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November - December 2018

The events and information magazine for in and around the Borders

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Introduction

Welcome to the festive issue of borderevents magazine covering two busy months November and December. We have a wonderful selection of seasonal activities and festive fun for you to enjoy. Stuck for a Christmas present idea, then why not buy tickets for a local event? See page 34 for box office listings. Are you looking to promote an event or advertise your business in 2019? Then now is the time to get in touch - we will be more than happy to have a chat and discuss some options to enable you to be seen by locals AND visitors throughout the Scottish Borders, North Northumberland and surrounding areas. We would also just like to take this opportunity to wish you, our readers, along with our advertisers, event organisers, magazine stockists and distribution team a very Merry Christmas! We will be back in the New year with more ideas on where to go, things to do and places to see.

Andrew Lang & Lesley J Wilkinson

Front Cover Picture Credits 1. 2. 3. 4.

Hazel O’Connor, MacArts, Galashiels Gala Remembers 1918-2018 Christmas fun at Harestanes, Nr Jedburgh War & Glaur, various venues in the Borders (photo credit: Rob Gray) 5. Snow White pantomime, Hawick 6. Santa fun runs, Bowhill, Lauder, Jedburgh

Contents

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Weekly Events 4-6 November Events 8 - 25 Where to Go 26 - 29 Food & Drink 30 - 33 December Events 36 - 50 Discount Card 52 - 53 Business 54 - 55

Future Magazine Deadline Dates January/February - 30th November March/April - 1st February

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All editorial and adverts are Š borderevents.com Ltd. They must not be used by anyone else for commercial use unless prior permission has been sought and granted. Entry of events is subject to space and we cannot guarantee to include all listings requests. We would like to thank all event organisers for contributing to this publication. The listings for this magazine have been collated in good faith. borderevents makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information it publishes, but it cannot be held responsible for any consequences arising from errors or omissions. www.borderevents.com 01750 725480 2


Delve into the hidden gems of this country estate. With attractions, activites, history, heritage & family fun, Ford & Etal Estates really does have something for everybody. Ford & Etal, near Cornhill-on-Tweed. TD12 4TJ Delve into the hidden gems of this country estate. Tel: 01890 820 338 | Email:history, tourism@ford-and-etal.co.uk With attractions, activites, heritage & family fun, Ford & Etal Estates really does have something for everybody. www.ford-and-etal.co.uk Ford & Etal, near Cornhill-on-Tweed. TD12 4TJ Tel: 01890 820 338 | Email: events tourism@ford-and-etal.co.uk Attractions, activities, & family fun;

EVENTS

www.ford-and-etal.co.uk Home theevent Flodden Battlefield 11 Nov: War Horses -to Tribute at Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre 11 Nov: Battle’s Over - A Nation’s Tribute - part of the nationwide chain www.flodden1513.com of beacons marking end of WW1 17 Nov: Live music at Etal Village - Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts 25 Nov: Ford Christmas Market, 11am-3.30pm 7th September: Etal Flower Show 16 Dec: Christmas Fair, Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre th Specials, Heatherslaw Light Railway 15, 16, 22 & 11 23 th Dec: Santa & 12 October: ‘Looking Back’

EVENTS

Traditional Old Skills Fayre and Farmers’ Market 30th & 31st October: Halloween Family Fun 1st November: Live Music Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts Guitars ● Drums ● Amps ● Vintage Vinyl Records and looking ahead.... Guitar Repair Service ● Spares & Accessories Ford Christmas Market - 30th November and Railway Santa Specials 7th, 14th, 21st December

Music Station Tearooms, coffee shops & retail outlets in Etal and Ford open all year round ~ check website for details

71 Bank Street Galashiels Tel: 01896 754554 www.musicstation.me.uk 01750 725480

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Health Classes

LIPREADING CLASSES – All Free Tel: 07824 904190 Mondays Kelso Hospital, 10.00am-12 noon Tuesdays Chirnside, Southview Church, 10.00am-12 noon Earlston, Red Lion Hotel, 10.30am-12.30pm Jedburgh, Kenmore Hall, 10.00am-12noon Thursdays Eyemouth Community Centre, 10.30am–12.30pm Hawick Community Hospital, 10.00am-12 noon and 6.00p.m.-8.00 p.m (new) Peebles, Hay Lodge Health Centre, 10.00am-12noon

Many people are affected by the excessive drinking of someone close to them. Find understanding, help and support in an Al-Anon family Family Group. All welcome. Wednesday: St Peter’s Church, Galashiels; 8pm. 0770 994 8205 Thursday: Our Lady & St Joseph’s Church, Selkirk; 8pm. 01896 860639 Sunday: Teviot Parish Church Hall, Hawick; 7.45pm. 01450 373056 www.al-anonuk.org.uk

Your local Breastfeeding Group offers expectant mothers and new mothers breastfeeding support, practical help and information, alongside a cuppa and friendly chat. Please call Kirsty Worsley for full details if planning to attend any group for first time - 01835 825970 Kelso Group: Nourishing Hawick: Tiny Tots Group: Tweed Feeders:

Kelso Health Centre - Monday: 10am-11.30am Hawick Health Centre - Monday: 10.30am-12noon Knoll Health Centre, Duns - Tuesday: 10.30am-12noon 1st week at MoJos, other weeks Langlee EY Centre, Gala Wednesday: 10am-11.30am Honeysuckle Cafe: Park Hotel, Peebles - Wednesday: 1.30pm-3pm Selkirk Breastfeeding Cafe: Philiphaugh Early Years Centre - Thursday: 9.30am-11.30am Village BiBs: West Linton - Friday: 10am-11.30am Lauder Latchers: Daisy Chain Café, Lauder - Friday: 10am-11.30am

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Fitness Classes

BORDER MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES

Monday Borders Martial arts Tai Chi Guy Roberts Room (Swimming Pool Duns); 6.30pm-7.30pm. Tuesday Borders Martial arts Tai Chi Southfield Community centre Duns; 3pm-4pm.

Borders Martial arts Kickboxing/self-Defence Coldstream Community centre; 7pm-8pm. Every week. Borders Martial arts Tai Chi Coldstream Community centre; 8pm-9pm Every second week.

For more information call: 0797 453 3127

Wednesday Borders Martial arts Kickboxing/self-Defence Mission Hall Galashiels; 7pm-8pm Thursday Borders Martial arts Kung Fu/ Kickboxing/self-Defence Guy Roberts Room (Swimming Pool Duns); 7pm-9pm Friday Borders Martial arts Tai Chi Eyemouth Community Centre (Healthy Living Group); 3.30pm-4.30pm

Monday

www.nsfborders.co.uk T: 0798 691 4206

9.45am-10.45am - Exercise to Music (High): Church Hall, Earlston 5.30pm-6pm - Fatburn Extreme: St Paul’s Church Hall, Galashiels 6pm-6.30pm – Powerhoop: St Paul’s Church Hall, Galashiels 7pm-8pm – Zumba: Parish Church, Selkirk

Tuesday

10am-11am – Zumba: St Paul’s Church Hall, Galashiels 5pm-5.45pm – Total Toning: Lucy Sanderson Hall, Galashiels 6.30pm-7.30pm – Zumba: Newtown Community Centre

Wednesday

11am-12noon – Exercise to Music (Low): Community Centre, Tweedbank 6pm-7pm – Zumba: Ednam Village Hall, Nr Kelso

Thursday

2.30pm-3.15pm – Zumba Gold: St Peter’s Church, Galashiels 5.30pm-6.20pm – Zumba: Lucy Sanderson Hall, Galashiels * 6.30pm-7.30pm – Zumba: Lucy Sanderson Hall, Galashiels

Friday

9.30am-10.30am – Exercise to Music (High): Traquair Village Hall, Nr Peebles 11.15am-12noon – Legs Bums Tums: Lucy Sanderson Hall, Galashiels 6pm-6.45pm – Boxability: Lucy Sanderson Hall, Galashiels

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Weekly Events

Weekly Rotary Clubs Meetings Rotary is now 112 years old and the main objective is to give and to serve others. Members are asked to give their time, their leadership, and their business and personal skills to help others.Rotary brings people together through activities and projects, generating community spirit.Rotary takes action both locally and globally. Together we make a difference.

Galashiels: Tuesdays, 6.30pm - Kingsknowes Hotel. 0784 327 1724 Selkirk: Wednesdays, 6pm - County Hotel. 01750 721233 Lauderdale: Wednesdays, 7.15pm - Lauderdale Hotel. 01578 722231 Jedburgh: Thursdays, 6pm - Carters Rest. 01450 860267 Kelso: Thursdays, 6pm - Cross Keys Hotel. 01835 850266 Melrose: Thursdays, 6pm - Station Hotel. 01896 800335 Duns: Thursdays, 6.30pm - White Swan. 01361 883338 Hawick: Thursdays, 6.30pm - Mansfield House. 07774 113066 Eyemouth: Thursdays, 7pm - Eyemouth Golf Club. 018907 71731

Please get in touch to have your rotary club meeting listed here

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MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES

SPORTING VENUES

Old Gala House, Galashiels 01750 726456/01896 752611 Halliwell’s House Museum, Selkirk 01750 726456/ 01750 20054 Sir Walter Scott’s Courtroom, Selkirk 01750 726456/01750 20761 Tweeddale Museum and Gallery, Peebles 01721 724820 St Ronan’s Wells and Visitor Centre, Innerleithen 01896 833583 Hawick Museum, Hawick 01450 364747 Borders Textile Towerhouse, Hawick 01450 377615 Jedburgh Castle Jail, Jedburgh 01835 864750 Mary Queen of Scots’ Visitor Centre 01835 863331 Coldstream Museum, Coldstream 01890 882630 Library Room, Kelso 01573 223171 Exhibition Room, Duns 01361 884114

Borders Tennis Centre - 01896 750456 Eyemouth Leisure Centre & Studio 01890 750557 Galashiels Swimming Pool 01896 752154 Gytes Leisure Centre (Peebles) 01721 723688 Kelso Swimming Pool & High School facilities - 01573 224944 Peebles High School Sports Centre & Gym 01721 723688 Peebles Swimming Pool - 01721 720779 Queens Leisure Centre (Galashiels) 01896 752233 Selkirk Leisure Centre & Selkirk 2G Pitch 01750 20897 Teviotdale Leisure Centre (Hawick) 01450 374440 TriFitness Galashiels - 01896 757224 Tweedbank Bowling Centre 01896 756396 Tweedbank Sports Complex 01896 750456 3G Arena Netherdale (Galashiels) 01896 800340


IDEOMS presents

WAR &

GLAUR A Scottish Odyssey through the Great War D AT E S I N N O V E M B E R 2 018 Date

Venue

Ticket Contact

Friday 2nd Midlem

£8

Joan McKay, 01835 870312 / joanmc1@hotmail.com

Friday 9th

Haining

£8

ideoms@vivross.co.uk / 07802 349989 or from Scott’s Selkirk Shop

Sun 11th

Caddonfoot

£8

Joan Fotheringham 01896 850667

Sat 17th

Coldstream

£8

Clarks Newsagents 01890 883921

Sun 18th

Smailholm

£8

Kinsman-Blake Ceramics & Gallery 01573 460666

Sat 24th

Heart of Hawick

£12/ £10

Visit www.heartofhawick.co.uk/boxoffice or visit facebook page

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November Events

Gala Remembers A packed programme of events is being provided as part of the new Gala Remembers 2018 project. The ambitious initiative marks 100 years since the end of WW1 as well as Galashiels’ role in the conflict which claimed the lives of 639 men from the town. A group of community organisations have come together to host a series of exhibitions, lectures, film screenings, live music, light displays, street art and acts of remembrance held in the town. Alongside the Remembrance activities, there is plenty of entertainment on offer. For full information and to find out what is on where and when visit www.energisegalashiels.co.uk

ONGOING EVENTS THE BORDERS DISTILLERY TOUR

The Borders Distillery, Hawick, TD9 7AQ; MondaySaturday. £12. Tours leave on the hour and last approximately 45 minutes. Fully accessible. First tour 10:00, last tour 17.00 01450 374330

CRAFTY WORKSHOPS

Crafty Workshops (All Awards building), Jedburgh, TD8 6DU; 10:30am - 5:30pm. £7 - £10. Open every day. No booking required - just drop in. Crafty Activities for all the family and all ages!

01835 862719

TURNER & SCOTT – THE PAINTER & THE POET

Abbotsford House, Melrose, TD6 9BQ; Present borderevents advert and receive 20% discount. (until 30 Nov) Explore the personal relationship between two of the most famous & influential figures in British History 01896 752043

EXHIBITION: OUT OF THE ARK, INTO THE WOODS

Dawyck Botanic Garden, Stobo, EH45 9JU; 10am 5pm. (until 30 Nov) Poppy Browne will be exploring the world of animal & woodland using her love of felt making & painting 01721 760254

EXHIBITION: WW1

Biggar and Upper Clydesdale Museum, Biggar, ML12 6DH; Open Tuesday to Sunday until 16 December. An Intimate Artistic Community Response to WW1. A selection of WW1 artefacts, archives & newly created Art Forms on display.

01899 221050

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ILLUSTRATOR AND MIXED WINTER EXHIBITION

The Flat Cat Gallery and Coffee Shop, Lauder, TD2 6SR (until 31st December) Works from Lucy Hadley

01578 722808

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1 KELSO AND DISTRICT PROBUS CLUB TALK Ednam House Hotel, Kelso, TD5 7HT; 10:15am. Speaker : Richard Von Slicher “Watermarks”. Visitors very welcome

ART GROUP

Coldingham Village Hall, Coldingham, TD14 5NL; 1pm - 4pm. All levels of artists are welcome to come along. Bring your own materials and projects

0741 566 2148

BOOK LAUNCH, TWO AUTHORS

Ormiston Rooms, Corn Exchange, Melrose, TD6 9PN; 7pm - 9pm. Free. Launch of three books by two local authors, Pamela Gordon and Oliver Eade. Drinks and nibbles provided. All welcome

01896 822013

DENHOLM FOLK FESTIVAL

(Until 4th November). Full details from www. denholmfolkfest.co.uk

THE BATCH LADY COOKERY DEMONSTRATION

Coldstream Community Centre, Coldstream, TD12 4AP; 7pm - 9pm. £7.50 early bird £10 on night. Following the Batch Lady’s method will show you how to make fast, simple, homemade, portion controlled meals 01890 883332

NATIONAL THEATRE SCREENING: ALLELUJAH!

Wauchope Village Hall, Yetholm, TD5 8RA; 7pm. £12. Allelujah! by Alan Bennett. Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run, don’t miss it! Tickets: www.borderevents.com or call

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SCOTTISH WILDLIFE TRUST (DUNS)

Duns Parish Church, Duns, TD11 3DD; 7:30pm - 9:30pm. £1.50. Illustrated talk by Maureen Kerr on the Art and Landscape of St Kilda. Followed by Raffle and Teas. 01289 308515

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IDEOMS PRESENT: WAR AND GLAUR

TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSION

KELSO FOLK AND LIVE MUSIC CLUB

Old Gala House, Galashiels, TD1 3JS; 7:30pm. £4 - visitors. Learn how to paint a Seascape with Peebles artist Deborah Campbell. New Members and visitors welcome 01896 820023 Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso, TD5 7HL; 8:30pm - 11pm. free. Scottish tunes session; all welcome to join in or simply enjoy the music 01573 228769

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2 LAUDER CHRISTMAS SHOPPING NIGHT

9am - 9pm. Get into the festive spirit! Browse, buy, blether and enjoy the hospitality of many shops that will be opening until 9pm

ST ABBS FRIDAY MARKET

The Ebba Centre, St Abbs, TD14 5PL; 10am - 3pm. Free indoor market selling local produce, locally made crafts, art, gifts and much more.

FELT LAMPS, VESSELS AND FLOWERS

Biteabout Farm, Lowick, TD15 2QE; 10am - 4pm. £65. Begin to explore sculptural forms in felt. All materials (lamp extra), equipment and a homemade lunch provided 0778 676 5264

Midlem Village Hall, Midlem, TD7 4QE; 7:30pm. £8. (John Nichol and Hilary Bell) present an odyssey through the Great War in the words and music of mainly Scottish writers 01835 870312 Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso, TD5 7HL; 8pm - 10:30pm. free. Acoustic music & song, both traditional & contemporary in a cabaret-style setting. Performers and audience welcome 01573 228 769

BORDERS BLUES CLUB

Vale of Leithen Social Club, Innerleithen, EH44 6JL; 8pm - 11:59pm. £5. Keeping the Blues alive. Two great bands one great price. First Friday of the month. 07708 439390

QUIZ NIGHT

Quins Restaurant, Galashiels, TD1 3AD; 8pm. £10/ team includes supper. First Friday of every month. Proceeds to charity - all welcome. 01896 757004

ROLLING HILLS FOLK CLUB: TARNEYBACKLE

Darnick Village Hall, Melrose, TD6 9AH; 8pm. £7/£6 concessions. Under 18s and Young Scot card -free. BYOB. All ages welcome. The trio from Perthshire sing and perform mainly Scottish traditional music

07986 644661

HALLOWEEN PARTY

Cross Keys Inn, Lilliesleaf, TD6 9JA; 6:30pm. Dooking for apples, BBQ - everyone welcome

01835 870554

FRIDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

Jedburgh Baptist Church, Jedburgh, TD8 6DW; 7pm. Lively music, worship & bible study. Friday nights usually follow a series in a specific book in the Bible. All welcome 0754 258 9322

St. Abbs Wool Festival In Eyemouth!

Sat 3rd November

Inviting all Wool Crafting Enthusiasts & The Curious... 10am to 4pm Eyemouth Community Centre, Eyemouth, TD14 5DE. Tel: 018907 71154 St-Abbs-Wool-Festival

01750 725480

STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS? start by calling Business Gateway Starting up your own business could be the best career move you ever make. If you want to make your business dream a reality, but don’t quite know where to start, we can help. Business GatewayScottish Borders offers the information, advice, workshops and online tools you need to help you set up your business with confidence. Whatever stage you’re at, we can help. All of our services are provided FREE of charge. So if you’re thinking about starting a business, make us your first call. Be your own boss. Visit bgateway.com/scottish-borders or call 01835 818315

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ST ABBS WOOL FESTIVAL

Eyemouth Community Centre, Eyemouth, TD14 5DE; 10am - 4pm. Admission £3, under 16s free. An amazing array of wool crafts by local professional craft workers, artists & shepherds. Demonstrations & workshops 018907 71154

HEALING SUPPORT GROUP

Chaplaincy Centre, Melrose, TD6 9BS; 1pm - 5pm. All sessions and refreshments are free of charge. Relax, revive, enjoy. Support your own natural energy with the help of the Healing Support Group. No appointment needed 07724 771081

THE SCOTTISH BORDERS DONKEY SANCTUARY

The Holmes, St Boswells, TD6 0EL; 2pm - 4:30pm. Self-tours available (feed machines allow you to feed the donkeys yourself). All welcome

01835 823468

LAUDER BONFIRE AND FIREWORKS

6pm. To be held at the Burnmill area in Lauder. All welcome

THE BEE GEE’S STORY: NIGHTS ON BROADWAY

Hawick Town Hall, Hawick, TD9 9EF; 8:30pm. Tickets from £21 from www.liveborders.org.uk. A tribute to the Bee Gees through a fantastic live concert, featuring their incredible songs, from over four decades

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4 LADIES WINTER SHOOTING DAY

The Roxburghe Shooting School, The Roxburghe, Kelso. 10.30am. £70 pp. Pro-coachig, competition and team flush. 50 clays and cartridges included. Beginners and experienced shooters welcome. Great prizes! Followed by afternoon tea in the Roxburghe Golf Club. Book: 07798 884643 or

tracy@roxburgheshootingschool.co.uk

SELKIRK COMMUNITY FIREWORKS

The Haining, Selkirk, TD7 5AA; 6:30pm. Donation buckets. Torchlight procession leaves from Market Place to Haining (7.30pm). Refreshments for sale, live music, children’s stall

JAYWALKERS

BURC (formerly St Paul’s Church), Spittal, TD15 1QY; 7:30pm - 10pm. Adults £8, u/17’s £5, Family (2 Adults & 2 u/17’s) £22. A trio of outstanding musicians playing Acoustic Americana, Bluegrass & Country music. Tickets: www.borderevents.com

MORNING WORSHIP

Jedburgh Baptist Church, Jedburgh, TD8 6DW; 11am - 12:30pm. Free - all welcome. Family worship, gospel preaching and Sunday School for the kids. Afternoon Bible Class at 1.30pm. All welcome 0754 258 9322

CRAFT FAYRE

Denholm Village Hall, Denholm; 11am - 2pm. Locally made crafts, art and lots more. Enjoy bacon rolls, homebaking and a cuppa! 01450 870982

or call 01750 725480

DONKEY HEAVEN

in the heart of the Scottish Borders Open 2pm - 4.30pm (last entry 4pm) Saturdays & Sundays Donkey adoption packs available online all year or to order from our shop during weekend opening Photo: Phil Wilkinson

November Events

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3

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Lovely gifts, Christmas cards, calendars & cuddly toys available in our on-site shop Tel: 01835 823468 www.donkeyheaven.org Newtown St Boswells Scottish Charity No. SC 034634

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Drawing: Sarah Gee Fine Art

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BRAIN HEALTH TALK

01835 823468

01750 778 704 / 07773 634 884

The Holmes, St Boswells, TD6 0EL; 2pm - 4:30pm. Self-tours available (feed machines allow you to feed the donkeys yourself). All welcome

Down to Earth Health, Selkirk, TD7 4LR; 6.15pm7.30pm. Anxious, low mood, brain fog? Feel tired, trouble sleeping? At risk of dementia? Come along to find out how we can help. All welcome.

ICE SKATING FOR EVERYONE

ROXBURGHE ATC

Border Ice Rink, Kelso, TD5 7SL; 2:45pm - 5:15pm. If you have young children U16 new to skating then come along early at 12.15pm and learn to skate

01573 224 774

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5 REIKI IN SELKIRK WITH ELLEN

Down to Earth Health, Selkirk, TD7 4LR; Feeling tired or stressed, have aches & pains or feeling out of sorts? Reiki can help you regain balance in your life Call for an appointment: 01750 82220 or

07762 965 458

Please mention ‘borderevents’ when responding to an advert or attending an event

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1716 Roxburghe Squadron, St Boswells, TD6 0AP; 7pm - 9:30pm. Membership is open to all from age 13+. For anyone interested in Flying, Sports, Adventure Training, Camping, Engineering, Water Sports and more! 07542 589 322

REIKI SELKIRK

For your health and well-being Introductory mini-sessions available

For more information or to book an appointment Call Ellen 01750 82220

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November Events

GAELIC SINGING FOR FUN

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING CLASSES

St Boswells Village Hall, St Boswells, TD6 0AA; 7pm - 9pm. £20 for the the series. Whether you speak Gaelic or not. All levels including complete beginners. 07990 842256

Whitsome Village Hall, Whitsome, TD11 3NA; 7:30pm - 9:30pm. £2, or £38 for 20 classes. An evening of fun, fitness and friendship. Everyone welcome. 0796 977 0512

HAWICK ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY LECTURE

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 GALA WATER SINGERS CHOIRS

Fountainhall School, Fountainhall, TD1 2SY; Children £1, Adults free 2 week trial then £50/year in 3 payments. Chidren’s Community Choir: 6.30pm7.30pm. Gala Water Singers Choir: 7.15pm-9pm. For all those who love to sing! 01578 730289

HOT STONE FUSION: INDULGE YOURSELF

Down to Earth Health, Selkirk, TD7 4LR; 8:30am 6pm. Winter Wonder Warming! Hot Stone Fusion, the Ultimate for heat & massage, deep, slow, rhythmic unwinding.

01750 778 704 / 07773 634 884

YOGA (SUITABLE FOR ALL LEVELS)

Chaplaincy Centre, Melrose, TD6 9BS; 5:15pm 6:20pm. Mats, blocks, etc provided. Please wear comfortable loose clothing 07960 566 556

LBS & OZS – HORMONES VERSUS WEIGHT Down to Earth Health, Selkirk, TD7 4LR; 6pm 7pm. £120 for 12 week programme (small group). Hormones may create fluid & fat on hips, legs & stomach & cause food cravings. 12 weeks to balance. 01750 778 704 / 07773 634 884

AME AIKIDO CLUB

Gattonside Village Hall, Gattonside, TD6 9NJ; 7pm - 8:30pm. New members welcome, non competitive martial art for all. 0798 673 6717/0778 076 3156

Hawick High School, Hawick, TD9 0EG; 7:30pm 9pm. Voluntary Collection. The World of the Border Reivers; an illustrated lecture by John Watson

01450 379848

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING CLASSES

Paxton Village Hall, Paxton; 7:30pm - 9:30pm. £2 per week, or £38 for 20 classes. An evening of fun, fitness and friendship. Everyone welcome.

0796 977 0512

ILLUSTRATED TALK: ‘BORDER BROTHERS’ Melrose Parish Church Hall, Melrose, TD6 9LJ; 7:30pm. Free to Members, £3 to visitors. Guest speaker Margaret Cook presents her fictional reconstruction of the downfall of the Medieval Hospital of Soutra

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING FOR CHILDREN

Duns Primary School, Duns, TD11 3AG; £2 per class. Wednesdays during term time. P1–3 (4–7 yrs) 15.45 – 16.30. P4+ (8 yrs +) 16.15 – 17.15.

01890 830318

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ACHIEVE HEALTHY WEIGHTLOSS 6-10lbs can easily go on during December!

That can be a Full Clothes size

Is THAT what you want for Christmas? CALL ROSEMARY 01750 778 704 12

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Borders General Hospital. All welcome

YOGA

The Yoga Mill, Galashiels, TD1 3AF; Pre-school family yoga for Under 5s: 11am-11.45am. Yoga for Pregnancy: 12-1pm. Call for full details

07960 566 556

FORGET ME NOT CAFE

Southfield Community Centre, Duns, TD11 3EL; 10am - 12pm. A place for people living with dementia and their carers to get together for a cuppa and a chat. All welcome 01573 400324

BUSINESS START UP: MARKETING

Jobcentre Plus, Galashiels, TD1 1TD; 10am - 1pm. This workshop aims to help you identify your customers, understand, competitors and plan an effective marketing strategy 01835 818315

INDOOR ‘KURLING’

Coldingham Village Hall, Coldingham, TD14 5NL; 2pm - 4pm. This popular group meets fortnightly . No experience necessary. Great fun!

YOGA (SUITABLE FOR ALL LEVELS)

Chaplaincy Centre, Melrose, TD6 9BS; 6pm - 7pm. Mats, blocks, etc provided. Please wear comfortable loose clothing 07960 566 556

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING CLASSES Eyemouth Community Centre, Eyemouth, TD14 5DE; 7pm - 9pm. £2, or £38 for 20 classes. An evening of fun, fitness and friendship. Everyone welcome. 0796 977 0512

ROXBURGHE ATC

1716 Roxburghe Squadron, St Boswells, TD6 0AP; 7pm - 9:30pm. Membership is open to all from age 13+. For anyone interested in Flying, Sports, Adventure Training, Camping, Engineering, Water Sports and more! 07542 589 322

EDCYTG PRESENT SLEEPING BEAUTY

Eyemouth High School (old) , Eyemouth, TD14 5AN; 7pm. £10 adults and £8 under 16’s. Another hilarious pantomime brought to you by Eyemouth Pantomime Group. Lots of fun for the whole family guaranteed! 018907 50585

OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR

(Until 10th November) Volunteer Hall, Duns, TD11 3AF; 7:30pm. £11. Joint theatre production between Duns Players and Duns Opera. Tickets: www.

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01750 725480

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8 ART GROUP

Coldingham Village Hall, Coldingham, TD14 5NL; 1pm - 4pm. All levels of artists are welcome to come along. Bring your own materials and projects

0741 566 2148

PENSIONERS’ ADVICE FAIR

Tait Hall, Kelso, TD5 7BS; 1pm - 4pm. Are you a pensioner or approaching retirement age? Local organisations are on hand to give you advice about local group 01450 375948

QUIZ NIGHT

Cross Keys Inn, Lilliesleaf, TD6 9JA; 7pm. All welcome! 01835 870554

GALASHIELS STUDIO CLUB

Old Gala House, Galashiels, TD1 3JS; 7:30pm. £4 - visitors. Workshop with Galashiels textile artist, Janet Cleghorn: Colour Matching in Still Life. New Members and visitors welcome 01896 820023

TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSION

Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso, TD5 7HL; 8:30pm - 11pm. free. Scottish tunes session; all welcome to join in or simply enjoy the music 01573 228769

John LAMONT MP is hosting the

SCOTTISH BORDERS PENSIONERS’ ADVICE FAIR An advice and information fair for pensioners, elderly residents and those approaching retirement about services, support and events on offer in the Scottish Borders area.

and Come along, speak to experts us! with t cha a and ee coff have a

TH ER 2018 1pm – 4pm THURSDAY 8 NOVEMB

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Police Scotland Citizens Advice Health Professionals Housing Associations

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More than 40 organisations are attending so come and speak to local clubs, groups & experts about health, home safety, housing & benefits.

COME TO

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Kelso Tait Hall 1pm– 4pm

01450 375948

Charity teas, coffee & cakes and charity raffle tickets will be on sale.

john.lamont.mp@parliament.uk www.johnlamont.org

John LAMONT MP Here to Help This publication has been financed through allowances available to the Member of Parliament. Promoted by John Lamont MP of 25 High Street, Hawick TD9 9BU. Printed in Jedburgh by Footeprint.

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9 ST ABBS FRIDAY MARKET

The Ebba Centre, St Abbs, TD14 5PL; 10am - 3pm. Free indoor market selling local produce, locally made crafts, art, gifts and much more.

WWI AFTERNOON TEA DANCE

Focus Centre, Galashiels, TD1 1EB; 2:30pm - 4:30pm. £2.50. An afternoon of dance and refreshment. All welcome 01896 752636

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AT ABBOTSFORD Abbotsford Visitor Centre, Melrose, TD6 9BQ; 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Enjoy a festive drink and 20% discount on gifts 01896 752043

FRIDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

Jedburgh Baptist Church, Jedburgh, TD8 6DW; 7pm. Lively music, worship & bible study. Friday nights usually follow a series in a specific book in the Bible. All welcome 0754 258 9322

GALASHIELS FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE Volunteer Hall, Galashiels, TD1 3JX; 7:30pm 10pm. £12 from RBLS Clubrooms between 1pm & 3pm daily. Booking essential. Remembrance concert, parade and service.

AN EVENING OF SONG AND CONVERSATION Tait Hall, Kelso, TD5 7BS; 7:30pm. Tickets from £15 from www.liveborders.org.uk. Peggy Seeger - singer, songwriter, feminist, icon, muse - is the undisputed queen of folk and political song

THE SCOTTISH BORDERS DONKEY SANCTUARY

The Holmes, St Boswells, TD6 0EL; 2pm - 4:30pm. Self-tours available (feed machines allow you to feed the donkeys yourself). All welcome

01835 823468

FILM NIGHT - DARKEST HOUR (PG)

Wauchope Village Hall, Yetholm, TD5 8RA; 7pm 9pm. £6. With the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms during WW2 01573 420 231

REGGAE WITH THE DROP @ ST BOSWELLS LIVE St Boswells Village Hall, St Boswells, TD6 0AA; 7:30pm - 10pm. £14 (£10 concession). Jump-up grooves, dirty bass and clever lyrics from London 8-piece “The Drop”. Tickets stboswellslive.com.

01835 822692

STRING JAM CLUB: LIVE MUSIC

The County Hotel Selkirk, Selkirk, TD7 4BZ; 7:30pm - 11:15pm. £13. Mairearad Green & Anna Massie award-winning multi-instrumentalists & captivating performers 01750 705000

MUSIC: SLOCAN RAMBLERS

Coldingham Village Hall, Coldingham, TD14 5NL; 7:30pm. Tickets £8 from Coldingham Post Office, Occasions Eyemouth and online at www. coldingham.info/events. Award-winning Blue Grass group.

IDEOMS PRESENT: WAR AND GLAUR

The Haining, Selkirk, TD7 5AA; 7:30pm. £8. (John Nichol and Hilary Bell) present an odyssey through the Great War in the words and music of mainly Scottish writers Tickets: www.borderevents.

com or call 01750 725480

KELSO FOLK AND LIVE MUSIC CLUB

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11 GALASHIELS REMEMBRANCE SERVICES

War Memorial (parade through town centre, starts at RBLS Clubrooms) at 11am. Angel’s Wings Service at 7pm

Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso, TD5 7HL; 8pm - 10:30pm. free. Acoustic music & song, both traditional & contemporary in a cabaret-style setting. Performers and audience welcome 01573 228 769

MORNING WORSHIP

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10

THE SCOTTISH BORDERS DONKEY SANCTUARY

BRAIN HEALTH TALK

Down to Earth Health, Selkirk, TD7 4LR; 10am11.15am. Anxious, low mood, brain fog? Feel tired, trouble sleeping? At risk of dementia? Come along to find out how we can help. All welcome.

Jedburgh Baptist Church, Jedburgh, TD8 6DW; 11am - 12:30pm. Free - all welcome. Family worship, gospel preaching and Sunday School for the kids. Afternoon Bible Class at 1.30pm. All welcome 0754 258 9322

The Holmes, St Boswells, TD6 0EL; 2pm - 4:30pm. Self-tours available (feed machines allow you to feed the donkeys yourself). All welcome

01835 823468

01750 778 704 / 07773 634 884

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Border Ice Rink, Kelso, TD5 7SL; 2:45pm - 5:15pm. If you have young children U16 new to skating then come along early at 12.15pm and learn to skate

TWEEDDALE SOCIETY TALK

01573 224 774

Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre, Peebles, EH45 8AD; 7:30pm. £6. Sunshine, Pollution & Seismic Rumbles: Peter Harvey, Met. Office Manager, Eskdalemuir Observatory. All welcome

BATTLE’S OVER: A NATION’S TRIBUTE TO WW1

FAR, FAR FROM YPRES

Ford and Etal Estates, Ford and Etal, TD12 4TJ; 7pm. The beacon will be located near Watchlaw Farm, one mile north-east of Ford. Hot soup, tea and coffee will be available 01890 820338

GALA WATER HISTORY & HERITAGE ASSOCIATION

Stow Town Hall, Stow, TD1 2QN; 7:30pm. £5 and £2 (children. Armistice evening including a Book launch “Gala Water in the First World War”, a play “And a Blackbird Sang” & songs

IDEOMS PRESENT: WAR AND GLAUR

Caddonfoot Village Hall, Caddonfoot, TD1 3LG; 7:30pm. £8. (John Nichol and Hilary Bell) present an odyssey through the Great War in the words and music of mainly Scottish writers Tickets: www.

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Call 01750 725480 to advertise

01721 725 777

Usher Hall, Edinburgh. 7.30pm Multimedia production featuring songs, poems and stories from WW1 as it follows the journey of a young Scot’s soldier through the trenches.

Box Office: 0131 228 1155

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12 REIKI IN SELKIRK WITH ELLEN

Down to Earth Health, Selkirk, TD7 4LR; Feeling tired or stressed, have aches & pains or feeling out of sorts? Reiki can help you regain balance in your life 01750 82220 or 07762 965 458

FOUR BORDER ABBEYS U3A

Kelso Rugby Club, Kelso, TD5 7EH; 2pm. Tea and coffee available. Members and visitors welcome. Anne Rodwell will give a talk entitled ‘ Down to the Second Road, travels to Morebattle and the World’. Tea/coffee 0756 182 7740

FAR , FAR FROM YPRES .

Don’t miss the final night of the tour

A standing ovation raised the roof of the Queen’s Hall for several minutes after the show had finished. It was a stirring end to a night commemorating a terrible tragedy, one that left the entire audience moved and sombre, but strangely elated.

Sunday 11th November 7.30pm Usher Hall Edinburgh Box Office: 0131 228 1155

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ICE SKATING FOR EVERYONE


November Events

THE BRAIN HEALTH PROGRAMME WEEK 1/6

YOGA (SUITABLE FOR ALL LEVELS)

your place

LBS & OZS – HORMONES VERSUS WEIGHT

Down to Earth Health, Selkirk, TD7 4LR; 6:30pm 8:30pm. Identify & correcting imbalances changes brain function & mental well-being both short & longterm. 01750 778 704 or 07773 634 884 to book

ROXBURGHE ATC

1716 Roxburghe Squadron, St Boswells, TD6 0AP; 7pm - 9:30pm. Membership is open to all from age 13+. For anyone interested in Flying, Sports, Adventure Training, Camping, Engineering, Water Sports and more! 07542 589 322

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING CLASSES Whitsome Village Hall, Whitsome, TD11 3NA; 7:30pm - 9:30pm. £2, or £38 for 20 classes. An evening of fun, fitness and friendship. Everyone welcome. 0796 977 0512

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 GALA WATER SINGERS CHOIRS

Fountainhall School, Fountainhall, TD1 2SY; Children £1, Adults free 2 week trial then £50/year in 3 payments. Chidren’s Community Choir: 6.30pm7.30pm. Gala Water Singers Choir: 7.15pm-9pm. For all those who love to sing! 01578 730289

FOOD INTOLERANCE TESTING

Down to Earth Health, Selkirk, TD7 4LR; 8:30am - 6pm. Are you Tired, Bloated, Depressed, Fuzzy Brained? To increase your energy levels & feel better, give me a call.

01750 778 704 / 07773 634 884

Chaplaincy Centre, Melrose, TD6 9BS; 5:15pm 6:20pm. Mats, blocks, etc provided. Please wear comfortable loose clothing 07960 566 556 Down to Earth Health, Selkirk, TD7 4LR; 6pm 7pm. £120 for 12 week programme (small group). Hormones may create fluid & fat on hips, legs & stomach & cause food cravings. 12 weeks to balance. 01750 778 704 / 07773 634 884

AME AIKIDO CLUB

Gattonside Village Hall, Gattonside, TD6 9NJ; 7pm - 8:30pm. New members welcome, non competitive martial art for all ages and abilities

0798 673 6717/0778 076 3156 GAELIC SINGING FOR FUN

St Boswells Village Hall, St Boswells, TD6 0AA; 7pm - 9pm. £20 for the the series. Whether you speak Gaelic or not. All levels including complete beginners. 07990 842256

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING CLASSES

Paxton Village Hall, Paxton; 7:30pm - 9:30pm. £2 per week, or £38 for 20 classes. An evening of fun, fitness and friendship. Everyone welcome.

0796 977 0512

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING FOR CHILDREN

Duns Primary School, Duns, TD11 3AG; £2 per class. Wednesdays during term time. P1–3 (4–7 yrs) 15.45 – 16.30. P4+ (8 yrs +) 16.15 – 17.15.

01890 830318

SUFFER FROM BRAIN FOG? ANXIOUS? LACK OF FOCUS? LOW MOOD? MEMORY BLANKS? INTRODUCTORY TALK

Mon 5th November, 6.15-7.30pm | Sat 10th November, 10-11.15am & Mon 22nd January, 6.15-7.30pm

6 WEEK PROGRAMME

Mon 12th November, 6.15pm - 8.15pm

WEEKEND PROGRAMME

1st & 2nd December, 10am - 5.30pm

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GALASHIELS STUDIO CLUB

07960 566 556

01896 820023

The Yoga Mill, Galashiels, TD1 3AF; Pre-school family yoga for Under 5s: 11am-11.45am. Yoga for Pregnancy: 12-1pm. Call for full details

YOGA (SUITABLE FOR ALL LEVELS)

Chaplaincy Centre, Melrose, TD6 9BS; 6pm - 7pm. Mats, blocks, etc provided. Please wear comfortable loose clothing 07960 566 556

Old Gala House, Galashiels, TD1 3JS; 7:30pm. £4 - visitors. Illustrated talk by textile student, Melissa Learmont. New Members and visitors welcome

TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSION

Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso, TD5 7HL; 8:30pm - 11pm. free. Scottish tunes session; all welcome to join in or simply enjoy the music 01573 228769

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING CLASSES Eyemouth Community Centre, Eyemouth, TD14 5DE; 7pm - 9pm. £2, or £38 for 20 classes. An evening of fun, fitness and friendship. Everyone welcome. 0796 977 0512

SOUTER QUILTERS

Argus Centre, Selkirk, TD7 4EP; 7pm - 9pm. Annual membership £30, visitors £5. This meeting is a Sewing Night. Come along and join us for stitching and chat 01750 21632

ROXBURGHE ATC

1716 Roxburghe Squadron, St Boswells, TD6 0AP; 7pm - 9:30pm. Membership is open to all from age 13+. For anyone interested in Flying, Sports, Adventure Training, Camping, Engineering, Water Sports and more! 07542 589 322

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16 ST ABBS FRIDAY MARKET

The Ebba Centre, St Abbs, TD14 5PL; 10am - 3pm. Free indoor market selling local produce, locally made crafts, art, gifts and much more.

FRIDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

Jedburgh Baptist Church, Jedburgh, TD8 6DW; 7pm. Lively music, worship & bible study. Friday nights usually follow a series in a specific book in the Bible. All welcome 0754 258 9322

RSCDS DUNS & DISTRICT MONTHLY DANCE Volunteer Hall, Duns, TD11 3AF; 7:30pm. £6. Scottish Country Dancing to Matthew Maclennan and his band. All welcome 07969 770512

WELL ROAD PRODUCTIONS: WILL

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15 PINTEREST, INSTAGRAM & PHOTOGRAPHY

Galashiels Transport Interchange, Galashiels, TD1 1BY; 10am - 1pm. Free. The workshop will help you understand how Instagram & Pinterest can benefit your business & enhance photography skills

01835 818315

KELSO AND DISTRICT PROBUS CLUB TALK

Ednam Village Hall, Kelso, TD5 7QL; 10:15am. Speaker David Palmer. “Call the Engineer”. Visitors very welcome.

ART GROUP

Coldingham Village Hall, Coldingham, TD14 5NL; 1pm - 4pm. All levels of artists are welcome to come along. Bring your own materials and projects

Eckford Village Hall, Kelso; 7:30pm. £25, includes a three course meal. The multimedia production focuses on the life and times of the famous Borders poet W.H. Ogilvie 01835 850213

KELSO FOLK AND LIVE MUSIC CLUB

Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso, TD5 7HL; 8pm - 10:30pm. free. Acoustic music & song, both traditional & contemporary in a cabaret-style setting. Performers and audience welcome 01573 228 769

ROLLING HILLS FOLK CLUB: PETE COE

Darnick Village Hall, Melrose, TD6 9AH; 8pm. £7/£6 concessions. Under 18s and Young Scot card -free. BYOB. All ages welcome. Multi-instrumentalist and singer of a wide range of folk-based material and known as ‘a one man folk industry’ 07986 644661

0741 566 2148

MOVING IMAGE MAKERS COLLECTIVE

The Cornucopia Room, Hawick, TD9 9EA; 6:30pm. Monthly meeting, new members welcome

01450 379933

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17 GLENTRESS TRAIL AND NIGHT RACES

Trail Race £28; Night Race £20 . 10am: 21k trail race based in Glentress Forest. 5pm: 10k night trail race, open to all abilities of runners

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November Events

BUSINESS START UP: BOOK-KEEPING

Buccleuch Arms Hotel, St Boswells, TD6 0EW; 10am - 1pm. Free. This will equip you with an understanding of bookkeeping principles and shows why financial records are important 01835 818315

GALA WATER HISTORY & HERITAGE ASSOCIATION

Stow Town Hall, Stow, TD1 2QN; 10am - 3:30pm. Entry free. Exhibition of local and national 1st World War items - all welcome 07906 388354

THE CRAFTERS ART AND DESIGN FAIR

Springwood Hall, Kelso, TD5 8LS; 10am - 5pm. £1 entry fee (children free). Start your Christmas shopping by supporting local craft people!

ONE ACCHORD LADIES A CAPELLA CHORUS

Newtown Community Hall, Newtown St Boswells, TD6 0QX; 12:30pm - 4pm. Come along and try our four-part harmony no auditions and meet new friends, all welcome. 0771 069 9619

THE SCOTTISH BORDERS DONKEY SANCTUARY

The Holmes, St Boswells, TD6 0EL; 2pm - 4:30pm. Self-tours available (feed machines allow you to feed the donkeys yourself). All welcome

01835 823468

SANTA’S HARESTANES HAPPENING 2

Harestanes Visitor Centre, Ancrum, TD8 6UQ; 8 performanes a day from 10:15am - 3:45pm. (Until Christmas Eve - Thursdays-Sundays including Monday 24th). Tickets start from £6.95 and family tickets available. Enjoy a 30-minute interactive performance suitable for the whole family. 8 Performances a day. 01835 830306

SOME LIKE IT HOT - FAMILY CURRY NIGHT

Walkerburn Public Hall, Walkerburn, EH43 6AE; 7pm - 11pm. £10. Flavours and strengths to suit all tastes including vegetarian dishes, raffle, games, prize for best Indian costume 07429 493 682

STOW OLD TIME DANCING

Stow Town Hall, Stow, TD1 2QN; 7:30pm - 11:30pm. Music from Gavin Piper. Please bring your own supper and bottle 01578 730355

IDEOMS PRESENT: WAR AND GLAUR

Coldstream Community Centre, Coldstream, TD12 4AP; 7:30pm. £8. (John Nichol and Hilary Bell) present an odyssey through the Great War in the words and music of mainly Scottish writers Tickets:

www.borderevents.com or call 01750 725480 MELROSE MUSIC SOCIETY CONCERT

Melrose Parish Church Hall, Melrose, TD6 9LJ; 7:30pm. Tickets on sale at the door: non-members £14 ; school age children are admitted FREE if accompanied by an adult. The Brodick String Quartet will ply music by Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms. All welcome

WELL ROAD PRODUCTIONS: WILL

Eckford Village Hall, Kelso; 7:30pm. £25, includes a three course meal. The multimedia production focuses on the life and times of the famous Borders poet W.H. Ogilvie 01835 850213

ETAL LIVE MUSIC

Etal Village Hall, Ford & Etal, TD12 4TJ; 8pm. £12. Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts. All welcome.

01890 820566

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18 TWEED VALLEY ULTRA

7am - 5pm. £50. A multi-terrain ultra running event set around the heart of the stunning Tweed Valley. Two distances of 50k & 65k.

THE CRAFTERS ART AND DESIGN FAIR

Springwood Hall, Kelso, TD5 8LS; 10am - 5pm. £1 entry fee (children free). Start your Christmas shopping by supporting local craft people!

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IDEOMS PRESENT: WAR AND GLAUR

THE SCOTTISH BORDERS DONKEY SANCTUARY

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19

Jedburgh Baptist Church, Jedburgh, TD8 6DW; 11am - 12:30pm. Free - all welcome. Family worship, gospel preaching and Sunday School for the kids. Afternoon Bible Class at 1.30pm. All welcome 0754 258 9322

Smailholm Village Hall, Smailholm, TD5 7PJ; 7:30pm. £8. (John Nichol and Hilary Bell) present an odyssey through the Great War in the words and music of mainly Scottish writers 01573 460666

The Holmes, St Boswells, TD6 0EL; 2pm - 4:30pm. Self-tours available (feed machines allow you to feed the donkeys yourself). All welcome

01835 823468

HAWICK MUSIC CLUB PRESENTS ATHOLL DUO

Tower Mill Theatre, Hawick, TD9 0AE; 2:30pm - 4:30pm. Adult £10. U18 free. Heart of Hawick box office 01450 360688. Lee Holland, flute, and Glynn Forrest,percussion/marimba, showcase the versatility of flute and percussion. 01450 360688

ICE SKATING FOR EVERYONE

Border Ice Rink, Kelso, TD5 7SL; 2:45pm - 5:15pm. If you have young children U16 new to skating then come along early at 12.15pm and learn to skate

01573 224 774

REIKI IN SELKIRK WITH ELLEN

Down to Earth Health, Selkirk, TD7 4LR; Feeling tired or stressed, have aches & pains or feeling out of sorts? Reiki can help you regain balance in your life Call for an appointment: 01750 82220 or

07762 965 458

MEETING OF THE THREE BRETHREN U3A

Gala Rugby Club, Galashiels, TD1 3HE; 2pm. One of our members, Sue Wilson, will talk on ‘Peru, Colours and Contrasts’. Refreshments; new members welcome.

THE BRAIN HEALTH PROGRAMME WEEK 2/6 Down to Earth Health, Selkirk, TD7 4LR; 6:30pm 8:30pm. The how, when & what to eat to clear brain fog, enhance your brain function clarity & focus and help mental well-being. 01750 778 704 or

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ROXBURGHE ATC

1716 Roxburghe Squadron, St Boswells, TD6 0AP; 7pm - 9:30pm. Membership is open to all from age 13+. For anyone interested in Flying, Sports, Adventure Training, Camping, Engineering, Water Sports and more! 07542 589 322

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING CLASSES Whitsome Village Hall, Whitsome, TD11 3NA; 7:30pm - 9:30pm. £2, or £38 for 20 classes. An evening of fun, fitness and friendship. Everyone welcome. 0796 977 0512

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 GALA WATER SINGERS CHOIRS

Fountainhall School, Fountainhall, TD1 2SY; Children £1, Adults free 2 week trial then £50/year in 3 payments. Chidren’s Community Choir: 6.30pm7.30pm. Gala Water Singers Choir: 7.15pm-9pm. For all those who love to sing! 01578 730289

YOGA (SUITABLE FOR ALL LEVELS)

Chaplaincy Centre, Melrose, TD6 9BS; 5:15pm 6:20pm. Mats, blocks, etc provided. Please wear comfortable loose clothing 07960 566 556

LBS & OZS – HORMONES VERSUS WEIGHT

Down to Earth Health, Selkirk, TD7 4LR; 6pm - 7pm. See Tuesday 13th for details. 01750 778 704 /

07773 634 884

AME AIKIDO CLUB

Gattonside Village Hall, Gattonside, TD6 9NJ; 7pm - 8:30pm. New members welcome, non competitive martial art for all ages and abilities

0798 673 6717/0778 076 3156 GAELIC SINGING FOR FUN

St Boswells Village Hall, St Boswells, TD6 0AA; 7pm - 9pm. £20 for the the series. Whether you speak Gaelic or not. All levels including complete beginners. Six Tuesday evenings, 7-9. £6 for series.

07990 842256

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE SCREENING

Wauchope Village Hall, Yetholm, TD5 8RA; 7pm. £12 (+bf). The Madness of George III by Alan Bennett Tickets: www.borderevents.com or

call 01750 725480

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING CLASSES

Paxton Village Hall, Paxton; 7:30pm - 9:30pm. £2 per week, or £38 for 20 classes. An evening of fun, fitness and friendship. Everyone welcome.

0796 977 0512

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21 SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING FOR CHILDREN Ye can stand or sit, but ye’ll no sit still... Scocha

“Scottish Folk and Roll”

www.scocha.com

Duns Primary School, Duns, TD11 3AG; £2 per class. Wednesdays during term time. P1–3 (4–7 yrs) 15.45 – 16.30. P4+ (8 yrs +) 16.15 – 17.15.

01890 830318 YOGA

The Yoga Mill, Galashiels, TD1 3AF; Pre-school family yoga for Under 5s: 11am-11.45am. Yoga for Pregnancy: 12-1pm. Call for full details

07960 566 556

MENOPAUSE – A CHANGE TOO FAR!

Friday 23rd November

Victoria Halls, Selkirk; 8pm Downstairs & Balcony Seating Tickets: www.borderevents.com Tel: 01750 725480

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Down to Earth Health, Selkirk, TD7 4LR; 8:30am - 1pm. Ease Hot Flushes, Sweats, Skin Dryness, Lowered Libido, Anxiety & Mood Swings so balance is restored naturally.

01750 778 704 / 07773 634 884 INDOOR ‘KURLING’

Coldingham Village Hall, Coldingham, TD14 5NL; 2pm - 4pm. This popular group meets fortnightly . No experience necessary. Great fun!

01750 725480


Chaplaincy Centre, Melrose, TD6 9BS; 6pm - 7pm. Mats, blocks, etc provided. Please wear comfortable loose clothing 07960 566 556

TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSION

Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso, TD5 7HL; 8:30pm - 11pm. free. Scottish tunes session; all welcome

01573 228769

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EVENING

Denholm Village Hall, Denholm; 6:30pm - 9pm. Lots of lovely ideas for Christmas - come along and have a browse. All welcome 01450 870982

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23 DUNS COMMUNITY CINEMA

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING CLASSES Eyemouth Community Centre, Eyemouth, TD14 5DE; 7pm - 9pm. £2, or £38 for 20 classes. An evening of fun, fitness and friendship. Everyone welcome. 0796 977 0512

Volunteer Hall, Duns, TD11 3AF; Adults £6, Children £5 (free for 3 years & under), Family £20 (2 adults & 2 children) per film. 5.30pm: Smallfoot - an animated adventure for all ages. 8pm: A Star is Born - new take on a tragic love story 01361 883689

ROXBURGHE ATC

ST ABBS CHRISTMAS MARKET

1716 Roxburghe Squadron, St Boswells, TD6 0AP; 7pm - 9:30pm. Membership is open to all from age 13+. For anyone interested in Flying, Sports, Adventure Training, Camping, Engineering, Water Sports and more! 07542 589 322

The Ebba Centre, St Abbs, TD14 5PL; 10am - 3pm. A wide variety of gifts & locally made crafts. Ideal for discovering unusual & individual Christmas gifts & decorations.

ONE ACCHORD LADIES A CAPELLA CHORUS

Norham Village Hall, Norham, TD15 2LQ; 6pm 9pm. £5 includes a glass of prosecco (or soft drink) and canapés . Handmade gifts, vintage goods and artisan foods from local artists, makers and traders

Newtown Community Hall, Newtown St Boswells, TD6 0QX; 7:30pm - 9:30pm. Free for four weeks. Come along and try our four-part harmony no auditions and meet new friends, all welcome

A LITTLE NORHAM CHRISTMAS

0774 513 0987

0771 069 9619

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22 ART GROUP

Coldingham Village Hall, Coldingham, TD14 5NL; 1pm - 4pm. All levels of artists are welcome to come along. Bring your own materials and projects 0741

566 2148

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EVENING

Denholm Village Hall, Denholm; 6:30pm - 9pm. Lots of lovely ideas for Christmas - come along and have a browse. All welcome 01450 870982

QUIZ NIGHT

Cross Keys Inn, Lilliesleaf, TD6 9JA; 7pm. All welcome! 01835 870554

GALASHIELS STUDIO CLUB

Old Gala House, Galashiels, TD1 3JS; 7:30pm. £4 visitors. Workshop - Exploring Copper Etching with Lara Greene. New Members and visitors welcome

01896 820023

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ALNWICK CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON 7pm. All welcome

FRIDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

Jedburgh Baptist Church, Jedburgh, TD8 6DW; 7pm. Lively music, worship & bible study. Friday nights usually follow a series in a specific book in the Bible. All welcome 0754 258 9322

HAZEL O’CONNOR AND BREAKING GLASS

Mac Arts Centre, Galashiels, TD1 1SP; 7pm. £20 +bf. Hazel O’Conner & Breaking Glass: The Film, Question and Answer session plus live music. Not to be missed! 01896 756852

BE BOP A LULA COMES TO KELSO

Kelso Town Hall, Kelso, TD5 7HF; 7:30pm. Tickets £22.00/£20 from www.liveborders.org.uk. The West End smash hit comes to town starring five giants of rock’n’roll

KELSO FOLK AND LIVE MUSIC CLUB

Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso, TD5 7HL; 8pm - 10:30pm. free. Acoustic music & song, both traditional & contemporary in a cabaret-style setting. Performers and audience welcome 01573 228 769

LIBRARY OF SCREAMS

Bowhill Theatre, Selkirk, TD7 5ET; 8pm. £12 Adults. £10 under 16’s. Optional Supper £13.. Classic spine tinglers from the Golden Age of Horror are given a new lease of blood in this original stage chiller.

Tickets: www.borderevents.com or call 01750 725480 LIVE MUSIC FROM SCOCHA

Victoria Halls, Selkirk, TD7 4LN; 8pm. Downstairs seating £13; Balcony seating available £10 (+BF). Selkirk Rotary presents Scocha, a night of Scottish Folk ‘n’ Roll Tickets: www.borderevents.com or

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GAELIC IN THE BORDERS CEILIDH HOUSE

Maxton Village Hall, Maxton, Nr St Boswells, TD6 0RL; 7:45pm. £6/£5. An evening of music and song with Soup and Pudding supper. All welcome. In Gaelic, Scots and English. 0799 084 2256

Edinburgh Antiques, Vintage & Collectors Fair Up to 300 exhibitors offering ceramics, glass, jewellery, paintings, furniture, silver, treen, vintage & retro clothing and much more. Courtesy bus Waterloo Place (opposite the Apex Waterloo Hotel) in Edinburgh city centre - see website for details.

Sat 24th - Sun 25th

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Cash only entrance: Saturday: 8.15am (early entry) - £6 Saturday: 10am - 4.30pm - £5 Sunday: 10am - 4.00pm - £4 Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, EH28 8NB

Tel: 01636 676531 www.b2bevents.info

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24 BUSINESS START UP: BUSINESS PLANNING Buccleuch Arms Hotel, St Boswells, TD6 0EW; 10am - 1pm. It is essential to have a realistic, working business plan when you’re starting up a business 01835 818315

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR AND COFFEE MORNING

Coldingham Village Hall, Coldingham, TD14 5NL; 10am - 2pm. A free indoor market selling local produce, locally made crafts, art, gifts and much more.

SALVATION ARMY SALE OF WORK

8A Croft Road, Hawick, TD9 9RD; 10am - 2pm. Entry £1; All proceeds go to further work of the Salvation Army. Various stalls, cafe serving tea/ coffee/ hot pies, bacon rolls, light lunches.

ST ABBS CHRISTMAS MARKET

Coldingham Village Hall, Coldingham, TD14 5NL; 10am - 2pm. A wide variety of gifts & locally made crafts. Ideal for discovering unusual & individual Christmas gifts & decorations

ADVANCED KNITTING WORKSHOP

Cheviot Centre, Wooler, NE71 6BL; 10am - 3:30pm. £20-£100. This monthly program of one day workshops is for experienced knitters who wish to learn advanced knitting skills. 01668 281884

KELSO CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON 5pm - 7:30pm.

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Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh, EH28 8NB; 10am - 4pm. Saturday: £5; Sunday £4. Up to 300 exhibitors offering ceramics, glass jewellery, paintings, furniture, silver, treen, vintage & retro clothing 01636 676531

RAG RUGGING WORKSHOP

Gallery 45, Felron, NE65 9PP; 10:30am - 3:30pm. £45. Spend the day having fun learning the traditional craft of rag rugging with both “Proggy” and “Hooky” techniques. 01670 783424

CHRISTMAS FAYRE

The Haining, Selkirk, TD7 5AA; 10:30am - 4pm. Entry by donation. Stalls with traditional crafts and gifts. Santa, live music, tea/coffee

CHRISTMAS FAYRE

The Haining, Selkirk, TD7 5AA; 10:30am - 4pm. Entry by donation. Stalls with traditional crafts and gifts. Santa, live music, tea/coffee

FORD CHRISTMAS MARKET

Ford and Etal Estates, Ford and Etal, TD12 4TJ; 11am - 3:30pm. This popular market returns offering a wide range of stalls selling local and artisan foods, gifts and crafts. 01890 820338

THE SCOTTISH BORDERS DONKEY SANCTUARY

The Holmes, St Boswells, TD6 0EL; 2pm - 4:30pm. Self-tours available (feed machines allow you to feed the donkeys yourself). All welcome

01835 823468

THE SCOTTISH BORDERS DONKEY SANCTUARY

ANDANTE CHRISTMAS CONCERT

01835 823468

01890 883332

The Holmes, St Boswells, TD6 0EL; 2pm - 4:30pm. Self-tours available (feed machines allow you to feed the donkeys yourself). All welcome

IDEOMS PRESENT: WAR AND GLAUR

Tower Mill Theatre, Hawick, TD9 0AE; 7:30pm. £12/£10. (John Nichol and Hilary Bell) present an odyssey through the Great War in the words and music of mainly Scottish writers 01450 377615

Coldstream Community Centre, Coldstream, TD12 4AP; 2:30pm - 5pm. £7. Andante Choir returns to the Centre following their sucessful Spring concert with an afternoon of music & afternoon tea

BORDERS FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY

St Peter’s Church Hall, Galashiels, TD1 3DP; 2:30pm - 5pm. Irish Ancestors - a talk by Jill Williamson of the Irish Genealogical Research Society

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25 NEWTOWN ST BOSWELLS CHRISTMAS EVENT

Newtown Community Wing, Melrose, TD6 0RZ; 2-4.30pm then recommencing 6-8pm, after the santa parade from Milestone Garden centre. Lights switch on & stalls 07810 142207

ANTIQUES, VINTAGE & COLLECTORS FAIR Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh, EH28 8NB; 10am - 4pm. Saturday: £5; Sunday £4. Up to 300 exhibitors offering ceramics, glass jewellery, paintings, furniture, silver, treen, vintage & retro clothing 01636 676531

MORNING WORSHIP

Jedburgh Baptist Church, Jedburgh, TD8 6DW; 11am - 12:30pm. Free - all welcome. Family worship, gospel preaching and Sunday School for the kids. Afternoon Bible Class at 1.30pm. All welcome 0754 258 9322

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ICE SKATING FOR EVERYONE

AME AIKIDO CLUB

01573 224 774

0798 673 6717/0778 076 3156

Border Ice Rink, Kelso, TD5 7SL; 2:45pm - 5:15pm. If you have young children U16 new to skating then come along early at 12.15pm and learn to skate

DUNS FILM CLUB

Volunteer Hall, Duns, TD11 3AF; 4pm - 6pm. ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’ 01361 884 935

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26 REIKI IN SELKIRK WITH ELLEN

Down to Earth Health, Selkirk, TD7 4LR; Feeling tired or stressed, have aches & pains or feeling out of sorts? Reiki can help you regain balance in your life. 01750 82220 or 07762 965 458

THE BRAIN HEALTH PROGRAMME WEEK 3/6 Down to Earth Health, Selkirk, TD7 4LR; 6:30pm 8:30pm. Optimise Your Gut: What goes on in your gut has a profound effect on mood and mental functioning. Balance your gut/brain 01750 778 704

or 07773 634 884 to book your place ROXBURGHE ATC

1716 Roxburghe Squadron, St Boswells, TD6 0AP; 7pm - 9:30pm. Age 13+. For anyone interested in Flying, Sports, Adventure Training, Camping, Water Sports and more! 07542 589 322

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING CLASSES Whitsome Village Hall, Whitsome, TD11 3NA; 7:30pm - 9:30pm. £2, or £38 for 20 classes. An evening of fun, fitness and friendship. Everyone welcome. 0796 977 0512

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27 GALA WATER SINGERS CHOIRS

Fountainhall School, Fountainhall, TD1 2SY; Children £1, Adults free 2 week trial then £50/year in 3 payments. Chidren’s Community Choir: 6.30pm7.30pm. Gala Water Singers Choir: 7.15pm-9pm. For all those who love to sing! 01578 730289

YOGA (SUITABLE FOR ALL LEVELS)

Chaplaincy Centre, Melrose, TD6 9BS; 5:15pm 6:20pm. Mats, blocks, etc provided. Please wear comfortable loose clothing 07960 566 556

LBS & OZS – HORMONES VERSUS WEIGHT

Down to Earth Health, Selkirk, TD7 4LR; 6pm - 7pm. See 20th for details.

01750 778 704 / 07773 634 884

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Gattonside Village Hall, Gattonside, TD6 9NJ; 7pm - 8:30pm. New members welcome, non competitive martial art for all ages and abilities

GAELIC SINGING FOR FUN

St Boswells Village Hall, St Boswells, TD6 0AA; 7pm - 9pm. £20 for the the series. Whether you speak Gaelic or not. All levels including complete beginners. Six Tuesday evenings, 7-9. £6 for series.

07990 842256

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING CLASSES

Paxton Village Hall, Paxton; 7:30pm - 9:30pm. £2 per week, or £38 for 20 classes. An evening of fun, fitness and friendship. Everyone welcome.

0796 977 0512

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28 SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING FOR CHILDREN

Duns Primary School, Duns, TD11 3AG; £2 per class. Wednesdays during term time. P1–3 (4–7 yrs) 15.45 – 16.30. P4+ (8 yrs +) 16.15 – 17.15.

01890 830318 YOGA

The Yoga Mill, Galashiels, TD1 3AF; Pre-school family yoga for Under 5s: 11am-11.45am. Yoga for Pregnancy: 12-1pm. Call for full details

07960 566 556

BUSINESS START UP: BOOK-KEEPING

Jobcentre Plus, Galashiels, TD1 1TD; 10am - 1pm. Free. This will equip you with an understanding of bookkeeping principles and shows why financial records are important 01835 818315

MARKETING YOUR BUSINESS

Towermill, Heart of Hawick, Hawick, TD9 0AE; 10am - 1pm. Free. This workshop will help you create a realistic marketing plan. Note this workshop is aimed at existing businesses 01835 818315

YOGA (SUITABLE FOR ALL LEVELS)

Chaplaincy Centre, Melrose, TD6 9BS; 6pm - 7pm. Mats, blocks, etc provided. Please wear comfortable loose clothing 07960 566 556

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING CLASSES Eyemouth Community Centre, Eyemouth, TD14 5DE; 7pm - 9pm. £2, or £38 for 20 classes. An evening of fun, fitness and friendship. Everyone welcome. 0796 977 0512

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Argus Centre, Selkirk, TD7 4EP; 7pm - 9pm. Annual fee £30, visitors £5. Seonaid Brown will be demonstrating how to make rope baskets and table mats. 01750 21632

ROXBURGHE ATC

1716 Roxburghe Squadron, St Boswells, TD6 0AP; 7pm - 9:30pm. Membership is open to all from age 13+. For anyone interested in Flying, Sports, Adventure Training, Camping, Engineering, Water Sports and more! 07542 589 322

FILM: AKONG: A REMARKABLE LIFE

Towermill, Heart of Hawick, Hawick, TD9 0AE; 7pm. £10. Award-winning documentary on the inspirational life of Akong Rinpoche, co-founder of Samye Ling monestry, Eskdalemuir 01450 379933

ONE ACCHORD LADIES A CAPELLA CHORUS

Newtown Community Hall, Newtown St Boswells, TD6 0QX; 7:30pm - 9:30pm. Free for four weeks. Come along and try our four-part harmony no auditions and meet new friends, all welcome

0771 069 9619

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR

The Border Hotel, Kirk Yethom, TD5 8PQ; 2pm 7pm. Entry by donation. Come along and have a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie while choosing your Christmas Gifts from local crafters

01573 420231

TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSION

Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso, TD5 7HL; 8:30pm - 11pm. free. Scottish tunes session; all welcome to join in or simply enjoy the music 01573 228769

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30 ST ABBS FRIDAY MARKET

The Ebba Centre, St Abbs, TD14 5PL; 10am - 3pm. Free indoor market selling local produce, locally made crafts, art, gifts and much more.

JEDBURGH CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCHON

Jedburgh Town Hall, Jedburgh, TD8 6BE; 5pm. Stalls, carols, refreshments and santa on his sleigh!

LAUDERDALE ROTARY QUIZ NIGHT

Lauderdale Hotel, Lauder, TD2 6TW; 7pm - 11pm. Tickets £15 per person - teams of upto 4 members invited. Snack buffet included in ticket price. Prizes and raffle. All welcome 07703 305 257

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29 ENHANCE YOUR BUSINESS

Galashiels Transport Interchange, Galashiels, TD1 1BY; 10am - 1pm. General overview of how improving your Digital presence can enhance your business profile and increase customers

FRIDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

01835 818315

Jedburgh Baptist Church, Jedburgh, TD8 6DW; 7pm. Lively music, worship & bible study. Friday nights usually follow a series in a specific book in the Bible. All welcome 0754 258 9322

ART GROUP

KELSO FOLK AND LIVE MUSIC CLUB

Coldingham Village Hall, Coldingham, TD14 5NL; 1pm - 4pm. All levels of artists are welcome to come along. Bring your own materials and projects

0741 566 2148

Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso, TD5 7HL; 8pm - 10:30pm. free. Acoustic music & song, both traditional & contemporary in a cabaret-style setting. Performers and audience welcome 01573 228 769

GALASHIELS STUDIO CLUB

CHRISTMAS DINE AND QUIZ

Trinity Church Hall, Galashiels, TD1 1SE; 2pm - 4pm. £4 - visitors. Patchwork Workshop with Morag Swanson - making Christmas Coasters. New Members and visitors welcome 01896 820023

Quins Restaurant, Galashiels, TD1 3AD; 8pm. Call to book! 01896 757004

Rob Thomson Furniture Christmas Gift Ideas

Hand crafted & individually made in the Scottish Borders Contact Rob on 07710 477 710

robthomson559@gmail.com buy online www.etsy.com/uk/shop/NakedWoodCo

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Christmas at Abbotsford Friday 9th November, 5.30pm - 7.30pm Christmas Shopping – Enjoy a festive drink and 20% discount on gifts.

Saturday 1st December to Christmas Eve

SCOTTISH BORDERS ART GLASS

Demonstrations Showroom Shop

Festive Menu in Ochiltree’s Café.

Sunday 9th December, 11am - 3pm Festive Family Fair – Seasonal fun with carol singing, crafts, children’s activities & free house tours.

Sunday 16th December, 2pm Chapel carol service with mince pies and festive drinks.

“On Christmas Eve the bells we re rung

On Christmas Eve the mas s was sung”

Marmion, Sir Walter Scott

Abbotsford Melrose TD6 9BQ t. 01896 752043 www.scottsabbotsford.com

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www.scottishbordersartglass.com

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Penny Seeger Be Bop a Lula Christmas Crooners  Skippinish  A magical day out for the whole family this winter...

Beirhope Alpacas Walk in the Cheviot Hills with one of our friendly Alpacas

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BOWHILL FUN RUN:

Santa Jog SAT 1 st DEC , 11am 1mile or 5km.

LISTINGS ONLINE

CLYDEBUILT PUPPET THEATRE:

The Elves & the Shoemaker SAT 1 st DEC, 3pm

Wreath Making Workshops 4 th, 5 th & 6 th DEC , 10am - 12noon 11 th DEC , 2 - 4pm 12 th DEC , 2 - 4pm & 6 - 8pm

Christmas Harp Concert in Bowhill House

SPECIAL TREKS IN DECEMBER ‘All aboard the Alpaca Express’ (see listings for full details)

Hownam, Nr Kelso TD5 8AP T: 01573 440631 www.beirhope.co.uk

01750 725480

Thursday 6th December, 7pm

BOOK ONLINE www.border events.com

Bowhill House Bowhill Selkirk TD7 5ET Tel: 01750 22204 | E: info@bowhillhouse.co.uk The Buccleuch Living Heritage Trust Registered Charity No: SC014915

FOR FURTHER INFO PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE...

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Food & Drink

ASHKIRK

ANCRUM

THE SMIDDY, ASHKIRK RESTAURANT AND BAR Tel: 01750 32242

Meals served all day Saturday & Sunday Tues - Fri from 5pm; Thurs & Fri lunchtime Eyemouth Haddock & Chips Special - Thursdays Roast Dinner served all day Sunday

O pe n To T he Pub l i c 01835 830271 Lilliardsedge Holiday Park TD8 6TZ

Bookings now being taken for Christmas and New Year

www.smiddyashkirkrestaurantandbar.co.uk

GALASHIELS

Quins ~ of Galashiels

BAR RESTAURANT COFFEE HOUSE PRIVATE FUNCTION ROOM

“ where a warm welcome awaits ”

Quality fresh food served every day and every night Christmas Dine and Quiz - 30th November Festive Menu served from December until Christmas Day Hogmanay booking now being taken

Charity quiz dates Friday 2nd November and Friday 4th January 8pm £10 a team, supper included Tel: 01896 757004 E: info@quinsofgalashiels.co.uk 23 Market Street, Galashiels TD1 3AD

MELROSE GREENHOUSE CAFÉ MELROSE

ENJOY OUR LOYALTY SCHEME, SIGN UP TODAY FOR FREE. JUST ASK A MEMBER OF STAFF FOR MORE INFORMATION. SISTER COMPANY OF MILESTONE GARDEN AND LEISURE

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KELSO

Open year:TUESDAY Tuesday- -SUNDAY Sunday OPEN ALLall YEAR: Lunch served 12noon 2pm Lunchspecials Specials served 12 --2.30pm Traditional Sunday lunch available Traditional Sunday Lunch available Christmas Hampers for sale ChristmasAncroft, Hampers Berwick-upon-Tweed ~ Large range of craft essentials for card making and scrap booking Tel: 01289 387253 E: oxfordfarm@btconnect.com Ancroft, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Tel: 01289 387253 www.oxfordfarmshop.co.uk

HAWICK

Tel: 01573 228 888 Golf Course Road Kelso TD5 7SL Plenty of free parking

OPEN Monday - Saturday 7am - 2pm Friday Night Takeaway 5pm - 8.30pm EARLY BIRD BREAKFAST DEALS DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS HOME BAKING COFFEE, TEA, COLD DRINKS FOOD TO GO

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Wedding Receptions Garden Parties Corporate Events Themed Events DIY Hire Suppliers of hog, beef, lamb and poultry

Moira Dalgliesh: 0758 171 4071

Premier Spit Roasted Meats

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Food & Drink

Lauder’s Bakery!

LAUDER fresh~ bread cakes rolls ❃ quiche bread cakes & ~ rolls pies ~❃ filled ~ soup scotch pies/sausage rolls ❃ toasties orders taken soup ❃ hot/cold filled rolls ❃ tea/coffee Tel: 01578 722 233 Party cakes, traybakes & savouries 14 Get Market Lauder 6SR your Place, Christmas ordersTD2 in now!

Tel: 01578 722 233 14 Market Place, Lauder

LILLIESLEAF Cross Keys Inn Open: Wednesday - Sunday from 12noon and Every Evening Sunday Carvery 12noon-7pm (please book) Local sourced food ~ Themed food nights Great selection of beers and spirits Family run ~ food delivery service

Tel: 01835 870 554 Main Street, Lilliesleaf

Open: Mon-Thurs 10.30am-4.30pm Friday & Saturday 10.30am-5pm Sunday: 11am-4pm

Light lunches ~ home made soups home baking ~ cakes to order Afternoon tea served on the last Sunday of the month ~ £14.50 pp free wifi

Lilliesleaf ~ Tel: 01835 870537 E: jammycoo@gmail.com

KIRK YETHOLM

Tempting menu using locally sourced ingredients Sunday roast ~ Well stocked bar with real ales 5 ensuite bedrooms ~ Function room

T:01573 420237 Kirk Yetholm TD5 8PQ www.borderhotel.co.uk

SELKIRK

Fillin’ Station Open Monday - Friday: 6.30am - 2.30pm

Daily specials, baked potatoes, soups, hot filled rolls and more

Outside and Inside Catering 01750 20466 or 07957 566248

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SELKIRK

The Fleece Bar and Kitchen LUNCH & DINNER MENU Tuesday - Saturday 12noon - 2pm and 5pm - 9pm Come and try ‘Gin of the Week’

SUNDAY BRUNCH: 11am - 2pm SUNDAY LUNCH: 12noon- 5pm Festive Menus throughout December Christmas Day; Hogmanay - book your table now! Bar open daily from 11am until late

1 Ettrick Terrace, Selkirk Tel: 01750 725501 www.thefleecebarandkitchen.co.uk

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ALL ABOARD THE ALPACA EXPRESS

Beirhope Alpacas, Hownam, Near Kelso, TD5 8AP; 10.30am & 1.30pm. Price includes refreshments and story time and gift from the Christmas tree!. Meet the Alpacas & friends, feed them treats & enjoy a mini alpaca trek hunting for Santa’s missing buttons. Booking essential -Tel 01573 440631

HANDEL’S MESSIAH

Melrose Parish Church, Melrose, TD6 9LJ; 7pm. £10 +bf. The Roxburgh Singers will perform Handel’s Messiah. All profits will be donated to the ‘MYNAME5DODDIE’ foundation’ Tickets: www.

borderevents.com or call 01750 725480

or email enquiries@beirhope.co.uk

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2

LOCHCARRON CHRISTMAS BONANZA

ALL ABOARD THE ALPACA EXPRESS

Lochcarron Visitor Centre, Selkirk, TD7 5DZ; 9am - 5pm. Free and small gift from Santa for Children. Craft fair and clearance sale.01750 726100

THE BRAIN HEALTH PROGRAMME WEEKEND

Down to Earth Health, Selkirk, TD7 4LR; 9:30am - 5:30pm. Anxious, low mood, brain fog? Feel tired, trouble sleeping? Risk of dementia. See downtoearthhealth.co.uk/Brain-Health

01750 778 704 or 07773 634 884 SPITTAL CHRISTMAS FETE

BURC (formerly St Paul’s Church), Spittal, TD15 1QY; 10:30am - 2pm. Free entry. Stalls, tombola, raffle, home baking and refreshments.

07752 403409

BOWHILL SANTA JOG

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7 5ET; 11am. Book in advance and save money! 5km – Adults £7.50, Children £6.50. 1 Mile – Adults £5.50, Children £5 (+bf). . Our annual Santa Jog returns! Join Santa, his elves, & some Christmasjumper clad runners for our festive themed fun run

Tickets: www.borderevents.com or call 01750 725480

Beirhope Alpacas, Hownam, Near Kelso, TD5 8AP; 10.30am & 1.30pm. Price includes refreshments and story time and gift from the Christmas tree!. Meet the Alpacas & friends, feed them treats & enjoy a mini alpaca trek hunting for Santa’s missing buttons. Booking essential -Tel 01573 440631

or email enquiries@beirhope.co.uk LAUDER SANTA FUN RUN

Lauder Community and Leisure Centre, Lauder, TD2 6SX; 10am. £6 adults (£8 on the day), £3 children. Free santa hat with each entry, medals for all finishers. 1 mile or 5K fun run (not timed). Prizes for the best fancy dress Tickets: www.

borderevents.com or call 01750 725480 MORNING WORSHIP

Jedburgh Baptist Church, Jedburgh, TD8 6DW; 11am - 12:30pm. Free - all welcome. Family worship, gospel preaching and Sunday School for the kids. Afternoon Bible Class at 1.30pm. All welcome 0754 258 9322

CRAFT FAYRE

Denholm Village Hall, Denholm; 11am - 2pm. Locally made crafts, art and lots more. Enjoy bacon rolls, homebaking and a cuppa! 01450 870982

GALASHIELS CHRISTMAS MARKET & LIGHTS

ICE SKATING FOR EVERYONE

HEALING SUPPORT GROUP

01573 224 774

11am. Lights switch on at 5pm. All welcome

Chaplaincy Centre, Melrose, TD6 9BS; 1pm - 5pm. All sessions and refreshments are free of charge. Relax, revive, enjoy. Support your own natural energy with the help of the Healing Support Group. No appointment needed 07724 771081

THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER

Bowhill Theatre, Selkirk, TD7 5ET; 3pm. £8 adults, £6 children, £25 family (2+2).. One good turn deserves another, a story of kindness. A poor shoemaker has not enough money to pay his rent.

Tickets: www.borderevents.com or call 01750 725480

01750 725480

Border Ice Rink, Kelso, TD5 7SL; 2:45pm - 5:15pm. If you have young children U16 new to skating then come along early at 12.15pm and learn to skate

Lauder Community and Leisure Centre

Registered Charity SCO 44865

Lauder Santa Fun Run Sunday 2nd December; 10am

1 mile or 5 km run (not timed) Free santa hat, medals for all finishers, prizes for best fancy dress Adults £6, £3 Children

T: 01750 725480 or www.borderevents.com

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December Events

COLDSTREAM CHRISTMAS LIGHT UP

4pm - 6:30pm. Free entry. Santa will parade through The High Street, arriving at the Community Centre. Mince pies & mulled wine available 01890 883332

RIGHT ANGLE THEATRE CO: SLEEPING BEAUTY

Volunteer Hall, Galashiels (until 8th December). 7pm. £8. 01896 753803

YOGA (SUITABLE FOR ALL LEVELS)

MONDAY, DECEMBER 3 REIKI IN SELKIRK WITH ELLEN

Down to Earth Health, Selkirk, TD7 4LR; Feeling tired or stressed, have aches & pains or feeling out of sorts? Reiki can help you regain balance in your life Call for an appointment: 01750 82220 or

07762 965 458

THE BRAIN HEALTH PROGRAMME WEEK 4/6

Chaplaincy Centre, Melrose, TD6 9BS; 5:15pm 6:20pm. Mats, blocks, etc provided. Please wear comfortable loose clothing 07960 566 556

AME AIKIDO CLUB

Gattonside Village Hall, Gattonside, TD6 9NJ; 7pm - 8:30pm. New members welcome, non competitive martial art for all ages and abilities

0798 673 6717/0778 076 3156

Down to Earth Health, Selkirk, TD7 4LR; 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Stress: High levels of cortisol kills brain cells & affects brain function. Reduce it naturally now! Learn various ways. 01750 778 704 or

HAWICK ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY LECTURE

07773 634 884

Hawick High School, Hawick, TD9 0EG; 7:30pm 9pm. Voluntary Collection. Border Life in the 1850’s; a lecture by Margaret Jeary 01450 379848

ROXBURGHE ATC

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING CLASSES

1716 Roxburghe Squadron, St Boswells, TD6 0AP; 7pm - 9:30pm. Membership is open to all from age 13+. For anyone interested in Flying, Sports, Adventure Training, Camping, Engineering, Water Sports and more! 07542 589 322

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING CLASSES Whitsome Village Hall, Whitsome, TD11 3NA; 7:30pm - 9:30pm. £2, or £38 for 20 classes. An evening of fun, fitness and friendship. Everyone welcome. 0796 977 0512

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4 GALA WATER SINGERS CHOIRS

Fountainhall School, Fountainhall, TD1 2SY; Children £1, Adults free 2 week trial then £50/year in 3 payments. Chidren’s Community Choir: 6.30pm7.30pm. Gala Water Singers Choir: 7.15pm-9pm. For all those who love to sing! 01578 730289

WREATH MAKING WORKSHOPS

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7 5ET; 10am - 12pm. £25 to include all materials and a hot drink & mince pie.. Create your own Christmas wreath followed by a hot drink and festive treat.

01750 22204

BUSINESS START UP: BOOK-KEEPING

Tontine Hotel, Peebles, EH45 8AJ; 10am - 1pm. This will equip you with an understanding of bookkeeping principles and shows why financial records are important 01835 818315

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Paxton Village Hall, Paxton; 7:30pm - 9:30pm. £2 per week, or £38 for 20 classes. An evening of fun, fitness and friendship. Everyone welcome.

0796 977 0512

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5 SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING FOR CHILDREN

Duns Primary School, Duns, TD11 3AG; £2 per class. Wednesdays during term time. P1–3 (4–7 yrs) 15.45 – 16.30. P4+ (8 yrs +) 16.15 – 17.15.

01890 830318 YOGA

The Yoga Mill, Galashiels, TD1 3AF; Pre-school family yoga for Under 5s: 11am-11.45am. Yoga for Pregnancy: 12-1pm. Call for full details

07960 566 556

FORGET ME NOT CAFE

Southfield Community Centre, Duns, TD11 3EL; 10am - 12pm. A place for people living with dementia and their carers to get together for a cuppa and a chat. All welcome 01573 400324

WREATH MAKING WORKSHOPS

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7 5ET; 10am - 12pm. £25 to include all materials and a hot drink & mince pie.. Create your own Christmas wreath with our easy to follow step by step guide, followed by a hot drink and festive treat.

01750 22204

01750 725480


Borders General Hospital. All welcome

WREATH MAKING WORKSHOPS

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7 5ET; 10am - 12pm. £25 to include all materials and a hot drink & mince pie. Create your own Christmas wreath followed by a hot drink and festive treat.

INDOOR ‘KURLING’

Coldingham Village Hall, Coldingham, TD14 5NL; 2pm - 4pm. This popular group meets fortnightly . No experience necessary. Great fun!

01750 22204

YOGA (SUITABLE FOR ALL LEVELS)

Chaplaincy Centre, Melrose, TD6 9BS; 6pm - 7pm. Mats, blocks, etc provided. Please wear comfortable loose clothing 07960 566 556

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING CLASSES

KELSO AND DISTRICT PROBUS CLUB TALK Ednam House Hotel, Kelso, TD5 7HT; 10:15am. Speaker Tina Newton: “Visit Kelso”. Visitors very welcome

ROXBURGHE ATC

1716 Roxburghe Squadron, St Boswells, TD6 0AP; 7pm - 9:30pm. Membership is open to all from age 13+. For anyone interested in Flying, Sports, Adventure Training, Camping, Engineering, Water Sports and more! 07542 589 322

ART GROUP

Coldingham Village Hall, Coldingham, TD14 5NL; 1pm - 4pm. All levels of artists are welcome to come along. Bring your own materials and projects

0741 566 2148

@borderevents

Sleeping Beauty

December 2018

at 7pm

Volunteer Hall Galashiels Tickets £8 Available from:

Fountain News (Market Place)

Iain Smith & Partners (Overhaugh St)

Nobles Fish Shop (Bank St)

Further enquiries and group bookings:

01896 753803

01750 725480

Cross Keys Inn, Lilliesleaf, TD6 9JA; 7pm. All welcome! 01835 870554

beauty

Tuesday 4th Wednesday 5th Thursday 6th Friday 7th Saturday 8th

QUIZ NIGHT

sleeping

present ‘in Pantomime’

Galashiels Transport Interchange, Galashiels, TD1 1BY; 10am - 1pm. Free. This workshop will help you understand the importance of video and the platforms you can take advantage of.

01835 818315

Eyemouth Community Centre, Eyemouth, TD14 5DE; 7pm - 9pm. £2, or £38 for 20 classes. An evening of fun, fitness and friendship. Everyone welcome. 0796 977 0512

Right Angle Theatre Co.

DIGITALBOOST: VIDEO FOR BUSINESS

MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL OPERATIC & DRAMATIC ASSOCIATION

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LAVENDER TOUCH SALES TABLE


December Events

MARGARET KNIGHT CHRISTMAS HARP CONCERT

Bowhill Theatre, Selkirk, TD7 5ET; 7pm. £25 plus booking fee to include mulled wine and mince pies.

Tickets: www.borderevents.com or call 01750 725480 SCOTTISH WILDLIFE TRUST (DUNS)

FELT PICTURES WORKSHOP

Biteabout Farm, Lowick, TD15 2QE; 10am - 4pm. £65. Exploring techniques for visual representation. All materials, equipment and a homemade lunch provided. 07786765264

SANTA’S GROTTO

Duns Parish Church, Duns, TD11 3DD; 7:30pm 9:30pm. £1.50. Illustrated talk by Dr David Long: “The Black Mountain in Bhutan”. Followed by Raffle and Teas. 01289 308515

National Mining Museum Scotland, Newtongrange, EH22 4QN; 1pm - 4pm. £5 per child: includes ticket to meet Santa, gift, crafts and trailsheet.. Christmas would not be complete without a visit to Santa’s Grotto! 0131 663 7519

GALASHIELS STUDIO CLUB

CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT

Old Gala House, Galashiels, TD1 3JS; 7:30pm. £4 - visitors. Workshop ‘Outside the Box’. Develop abstract painting with Liz Douglas. New Members and visitors welcome 01896 820023

TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSION

Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso, TD5 7HL; 8:30pm - 11pm. free. Scottish tunes session; all welcome to join in or simply enjoy the music 01573 228769

Carfraemill, Near Lauder, TD2 6RA; 7pm. £30pp. 3 courses and coffee - and our resident DJ, you just need to bring some festive spirit and party shoes.

01578 750750

FRIDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

Jedburgh Baptist Church, Jedburgh, TD8 6DW; 7pm. Lively music, worship & bible study. All welcome 0754 258 9322

KELSO FOLK AND LIVE MUSIC CLUB

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7 ST ABBS FRIDAY MARKET

The Ebba Centre, St Abbs, TD14 5PL; 10am - 3pm. Local produce, locally made crafts, art, gifts & more

ST. ABBS MARKET at the Ebba Centre, Brierylaw, St Abbs TD14 5PQ

EVERY FRIDAY

Easter - December

Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso, TD5 7HL; 8pm - 10:30pm. free. Acoustic music & song, both traditional & contemporary in a cabaret-style setting. Performers and audience welcome 01573 228 769

BORDERS BLUES CLUB

Vale of Leithen Social Club, Innerleithen, EH44 6JL; 8pm - 11:59pm. £5. Keeping the Blues alive. Two great bands one great price. First Friday of the month. 07708 439390

ROLLING HILLS FOLK CLUB

Darnick Village Hall, Melrose, TD6 9AH; 8pm. Collection and raffle. Singers and musicians welcome! BYOB. Doors open 7.30pm

07986 644661

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8 LOCAL ARTS, CRAFTS, GIFTS, PRODUCE & MUCH MORE

Cosy Café

Friday Market Opening times Easter - September 10am - 4pm October - December 10am - 3pm Check our website for a list of stalls, events & pop-up market dates

www.st-abbs-market.com Follow us on Facebook marketatStAbbs

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ALL ABOARD THE ALPACA EXPRESS

Beirhope Alpacas, Hownam, Near Kelso, TD5 8AP; 10.30am & 1.30pm. Price includes refreshments and story time and gift from the Christmas tree!. Meet the Alpacas & friends, feed them treats & enjoy a mini alpaca trek hunting for Santa’s missing buttons. Booking essential - Tel 01573 440631

or email enquiries@beirhope.co.uk SMIDDY CARVERY NIGHT

The Smiddy Restaurant, Ashkirk, TD7 4NU; Booking essential - all welcome 01750 32242

01750 725480


Wauchope Village Hall, Yetholm, TD5 8RA; £6 Adult, Child £3. Coco - 2pm; The Greatest Showman 7pm 01573 420 231

JED JOGGERS CHRISTMAS 5K FUN RUN

Jed Thistle Pavilion, Jedburgh; 10:30am. £7 Adults and £5 Under 16s. Charity fun run raising money for cash for kids. Registration from 9.30am

MELROSE CHRISTMAS PARADE

Leaving from Melrose Co-op Store at 6pm. Followed by Carol singing in the Square. Musical entertainment. (In association with Co-op & Fairtrade) All welcome

BERWICK CONCERT BAND

BURC (formerly St Paul’s Church), Spittal, TD15 1QY; 3pm - 5pm. Adults £6, u/17’s £4. The Berwick Concert Band will be playing a selection of music from films, theatre, television with a hint of Christmas. 01750 725480

CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT

Carfraemill, Near Lauder, TD2 6RA; 7pm. £30pp. 3 courses and coffee - and our resident DJ, you just need to bring some festive spirit and party shoes.

01578 750750

01750 725480

STOW OLD TIME DANCING

Stow Town Hall, Stow, TD1 2QN; 7:30pm - 11:30pm. Music from Bon Accord. Please bring your own supper and bottle. Tea will be provided. All welcome.

01578 730355

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9 ALL ABOARD THE ALPACA EXPRESS

Beirhope Alpacas, Hownam, Near Kelso, TD5 8AP; 10.30am & 1.30pm. Price includes refreshments and story time and gift from the Christmas tree!. Meet the Alpacas & friends, feed them treats & enjoy a mini alpaca trek hunting for Santa’s missing buttons. Booking essential - Tel 01573 440631

or email enquiries@beirhope.co.uk MORNING WORSHIP

Jedburgh Baptist Church, Jedburgh, TD8 6DW; 11am. All welcome. Family worship, gospel preaching and Sunday School for the kids. Afternoon Bible Class at 1.30pm. 0754 258 9322

FESTIVE FAMILY FAIR

Abbotsford House, Melrose, TD6 9BQ; 11am - 3pm. Free. Get in the spirit with fun activities for all!

01896 752043

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YETHOLM FILM NIGHT - DOUBLE BILL


December Events

ICE SKATING FOR EVERYONE

Border Ice Rink, Kelso, TD5 7SL; 2:45pm - 5:15pm. If you have young children U16 new to skating then come along early at 12.15pm and learn to skate

01573 224 774

STRING JAM CLUB - LIVE MUSIC

The County Hotel Selkirk, Selkirk, TD7 4BZ; 7:30pm - 11:15pm. £13. Edwina Hayes and guests Beautiful songs, charming stage presence & over 6 million YouTube plays 01750 705000

MONDAY, DECEMBER 10 REIKI IN SELKIRK WITH ELLEN

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11 GALA WATER SINGERS CHOIRS

Fountainhall School, Fountainhall, TD1 2SY; Children £1, Adults free 2 week trial then £50/year in 3 payments. Chidren’s Community Choir: 6.30pm7.30pm. Gala Water Singers Choir: 7.15pm-9pm. For all those who love to sing! 01578 730289

WREATH MAKING WORKSHOPS

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7 5ET; Tues: 2pm-4pm; Wed: 6pm-8pm. £25 to include all materials and a hot drink & mince pie. Create your own Christmas wreath with our easy to follow step by step guide, followed by a hot drink and festive treat 01750 22204

Down to Earth Health, Selkirk, TD7 4LR; Feeling tired or stressed, have aches & pains or feeling out of sorts? Reiki can help you regain balance in your life 01750 82220 or 07762 965 458

FOOD INTOLERANCE TESTING

LAUDERDALE ROTARY SANTA’S SLEIGH

07773 634 884

4pm. Visiting Blainslie, Earlston, Lauder, Oxton and Stow over the two weeks December 10th-21st. Exact dates / times tba.

THE BRAIN HEALTH PROGRAMME WEEK 5/6 Down to Earth Health, Selkirk, TD7 4LR; 6:30pm 8:30pm. Improving Sleep: We are sleeping less and waking more. Find out why! Achieve better deeper sleep and feel the benefits 01750 778 704 or

07773 634 884

ROXBURGHE ATC

1716 Roxburghe Squadron, St Boswells, TD6 0AP; 7pm - 9:30pm. Age 13+. For anyone interested in Flying, Sports, Adventure Training, Camping, Water Sports and more! 07542 589 322

Down to Earth Health, Selkirk, TD7 4LR; 8:30am - 6pm. Are you Tired, Bloated, Depressed, Fuzzy Brained? To increase your energy levels & feel better, give me a call. 01750 778 704 /

HAWICK PANTOMIME

Hawick Town Hall, Hawick, TD9 9EF; Adult £7; Child/concs £5; Family £20. Tuesday-Friday 7pm; Saturday 2pm. Snow White and the seven dwarfs.

0749 627 4280

YOGA (SUITABLE FOR ALL LEVELS)

Chaplaincy Centre, Melrose, TD6 9BS; 5:15pm 6:20pm. Mats, blocks, etc provided. Please wear comfortable loose clothing 07960 566 556

AME AIKIDO CLUB

Gattonside Village Hall, Gattonside, TD6 9NJ; 7pm - 8:30pm. New members welcome, non competitive martial art for all ages and abilities

0798 673 6717/0778 076 3156

Gift Vouchers

15% off when purchased online during November & December

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Ormiston Rooms, Corn Exchange, Melrose, TD6 9PN; 7:30pm. Free to Members, £3 to visitors.. Isabel Gordon presents her talk on ‘Mary Somerville’, the 19th century mathematician from Jedburgh.

TWEEDDALE SOCIETY TALK

ROXBURGHE ATC

1716 Roxburghe Squadron, St Boswells, TD6 0AP; 7pm - 9:30pm. Membership is open to all from age 13+. For anyone interested in Flying, Sports, Adventure Training, Camping, Engineering, Water Sports and more! 07542 589 322

Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre, Peebles, EH45 8AD; 7:30pm. £6. The Galloway Hoard: by Dr Martin Goldberg, National Museum of Scotland

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13

LIVE MUSIC: THE WEDDING PRESENT

details: 01573 450293

01721 725777

Mac Arts Centre, Galashiels, TD1 1SP; 8pm. £20 + bf. The Wedding Present has had eighteen UK Top 40 hit singles. Support from the superb Welsh band Melys Tickets: www.borderevents.com or call

01750 725480

KELSO AND DISTRICT PROBUS CLUB

Ednam House Hotel, Kelso, TD5 7HT; Annual Christmas lunch - visitors welcome Call for

DIGITALBOOST: FACEBOOK FOR BUSINESS Galashiels Transport Interchange, Galashiels, TD1 1BY; 10am - 1pm. Free. The workshop is designed for people who want to deepen their understanding of how Facebook can be used to boost customer

01835 818315

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12 SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING FOR CHILDREN

Duns Primary School, Duns, TD11 3AG; £2 per class. Wednesdays during term time. P1–3 (4–7 yrs) 15.45 – 16.30. P4+ (8 yrs +) 16.15 – 17.15. 01890

GALASHIELS STUDIO CLUB

Old Gala House, Galashiels, TD1 3JS; 7:30pm. Christmas Quiz Night. New Members and visitors welcome 01896 820023

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WREATH MAKING WORKSHOPS

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, TD7 5ET; Tues: 2pm-4pm; Wed: 6pm-8pm. £25 to include all materials and a hot drink & mince pie. Create your own Christmas wreath followed by a hot drink and festive treat 01750 22204

YOGA

The Yoga Mill, Galashiels, TD1 3AF; Pre-school family yoga for Under 5s: 11am-11.45am. Yoga for Pregnancy: 12-1pm. Call for full details

07960 566 556

YOGA (SUITABLE FOR ALL LEVELS)

Chaplaincy Centre, Melrose, TD6 9BS; 6pm - 7pm. Mats, blocks, etc provided. Please wear comfortable loose clothing 07960 566 556

SOUTER QUILTERS

Argus Centre, Selkirk, TD7 4EP; 7pm - 9pm. Annual fee £30, visitors £5. This will be our Christmas night, with something festive to sew and something festive to eat. 01750 21632

Please mention ‘borderevents’ when responding to an advert or attending an event 01750 725480

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Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso, TD5 7HL; 8:30pm - 11pm. free. Scottish tunes session; all welcome to join in or simply enjoy the music 01573 228769

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14 FESTIVE HIGH TEA

The Smiddy Restaurant, Ashkirk, TD7 4NU; Booking essential - all welcome 01750 32242

SANTA CLAUS VISIT

Rotary Club of Eyemouth & District. Cockburnspath: 4.30pm. Grantshouse: 4.50pm. Reston: 5.10pm

ST ABBS FRIDAY MARKET

The Ebba Centre, St Abbs, TD14 5PL; 10am - 3pm. Free indoor market selling local produce, locally made crafts, art, gifts and much more.

SANTA’S GROTTO

National Mining Museum Scotland, Newtongrange, EH22 4QN; 1pm - 4pm. £5 per child: includes ticket to meet Santa, gift, crafts and trailsheet.. Christmas would not be complete without a visit to Santa’s Grotto! 0131 663 7519

NORTHUMBERLAND THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS: THE LITTLE MAID WHO DANCED TO EVERY MOOD Kelso North Church, 42 Bowmont Street, Kelso TD5 7JH. 2.30pm. £5. Through song & dance, we follow our heroine on her journey to find her true place in the world. 01573 224 154

FRIDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

Jedburgh Baptist Church, Jedburgh, TD8 6DW; 7pm. Lively music, worship & bible study. Friday nights usually follow a series in a specific book in the Bible. All welcome

0754 258 9322

MELROSE MUSIC SOCIETY CONCERT

Melrose Parish Church, Melrose, TD6 9LJ; 7:30pm. Ben Schoeman, piano, will play music by J. S. Bach, Chopin, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. All welcome.

KELSO FOLK AND LIVE MUSIC CLUB

Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso, TD5 7HL; 8pm - 10:30pm. free. Acoustic music & song, both traditional & contemporary in a cabaret-style setting. Performers and audience welcome 01573 228 769

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15 SANTA CLAUS VISIT

Rotary Club of Eyemouth & District. Various locations in Eyemouth From 4.30pm until 6.50pm

ALL ABOARD THE ALPACA EXPRESS

Beirhope Alpacas, Hownam, Near Kelso, TD5 8AP; 10.30am & 1.30pm. Price includes refreshments and story time and gift from the Christmas tree!. Meet the Alpacas & friends, feed them treats & enjoy a mini alpaca trek hunting for Santa’s missing buttons. Booking essential - Tel 01573 440631

or email enquiries@beirhope.co.uk SANTA SPECIALS

Heatherslaw Light Railway, Etal, TD12 4TJ; £12 pp. Ticket includes return journey on the festive train, light refreshments and family visit to Santa with a quality gift for each child. Santa Specials at Heatherslaw Light Railway - fun for all the family. Trains run at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm

01890 820244 or 07887 845153. Book early to avoid disappointment! THE BORDERS BIG CHRISTMAS BASH

Springwood Hall, Kelso, TD5 8LS; 6:30pm. Single ticket £49 or table of 10 £490. Fizz, dinner, games and top UK Christmas Party Band “Last Call” Playing all the biggest dance floor & Christmas hits

Tickets: www.borderevents.com or call 01750 725480 CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT

Carfraemill, Near Lauder, TD2 6RA; 7pm. £30pp. 3 courses and coffee - and our resident DJ, you just need to bring some festive spirit and party shoes.

01578 750750

The Little Maid Who Danced To Every Mood Shows throughout December Friday 14th, 2.30pm - Kelso North Church Tel: 01573 224 154 Tuesday 18th,6.30pm - Etal Village Hall Tel: 01890 820777 Friday 21st, 3.30pm - Lilliesleaf Tel: 01835 870311 Thursday 27th, 3pm - Otterburn Memorial Hall Tel: 01830 520441

01750 725480

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December Events

CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT

The Border Hotel, Kirk Yethom, TD5 8PQ; 7:30pm. £28 pp - call to book. Prosecco and canapes on arrival followed by a three course festive menu, then a disco to dance the night away! 01573 420237

CHAPEL CAROL SERVICE

Abbotsford House, Melrose, TD6 9BQ; 2pm. Mince pies and festive drinks 01896 752043

A CHRISTMAS CONCERT

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16

Stow Church, Stow, TD1; 3pm - 5pm. £8; children free; buffet included. Gala Water Singers and their sparkling new junior choir create a seasonallythemed, joyful event. 01578 730289

SANTA CLAUS VISIT

ICE SKATING FOR EVERYONE

Rotary Club of Eyemouth & District. Ayton: 4.30pm. Burnmouth: 5pm. St Abbs: 5.45pm. Coldingham: 6.15pm

Border Ice Rink, Kelso, TD5 7SL; 2:45pm - 5:15pm. If you have young children U16 new to skating then come along early at 12.15pm and learn to skate

01573 224 774

ALL ABOARD THE ALPACA EXPRESS

Beirhope Alpacas, Hownam, Near Kelso, TD5 8AP; 10.30am & 1.30pm. Price includes refreshments and story time and gift from the Christmas tree!. Meet the Alpacas & friends, feed them treats & enjoy a mini alpaca trek hunting for Santa’s missing buttons. Booking essential - Tel 01573 440631

or email enquiries@beirhope.co.uk SANTA SPECIALS

Heatherslaw Light Railway, Etal, TD12 4TJ; £12 pp. See Saturday 15th for full details.

01890 820244 or 07887 845153. Book early to avoid disappointment! MORNING WORSHIP

Jedburgh Baptist Church, Jedburgh, TD8 6DW; 11am - 12:30pm. Free - all welcome. Family worship, gospel preaching and Sunday School for the kids. Afternoon Bible Class at 1.30pm. All welcome 0754 258 9322

MONDAY, DECEMBER 17 REIKI IN SELKIRK WITH ELLEN

Down to Earth Health, Selkirk, TD7 4LR; Feeling tired or stressed, have aches & pains or feeling out of sorts? Reiki can help you regain balance in your life Call for an appointment: 01750 82220 or

07762 965 458

THREE BRETHREN U3A CHRISTMAS PARTY Gala Rugby Club, Galashiels, TD1 3HE; 2pm. Tickets from: www.u3asites.org.uk/three-brethren. Entertainment and delicious food at our Christmas celebrations. All welcome

THE BRAIN HEALTH PROGRAMME WEEK 6/6 Down to Earth Health, Selkirk, TD7 4LR; 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Physical Activity-Increase blood to your brain & produce new cells linked to memory & emotions. Brain Training this week. 01750 778 704

or 07773 634 884

ROXBURGHE ATC

39 Castlegate, Berwick-upon-Tweed Tel: (01289) 332641

Specialist Baby Shop Clothing, toys & nursery goods From premature to age two Also stocking:

www.babysteps-shop.co.uk

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1716 Roxburghe Squadron, St Boswells, TD6 0AP; 7pm - 9:30pm. Age 13+. For anyone interested in Flying, Sports, Adventure Training, Camping, Water Sports and more! 07542 589 322

Borders Body & Mind Ltd Edinburgh Rd, Lauder Call: 01578 722 727

Beauty, hair, health and much more Evening appointments and gift vouchers available 01750 725480


GALA WATER SINGERS CHOIRS

Fountainhall School, Fountainhall, TD1 2SY; Children £1, Adults free 2 week trial then £50/year in 3 payments. Chidren’s Community Choir: 6.30pm7.30pm. Gala Water Singers Choir: 7.15pm-9pm. For all those who love to sing! 01578 730289

YOGA (SUITABLE FOR ALL LEVELS)

Chaplaincy Centre, Melrose, TD6 9BS; 5:15pm 6:20pm. Mats, blocks, etc provided. Please wear comfortable loose clothing 07960 566 556

NORTHUMBERLAND THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS: THE LITTLE MAID WHO DANCED TO EVERY MOOD Etal Village Hall, Ford & Etal, TD12 4TJ; 6:30pm. Adults £9, Concessions £6. Through song & dance, we follow our heroine on her journey to find her true place in the world. Tickets Etal Post Office

01890 820777

AME AIKIDO CLUB

Gattonside Village Hall, Gattonside, TD6 9NJ; 7pm - 8:30pm. New members welcome, non competitive martial art for all ages and abilities

0798 673 6717/0778 076 3156

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19 SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING FOR CHILDREN

Duns Primary School, Duns, TD11 3AG; £2 per class. Wednesdays during term time. P1–3 (4–7 yrs) 15.45 – 16.30. P4+ (8 yrs +) 16.15 – 17.15.

01890 830318 YOGA

The Yoga Mill, Galashiels, TD1 3AF; Pre-school family yoga for Under 5s: 11am-11.45am. Yoga for Pregnancy: 12-1pm. Call for full details

YOGA (SUITABLE FOR ALL LEVELS)

Chaplaincy Centre, Melrose, TD6 9BS; 6pm - 7pm. Mats, blocks, etc provided. Please wear comfortable loose clothing 07960 566 556

ROXBURGHE ATC

1716 Roxburghe Squadron, St Boswells, TD6 0AP; 7pm - 9:30pm. Age 13+. For anyone interested in Flying, Sports, Adventure Training, Camping, , Water Sports and more! 07542 589 322

BERWICK MALE VOICE CHOIR

St Andrew’s Church, Berwick-uponTweed, TD15 1EB; 7:30pm. £8. Annual Christmas Concert. Full of Christmas songs a night to remember. Come along and enjoy the fun. 01890 750874

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20 QUIZ NIGHT

Cross Keys Inn, Lilliesleaf, TD6 9JA; 7pm. All welcome! 01835 870554

TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSION

Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso, TD5 7HL; 8:30pm - 11pm. free. Scottish tunes session; all welcome to join in or simply enjoy the music 01573 228769

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21 ST ABBS FRIDAY MARKET

The Ebba Centre, St Abbs, TD14 5PL; 10am - 3pm. Free indoor market selling local produce, locally made crafts, art, gifts and much more.

SANTA’S GROTTO

National Mining Museum Scotland, Newtongrange, EH22 4QN; 1pm - 4pm. £5/child: includes ticket to meet Santa, gift, crafts & trailsheet. 0131 663 7519

07960 566 556

MENOPAUSE – A CHANGE TOO FAR!

Down to Earth Health, Selkirk, TD7 4LR; 8:30am - 1pm. Ease Hot Flushes, Sweats, Skin Dryness, Lowered Libido, Anxiety & Mood Swings so balance is restored naturally.

01750 778 704 / 07773 634 884 INDOOR ‘KURLING’

Coldingham Village Hall, Coldingham, TD14 5NL; 2pm - 4pm. This popular group meets fortnightly . No experience necessary. Great fun!

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December Events

NORTHUMBERLAND THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS: THE LITTLE MAID WHO DANCED TO EVERY MOOD Currie Memorial Hall, Lilliesleaf, TD6 9JD; 3:30pm. £10 Adults, £8 Children. Through song and dance, we follow our heroine on her journey to find her true place in the world 01835 870311

CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT

The Haining, Selkirk, TD7 5AA; 7:30pm. £8 from Scott’s Selkirk Shop or call 0782 164 8632. Traditional celebration of Christmas in words and music. 07821 648 632

CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT

Carfraemill, Near Lauder, TD2 6RA; 7pm. £30pp. 3 courses and coffee - and our resident DJ, you just need to bring some festive spirit and party shoes.

01578 750750

FRIDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

Jedburgh Baptist Church, Jedburgh, TD8 6DW; 7pm. Lively music, worship & bible study. Friday nights usually follow a series in a specific book in the Bible. All welcome 0754 258 9322

RSCDS DUNS & DISTRICT MONTHLY DANCE Volunteer Hall, Duns, TD11 3AF; 7:30pm. £6. Scottish Country Dancing to Marian Anderson and her band. All welcome 07969 770512

KELSO FOLK AND LIVE MUSIC CLUB

Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso, TD5 7HL; 8pm - 10:30pm. free. Acoustic music & song, both traditional & contemporary. All welcome. 01573 228 769

ROLLING HILLS FOLK CLUB: CHRISTMAS PARY Darnick Village Hall, Melrose, TD6 9AH; 8pm. BYOB. All ages welcome. Collection and raffle. Anything goes - bring your yuletide songs/music poems. Christmas jumpers are permitted!

07986 644661

THE RED HOT CHILLI PIPERS

Hawick Town Hall, Hawick, TD9 9EF; 8pm. Seated tickets: £32.50; Standing ticket: £29.50 (+ bf) . An ensemble consisting of pipers, guitarists, keyboards and drummers formed in 2002 - great night guaranteed! Tickets: www.borderevents.com

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CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT

The Border Hotel, Kirk Yethom, TD5 8PQ; 7:30pm. £28 pp - call to book. Prosecco and canapes on arrival followed by a three course festive menu, then a disco to dance the night away! 01573 420237

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22 ALL ABOARD THE ALPACA EXPRESS

Beirhope Alpacas, Hownam, Near Kelso, TD5 8AP; 10.30am & 1.30pm. Price includes refreshments and story time and gift from the Christmas tree!. Meet the Alpacas & friends, feed them treats & enjoy a mini alpaca trek hunting for Santa’s missing buttons. Booking essential - Tel 01573 440631

or email enquiries@beirhope.co.uk SANTA SPECIALS

Heatherslaw Light Railway, Etal, TD12 4TJ; £12 pp. Ticket includes return journey on the festive train, light refreshments and family visit to Santa with a quality gift for each child. Santa Specials at Heatherslaw Light Railway - fun for all the family. Trains run at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm 01890

820244 or 07887 845153. Book early to avoid disappointment!

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23 ALL ABOARD THE ALPACA EXPRESS

Beirhope Alpacas, Hownam, Near Kelso, TD5 8AP; See Saturday 22nd for full details. Booking

essential - Tel 01573 440631 or email enquiries@beirhope.co.uk

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Heatherslaw Light Railway, Etal, TD12 4TJ; See Saturday 22nd for full details. 01890 820244

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25

December Events

SANTA SPECIALS

or 07887 845153. Book early to avoid disappointment! MORNING WORSHIP

Jedburgh Baptist Church, Jedburgh, TD8 6DW; 11am - 12:30pm. Free - all welcome. Family worship, gospel preaching and Sunday School for the kids. Afternoon Bible Class at 1.30pm. All welcome 0754 258 9322

ICE SKATING FOR EVERYONE

Border Ice Rink, Kelso, TD5 7SL; 2:45pm - 5:15pm. If you have young children U16 new to skating then come along early at 12.15pm and learn to skate

01573 224 774

CHRISTMAS CROONERS

Victoria Halls, Selkirk, TD7 4LN; 7:30pm. Tickets: £19.50 from www.liveborders.org.uk. ‘Baby it’s Cold Outside’ - A romantic Christmas special. “Christmas Crooners” is jam packed with festive favourites

MONDAY, DECEMBER 24 ALL ABOARD THE ALPACA EXPRESS

Beirhope Alpacas, Hownam, Near Kelso, TD5 8AP; 12pm. Price includes refreshments and story time and gift from the Christmas tree!. Meet the Alpacas & friends, feed them treats & enjoy a mini alpaca trek hunting for Santa’s missing buttons.

Booking essential - Tel 01573 440631 or email enquiries@beirhope.co.uk COMMUNITY CAROL SERVICE

Hawick Town Hall, Hawick, TD9 9EF; 7pm. Charity collection . All welcome. Organised by Hawick Salvation Army.

CARFRAEMILL CHRISTMAS DINNER WITH SANTA

Carfraemill, Near Lauder, TD2 6RA; £75 per person for four courses with coffee. Children, up to age 10, have their own menu and pay half price (£37.50) and under 5s eat free. a very special menu with the finest, locally-sourced ingredients. Santa makes an appearance with gifts for little ones! To Book:

01578 750750

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27 FESTIVE FAMILY ICE SKATING

Border Ice Rink, Kelso, TD5 7SL; Sessions for all the family: 12.30pm-2.30pm & 2.45pm-4.45pm

01573 224 774

NORTHUMBERLAND THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS: THE LITTLE MAID WHO DANCED TO EVERY MOOD Otterburn Memorial Hall, Otterburn, NE19 1NP; 3pm. £9 Adults, £5 Children. Through song & dance, we follow our heroine on her journey to find her true place in the world 01830 520 441

PUBLIC SKATING ON SUNDAYS 2.45pm - 5.15pm also Thursday 27th & Friday 28th Dec 12.30pm-2.30pm & 2.45pm-4.45pm Sat 29th Dec: 2.45pm-5.15pm; Skating Disco 6pm-8pm

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28

HOGMANAY AT CARFRAEMILL

FESTIVE FAMILY ICE SKATING

Border Ice Rink, Kelso, TD5 7SL; Sessions for all the family: 12.30pm-2.30pm & 2.45pm-4.45pm

01573 224 774

ROLLING HILLS FOLK CLUB: TOMMY ASHBY Darnick Village Hall, Melrose, TD6 9AH; 8pm. Tickets £10 for this special event. Advance booking recommended. BYOB. All ages welcome. Guitarist and singer-songwriter extraordinaire - A brilliant musician who will provide a wonderful night to end the year 07986 644661

Carfraemill, Near Lauder, TD2 6RA; 7pm. £75 per person, and £37.50 for children under 12 years. An evening of lively ceilidh, wonderful local food and great company. Dance to the Ian Lowthian Ceilidh band To Book: 01578 750750

TUESDAY, JANUARY 1 NEW YEAR’S DAY PIE AND PINT

The Smiddy Restaurant, Ashkirk, TD7 4NU; Booking essential - all welcome 01750 32242

SKIPPINISH - LIVE IN GALASHIELS

Volunteer Hall, Galashiels, TD1 3JX; 8pm. £22.15 including booking fee. A night of the very best of contemporary Celtic Music 01896 661166

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29 FESTIVE FAMILY ICE SKATING

Border Ice Rink, Kelso, TD5 7SL; Festive ice skating for all the family: 2.45pm-3.15pm. Skating Disco: 6pm-8.30pm 01573 224 774

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30

Spittal Seaside Music & Arts Festival is looking for stall holders, food vendors and musicians for 2019

FESTIVE FAMILY ICE SKATING

Border Ice Rink, Kelso, TD5 7SL; Sessions for all the family: 12.30pm-2.30pm & 2.45pm-4.45pm

AUGUST 10th & 11th

01573 224 774

Berwick upon Tweed

RESTORES YOUTHFUL VIGOUR www.spittalisgreat.co.uk

MONDAY, DECEMBER 31 AULD YEAR’S NIGHT BUFFET EVENING

The Smiddy Restaurant, Ashkirk, TD7 4NU; Booking essential - all welcome 01750 32242

For more information email Mike Geener: events@spittalisgreat.co.uk

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Buccleuch Arms St Boswells 10% off food bill www.buccleucharmshotel.co.uk Tel: 01835 822243 Jammy Coo, Lilliesleaf Free regular coffee or tea with a main meal (one per person) www.jammycoo.co.uk Tel: 01835 870537 Quins, Galashiels Free tea or coffee when dining after 7pm. www.quinsofgalashiels.co.uk Tel: 01896 757004 The Fleece Bar and Kitchen, Selkirk Comlimentary bottle of house wine per table when having 2 courses. 1 Ettrick Terrace Tel: 01750 725501 The Lodge at Carfraemill, Nr Lauder 10% of food Monday-Friday. www.carfraemill.co.uk Tel: 01578 750750 Smiddy Restaurant & Bar, Ashkirk Complimentary coffee or tea when you purchase one of our home made sweets. www.smiddyashirkrestaurantandbar.co.uk Tel: 01750 32242

HEALTH & BEAUTY Down to Earth Health, Selkirk 10% off Food Intolerance Testing 39 Tower Street, Selkirk Tel: 01750 778 704 REIKI IN SELKIRK £10 off first appointment. Also £5 off for each introduction. Tel: 01750 82220

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Tile Style, Galashiels 10% off selected tiles, adhesives & grouts. Tel: 01896 750778 Turnbulls Shoe Repair, Selkirk 10% off all accessories, bags and wallets. High Street, Selkirk Tel: 01750 23337

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MARIE CURIE NEEDS YOUR HELP Marie Curie is appealing to the people of the Scottish Borders & the Lothians to help look after collection tins throughout the area Marie Curie needs more people to help manage collection tins We are looking for volunteers who can go around sites every 3-6 months to replace the full tin with an empty tin u Please get in touch today if you would like more information and can give up a few hours to help fund local care in your area u u

Every ÂŁ20 raised gives 1 hour of Nursing Care Please call Angela on 0131 470 2283 or email Angela.Davidson.3@mariecurie.org.uk Reg. Charity No. SCO 38731 & 207994

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borderevents November-December 2018 magazine  

What's On throughout the Scottish Borders and North Northumberland during November and December.

borderevents November-December 2018 magazine  

What's On throughout the Scottish Borders and North Northumberland during November and December.

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