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Bistro rated simply the best

A Hawick High Street restaurant is proving the most popular in the whole of the Borders on online review site TripAdvisor.

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Robin Laing, whisky in poetry and song.

Evening of whisky and song

The Border Whisky Club is holding an evening of Music and Whisky on Friday, August 25.

Music
From left: Freya Brown, Anna Wardrop and Adam Khairi are encouraging other youngsters to sign up for the Great Scottish Run.

Young ones step out for Great Scottish Run

Youngsters Freya Brown, Anna Wardrop and Adam Khairi are urging others to join them at this year’s Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run.

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The site of the battle of Flodden.

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.

Arts
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.

Arts
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,

Arts
Dunbar cider company Thistly Cross serving up refreshments in the beer tent

Perfect ten for Berwick Food & Beer Festival

The Berwick Food & Beer Festival is always something to celebrate, but this year it has reached the grand old age of ten.

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Disabled Ramblers take on 1,400ft climb at Bowhill.

Disabled Ramblers take on 1,400 ft climb at Bowhill

Members of the Disabled Ramblers from across the UK recently paid a visit to Bowhill House and Country Estate.

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears - a fun interactive show for all the family.

Not too hot, not too cold, just right

The much loved fairytale, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, is brought to life on stage at the Macarts, Galashiels on August 27.

Theatre and Comedy
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.

Arts
Fisher Lassies -  the well-established a cappella group.

New musical direction for Innerleithen festival

This year’s Innerleithen Music Festival, held from August 18-20, takes on a new look.

Music
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.

Arts
A new play by Dogstar Theatre Company, The Sky is Safe,  part of the Creative Peebles Festival.

Peebles festival to showcase wealth of creative talent

Edinburgh may hog the headlines when it comes to arts festivals in August, but art lovers don’t necessarily have to head to the capital for cultural entertainment.

Theatre and Comedy
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.

Arts
Andrew Creegan enjoying Bowhill Ranger activities.

Action-packed activities for kids this summer at Bowhill

Those looking for fun-filled summer activities for children and adults need look no further than Bowhill House.

Theatre and Comedy
Melvin Benn launching his ReBalance plans with Lande Hekt from punk rock band Muncie Girls, PRS Foundation chief executive Vanessa Reed and Lucy Wood, also from Festival Republic.

VIDEO: Festival boss launches ReBalance scheme to get more girls into music industry

Girl power got a helping hand today when one of the world's biggest music promoters launched an initiative in to encourage more female UK led bands, solo acts and sound engineers.

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An evening tour of 

Thirlestane Castle before a lecture on the Duke of Lauderdale.

Discover the history of Scotland’s uncrowned king

On September 3, Thirlestane Castle will be conducting an exclusive guided tour around the castle followed by a talk on one of its most famous residents.

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The Lovely Eggs, one of the most exciting and innovative bands of the British Underground scene.

Psych punk rock duo

Underground surreal-psych punk rock duo from northern England, The Lovely Eggs, burst onto the stage at the Macarts Galashiels on August 19.

Music
The ten playwrights participating in the workshops run by  Playwright Studio, Scotland.

Hawick playwright leads writers’ workshop sessions

Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland has launched a workshop programme for playwrights in the Borders.

Theatre and Comedy
Headlining Lindisfarne Festival on the Thursday will be Holy Moly & The Crackers.

Vikings and punks set for a coastal invasion

Organisers of Northumberland’s Lindisfarne Festival are delighted to unveil details about an exciting range of new festival features.

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