Scottish Borders Council

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Trades Contractors framework

Date: 3rd Sep 14

Location: Various

Time: 18:30 - 19:30

Cost:FREE

Find out about our new Repair and Maintenance contract.

Local trades contractors can find out about our new Repair and Maintenance contract which will be tendered during the Autumn / Winter of this year due to commence in the Spring of 2015.

Five supplier events are being held across The Borders through August and the beginning of September.

Representatives from the Council’s Property Management & Procurement Teams, Procurement and Constructionline will be on hand to explain the new framework, how it will be tendered and what support is available to contractors wishing to tender.

The events will also highlight changes from the previous tender which include mandatory Constructionline & SSIP registration, the consideration of what value contractors can add to the communities they work in and how their business can adapt to changes in the market.

Venues and times

Each event will take place from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Councillor Michael Cook, Executive Member,

“This is a great opportunity for contractors to increase their workload and add value to their communities.”

The framework will be tendered through Public Contracts Scotland. If you haven’t already, please register to receive notifications of when the tender will be published and the submission dates when they are made available.

More information

Hard copies of the tender will also be available by contacting our Procurement Service Team.  Contractors will also be given the opportunity to ask questions throughout the period the tender is open.

For further details please contact:

Tel:        01835 825579
Online:   Procurement contact form

Happening Today, 31st July 2014

Art Glass

Date: 12th Jul 14 - 6th Sep 14

Location: Borders Textile Towerhouse, 1 Tower Knowe, Hawick

Cost: Free

Art Glass creations - traditional and abstract – demonstrate the glassmaking skills of Scottish Borders Art Glass.

Peter and Andrew Holmes have a combined history of sixty years crafting glass at their studio on the outskirts of Hawick.

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

Brushes with colour

Date: 19th Jul 14 - 24th Aug 14

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

Cost: Free

A retrospective to celebrate the artistic life of an Edinburgh-born artist who made his home in the Borders.

About the artist

John Nelson 1933-2013 graduated from Edinburgh College of Art. He pursued a long career in art education and played a lead role in many arts organisations across Scotland. He was particularly drawn to landscape and hoped his predominantly abstract paintings encapsulated his joie de vivre and love of colour.

Halliwell's House Museum - Robson Gallery

For further information including opening time and contact details visit Halliwell's House Museum webpage.

Gillies in the Borders

Date: 28th Jun 14 - 10th Aug 14

Location: Old Gala House, Scott Crescent, Galashiels

Cost: Free

On loan from the Royal Scottish Academy, works by one of Scotland's most distinguished and influential twentieth century artists.

About the artist

A prolific painter and inspirational teacher, he joined the staff of Edinburgh College of Art in 1925 and later became Head of Drawing and Painting, and then Principal of the college in 1961. He was knighted for his services to art in 1970. The works in his exhibiton have been selected from his 1973 bequest to the RSA; the most significant bequest ever given to an art institution by a single artist in Scottish collecting history. The show will focus on one of his favourite painting destinations - The Scottish Borders.

Old Gala House - Christopher Boyd Gallery

For further information including opening times and contact details visit Old Gala House webpage.

Hawick Art Club

Date: 7th Jul 14 - 2nd Aug 14

Location: Hawick Museum, Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick

Cost: Free

The annual open exhibition.

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

High-Fashion Headwear, with Yvette Jelfs

Date: 1st Jun 14 - 31st Aug 14

Location: Borders Textile Towerhouse, 1 Tower Knowe, Hawick

Cost: Free

Designer hats, many by a leading milliner who is now based locally.

Displayed with our own historical collection to show how headwear has evolved.  Yvette Jelfs’ unique, hand-made couture hats and head pieces are highly sought after and at the forefront of millinery fashion.

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

Inklinations

Date: 5th Jul 14 - 10th Aug 14

Location: Old Gala House, Scott Crescent, Galashiels

Cost: Free

Scottish Borders based artist Catriona Andrews, takes a walk through the Scottish Borders using ink and mixed media.

Looking at the stories and history that make up the character of the landscape she explores themes of identity and memory, travelling from the coast to the inner heart of the Borders.

Old Gala House - Pringle Room

For further information including opening times and contact details visit Old Gala House webpage.

Jedburgh and the First World War

Date: 14th Jun 14 - 31st Oct 14

Location: Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum, Castlegate, Jedburgh

Cost: Free

The impact of the First World War on Jedburgh is explored through objects and photographs.

Many of these associated with those who served, and in some cases lost their lives, in the Great War.

Jedburgh and the World War I exhibition

Being held within the Bob Mason Room, it includes photographs kindly supplied by the Jedforest Historical Society, such as a picture of volunteers leaving Jedburgh Station in 1914 to go to serve in the War.

What you can see at the event

  • Reproductions of recruitment posters show the pressure on men to volunteer before conscription was introduced in 1916. 
  • Life at the front line is illustrated through objects, many of which are on loan from the Jedburgh branch of the Royal British Legion.  These include brass shell ends made into containers by soldiers in the trenches, a soldier’s water bottle and an officer’s knife and fork, as well as postcards sent to loved ones at home.
  • There is also a uniform and other memorabilia which belonged to local man Andrew Cairncross.  He survived the War, but sadly many did not, including Thomas Turnbull, who was killed in action in 1918.
  • Once the War finally ended, Jedburgh celebrated with a Victory Parade and a Peace Picnic, which are captured in photographs from the time.
    The exhibition ends with images of the town’s war memorial being unveiled in 1921 to commemorate the sacrifice made by so many local men.

The exhibition

  • The exhibition runs until 2 November (opening hours, Monday to Saturday 10am to 4.30pm; Sunday  1pm to 4pm) and admission is free. 
  • The Bob Mason Room is on the first floor, and is without wheelchair access.
  • For further information including opening times and contact details visit Jedburgh Castle Jail & Museum website.

 

Kelso Underground

Date: 26th Jun 14 - 6th Nov 14

Location: Kelso Library Contact Centre, Bowmont Street, Kelso

Cost: Free

Archaeological finds excavated in Kelso since the 1970s providing a glimpse at the rich history beneath the streets of the town.

Further information

For opening times contact Kelso Library Contact Centre.

Mythical maze monster crafts - Peebles

Date: 31st Jul 14

Location: Peebles Library, Chambers Institute, Peebles

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Cost: Free

Get crafty and create some Monster Mayhem in the Mythical Maze.

If you like googly eyes and glitter, this is the event for you! 

What will your monster creation look like? (for ages 4+)

Booking essential, please contact Peebles Library to book.

Pong to Playstation

Date: 14th Jun 14 - 10th Aug 14

Location: Old Gala House, Scott Crescent, Galashiels

Cost: Free

An exhibition about console and computer game history.

This event looks at the TV Pong games of the 1970s, the home computer revolution of the 1980s and the modern video game phenomenon.

Interactive exhibition

Get hands on and play games from each of the last four decades in what is sure to be a fun and educational family day out. (SITE Touring exhibitions)

Old Gala House - Museum Room

For further information including opening times and contact details visit Old Gala House webpage.

Shepherding the Tweed

Date: 17th May 14 - 16th Aug 14

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

Time: 10:30 - 16:00

Cost: Free

The story of the cloth that made the Borders famous from the sheep and shepherds on the hills to the factories that exported it across the world.

Tweeddale Museum and Gallery - Museum Room

Further information

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

The Banner Blue

Date: 30th Mar 14 - 10th Aug 14

Location: Hawick Museum, Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick

Cost: Free

Celebrating the best of Hawick Common-Riding.

The biggest display of Common-Riding items assembled for many years marks the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Horneshole.

What to see

Photos, paintings, costume and memorabilia show the origins, the ceremonies and the people that together make the rich tapestry that is Hawick Common Riding.  

For further information including opening times and contact deatails visit Hawick Museum online.


The Summer Show

Date: 12th Jul 14 - 30th Aug 14

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

Time: 0:00 - 0:00

Cost: Free

An eclectic mix of contemporary paintings, prints, textiles, ceramics and sculpture bringing a splash of seasonal colour to the gallery.

The artists

  • Kenneth Allan
  • John Berry
  • Niall Campbell
  • Morag Eaton
  • Angela Hunter
  • Paul Grime
  • Helen Kemp
  • Lynda Marwood
  • Siobhan O’Hehir
  • Alan Richmond

Tweeddale Museum and Gallery - The Gallery

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

 

Under the Waves / Up in the Air

Date: 1st Jun 14 - 25th Aug 14

Location: Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre

Time: 10:00 - 17:00

Cost: FREE entry.

A super-sized exhibition focussing on one of the Scottish Borders' outstanding wildlife sites.

St Abbs Head has towering sea-bird cliffs and rich marine habitats. Get closer to the spectacle in this family-friendly summer exhibition from Scottish Borders Council Museum & Gallery Service

Visit our Harestanes information page for details of visitor centre opening times and to download the Harestanes 2014 events brochure.

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