Scottish Borders Council

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Garden waste roadshows across the Borders

Date: 26th Mar 14 - 17th May 14

Every week

Location: Various

Cost:FREE

Your questions answered.

We are holding a series of public information roadshows over March, April and May.

Our staff and our composting partner 'Ask Organic' will be available to provide information and composting advice.

Come along for advice or to ask questions.

Saturday 22nd March

  • 10am to 12pm - Hawick, Town Hall
  • 2pm to 4pm - Selkirk, Victoria Hall

Saturday 29th March

  • 10am to 12pm - Galashiels, Tesco
  • 2pm to 4pm - Tweedbank Community Centre

Saturday 5th April

  • 10am to 12pm - West Linton, Graham Institute
  • 2pm to 4pm - Peebles Community Centre

Saturday 12th April

  • 10am to 12pm - Kelso, Tait Hall
  • 2pm to 4pm - Jedburgh Town Hall

Saturday 26th April

  • 10am to 12pm - Eyemouth Community Centre
  • 2pm to 4pm - Duns, Southfield Community Centre

Saturday 3rd May

  • 10am to 12pm - Innerleithen, Memorial Hall
  • 2pm to 4pm - Melrose, Ormiston Institute

Saturday 10th May

  • 10am to 12pm - Coldstream, Rodger Hall
  • 2pm to 4pm - Newtown St Boswells, SBC HQ

Saturday 17th May 

  • 10am to 12pm - Lauder Public Hall
  • 2pm to 4pm - Earlston Parish Church Hall

Happening Today, 16th April 2014

Agricultural Life in Berwickshire

Date: 5th Apr 14 - 1st Jun 14

Location: Coldstream Museum,12 Market Square, Coldstream

Cost: Free

Glimpses and snapshots of agricultural life in Berwickshire.

Charting the changes in landscape, technology and society from the 18th Century until the present day.

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

Easter Bonnet craft

Date: 16th Apr 14

Location: Selkirk Library, Ettrick Terrace, Selkirk

Time: 11:00 - 12:00

Cost: Free

A FREE Easter craft and story time.

Come along to Selkirk Library and make your own Easter Bonnet!

For ages 3 and up. To book your place please contact Selkirk Library.

Family Farm Fun

Date: 16th Apr 14

Location: Coldstream Museum, 12 Market Square, Coldstream

Time: 10:30 - 12:30

Cost: Free

With a grand mixture of creative craft, planting seeds, stories and action there will be something for all ages as well as a chance to see the exhibition ‘Agricultural Life in Berwickshire’.

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

To avoid disappointment please telephone Coldstream Museum to book places from 2nd April onwards.

Found in the Attic

Date: 7th Feb 14 - 1st May 14

Location: Borders Textile Towerhouse, 1 Tower Knowe, Hawick

Cost: Free

An eclectic mix of clothing – from the Victorian era to the 1980s.

Donated to our costume collection by local people, these garments tell their own unique stories and reflect changes in fashion in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  

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

Garden waste roadshows across the Borders

Date: 26th Mar 14 - 17th May 14

Every week

Location: Various

Cost: FREE

Your questions answered.

We are holding a series of public information roadshows over March, April and May.

Our staff and our composting partner 'Ask Organic' will be available to provide information and composting advice.

Come along for advice or to ask questions.

Saturday 22nd March

  • 10am to 12pm - Hawick, Town Hall
  • 2pm to 4pm - Selkirk, Victoria Hall

Saturday 29th March

  • 10am to 12pm - Galashiels, Tesco
  • 2pm to 4pm - Tweedbank Community Centre

Saturday 5th April

  • 10am to 12pm - West Linton, Graham Institute
  • 2pm to 4pm - Peebles Community Centre

Saturday 12th April

  • 10am to 12pm - Kelso, Tait Hall
  • 2pm to 4pm - Jedburgh Town Hall

Saturday 26th April

  • 10am to 12pm - Eyemouth Community Centre
  • 2pm to 4pm - Duns, Southfield Community Centre

Saturday 3rd May

  • 10am to 12pm - Innerleithen, Memorial Hall
  • 2pm to 4pm - Melrose, Ormiston Institute

Saturday 10th May

  • 10am to 12pm - Coldstream, Rodger Hall
  • 2pm to 4pm - Newtown St Boswells, SBC HQ

Saturday 17th May 

  • 10am to 12pm - Lauder Public Hall
  • 2pm to 4pm - Earlston Parish Church Hall

Gentle exercise for older people of all abilities

Date: 7th Aug 13 - 7th Aug 14

Every week

Location: Jedburgh Town Hall, Abbey Place, Jedburgh TD8 6BE

Time: 14:00 - 15:00

Cost: £2.00

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
  • have fun and meet other people

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

Other classes

There is also a class in Innerleithen on Mondays.

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 they can help with community involvement for older people.

For more information contact community capacity team or phone Emily Cressey on 01835 825080.

Portraits: Shadow and Light

Date: 5th Apr 14 - 10th May 14

Location: Old Gala House, Scott Crescent, Galashiels

Cost: Free

This series of black and white portraits with strong tonal, contrasts make a strong statement.

The monochromatic format helps to strip back the content. Inspired by photographers of the 1900's and their cinematic influences.

Old Gala House - Pringle Room

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

Reivers: Steal to Live & Steel to Die

Date: 23rd Mar 14 - 25th May 14

Location: Hawick Museum, Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick

Cost: Free

Paintings inspired by the turbulent history of the Borders to mark the 500th Anniversary of the Battle of Hornshole in 1514.

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

Stitching the Blue

Date: 29th Mar 14 - 11th May 14

Location: Borders Textile Towerhouse, 1 Tower Knowe, Hawick

Cost: Free

Textiles from an exchange visit to India.

The Border Tart (Lindsey Roberts) showcases the results of her time there: indigo dye and stitch on cotton and paper, inspired by Indian dyers, block printers and embroiderers.  Part of Reside, a joint project by Borders Textile Towerhouse and Heriot-Watt University .

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

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 Frocky Horror Show, Creative Fashion

Date: 12th Apr 14 - 24th May 14

Location: Borders Textile Towerhouse, 1 Tower Knowe, Hawick

Cost: Free

‘Upcycled’ outfits and accessories.

‘Upcycled’ outfits and accessories created by Selkirk High School pupils who are completing the school’s new Creative Fashion course.

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

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