Celebrating diversity in the Borders 

Colourful hands highlight the words Scottish Borders Diversity Week

Published: Monday, 9th October 2017

The first ever Scottish Borders Diversity Week is being held from 15-21 October.

The event follows on from the success of last year’s International Day in Hawick and is being hosted in partnership by ourselves, NHS Borders and over 20 local orgnaisations.

Scottish Borders Diversity Week 15-21 October

The week-long programme is filled with interesting, fun and interactive events for family, friends and colleagues to enjoy including:

  • an International Food Night
  • Transgender Conference
  • community performances from local primary schools and Edinburgh’s Polish Theatre Group.

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 fast becoming a very diverse community to live in and it is vital that all of our public bodies engage fully with the many minority groups coming to live and work in the Scottish Borders, so I am delighted that once again we are holding a diversity event supported both by the NHS and Scottish Borders. I would urge everyone to attend the many events planned for what I am sure will be a very successful week.”

More information

You can find out more about the range of events on offer from the Live Borders website.