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Fletcher to the fore in Gary’s take on Flodden

The tale of Fletcher, the only Selkirk man to survive Flodden, shares the spotlight with James IV in Galashiels-born Gary Mill’s offering about one of the bloodiest and brutal battles staged on British soil.

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Paxton, the sheepdog who couldnt is the debut childrens book from Selkirk writer, J K Fox, with pictures by experienced Scottish illustrator, Alexa Rutherford.

Paxton, a rubbish sheepdog

Melrose and the Borders countryside are at the heart of the latest book from Eyemouth-based Serafina Press.

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Celebrated guitarist Preston Reid to perform at The County Hotel, Selkirk on September 16.

Grab your YES contemporary arts festival tickets now

Tickets for the YES (Yarrow, Ettrick and Selkirk) Arts Festival go on sale this weekend,

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Dumfriesshire Artist Patricia Cain's  exciting new exhibition  at Hawick Museums Scott Gallery.

Peering inside the mind of the artist with Patricia Cain

An ambitious mixture of painting, print and installation will be on show at Hawick Museum’s Scott Gallery from Saturday, August 12.

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Dudendance's work crosses the boundaries between theatre, dance and narrative.

Get moving with Dudendance

An award-winning dance company will be holding a workshop for young people in Selkirk this weekend.

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World premier of Margaret Salmon's new film, Mm, commemorating Berwick Bandit's 50th season.

Taking cinema out and about into the local community

The 13th Film & Media Arts Festival will animate Berwick with five days of new cinema, artists’ moving image and live performance from September 20-24.

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One of Gill Walton's theatrical compositions in the 2018 Borders Art Fair.

Border artists take over Edinburgh gallery

The organisers of The Borders Art Fair will be showcasing the work of three of the Borders’ most established artists in the heart of Edinburgh during August.

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Inaugural exhibition at Borders Sculpture Park, Mellerstain House

Inaugural exhibition at Borders Sculpture Park, Mellerstain House

The first exhibition at the Borders Sculpture Park, Mellerstain House is ‘XXX’, an installation by acclaimed artist, Steve Messam.

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Children from the Melville Street Nursery enjoying the Modern Two installation with Stephanie Kerr from Peoples Postcode Lottery.

Creative fun for children at national modern art gallery

This summer the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh will be a great destination for children and families, with a wide range of free outdoor activities taking place.

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A still from the 2014 film Paddington.

Paddington screening offers chance for Borders film fans to grin and bear it

The Hawick Movie Lovers group, formerly known as the Little Theatre Film Club, will hold an annual general meeting in the club cinema at 8 Croft Road, next Sunday, July 16, from 2pm.

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The BBC's Antiques Roadshow filming today at Floors Castle in Kelso. Fiona Bruce during filming at Floors Castle.

Antiques Roadshow rolls into Floors Castle

The Antiques Roadshow rolled into Kelso yesterday – and more than 3,500 people brought along their family treasures to be assessed.

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Trio of art by Steve

‘XXX’ is a series of three temporary art installations at Mellerstain House, Gordon, from July 14 until September 11.

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One of Steve Messam's creations in the Mellerstain House estate

Archie returns bigger and better for 2017

Taking a taxi ride to discover the city, creating a village of play dens, and printing 3D building blocks to create a super space are just some of the highlights this summer as architecture takes centre stage with its own fringe.

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Judy Murray toasts her hosts at the Borders Book Festival.

30,000-plus turnout sets new record for Borders Book Festival

Fine summer weather for the most part, an A-list line-up of authors and celebrities and more than 100 events drew more than 30,000 visitors to Melrose for this year’s Borders Book Festival.

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The Bistritsa Babi / Bethan Huws 'A Work for the North Sea'. Sugar Sands, Longhoughton, Northumberland, 22,23 and 24 July 1993. Commissioned by Artangel.

Artists sing to the North Sea

A new exhibition exploring the language and sound of the North Sea opens at the Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick on Saturday, June 17.

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Dare to Dance 2017 rehearsal by the Fiona Henderson School of Dance at the Eastgate Theatre, Peebles.

Junior dancers triumph in Peebles

The Junior School from the Borders-based ‘Fiona Henderson School of Dance’ took to the stage at the Eastgate Theatre, Peebles, on June 3-4 for two sell-out performances of their ‘Dare to Dance’ show.

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The Sea Unicorn of Mull, the latest book Jennifer T. Doherty, is published by Eyemouths Serafina Press.

New book from Eyemouth’s Serafina Press

After a successful launch in Tobermory, and now available in the Borders, The Sea Unicorn of Mull is the latest book from Eyemouth’s Serafina Press.

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Caroline Wilkinson, president of the Bright Eyed Daughters with the group's wooden bench.

Bright Eyed Daughters happy with new home for bench

Townsfolk are invited to take the weight off their feet after a park bench found a new home away from home.

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Dandie Dinmonts will descend on Selkirk this weekend.

Dandies drawn to Selkirk for breed’s 175th birthday

A bronze statue of ‘Old Ginger’, the recognised father of today’s Dandie Dinmont Terrier breed, will be unveiled on Sunday, June 4, next to the kennels he was born in, at The Haining, in honour of the breed’s 175th birthday.

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TweedLove Bike Festival film night at Eastgate Theatre, Peebles.

Festival media night

Always a hugely entertaining part of TweedLove Bike Festival, Film Night returns to Eastgate Theatre, Peebles, on June 8.

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