill Hall), Peebles

Time: 12:15 - 13:00

Cost: £2

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
  • grow your confidence to move your body
  • have fun and meet other people

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

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 we can help with community involvement for older people.

Walking football for over 50's

Date: 22nd Apr 16 - 23rd Dec 16

Every week

Location: Community Centre (Drill Hall), Peebles

Time: 15:00 - 16:00

Cost: Free

Walking football follows the same rules as a normal game apart from the fact that players are not allowed to run, only walk.

This allows for different skills to be utilised, such as:

  • agility
  • precision passing
  • ball control

It is an ideal sport for people looking to improve their fitness and enjoy a game at a pace they find more suited to their needs.

Further information

Walking football is 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 we can help with community involvement for older people.

Wild about Badgers

Date: 24th Mar 16 - 5th Jun 16

Location: Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre

Time: 10:00 - 17:00

Cost: Free entry.

Discover one of our most recognisable mammals through art, science and culture.

Contributions from Laurie Campbell, Jessie Growden, Naomi Heulwen, Mary Kenny, Lillias Kinsman-Blake, Kenneth McQueenie, Orwell & Goode, Eben Rautenbach, Louise Scott, Chris Sydes, John Tolland and The Wildlife Information Centre.

Art works available to purchase.

See also Badgers in the 21st Century at Harestanes on 22 May 2016.

Visit our Harestanes information page for details of visitor centre opening times and to download the Harestanes 2016 events brochure (available from mid-March 2016).

Wild Fridays

Date: 22nd Apr 16 - 24th Jun 16

Every week

Location: Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre

Time: 14:30 - 15:30

Cost: £4

Explore nature through science, art and bushcraft!

A different activity each week. Ages P1 - P7, under-8s must be with an adult. No booking required.

Visit our Harestanes information page for details of visitor centre opening times and to download the Harestanes 2016 events brochure (available from mid-March 2016).

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Council Headquarters Newtown St. Boswells Melrose TD6 0SA

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