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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.

Theatre and Comedy
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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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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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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Chris Achenbach, Director of Music at Holy Trinity church, and Kate Blackledge, one of the church choristers, put in some practice for the music festival, which starts on Saturday, May 17.

Call out for Borders singers to join royal wedding concert

Singers from across the Borders are being invited to take part in a unique performance of Music for a Royal Wedding.

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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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Extra tickets will go on sale this Friday for Runrig's concert in Stirling on Friday, August 17.

Extra tickets released for Runrig’s farewell concert

A limited number of additional tickets are to be released for Runrig’s farewell concert: The Last Dance in Stirling’s City Park.

Whats on
Glasgow 2018 see more top-class sporting action coming to Scotland.

Glasgow 2018 promises 11 days of top sports and cultural activities

Glasgow 2018 is the first time in history that existing European Championships in aquatics, cycling, gymnastics, rowing and triathlon have been brought together into one major event alongside a new golf championships, with athletics being held in Berlin.

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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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Floors Castle, Kelso hosts the Great British Food Festival for the first time. The event, over the weekend of September 8-9 , promises to be a foodie feast.

Floors has the perfect recipe for a fun, foodie family day out

This summer the stunning Floors Castle, Kelso hosts the Great British Food Festival for the first time.

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Catfish and the Bottlemen are among the headliners at this year's Kendal Calling festival.

Catfish and the Bottlemen, Run DMC and the Libertines to headline 2018’s Kendal Calling festival

Strength in depth has been the secret of the Kendal Calling festival’s success over the years, and 2018’s looks set to be no exception to that rule.

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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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