Scottish Borders Diversity Week

    • Date: 23rd September 2019
    • Location: Various locations
    • Cost: Various

    This year's Diversity Week contains a full programme of events to help us celebrate, value and enjoy the diversity in local communites across the Borders.

    The week runs from 23-29 September under the theme of Be Kind to help encourage local communities to come together and value the diversity in the Borders.

    The programme is filled with interesting, fun and interactive events for family, friends and colleagues to enjoy including; creative writing workshops, a Homophobia in Sport Seminar and a Queer Borders Film Festival to name a few. The week will finish with “The Big Diversity Picnic on Saturday 29 September 2019 at Wilton Lodge Park in Hawick.

    To find out more, download a copy of the programme or contact the Health Improvement team on 01896 825970.

    Dr Tim Patterson, Joint Director of Public Health

    “Diversity Week aims to encourage and empower our local communities to come together as one, learn from each other and value the diversity that already exists here in the Scottish Borders. Why not come along and help us celebrate and spread the word about the importance of diversity.”

    Councillor John Greenwell, Equalities and Diversity Champion

    The Scottish Borders is an increasingly diverse community and once again a packed programme of events for Diversity Week has been developed thanks to a range of partners. The ‘Be Kind’ theme means that every effort has been made to ensure there is something for everyone this year, from writing for wellbeing through to an intergenerational quiz, a kindness and self-care wellbeing session, mixed gender walking football, a curry & chaat evening and so much more. I hope as many people as possible enjoy not only what is happening in their own communities but are inspired to travel to other locations in the Borders if they would like to try a new interest or maybe make some new friends. All in all this promises to be an occasion to remember, with the Big Picnic a wonderful way to end the week in the spirt of bringing our communities and residents together and showing just how kind and supportive to each other the people of the Borders can be.”

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