Scottish Borders Council

Featured event

Bookbug Session - Hawick Library

Date: 8th Jan 15 - 26th Mar 15

Every week

Location: Hawick Library, North Bridge Street, Hawick

Cost:Free

For adults and children under 4 years old.

A mixture of song, story and rhyme to help interaction and child development.

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:

  • Bookbug's 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.

There will be 2 sessions every Thursday 10:30am - 11:00am & 14:30 - 15:00

Join us at Hawick Library for a fun session of rhymes, stories and songs.

Happening Today, 26th January 2015

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.

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.

Gentle exercise for older people of all abilities

Date: 5th Aug 13 - 4th Aug 15

Every week

Location: Union Club, 9 Peebles Rd, Innerleithen EH44 6QX

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 Jedburgh on Wednesdays.

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.

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.

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.

Get this feed Events RSS feed

CONTACT US

Scottish Borders Council

Council Headquarters Newtown St. Boswells Melrose TD6 0SA

Tel: 0300 100 1800

Email:

For more Contact Details

FIND YOUR NEAREST

Find your nearest