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Hannah Longmuir, Looking Down from the Bridge
Hannah Longmuir, Looking Down from the Bridge

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July 8

Berwick Festival Opera presents The Turn of the Screw, Maltings Theatre, Berwick, 7.30pm. A spine tingling adaption of the Henry James ghost story, where innocence falters and a malign shadow dominates. Tickets: stalls/circle £15 (£10 concs for disability, student, unemployed, £13.50 concs for over 60s). Call the box office on 01289 330999 or see www.maltingsberwick.co.uk


July 13-14

Holy Trinity School’s annual summer production, Maltings, Berwick, 1.30pm. Performance featuring all the children of Holy Trinity Church of England Aided First School, Berwick-on-Tweed. Early booking is advised. Contact details as before.


July 11

String Theory presents Barbara Nesbitt plus support, Tower Mill, Hawick, 7.30pm. Live music Mondays. Admission free.

July 14

Borders Music and Arts Society presents an evening with with Hannah Foster (flute) and Ian Clark (piano), Mellerstain House, Gordon. Tickets: non-members – adults £17.50/ under 18s £8.75; members – adults £13.50/ under 18s £6.75. After the concert meet with the artist at the finger buffet supper with wine (optional at an additional charge of £7.50). Enquiries & ticket sales: call Isobel Laferty on 01835 864153 or email isatctanet@hotmail.com


July 8

Learning to Drive, Tower Mill, Hawick, 7pm. As her marriage dissolves, a Manhattan writer takes driving lessons from a Sikh instructor with marriage troubles of his own. Tickets £6.50 (£5 concs). Call the box office on 01450 360688 or drop in to the Visit Scotland desk. (15)

July 9

Ratchet and Clank, Maltings, Berwick, 2pm. The story of two unlikely heroes struggling to stop a vile alien named Chairman Drek from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. Tickets £7.45 / £6.45 concs, child £4.45 (16 & under), baby free (2 & under). Contact details as before. (U)

Angry Birds: the Movie, Tower Mill, Hawick, 4pm. When an island populated by happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to three unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up. Tickets and contact details as before. (PG)

The Martian, Tower Mill, Hawick, 7pm. An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Tickets and contact details as before. (12A)

Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising, Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Just as Max and Kelly think they have reclaimed the neighborhood, they learn that their new neighbors are even more out of control than the last. Tickets and contact details as before. (15)

July 10

Alice Through the Looking Glass, Tower Mill, Hawick, 2.30pm. Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to help the Mad Hatter. Tickets and contact details as before. (PG)

July 12

Money Monster, Tower Mill, Hawick, 6pm. Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes over their studio. Tickets and contact details as before. (15)

July 14

Anomalisa, Tower Mill, Hawick, 6pm. A man crippled by the mundanity of his life experiences something out of the ordinary. Tickets and contact details as before. (15)


July 10

Scottish Borders Hill Walking Club, Hownam area walk. Meet at the council car park, Newtown St Boswells, 9.15am. Call club secretary Evelyn Horsburgh on 01750 76214 for more information.


From June 30

Graeme Walker, Duns Exhibition Room. ‘Harmony Composition and Klee’ combines a number of influences including seascapes and the landscape surrounding the village of Longformacus. Open Monday, Thursday & Friday 10am-5pm; Tuesday 1pm-7pm; Wednesday 10am-1pm; Saturday 9.30am-12.30pm.

till July 17

Factory Girls, Tower Mill, Hawick. Sculptures by Katie Scarlett Howard celebrating the women workers of the textile trade of the past in Scotland and Wales. Open Monday - Friday 10am-4.30pm, Sunday 12noon-3pm. Contact the Borders Textile Towerhouse on 01450 377615 or email textiletowerhouse@scotborders.gov.uk for more information.

June Bell, Secrets of Trees, Wilton Lodge Museum, Hawick. Open 10am-noon, 1-5pm, Mon-Fri, 2-5pm Sat and Sun.

Till June 26

Sites Unseen, Hippodrome, Eyemouth. An exhibition of photographs of the remains of MOD structures on the Uig Peninsula, Isle of Lewis. Open 2pm-5pm daily or by appointment.

Till July 23

Treasures Found, Tweeddale Museum, Peebles. Fascinating items of Treasure Trove found in recent years in the Borders, Fife, Edinburgh and Lothian – Bronze Age, Roman and Medieval are displayed in this touring exhibition. Open 10.30a– 12.30pm & 1-4pm Mon-Fri, 9.30am–12.30pm on Sat.

Till July 31

Peter Knox: An Artist at Sea, Hippodrome, Eyemouth. Paintings from his three years as Artist Tutor to the Seafarers Education Service and the College of the Sea. Open 11am-5pm. More info at eyemouthhippodrome.org

Till August 6

Cut the Mustard Gallery presents “SCAPE - town, country, sea”, High Street, Langholm. Featuring work from a variety of artists and makers including previous and current Spring Flingers: Pamela Grace, Ceri Allen, Fraser Irvine, Val Macadam and Diana de Gruyther. Open are 10am-4pm Tues-Fri and 10am till 5.30pm on Saturday.

Till August 30

Coldstream Gallery, summer exhibition, High Street, Coldstream. Featuring returning exhibitors and new artists and makers. Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am-4pm or by appointment.

Till Sept 4

Hawico, Borders Textile Towerhouse, Hawick, open Mon-Fri 10am-4.30pm. A showcase of cashmere knitwear designs by Hawico. Admission free.

June 18-Sept 25

Space Craft: Architecture meets making, Maltings, Berwick. Exhibition bringing together two disciplines that are often considered separate. Open every Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm. Admission free.

Till September 25

James Hogg Exhibition, former Ettrick School, TD7 5JB. Exhibition celebrating the life and works of the celebrated Scottish writer James Hogg, ‘The Ettrick Shepherd’, author of The Private Memoirs & Confessions of a Justified Sinner. Open Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays 2 - 5pm. Call 01750 62259 for further details. Admission by donation.

Till November 30

Rave Reviewer, Abbotsford House, near Melrose, open 10am-5pm. Exhibition exploring Sir Walter Scott’s activity as a reviewer of some of the most famous work of his time, including Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Entry is included as part of admission ticket to the house. See http://www.scottsabbotsford.com/ for further details.



Stick Man Trail. Kielder Castle, free admission. Based on the much-loved book, written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, following the success of the Gruffalo trail. It starts from Kielder Castle, where families can pick up an activity pack for £3, follow the trail and complete fun activities along the way. Parking costs £4.50 all day or £1.50 for one hour.


Abbotsford House, Abbotsford, Melrose: 01896 752043. See www.scottsabbotsford.com for events and prices.

Bamburgh Castle:,01668 214515. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm, last admission 4pm. Admission £10.50, children £5, senior £10, family £25.

Berwick Barracks, 01289 304493. Open daily 10am-6pm. See details of admission charges at http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/

Bowhill House and Gardens, near Selkirk: 01750 22204. See http://www.bowhillhouse.co.uk for details of opening hours and admission charges.

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park: 01668 215250. Open Monday to Friday: Tours at 10am, 11am, noon, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm. Sundays: Tours at 10am, 11am, noon. Closed Saturday. Admission £8, concs £6, children £3, family £16.

Dawyck Botanic Garden, Stobo, near Peebles: 01721 760254. Open daily February 1 to November 30 from 10am to 4pm/5pm/6pm. Admission: Adults £6, Concessions £5, Children Free, Members Free.

Dryburgh Abbey, near Dryburgh: 01835 822381. Open daily, 9.30am-5.30pm. Admission: Adult £5.50, Child £3.30, Concession £4.40.

Heatherslaw Cornmill, 01890 820488. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm. Admission £3.80, concs £3.20, family £10, under-fives free.

Heatherslaw Light Railway, 01890 820244. Open daily, from 10am to 4pm, first train at 11am. Return journey prices: £6.50, seniors £6, children £4.50, under-fives £2.50, babies free.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre, 01890 820338. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm.

Glentress Peel Visitor Centre, near Peebles. Top mountain biking trails, great walks and fantastic wildlife watching, visitor centre, cafe and bike shop. Call 0300 067 6900 for more details.

Halliwell’s House Museum and Robson Gallery, Market Place, Selkirk: 01750 20096. Open Monday-Saturday 11am-4pm. and Sunday 12pm-3pm.

Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre, near Jedburgh: 01835 830306. Woodland walks, events, exhibitions, playparks. Open 10am-5pm daily.

Hawick Museum and Gallery, Wilton Lodge Park: 01450 364747. Open Mon–Fri 10am–12 and 1–5pm, Sat and Sun 2–5pm.

Heatherslaw Light Railway, 01890 820244. Open daily, from 10am to 4pm, first train at 11am. Return journey prices: £6.50, seniors £6, children £4.50, under-fives £2.50, babies free.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre, 01890 820338. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm.

Hermitage Castle, Hawick, Roxburghshire: 01387 376222. Open daily from 9.30am-5.30pm. Admission Adult £4.50, Child £2.70, Concession £3.60.

Jedburgh Abbey: 01835 863925. Open 9.30am-5.30pm. Admission: Adult £5.50, Child £3.30, Concession £4.40.

Lady Waterford Hall, Ford Village, Berwick-upon-Tweed, 07790 457580. Open daily, 10am-4pm. Admission Adults £3, concs. £2.70, family £8, U5’s free.

Lindisfarne Castle, 01289 389244. Call for opening times. Gift aid admission: £7.80, child £3.90, family £19.40.

Lindisfarne Centre, 01289 389004. Call for opening times. Admission £4, concs £3.50, children £2, family £10, under-fives free.

Lindisfarne Priory: 01289 389200. Open daily, from 10am to 6pm. Gift aid admission: £6.20, concs £5.60, children £3.70, family £16.10.

Mellerstain House and Gardens, Gordon: 01573 410225. Open Fri-Mon. See www.mellerstain.com for details of opening hours and admission prices.

Melrose Abbey: 01896 822562. Open daily 9.30am-5.30pm. Admission Adult £5.50, Child £3.30, Concession £4.40.

Old Gala House, Scott Crescent, Galashiels: 01896 752611. Opening hours - Monday to Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 1pm-4pm.

Sir Walter Scott’s Courtroom, Market Place, Selkirk: 01750 720096. Opening hours, Monday-Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 11am-3pm, Sunday 11am-3pm.

The Three Hills Roman Heritage Centre, Melrose: 01896 822651. Entry £2; £1 school pupil or student; £5 family. Schools welcome.

Thirlstane Castle, Lauder: 01578 722430. Open Tues-Thurs and Sundays 10am-3pm (grounds 10am-5pm). See thirlestanecastle.co.uk