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PROGRAMME 1 - 31 MAY


This year, in the Year of Young People, The Borders Science Festival is an ideal showcase to inspire an interest in science.

WELCOM E Once there was a small, but exciting, school-based programme of science discovery events, called The Borders Science Festival.

BANG!..

Six years later, the programme has exploded to a full fun and fascinating series of events and workshops throughout May which includes something for people of all ages!

On top of that, we at Live Borders, also work with the Scottish Borders Council Children and Young People’s Services to deliver another programme of events and workshops just for schools that is always a hit. Ewan Jackson, Chief Executive of Live Borders, comments: “In line with our mission to deliver a more creative, active and a healthier Borders, our annual Science Festival continues to grow participation in an amazing series of events. The Year of Young People is an excellent fit with the programme and we look forward to seeing people of all ages engaging in thrilling science events.” FAMILY FUN DAYS THEATRE

DISCUSSIONS AUTHOR EVENTS

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HARESTANES FAMILY FUN DAY

PLEASE NOTE: The events listing is correct at time of print

but it is recommended that details are checked on line at www.liveborders.org.uk/BSF18 for any unforeseen schedule changes.

• HARESTANES TIMETABLED EVENTS:

SMALL STORIES

HARESTANES COUNTRYSIDE VISITOR PARK, TRAVELLING STORYTELLER NEAR ANCRUM TD8 6UQ SATURDAY 12 MAY, 10AM - 3PM Join the Borders Science Festival at Harestanes and enjoy a fun-packed family day of science, including the following amazing activities:

In partnership with the Institute of Physics

• Dynamic Earth - Operation Earth • LoveScience - Fun science experiments • Live Borders - 3D Printer & Amazing Apps • Harestanes Rangers - Pond Dipping • SBC Rangers - Navigation activities • The Wildlife Information Centre Citizen Science • Newcastle University Street Science busking • Face Painting - Choose from lots of science themed designs! (face painting is £2.50 per person)

WHAT MAKES YOUR BODY WORK?

Get ready to have lots of fun and learn amazing facts! Drop in activities.

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FAMILY FUN DAYS STORYTELLING GAZEBO (COURTYARD)

10.30AM, 11.30AM, 12.30PM, 1.30PM, 2.30PM

Enter the magical storytelling gazebo! Enjoy stories, songs and learn super science facts!

Recommended for ages 3 - 5. Booking required.

with Gill Arbuthnott

EXHIBITION ROOM 10.30AM – 11.30AM Discover weird and wonderful facts about your body! You’re amazing-and gruesome! Recommended for ages 7+ Booking required.

THE WORM:

AN UNDERGROUND ADVENTURE! EXHIBITION ROOM 1.30PM – 2.30PM Join a fun and lively journey underground! Discover a family of friendly, musical worms and their amazing, colourful miniature world! Recommended for ages 3-7. Booking required. Admission £4 per person.

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SCI-FUN ROADSHOW

Presented by the University of Edinburgh

TAIT HALL, KELSO TD5 7BS SATURDAY 19 MAY, 10.30AM - 3.30PM Join the fun with this amazing mobile science centre. The SCI-FUN Roadshow offers an exciting collection of over fifty interactive activities – complete with fascinating explanations! Be a scientist and experiment with: seeing a hole in your hand; solving a crime; understanding why a twenty-pence piece is the shape it is; exploring animal tracks; making objects apparently roll uphill; and even using a spinning chair to introduce angular momentum! (Don’t worry, there’s no exam – you just have to concentrate on having fun!) There is also an array of illusions and problem solving activities to really get you thinking about how we understand the world around us. There’s plenty for all the family, including the challenge of the Power Bike! How much energy can you generate with cycle power? Pop in for a moment and stay for hours! Drop in activities


FAMILY FUN DAYS

DISCUSSIONS

WILTON LODGE PARK FAMILY FUN DAY

NANOKICKING

WILTON LODGE PARK, HAWICK TD9 7JL SATURDAY 26 MAY, 11AM - 4PM Join the Borders Science Festival at Wilton Lodge Park & enjoy a fun-packed family day of science, including the following amazing activities: • Dynamic Earth - Operation Earth • LoveScience - Fun science experiments • Live Borders - 3D Printing & Amazing Apps • Scottish Wildlife Trust - Get up close to Scotland’s incredible wildlife • Archaeology Scotland - Excavation dig pit and other activities including metal detecting • Newcastle University Street Science busking • Live Borders - Sports with a science twist • Face Painting - Choose from lots of science themed designs (face painting is £2.50 per person) Get ready to have lots of fun and learn amazing facts! Drop in activities.

• WILTON LODGE FAMILY FUN DAY AUTHOR STAR TENT EVENTS:

• WILTON LODGE FAMILY FUN DAY GO FLY YOUR KITE STAR TENT:

WHAT’S ABOVE?

GO FLY YOUR KITE! KITE MAKING WORKSHOPS

with Kate McLelland

11.30AM - 12.30PM Take a journey through different habitats – start gently in the tall grass of a meadow then zoom out over trees, cities, mountains and eventually into outer space! What animals will you meet on the way? Kate can also show you how to create some of the animals you meet! Recommended for ages 4 - 6. Booking required.

UNDERSTAND YOUR FOUR LEGGED FRIENDS! with Caroline Clough

2 - 3PM Join author and animal behaviourist, Caroline Clough, and find out about the weird and wonderful ways that animals behave and how we can better understand them! Do you have a question about the curious qualities of your cat? Or about the daft things your dog does? Then this is the event for you! Recommended for ages 7+ Booking required.

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11.15AM - 12.45, 1 - 2.30PM, 2.30 - 4PM Book your place on one of our Go Fly Your Kite Workshops and design and create your very own kite. You’ll even get the chance to fly it! The workshop leaders will be able to tell you all about the history of kite making and the role of gravity and aerodynamics in making your kite fly! Recommended for ages 7+. Booking required. Admission £8 per child (Accompanying adults free). Please arrive 10 minutes before your workshop starts to ensure your space and to ensure the workshop commences on time. Thank you!

Illustrated talk with Prof. Stuart Reid of The University of Strathclyde

MELROSE LIBRARY TD6 9PN WEDNESDAY 16 MAY, 7PM Professor Reid will discuss his role as coinventor of ‘nanokicking’, where precise nanoscale vibrations can be used to control the behaviour (and fate) of adult stem cells which can be used to grow bone in the lab from a patient’s own cells. Booking required.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF CLIMATE CHANGE:

MAKING SENSE OF THE ISSUES Illustrated talk by Peter Flannery

ANCRUM VILLAGE HALL TD8 6XH SATURDAY 19 MAY, 7PM Are you interested in climate change? Local writer and astronomy enthusiast, Peter Flannery, will explore our current understanding of climate change and what it might mean for the future. So, whether you believe it’s real or a Chinese Hoax, come along and learn more about the hottest topic of our time! Booking required.

THE JESUITS’ BARK: THE WAR AGAINST MALARIA Illustrated talk with Isabel Gordon

KELSO LIBRARY CONTACT CENTRE TD5 7JH WEDNESDAY 23 MAY, 2.30PM Malaria kills a child every 2 minutes. This is the story of the Cinchona tree and quinine. The discovery of quinine is considered the most serendipitous medical find of the 17th century and it remains an important anti-malarial drug almost 400 years after its effectiveness was first documented. Booking required.

CAN ANYONE GET FIT? Illustrated talk with Personal Trainer Gregor Cranston

PEEBLES LIBRARY EH45 8AG THURSDAY 24 MAY, 2.30PM Find out how science and sport have come together to help improve health and fitness in those who perhaps aren’t generally fit or who have health conditions. It is almost never too late to improve your health and fitness. Exercising with small steps in the right direction and knowing what that direction is, can help you progress. Booking required.

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TEXTILES’ ROLE IN HOSPITAL ACQUIRED INFECTIONS Illustrated talk with Dr Lisa Macintyre

HERIOT WATT UNI, GALASHIELS TD1 3HE WEDNESDAY 30 MAY, 7PM Join Dr Lisa Macintyre, Textile Lecturer at Heriot Watt University, to discover the variety of medical textiles used and their potential role in transmitting hospital acquired infections. Booking required.

MAXWELL WITH MUSIC

Illustrated talk with musical interludes by Professor Tom Stevenson

COUNTY HOTEL SELKIRK TD7 4BZ THURSDAY 31 MAY, 7PM (INTERVAL 7.45) Professor Tom Stevenson, Chairman of the Museum of Communication in Burntisland, will present Maxwell with Music. Einstein declared this 19th century Scottish scientist as one of his four great predecessors in physics, the others being Newton, Galileo and Faraday. Professor Stevenson will describe Maxwell’s achievements. Booking required. Admission £7 per person.


THEATRE OSCAR’S AMAZING SPACE ADVENTURE by MOUSETALE PUPPETS

BOWHILL THEATRE, BOWHILL HOUSE, NEAR SELKIRK TD7 5ET SUNDAY 6 MAY, 3PM Oscar is an inquisitive young mouse who loves adventures, so, when a mysterious object lands in the garden shed, he can’t help investigating and soon finds himself on a bizarre intergalactic mission! Zimmy - a shy, green alien - has become stranded on Earth while searching the universe for Quagroon rocks. Can Oscar’s flair for problem-solving help him out of a jam? Join the two friends as they overcome their differences, learn all about the planets and the solar system, and finally face the Giant Ten-eyed Moon Slug on Planet Quagroon. Mousetale Puppets productions are well known for their vivid colours, catchy music and original songs. Ages 4+ and families (50 minutes).

DINOSAUR DETECTIVES! by CLYDEBUILT PUPPET THEATRE

THE EBBA CENTRE, ST ABBS TD14 5PH SATURDAY 12 MAY, 11.30AM Once upon a time enormous creatures walked the earth, creatures that became known in Victorian times as Dinosaurs. The Dinosaur Detectives follow a fascinating journey of discovery, fun and conflict surrounding the first fossil finds of Mary Anning, William Buckland and Gideon Mantel. A captivating and historical story combined with projection and shadow theatre create this fascinating world. After the performance, the audience will have the opportunity to look at, and handle, artefacts displayed on the Fossil Table and enjoy an interactive discussion. See a clip at https://vimeo.com/211748211 Recommended for ages 5 - 95 (1 hour) Booking required. Tickets £4.50 per personavailable at Ebba’s Bistro, Or email: ebbacentre@btconnect.com

Booking required. To book call 01750 22204 Or visit www.bowhillhouse.co.uk Admission £7 per person and £5 under 16s, Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £22.

AUTHOR EVENTS BRIGHT SPARKS!

Borders Youth Theatre with Ednam and Sprouston’s senior primary pupils

KELSO LIBRARY CONTACT CENTRE, IN THE GARDEN TD9 9QT WEDNESDAY 15 MAY, 2PM ‘Bright Sparks’ is an exploration of the particles and process involved when electricity is produced. It is very loosely based on ‘The Particular Particles’ by Carol Norris, which was first performed by Borders Youth Theatre as part of The Borrowers, Below and Beyond – Easter 2014. The senior pupils at Ednam and Sprouston Primary Schools have been working on the topic of Electricity and recently visited Torness Power Station. They have been working with a leader from Borders Youth Theatre to use drama to explain the unseen process behind a phenomenon which affects our everyday life and which we take for granted.

No booking required.

HISTORIC BREAKTHROUGHS IN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY: THE PART PLAYED BY BORDERERS with Elspeth Turner

PEEBLES LIBRARY EH45 8AG TUESDAY 1 MAY, 7PM Elspeth Turner will talk about the recently published Tweed Dales: Journeys and Evocations – exploring History, Folklore and Stories for the Heart of the Scottish Borders. Discover Border folk who made scientific breakthroughs which changed history. Booking required.

THE CREATIVE WRITING LABORATORY with Tom Murray DUNS LIBRARY CONTACT CENTRE TD11 3AU THURSDAY 3 MAY, 2 - 4PM HAWICK LIBRARY TD9 9QT WEDNESDAY 9 MAY, 6.30 - 8.30PM Enter the writing laboratory with award winning writer Tom Murray. Experiment with techniques that help you discover the optimum level of character, place and theme mixed in the creative test tube that tell the story you wish to tell. Beginners and experienced writers welcome. Booking required.

WILDLIFE MATTERS! with Polly Pullar

PEEBLES LIBRARY EH45 8AG THURSDAY 10 MAY, 2.30PM Polly Pullar is a writer, photographer and field naturalist with a passion for the natural world. Here, in an illustrated talk filled with humour, she will describe the birds, beasts and beautiful places that are of constant joy and inspiration in her life and work. Booking required.

OLLIE AND THE OTTER! with Emily Dodd

PEEBLES LIBRARY EH45 8AG SATURDAY 26 MAY, 10.30 - 11.30AM Ollie the Osprey loves to swoop into the water CORN EXCHANGE, MELROSE TD6 9PN and catch fish. But he needs to get better at with McNicol & Jackson TUESDAY 1 MAY, 7PM throwing them! If he can’t throw a delicious fish HAWICK LIBRARY TD9 9QT THE MCDONALD DRYBURGH ROOM, to Isla, she’ll never become his friend. Join author SATURDAY 5 MAY, 2 - 3PM MILLFIELD GARDENS, JEDBURGH TD8 6ER Emily Dodd for a journey through the Cairngorms THURSDAY 31 MAY, 7PM Meet the star of this chart-topping children’s book with Ollie and his helpful friend Rory the otter. Peter, previously a journalist with the Scotsman, series! Badger the Mystical Mutt - a loveable, Discover more about the loveable animals that will describe his research relating to the infamous toast eating dog with a heart of gold, dodgy live in the Scottish Highlands and why doing the Burke and Hare. Find out what happened magic skills and a peculiar time-travelling machine! things you love makes everything better... Recommended for ages 4-8 (children under 8 to Hare after Burke was hanged for their Recommended for ages 5 - 9. Booking required. accompanied by an adult please). Children under 8 accompanied by an adult. murderous crimes. Booking required.

BURKE AND HARE:

FACT & FICTION with Peter Ranscombe

BADGER THE MYSTICAL MUTT

Booking required.

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PUBLIC PROGRAMME SCOTLAND AND VENICE ALCHEMY FILM FESTIVAL INSTALLATION

HAWICK LIBRARY TD9 9QT THURSDAY 3 - SUNDAY 6 MAY, 11AM-6PM Featuring work by three young artists, each piece explores overlaps between art and science. Drop in.

ALCHEMY FILM AND MOVING IMAGE FESTIVAL VARIOUS LOCATIONS THURSDAY 3 - MONDAY 7 MAY TRANSMISSIONS: Features several films exploring what happens when humans and technology collide and what it means for our consciousness. DYSTOPIAN DISCO: Themes of ecological collapse and the dehumanising effect of tech. NOW FEMALE CHINESE CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS: Explores themes such as communication and relationships in the internet age and the limits of CGI imagery/simulation.

EXHIBITION: FROM THE LOOM TO WEAR SHAPEABLE TUBULAR TEXTILES FOR SEAMLESS FASHION Kang Hyun An

BORDERS TEXTILE TOWERHOUSE 1 TOWERKNOWE, HAWICK TD9 9BZ SATURDAY 7 APRIL - SATURDAY 2 JUNE Exploring how 2D woven fabrics can be transformed into 3D fashion using a tubular weaving technique. Seamless weaving fits the body, demonstrating how flexible this woven fabric can be. Kang Hyun An is a PhD student at Heriot Watt University in Galashiels. Drop in.

HAWICK COMMUNITY HYDRO

HAWICK LIBRARY TD9 9QT FRIDAY 4 - SUNDAY 6 MAY, 10AM - 5PM Information and models about the Hawick Community Hydro. Chat with representatives of the Hawick Community Energy Group Ltd. You can also find out details of the Borders Energy Agency event at the Heart of Hawick on 16th May. Drop in.

For full details and booking information please visit www.alchemyfilmfestival.org.uk/2018/ programme-2018/ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND BOOKINGS | 01750 726400 | WWW.LIVEBORDERS.ORG.UK/BSF2018

SIMON WATT SCIENCE INSTALLATION MIRROR TRAP! PEEBLES LIBRARY EH45 8AG

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Simon Watt is a biologist, writer, science communicator, comedian and TV presenter and is perhaps best known as presenter on the BAFTA winning documentary series Inside Nature’s Giants and the Channel 4 special The Elephant: Life After Death. Drop in.

SIXTY MINUTE STAR WARS A SHORT ROLEPLAYING GAME EXPERIENCE Live Borders

HAWICK LIBRARY TD9 9QT FRIDAY 4 MAY, 2 - 3PM & 3.30 - 4.30PM Book your place on one of two sessions, roll the dice and follow the adventure! Your group will play the part of heroes in a science fiction storyhow it ends is entirely up to you! Recommended for ages 10+ Booking required.

ANIMATION WORKSHOPS: TREE CLIMBING! BOWHILL, SELKIRK TD7 5ET ROBOT ADVENTURE! SATURDAY 5 MAY, 10AM - 4PM with Simone Russell

HAWICK LIBRARY TD9 9QT SATURDAY 5 MAY, 9.30AM - 12.30PM GALASHIELS LIBRARY TD1 3JQ SATURDAY 12 MAY, 9.30AM - 12.30PM PEEBLES LIBRARY EH45 8AG SATURDAY 19 MAY, 9.30AM - 12.30PM Design your own robot and bring it to life during this fun, creative, stop frame animation workshop. Ages 5-8 (bring a drink &

refreshments). Children under 8 accompanied by an adult. Booking required. Admission £6 per child.

PARANORMAL SCIENCE

Age 6+ £20 per hour session. Please Book at www.wildtreeadventurelimited.nutickets.com

HEDGEHOG WEEK! HAWICK MUSEUM, WILTON LODGE PARK TD9 7JL

MONDAY 7 MAY - SUNDAY 13 MAY Come and see a fantastic display and learn about hedgehogs! You can also meet a real live hedgehog at two short activity sessions. MONDAY 7 MAY 11AM - NOON FRIDAY 11 MAY 2 - 3PM

All ages. £1 per session. Booking required for the activity sessions. Please contact 01450 364747 or email hawickmuseum@liveborders1.org.uk

THE SCIENCE BEHIND GHOST HUNTING

Part of Hedgehog Awareness Week.

JEDBURGH CASTLE JAIL, TD8 6AS SATURDAY 5 MAY, 8 -11PM Join us for a night of excitement as we explain how science can be used to track the paranormal. You will be given training before going on a search with an experienced team member.

MAKE A KALEIDOSCOPE WORKSHOP

Age 12+ (under 16s accompanied by an adult). Booking essential. Admission £25 per person. Please contact 01835 864750 or email jedburghmuseums@liveborders1.org.uk

JEDBURGH CASTLE JAIL, TD8 6AS MONDAY 7 MAY, 2 - 3PM A chance to follow in the footsteps of Jedburgh’s Sir David Brewster and create your very own kaleidoscope! Drop in. £2 per person. Under 8s accompanied by an adult please.

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PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAINING WORKSHOP with Chris Bryant, Border Cycling

GALASHIELS LIBRARY TD1 3JQ FRIDAY 11 MAY, 6.45PM What separates the best from the rest? Chris Bryant of Border Cycling will present a workshop on key cognitive skills to develop when your competitors’ physical skills are similar to your own. Booking required. Ages 14+

SATURDAY RANGER CLUB: POND LIFE SURVEYING BOWHILL, SELKIRK TD7 5ET SATURDAY 12 MAY, 11AM - 1PM Fun activities for boys and girls who love the outdoors. Join the Bowhill Ranger for a look at the ecosystem in and around Bowhill Loch, recording what you find and examining different sites around the loch. Ages 6 + (over 8s can be left unsupervised). To book call 01750 22204 or visit www.bowhillhouse.co.uk Admission charge £5 per child. Booking recommended.


PUBLIC PROGRAMME SCIENCE WORKSHOP: ONE FOR THE GROWN UPS! with LoveScience

PEEBLES LIBRARY EH45 8AG TUESDAY 15 MAY, 7PM Why should children have all the fun? Science is for everyone! So, come on adults, roll up your sleeves and join Abbie Carr of LoveScience and get stuck into some amazing science experiments! Booking required. Admission £3.50.

BORDERS ENERGY AGENCY ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2018

SUNRISE WILDLIFE WATCH

BOWHILL, SELKIRK TD7 5ET WEDNESDAY 16 MAY, 5 - 7AM The early bird catches the worm! Join the Bowhill Ranger for an early morning wildlife watch followed by a delicious home cooked breakfast in the Minstrel Tearoom! Booking required. To book

call 01750 22204 or visit www.bowhillhouse.co.uk Admission £12 per person (includes breakfast).

ENERGY DRINK WORKSHOP Live Borders

3G ARENA, GALASHIELS TD1 3EY FRIDAY 18 MAY, 6.45PM Are you interested in the content of energy drinks, the impact these have on your body and how to make a healthier alternative? Then this workshop is for you. Booking required.

HEART OF HAWICK TD9 0AE WEDNESDAY 16 MAY, 9AM - 1PM Options for the pending Hawick Flood Protection Project to enable Hawick to generate WILTON LODGE PARK TD9 7JL more of its own energy. Please book: www. SAT 19 MAY - SUN 26 AUGUST eventbrite.com/e/hawick-opportunities-for-aDiscover the world of insects and wee beasties low-carbon-future-tickets-45188674542 in a fun, colourful and informative exhibition. Watch out for holiday activities too. Drop in.

MINIBEASTS AT THE MUSEUM

Part of Wilton Lodge Park Year of Wee Beasties.

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THE SCIENCE OF COLOUR

In partnership with the Institute of Physics

EASTGATE THEATRE EXHIBITION ROOM, PEEBLES EH45 8AD SATURDAY 19 MAY, 6.30PM You’ll never trust your eyes again after you’ve seen Dr Ben Craven use his favourite colour experiments to explore the world of colour vision. Find out how to make a black thing look white, how two lights can be the same but different and why we are all colour blind! Suitable for older children and adults. Booking required.

FESTIVAL OF MUSEUMS ACTIVITY DAY AND UGLY BUG BALL

HAWICK MUSEUM, WILTON LODGE PARK TD9 7JL SUNDAY 20 MAY, 12 - 4PM Join in the fun on the theme of insects and wee beasties with fabulous insect dress-up costumes. Make amazing antennae and wonderful wings. Themed face painting. Disco ‘Ball’ in Scott Gallery. Termite Tuck Shop! For families with children under 8. Admission £3. Booking advised. Contact 01450 364747 or email hawickmuseum@liveborders1.org.uk

NUTTY’S LITTLE SQUIRRELS:

BUG HUNTING

BOWHILL, SELKIRK TD7 5ET FRIDAY 25 MAY, 2 - 3 PM Join the Bowhill Ranger for woodland fun and games for toddlers and little ones (under 6s). This session will take a closer look at the creepy crawlies living in the Bowhill woodlands, followed by a chance to build a Bug Hotel! Booking recommended. To book call 01750 22204 or visit www.bowhillhouse.co.uk Admission charge £3.50 per child.

SIMON WATT’S FROGS AND FRIENDS! with Simon Watt

CORN EXCHANGE, MELROSE TD3 9PN FRIDAY 25 MAY, 7PM - Refreshments on sale THE HIPPODROME, EYEMOUTH TD14 5HS SATURDAY 26 MAY, 8PM - Bar will be open! The Ugly Animal Preservation Society’s professor of comedy, Simon Watt (Inside Nature’s Giants, The Infinite Monkey Cage) returns with his new adults-only stand up lecture Simon explores why frogs are better than most people he knows and how studying them has changed the world! Contains strong language Booking required. Admission £7 pp.

BORDER SEGWAY

BOWHILL, SELKIRK TD7 5ET SAT 26 MAY, 11AM - 4PM (every 30 mins) Explore Bowhill with locally based Border Segway. For ages 12 to 100. Sessions will have you whizzing around the estate on and off road for 25 minutes! Booking required. To book visit www.bordersegway.co.uk or call 07432 662 384. Admission £20 per person.

RANGER LED WALK:

WOODLAND ECOSYSTEMS AT BOWHILL

BOWHILL, SELKIRK TD7 5ET SATURDAY 30 MAY, 1.30 - 3.30PM Enjoy a guided walk around Bowhill estate. The walk will focus on the woodland ecosystems, their history, variety and management. Booking required. To book call

01750 22204 or visit www.bowhillhouse.co.uk Admission £6 per person.

PEEBLES ASTRONOMY SOCIETY

Visit the biggest telescope in the Borders at Kailzie Gardens! Look out for events starting in September and at next year’s Borders Science Festival! Exciting stuff!

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STROKE ASSOCIATION SELKIRK LIBRARY WED 9 MAY, 10AM - 1PM MELROSE LIBRARY WED 9 MAY, 2.30PM - 4.30PM EYEMOUTH LIBRARY TUE 15 MAY, 10AM - 12.30PM DUNS LIBRARY CC TUE 15 MAY, 2PM - 5PM GALASHIELS LIBRARY TUE 22 MAY, 10AM - 1PM EARLSTON LIBRARY TUE 22 MAY, 2PM - 4PM HAWICK LIBRARY THU 24 MAY, 10AM – 12.30PM KELSO LIBRARY CC THU 24 MAY, 2PM - 4PM PEEBLES LIBRARY THU 31 MAY, 2PM – 4.30PM INNERLEITHEN LIBRARY CC THU 31 MAY, 2PM – 4.30PM

Speak with a representative of the UK’s leading charity dedicated to stroke prevention. You can even get your blood pressure checked.

BOOKBUG SESSIONS HAWICK LIBRARY THU 10 MAY, 10AM (BABIES), 2.30PM DUNS LIBRARY CC MON 14 MAY, 11.15AM EYEMOUTH COMMUNITY CENTRE TUE 15 MAY, 2PM GALASHIELS LIBRARY THU 17 MAY, 10AM MELROSE LIBRARY FRI 18 MAY, 10AM (BABIES), 11AM KELSO LIBRARY CC FRI 18 MAY, 10.30AM PEEBLES LIBRARY CI TUE 22 MAY, 10AM EARLSTON LIBRARY WED 23 MAY, 10AM INNERLEITHEN LIBRARY THU 24 MAY, 10AM

Free,fun and friendly Bookbug sessions for wee folk. Some dates will include an Appiness session. Drop in.


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