Village to honour dictionary founder

Sir James Murray
Sir James Murray

Ruberslaw Church, in association with Hawick Archaeological Society, is to stage three events to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Sir James Murray, founder of the Oxford English Dictionary, who was born in Denholm in 1837.

Next Sunday (July 26), there will be a service in the church at 11am, followed by a commemoration at Murray’s birthplace at 3 Main Street at 12.15pm.

There will also be an exhibition of his work in the church from 10am to 3pm. All welcome.