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These four Scottish pubs have been named among the best in the UK

Four Scottish pubs have been recognised as the best in their region at the Pub and Bar Awards in London last night.

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Grant offers Hawick social group food for thought

An award-winning social enterprise group based in Hawick has agreed a sponsorship deal with Selkirk’s Bowhill Estate for a third consecutive year.

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Butterfly on a thistle.

Calling all photographers to put nature in the frame

Photographers of all ages and experience are being invited to submit their entries to the Go Wild competition, which is supported by Scottish Canals and Scottish Wildlife Trust.

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PICTURE GARETH EASTON 07752 666522'FREE TO USE UNTIL 31ST DEC 2018.''PICTURED: 'PICTURED: OUTSIDE EDINBURGH'S USHER HALL. CAST AND MUSICIANS. '''As part of the WW100 Scotland Armistice centenary programme, critically acclaimed multimedia production Far, Far From Ypres, starring renowned Scots singers Barbara Dickson, Siobhann Miller and 24 other top folk musicians, will embark on a commemorative tour around Scotland, culminating with a performance in Edinburgh's Usher Hall on Sunday 11 November, a hundred years to the day since the end of World War One.'Singer Barbara Dickson takes part in the show in memory of her uncle David Dickson, who enlisted while underage and was killed in the Battle of the Somme in 1916. She forms part of a 26-strong cast, including Scottish folk scene favourites such as Siobhan Miller, Dick Gaughan, Ian McCalman, Iain Anderson, Professor Gary West, Stephen Quigg and Ian Bruce.

Soldiers songs shine a light on World War One experiences

Far, Far From Ypres, the story of the Scottish war effort during World War One, will visit Victoria Hall, Selkirk on August 5.

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Shattered, a new play written by Lisa Nicoll, will be performed at MacArts, Galashiels on May 30.

Shattered explores the themes of grief, isolation and loss

Shattered, a new play written by Lisa Nicoll, will be performed at MacArts, Galashiels on May 30.

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www.iangeorgesonphotography.co.uk'Pictured Whitney (Black Horse) Lady Phoebe Pulleine'Pluto (White Horse) Lady Bethany Martin ''JOUSTERS, KNIGHTS & JESTERS MAKE TRACKS TO TRAQUAIR''TRAQUAIR MEDIEVAL FAYRE'Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May 2018'11am ' 5pm'Traquair House Innerleithen Peeblesshire'''Traquair Medieval Fayre, now in its 15th year, is held in the grounds of Scotland's Oldest Inhabited House and is Scotland's only authentic Medieval Fayre.''From spectacular jousting displays on the grassed avenue that get bigger and better every year to wandering through the old walled garden filled with medieval traders, workshops and demonstrations there is something for everyone to learn and enjoy.''Re-enactors come from far and wide and this year Les Chardons d'Orleans have travelled from France to explain life, military tactics and fight techniques from the heart of the Auld Alliance. They will be joined by the Douglas Retinue on the avenue who will be involved in a few skirmishes throughout the day. ''In front

step back in time

Scotland’s only authentic Medieval Fayre, now in its 15th year, will be held in the grounds of Traquair House this bank holiday weekend.

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Gareth riding high on wave of support

With seven rideouts under his belt and only a handful still to go, Hawick Cornet Gareth Renwick is the first to admit he wishes time could slow down for just a moment.

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It's not good news for Scottish residents with a phobia of creepy crawlies (Photo: Charlesjsharp / Wikimedia Commons)

Experts predict an increase in Scotland's daddy longlegs population

Scottish residents should expect to see a rise in the number of daddy longlegs (also known as crane flies) this year, after millions of larvae were discovered underground.

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Councillor Stuart Marshall at Hawick's Beattie Court.

Task force being set up to help clean up Hawick street’s act

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Hawick man denies sex attacks on girls

A man will stand trial at Jedburgh Sheriff Court next month on charges of sexually assaulting two 15-year-old girls.

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Elephant Sessions will play Ma Arts, Galashiels on Sunday, May 27.

Fiery five piece highland band

The inimitable Elephant Sessions will play MacArts, Galashiels on Sunday, May 27.

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Free to use.images'Hawick Museum, Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick, TD9 7JL''Festival of Museums is an annual event coordinated by Museums Galleries Scotland to showcase Scotland's extensive cultural offering through well over 100 exciting events taking place throughout the country, suited for both family and adult audiences. The event takes place Saturday 19 ' Monday 21 May this year.'As part of the festival, the Hawick Museum is hosting an Ugly Bug Ball for children aged 8 and under. The event will include a disco, crafting activities and a chance to visit the museum's mini beast exhibit.''PIC PHIL WILKINSON 'info@philwilkinson.net'www.philwilkinson.net'01316186373 - 07740444373

Fantastic collection of creepy crawlies at Hawick Museum

Hawick Museum is getting ready to take part in Scotland’s annual Festival of Museums, a nationwide programme of cultural events taking place from May 18-20.

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Gavin and Stuart Harris, flanked by Graham Stewart and Susheila Jamieson, with the limestone sculpture named, Emergence, a memorial to his wife and daughter.

“Emergence’’ stands as a lasting memorial to Aileen

A new sculpture, commissioned by Peebles man Gavin Harris and his son Stuart, is on display at Dawyck Botanic Garden, Stobo.

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Abbey Consort cross the Atlantic with their spring concert entitled 'Music of the Americas'.

Wide-ranging concert covers music from the Americas

Abbey Consort cross the Atlantic with their spring concert entitled “Music of the Americas”.

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Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Hawick woman given supervision order for assaulting police officers and causing rumpus

A woman has been given a two-year supervision order at Selkirk Sheriff Court for causing a rumpus at her father’s home and assaulting two police officers.

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Riders follow Hawick Cornet Gareth to Roberton and Lilliesleaf

The annual rideout to Roberton has always been a highlight of the Hawick Common Riding for Gareth Renwick.

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This year's Langholm Cornet Iain Little with his right and left-hand men Stuart Murray and Simon Tweddle.

Iain is named Langholm Cornet 2018

Iain Little has been elected as 2018 Langholm Cornet after winning a public vote by an emphatic majority last Friday night.

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A Scots Gaelic sign on the Isle of Skye

Quiz: How good is your Scottish Gaelic?

Take our quiz and see how well you know Scotland's second language
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The fountain in Hawick's Wilton Lodge Park.

Objectors get the blues over Hawick fountain going for gold

Golden days lie ahead for a landmark feature in a Borders park.

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Ben Nevis via the Carn Mor Dearg Arete is one of Mollie Hughes' favourite Scottish walks (Photo: Shutterstock)

7 of the best walks in Scotland - according to an Everest climber

Edinburgh mountaineer Mollie Hughes reveals her seven favourite climbs in Scotland.
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