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Lloyd Smith exhibition raises money for palliative care unit

Rarely-shown portraits of famous actors, writers and other celebrities on show in an exhibition in Marmions Brasserie, Melrose.

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Principals Gareth Renwick, Ali George, Euan Reilly and acting father John Lyle.

2018 Hawick Cornet Gareth Renwick living the dream as end of common riding draws near

In the hut at St Leonard’s yesterday morning, June 8, acting father John Lyle told 2018 Hawick Cornet Gareth Renwick: “You have been living your dream.”

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IN PICTURES: Mosspaul rideout

Hawick Cornet Gareth Renwick led 120 followers along the 24-mile route to Mosspaul on Saturday before repeating that feat just three days later with another 60-odd.

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Author Robert J Harris has brought his hero Richard Hannay back to the fray in a gripping WW2 adventure, The Thirty-One Kings.

Hero Richard Hannay is back in a thrilling new adventure

Veteran soldier and secret agent Richard Hannay is set to make a comeback, more than a century after he first appeared in John Buchan’s thriller The Thirty-Nine Steps.

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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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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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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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13 Brew co-owner Steve Anderson promoting this week's audition.

Postponed Voice UK audition being held in Hawick this week

A rescheduled audition for TV talent show The Voice UK is being held in Hawick on Friday, May 18.

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Hawick Cornet Gareth Renwick leading his first rideout, to Bonchester Bridge.

Hawick Common Riding chiefs vow to crack down on sexism and drunkenness

Hawick Common Riding bosses have pledged to crack down on sexism and drunken disorder.

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No Borders by British artist Hilary Jack, a bold large-scale white neon text work at Mellerstain House, Gordon.

ingenious AND evocative INSTALLATION installations ingenious and evocative installations

The second season of Borders Sculpture Park at Mellerstain House, Gordon launches with The Messenger, a series of newly commissioned artworks by British artist Hilary Jack.

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Hawick's James Wilson statue.

Hawick statue could soon be on move again

A new home is being sought in Hawick for a statue of one of the town’s most famous sons, James Wilson, founder of the Economist magazine.

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Inspection day at The Fluthers. Credit:  Saving and Sharing Scottish Borders Stories of WWI.

Rediscovered silent film makes a rare appearance in Hawick

Members of the Borders public are being given a rare chance to see a film which is almost 100 years old and which was considered lost for over eight decades.

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Hawick Common Riding, Friday 5th June 2015. The Hut.

Women could be granted equal rights for Hawick’s common riding

Radical changes could be on the way at this year’s Hawick Common Riding, with women being granted equal rights to participate more fully than ever before in its 315-year history.

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Charles Hanson checks out Anita Manning's paintings in Hawick.

Telly pair show you can get a bargain

Popular BBC show Antiques Road Trip featured the Borders heavily last week, with experts Anita Manning and Charles Hanson scooting around the region in a Triumph Stag in scenes filmed last August.

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Steve Hunter creating a mural of Stevie Ray Vaughan in Dallas.

Hawick artist creates hat-trick of tributes to US guitar legend

An expatriate Teri now living in Texas in the US has created a hat-trick of tributes to a guitar legend still the pride of joy of his home city of Dallas almost three decades after his death.

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Teviotdale Young Farmers' Club members meeting Matt Baker.

Hawick welcomes rickshaw charity challenge team

About 1,000 people lined the streets of Hawick last night, November 15, to welcome the One Show’s rickshaw challenge team back to the town for the first time since its inaugural journey six years ago.

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Jackie Charley with her controversial Christmas cards.

Borders artist baffled after robin painting is given the bird by Facebook

A Borders artist was left baffled after her painting of a robin redbreast was banned from Facebook apparently for being too sexual.

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Matt Baker and Alex Jones, presenters of the One Show, with 2017's Team Rickshaw.

Rickshaw charity challenge returns to Borders next week

The One Show’s charity rickshaw challenge returns to the region next week, and Borderers are being urged to show their support.

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Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis in the 1986 movie Top Gun.

Cruise control on show as Heart of Hawick launches nostalgia series

The 1986 Tom Cruise film Top Gun is set to be the first in a series of monthly nostalgia movie screenings at the Heart of Hawick.

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How the proposed Great Tapestry of Scotland visitor centre in Galashiels would look.

Heritage society opposing Galashiels tapestry centre plans

The Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland is objecting to plans by Scottish Borders Council to create a £6.7m permanent home for the Great Tapestry of Scotland in central Galashiels.

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