GUIDE 2019 / 20
Registration No SC243577 | Registered Charity No SC034227
THE HERITAGE HUB KIRKSTILE, HAWICK TD9 0AE 01450 360 699 firstname.lastname@example.org OPENING HOURS: Mon - Fri 09:30 - 16:45 Closed Sat & Sun
The Heritage Hub is home of the Scottish Borders Archive & Local History Service. It is an integrated archive and local studies service with a wide range of archives, publications, images and other resources relating to the history of the Scottish Borders. Facilities include a public reading room, an exhibition space and WCs. The building is fully accessible to all visitors.
EVENTS 2019-20 include: • W H Ogilvie 150th Anniversary • Alchemy Film Festival • Events planned around rugby archives
The Heritage Hub is a ScotlandsPeople Centre with unlimited access, for a daily fee of £15, to family history data including births, marriages and deaths, old parish registers, wills, census records 1841-1911, and a growing series of Valuation Rolls. Booking advised.
OLD GALA HOUSE
HALLIWELL’S HOUSE MUSEUM 9
SIR WALTER SCOTT’S COURTROOM
TWEEDDALE MUSEUM AND GALLERY 12
Innerleithen ST RONAN’S WELLS VISITOR CENTRE 16 Hawick
HAWICK MUSEUM 18
BORDERS TEXTILE TOWERHOUSE 22
CASTLE JAIL 26
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS’ VISITOR CENTRE 27
Coldstream COLDSTREAM MUSEUM 28 Kelso
LIBRARY ROOM 30
JIM CLARK MOTORSPORT MUSEUM 31
EXHIBITION ROOM 32
For more information please: Telephone 01750 726 456 Email email@example.com
www.liveborders.org.uk @LiveBorders @LiveBordersMG @LiveBorders Front Cover: Jim Clark Motorsport Museum (page 31). This page: Blue Pools, Liz Douglas, Old Gala House (page 7).
OLD GALA HOUSE Scott Crescent, GALASHIELS TD1 3JS t: 01750 726 456 / 01896 752 611 #OldGalaHouse
OPENING HOURS Sat 30 March - Fri 31 May Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00, Closed Mon & Sun Easter Sun 21 April 13:00 - 16:00 Easter Mon 22 April 10:00 - 16:00 Sat 1 June - Sat 31 August Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00, Sun 13:00 - 16:00
ADMISSION FREE – Donations welcome FREE car parking. Partial wheelchair access with stair lift to 1st floor exhibitions.
Closed Fri 14 & Sat 29 June
Sun 1 - Mon 30 September Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00 , Sun 13:00 - 16:00, Closed Mon Tue 1 - Thu 31 October Tue - Fri 13:00 - 16:00, Sat 10:00 - 16:00, Sun 13:00 - 16:00, Closed Mon
isit Old Gala House, a vibrant museum and gallery nestled in the heart of the busy Borders town of Galashiels. Learn the story of this historic house and the development of the town. Dating back to 1583, this impressive building has seen over 400 years of activity and bears the fascinating traces of historic change: the painted, wood-panelled ceiling dating from 1635 is a rare example of period decoration. The house hosts a vibrant programme of visual art, educational and local interest exhibitions and events throughout the season and also offers a café with free Wi-Fi, gift shop and gardens. Old Gala House is available for venue hire.
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Pick up an activity pack at reception to follow a trail that takes you around the displays and exhibitions of Old Gala House. £2 per pack.
OLD GALA HOUSE PRINGLE ROOM
4 Sat 30 March - Sat 18 May
Thomasâ€™s paintings are predominantly of the world around him, taking inspiration from Edinburgh to the Borders, from the towns to the woods, and the big skies over the Forth.
Sat 25 May - Sun 14 July
LINE IN THE LANDSCAPE
Jillâ€™s interpretation of a landscape typically emphasises an object or a line sketched, photographed or how Jill remembers the landscape. By working in this way, common perceptions of traditional landscape paintings are distorted and transformed.
Sat 20 July - Sun 1 September
ON THE PATH: A JOURNEY OF ARTISTIC ENDEAVOR 3 Linda Foster
Linda has a passion for watercolour and waterbased media. Her main influences are the wide sweeps of mountains, moorland and sea and looking at the details contained therein.
Sat 7 September - Thu 31 October
Montse Herrera Taking her inspiration from the existing relationship between landscape, the body, the feelings, and the memory, Montse tries to create an interaction and a dialogue between her art work, the viewers, and their own memories.
OLD GALA HOUSE MUSEUM ROOM
7 Sat 30 March - Sun 9 June
OLD GALA CLUB GOES TOâ€Ś THE OFFICE 5 A fascinating exhibition of photographs, ledgers, account books and office equipment donated to the Old Gala Club before the age of computers and calculators.
Sat 24 August - Thu 31 October
TOM SCOTT RSA
A selection of Tom Scott paintings drawn from the Scottish Borders Fine Art collection. Tom was a Scottish painter known for his watercolours of Selkirk and the Scottish borderlands, famously depicting the mountainous landscapes, unique architecture, and cultural history of the area.
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Sat 15 June - Sun 18 August
Working with clay allows a multitude of thoughts and ideas to develop at a fast pace to produce real, accessible art that needs no explanation to enjoy. Each piece in this series represents a journey of self-discovery, rebalancing, and reawakening, as a human, a woman and an artist.
OLD GALA HOUSE CHRISTOPHER BOYD GALLERY
Sat 30 March - Sat 5 May
FACETS - WASPS GROUP SHOW 8
FACETS [definition: separate elements of something many sided, particularly a cut gem] brings together the work of 12 artists based at WASPS Studios in Selkirk, who have diverse practices and approaches. Artists are Tim Anderson, John Berry, Felicity Bristow, Jim Douglas, Liz Douglas, Alex Hain, Rob Hain, Fiona Miller, Mary Morrison, Joy Parker, Colin Philip and Alan Richmond.
Sat 15 June - Sun 28 July
Lida Hatrick & Katharine Prentice A joint exhibition with two established local artists. Lida likes exploring the rich variety of the Scottish Borders landscapes looking at the nature of recollection and visual memory. Katharine has worked as a botanical artist for many years, with a focus on plants, lichens and trees in locations around her home and Berwickshire.
Sat 3 August - Thu 31 October
NORDIC BY NATURE: MODERN DESIGN AND PRINTS 11 A British Museum Partnership Exhibition The atmospheric aurora borealis, frozen landscapes and natural materials such as birch have long influenced designers and artists from Nordic lands. This exhibition features post-war design and prints from Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark that truly express the culture, nature and identity of the north. Image credit: Aukusti Tuhka (1895 - 1973), Aurora Borealis, 1917, woodcut print ÂŠ The Trustees of the British Museum. Reproduced by permission of the artist.
Sat 11 May - Sun 9 June
GALASHIELS STUDIO CLUB ANNUAL EXHIBITION 9 The Annual Exhibition of Galashiels Studio Club features the work of members, professional local artists and the winners of the Young Artist Award from Galashiels Academy. Landscapes, still life, portraits and abstracts will be featured in this exciting, varied exhibition which displays the talent of new and well-known Border artists.
OLD GALA HOUSE LAIRD’S ROOM
Sat 20 July - Sun 1 September
Primarily a landscape artist, Rachel Hunter starts with a random base of acrylic or poster paint before letting an image emerge, often relating to the landscapes and archaeology of Scotland. Rachel completes her pictures using pen, charcoal and pastel.
Sat 30 March - Sat 18 May
A fascinating look at the amazing geology and stunning fossils that make up the varied landscape of the Scottish Borders. Exploring the events that forged our land, to how Hutton discovered the ‘Theory of the Earth’ which shaped our current understanding of the physical history of the earth.
Sat 25 May - Sun 14 July
Award-winning watercolour artist Tina Holley is known for her painstaking detail and fascination with the effects of light on landscape, focusing on water, trees and atmospheres.
Sat 7 September - Thu 31 October
TEXT SEEDS AND RANDOM WEEDS 15 Cate Ryan
A commemorative exhibition for Keith ‘Rin’ Ryan, Cate’s late soulmate and inspiration. Cate is inspired by lost and found, people, place and time. New paintings, drawings and writing, using mixed media.
HALLIWELL’S HOUSE MUSEUM ROBSON GALLERY
HALLIWELL’S HOUSE MUSEUM Market Place, SELKIRK TD7 4BL t: 01750 726 456 / 01750 720 054 #HalliwellsHouse
ADMISSION FREE – Donations welcome
OPENING HOURS Sat 30 March Thu 31 October Mon - Sat 11:00 - 16:00, Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Wheelchair access via internal lift.
alliwell’s House Museum and Gallery is housed in the oldest surviving row of dwellings in Selkirk. This museum tells the story of the town’s ancient history with connections to William Wallace and the tragedy of Flodden as well as its more recent past. The internationallyrenowned Selkirk Common Riding is documented whilst other displays include a well-travelled trunk relating to the enigmatic adventures of world famous explorer, Mungo Park. The Robson Gallery hosts a vibrant programme of visual art and educational exhibitions throughout the season. Gifts, books and souvenirs are available in the ground floor shop.
FAMILY FUN TRAIL
Pick up an activity pack at reception to follow a trail that takes you around the displays and exhibitions of Halliwell’s House Museum. £2 per pack.
Sat 30 March - Sun 12 May
BOTH SIDES OF THE BORDER
Delphine de Castellane
These drawings and watercolors reflect Delphine’s experience of 25 years in the countryside in the Borders and latterly in Cumbria. Most of her work is painted directly, out of doors, a process which generates great attachment to her subjects.
Sat 18 May - Sun 7 July
THE BORDERS AND BEYOND
Michael A. Fitch
This exhibition by international award-winning photographer, Michael A. Fitch, encompasses works of photographs (many limited editions) prior to his moving to Scotland in 2014, and also those created after he discovered the beauty of this magical land. 9
HALLIWELL’S HOUSE MUSEUM ROBSON GALLERY
SIR WALTER SCOTT’S COURTROOM Market Place, SELKIRK TD7 4BT t: 01750 726 456 / 01750 720 761 #WalterScottCourtroom OPENING HOURS October April - September Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00 Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00 Closed Sun Sat 11:00 - 15:00 Sun 11:00 - 15:00 (May - August)
Sat 13 July - Sun 25 August
STRAVAIGING THE BORDERLANDS 3 Andrew Major
Stravaiging [Scottish; defintion: to wander about aimlessly]. An exhibition of paintings and ceramic work inspired by the artist’s wanderings in and around the Scottish Borders.
Sat 31 August - Thu 31 October
A CELEBRATION OF IMPERFECTION 4 Wood Neuk
A celebration of how irregular, gnarled materials can ultimately form gratifying pieces of furniture. Makers David Lightly and Ross Purves collaborate using locally sourced hardwoods.
ADMISSION FREE – Donations welcome
ir Walter Scott’s Courtroom is an iconic link to the great Scottish writer. In this building Scott sat as Sheriff, dispensing justice to the town of Selkirk for nearly 30 years. This building dates from 1804 and stands in the vibrant Market Place, next to the statue dedicated to Sir Walter who was affectionately known as The Shirra (Sheriff). Visitors will enjoy the reconstructed courtroom and be intrigued by accompanying tales of past crimes, punishments and lucky escapes. In addition to displays of personal objects that once belonged to the world-famous writer of great literary works including Rob Roy and the Waverley Novels, there are fascinating items from the Royal Burgh’s rich history. Due to the age and layout of the building there is no disabled access and several steps to negotiate from street level. Souvenirs, books and gifts are available at reception desk. Tour groups and school visits are welcome by pre-arrangement. Ettrick Terr
Closed to the public for local events Fri 26 April from 14:00 Thu 13 - Sun 16 June Sat 5 October
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SCHOOLS PROGRAMME 2019 PRIMARY & SECONDARY SCHOOL VISITS A member of our staff will help your pupils discover for themselves what life was like in an 1800s courtroom, by making them feel like they have stepped back in time. Focusing on crime, punishment, law and order this is ideal for school groups as there are plenty of hands on activities designed to stimulate and educate keen young minds. This service is available free of charge to pre-booked school groups. For more details or to book a school group visit please telephone: 01750 726 456.
FAMILY FUN TRAIL
Pick up an activity pack at reception to follow a trail that takes you around the displays and exhibitions of Sir Walter Scott’s Courtroom. £2 per pack.
EDUCATIONAL VISITS “WALKING IN THE SHIRRA’S FOOTSTEPS” This year we are offering combined visits to Sir Walter Scott’s Courtroom in Selkirk and to Abbotsford - the home of Sir Walter Scott. This memorable dual site experience is available all year to pre-booked school groups. A small charge per pupil applies for Abbotsford. For more details, or to book a dual visit, please telephone the Learning Officer at the Abbotsford Trust on: 01896 752 043.
TWEEDDALE MUSEUM AND GALLERY Chambers Institution, High Street PEEBLES EH45 8AG t: 01721 724 820 ADMISSION FREE â€“ Donations welcome #TweeddaleMuseum
TWEEDDALE MUSEUM CHAMBERS ROOM
OPENING HOURS Mon - Fri 10:30 - 12:30, 13:00 - 16:00 Sat 09:30 - 12:30, Closed Sun Closed Sat 22 June Closed over Christmas/New Year period
2019 CREATIVE PEEBLES FESTIVAL Fri 23 August - Sun 1 September Tweeddale Museum and Gallery will be taking part in the Open Galleries Evening: Fri 23 August 18:00 - 21:00 Additional extended opening: Sat 24 & Sun 25 August 13:00 - 16:00 Sat 31 August & Sun 1 September 13:00 - 16:00
Sat 27 April - Sat 18 April 2020
he Chambers Room forms part of the Peebles Library. For further information telephone 01721 726 333. The Chambers Institution was established by William Chambers, one of the founders of the famous publishing house W & R Chambers Publishers, in 1859. The Museum and Gallery present a lively programme of exhibitions in this historic building throughout the year. The Chambers Room houses the extraordinary friezes commissioned by William Chambers and also features exhibitions on the history of Peebles and the surrounding area.
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STORIES OF PEEBLES: OUR PEOPLE AND OUR PAST 1 Discover the history of our town through the places, people and objects in our collection.
TWEEDDALE MUSEUM MUSEUM ROOM
Sat 20 July - Sat 28 September
INTERTWINED: AND ALL AROUND THE FOREST GREW
In this new exhibition, two of Scotland’s leading textile artists Rose Campbell and Alison King take inspiration from the beautiful forests that surround the Border town of Peebles; tracing their ancient history through hunting and cultivation to their use in modern day mountain biking.
Sat 2 March - Sat 27 April
Discover how people have shaped our environment and the impact on our wildlife.
Sat 4 May - Sat 8 June
WEAVING ACROSS BORDERS
A collaborative exhibition between the Scottish Basketmakers Circle and the Northumbrian Basketry Group, showcasing the rich heritage of basket making that thrives today. From traditional baskets to contemporary pieces, the diversity of woven material and techniques displayed is both innovative and captivating and may surprise you!
Sat 5 October - Sat 30 November
PAS TIMES: CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF THE PEEBLESSHIRE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY 6 Exploring aspects of the rich archaeology of Tweeddale from the earliest human presence in the area, until the end of the medieval period. The Society has stimulated interest in Tweeddale’s archaeology and history; it encourages the recording and preservation of features of general historic and archaeological interest; and promotes wider awareness of the past.
Sat 15 June - Sat 13 July
PEEBLES CAMERA CLUB EXHIBITION: NEAR AND FAR
Photographs by members of Peebles Camera Club including landscape, nature, portrait and close-up photography. From the 2018 Beltane and around Scotland, to distant Antarctica and other interesting locations around the world.
TWEEDDALE MUSEUM THE GALLERY
Sat 6 April - Sat 18 May
TRUTH AND FICTION
Creative Space artists express their ideas sincerely and honestly in their art. However, watch out for the fiction and downright lies in their words!
Sat 8 December - Sat 1 February 2020
NARRATIVE ARKS IN PRINT AND SCULPTURE 7 Neil Stewart
Whether wrought in lino print or wood sculpture, each of Neil Stewartâ€™s pieces all have tales to tell. Some stories are all surface, while other meanings are hidden.
Sat 15 February 2020 - Sat 18 April 2020
OUR CHANGING HIGH STREET 8
From candlestick makers to coffee shops and eBay. We look at the changes in how we shop, from medieval times to today.
Sat 25 May - Sat 6 July
This series of paintings emerges from the landscape. The canvas has been laid out on mirky tracks, in burns and woodlands over several weeks or months, becoming saturated and immersed in the terrain. These marks are a template onto which painting, drawing and collage then evolve.
Sat 19 October - Sat 18 January 2020
HAMISH MACDONALD: THE PRINT COLLECTION 13 Hamish MacDonald
Sat 13 July - Sat 10 August
PEEBLES ART GROUP
Hamish MacDonald DA PAI (1935- 2008), Glasgow, Scotland. Hamish studied at Glasgow School of Art between 1963 and 1967. His broad, fluid style and bold palette place him directly within the continuing lineage of the Scottish Colourist tradition. In 2008 his youngest daughter Nicola took over Hamish MacDonald Fine Art Prints, which include Giclée and lithographic prints in various sizes, signed and estate stamped limited editions. The collection also includes luxury scarves and cushions which have been designed by Nicola and are based on her father’s art work.
The annual display of artwork by Peebles Art Group members and invited artists, covering a wide variety of subjects, style and media. Many are for sale at reasonable prices. An open entry exhibition.
Frozen Fields Arisaig, Hamish MacDonald.
Sat 17 August - Sat 12 October
RETURN TO ORIGINS
Allan Renshaw is at the forefront of artists facing up to the vast human-made ecological damage impacting our planet. His in-depth psycho-archaeological exploration of origins is producing dynamic paintings. They are his contribution to a more ecologically intelligent, nature-driven consciousness in humans.
TWEEDDALE MUSEUM WEDNESDAY WALKS
1 & 29 May, 26 June, 31 July, 28 August, 25 September, and 30 October A series of themed guided walks in Peebles focusing on local history and the museum’s photographic collection. All walks last about 90 to 120 minutes and are on relatively flat ground. Suitable for adults. Cost: £4 per walk Meet in the quadrangle of the Chambers Institution at 14:00. 15
ST RONAN’S WELLS VISITOR CENTRE
Wells Brae, INNERLEITHEN EH44 6JE t: 01896 833 583 #StRonansWells OPENING HOURS Mon 1 April - Thu 31 October Mon - Fri 10:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00 Sat & Sun 13:00 - 16:00
ADMISSION FREE – Donations welcome
Closed Wed 17 - Tue 23 July
oused in an historic spa with a permanent exhibition telling the story of Innerleithen and St Ronan’s Wells, describing their connections with the great Scottish writers Sir Walter Scott and James Hogg. The origins of the unique Cleikum Ceremonies held in July are also explained. The adjoining gardens provide a lovely area to relax with sculptures and picnic areas.
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Mon 1 April - Thu 31 October
From the curative properties of the ‘Wells’ to powering the mills, water has shaped the life of Innerleithen’s past. Discover the history of the textile mills, the railway and the people who made them possible with Innerleithen Community Trust.
Mon 1 April - Thu 31 October
A TRIBUTE TO BEES
The legacy of 100 years of the Peeblesshire Beekeepers’ Society. Discover the history of beekeeping including the work of local man Willie Smith, and the current challenges to bees around the world. 16
ST RONAN’S WELLS VISITOR CENTRE Wells Brae, INNERLEITHEN EH44 6JE
SUNDAY FAMILY EVENTS AT THE WELLS FAMILY FUN DAYS AT ST RONAN’S WELLS 26 May 30 June 28 July
25 August 29 September 13 October
Drop-in events for all ages. £2.50 for children. Adults donation. CONTACT US OR CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF THESE DROP-IN EVENTS:
01896 833 583 firstname.lastname@example.org
HAWICK MUSEUM SCOTT GALLERY
Wilton Lodge Park, HAWICK TD9 7JL t: 01450 364 747 e: email@example.com #HawickMuseum
OPENING HOURS Fri 29 March - Mon 30 September Mon - Fri 10:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 17:00 ADMISSION FREE – Sat & Sun 14:00 - 17:00 Donations welcome Wheelchair access to the Ground Floor and the Scott Gallery.
Closed Sat 8 & Sun 9 June Tue 1 October - Tue 31 March Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00 Closed Sat Sun 13:00 - 15:00
Closed over Christmas/New Year period
iscover a town’s treasures in a historic house set in beautiful parkland. Famous painters, motorcycle racing legends, nature displays, passionate collectors and local history. There’s always something new to see - our lively programme of art and museum exhibitions runs throughout the year. Also features - The Old Schoolroom, archaeology displays and gift shop.
Fri 8 March - Sun 2 June
DISCOVERING ANCIENT EGYPT 1 Bringing together fascinating objects and hidden stories from the collections of National Museums Scotland and Hawick Museum, this exhibition uncovers how ancient Egypt captivated Scotland over 200 years ago, as it still does today. Discovering Ancient Egypt is a National Museums Scotland touring exhibition. nms.ac.uk/egypttour
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Wed 3 & 10 April 10:30 - 12:00; Sun 5 May 14:00 - 15:30
ANCIENT EGYPT: FAMILY FUN CRAFTS AND EXPLORATION Booking advised. £3.
Sun 9 June - Wed 26 June
THE 1514 CHILDREN’S ART EXHIBITION Artwork on the theme of Hawick Common Riding - all created by local primary school pupils.
Sat 6 July - Sun 11 August
HAWICK ART CLUB ANNUAL OPEN EXHIBITION SPRING & SUMMER ACTIVITIES Join us for another season of fun Wednesdays. Watch for our programme after Easter. Highlights include:
Wed 24 July 11:00 - 12:00, 13:30 - 14:30
Get close to wee beasties - some nice, some a bit creepy! Booking advised £2.50.
Sun 20 October - Sun 1 March 2020
TOOLS FOR SURVIVAL:
A conversation between artists Jenny Pope, Liz Douglas and Felicity Bristow 3 The three artists will create new work that investigates ‘tools for survival’ with a specific focus on the rural environment of the Scottish Borders, using artefacts from the Hawick Museum collection and other relevant sources to question and challenge notions in a contemporary visual context.
Sun 18 August - Sun 13 October
New paintings by an artist who - though born in Singapore, schooled in Dunblane and a graduate of Goldsmiths College - now lives and works in the Borders.
Sun 8 March 2020 - Sun 10 May 2020
THE ART COLLECTION
A broad selection from our Fine Art Collection on show with works by well-known 19th and 20th century Scottish artists. 19
HAWICK MUSEUM ENTRANCE HALL
Sun 30 June - Sun 29 September
FREEMASONRY IN HAWICK 5
A look back at over 250 years of freemasons in Hawick. The exhibition traces the history of masonry in Hawick, with historic artefacts, and looks at some of prominent individuals of the town who were active masons.
Sun 6 October - Sun 8 March 2020
From toy cars to postcards, sports programmes to whisky, people love collecting. A chance to see peopleâ€™s collections - and to show your own. Exhibiting not only the collections of local people today but also some historical ones.
6 Until Wed 24 April
LIVING BEHIND THE WIRE INTERNMENT OF ENEMY ALIENS IN THE BRITISH EMPIRE 1914-1919 5 Stobs Camp near Hawick was not unique. Explore Stobs plus other camps in far flung places such as South Africa, India, Canada, Jamaica and Australia. Discover how German prisoners killed their time with culture, sport - and escape plans! The exhibition is generously funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council.
Sat 4 May - Sun 23 June
HAWICK COMMON RIDING EXHIBITION 6 Illustrated text panels and Common Riding objects from the museum collection tell the fascinating story of how events, culture, language and social evolution came to make the Common Riding of today.
HAWICK MUSEUM WATERFALL GALLERY
Sun 21 July - Sun 22 September
WHAT AM I LOOKING FOR?
Interesting, intriguing streetscape paintings including Border towns and Hawick.
Sun 10 March - Sun 5 May
Unique pieces made using Scottish hardwoods. Robin Runciman creates wall art, sculpture and furniture, working with the natural form to expose the beauty of the wood.
10 Sun 29 September - Sun 26 January 2020
MY VIEW THROUGH THE LENS
Ranging from local landscapes to places further afield, featuring many well-known locations, this selection of images from Hawick-born amateur photographer, Steven Crozier, is both evocative and colourful.
Sun 26 February 2020 - Sun 26 April 2020
Colin Philip ‘Umbra – the innermost and darkest part of a shadow, where the light source is completely blocked by the occluding body.’ Colin Philip’s work takes a walk in that innermost part to explore memory and myth.
Sun 12 May - Sun 14 July
A VIEW OF MY HeART
Stylised Scottish wildlife paintings on wood by a Hawick artist. Amanda likes wood as a painting surface as it allows for a completely different finish to canvas or paper.
BORDERS TEXTILE TOWERHOUSE 1 Tower Knowe, HAWICK TD9 9EN t: 01450 377 615 e: textiletowerhouse@LiveBorders1.org.uk #TextileTowerhouse OPENING HOURS Mon 1 April - Thu 31 October Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:30 Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Wed 1 January, Thu 2 January
Fri 1 November - Tue 31 March Mon 10:00 - 16:00 Closed Tue ADMISSION FREE – Wed - Sat 10:00 - 16:00 Donations welcome Closed Sun Wheelchair access.
iscover the story of Border knitwear and tweed in a beautifully-restored 16th century towerhouse. Changing exhibitions showcase contemporary fashion and design. Our knitwear and tweeds have been adopted by the world - come and explore the unfinished story!
EDUCATION AND OUTREACH PROGRAMME Our programme operates all year with excellent facilities that provide education resources for organised visits and a designated lunch area for schools and groups.
CREATIVE TEXTILE EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS Last Thursday of the month 19:00 - 21:00
KNIT, NATTER & SEW NIGHT - AN EVENING OF CREATIVE RELAXATION To enquire about any of the above, please contact the Education and Outreach Officer on 01450 378 118.
The Secret Tower Room explores the building’s often turbulent history from its construction at the time of the Border Reivers. The Tom Scott Room shows paintings by the noted Scottish watercolourist (1854-1927). Our shop stocks a colourful range of textiles, crafts, gifts and books.
BORDERS TEXTILE TOWERHOUSE EXHIBITION ROOM
Sat 2 March - Sun 23 June
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BOUNDING AND MOON GAZING: HARES IN CONTEMPORARY TEXTILES
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The form, movement and character of hares have inspired the work in this exhibition. Hand-dyed, weathered and painted fabrics are embellished with hand and machine embroidery to create textiles for the wall. There is an opportunity to see Helen Cowans demonstrating her work in the Exhibition Room on Sun 23 June, 12:00 - 15:00.
BORDERS TEXTILE TOWERHOUSE EXHIBITION ROOM
Sat 29 June - Sat 24 August
A PASSION FOR TEXTILES
Sat 14 December - Sat 28 March 2020 2
Following on from the success of their 2018 exhibition at Borders Textile Towerhouse, the Eskdale and Liddesdale branch of the Embroiderersâ€™ Guild present their passion for textiles in a variety of stitching styles.
FORGOTTEN SHOPS OF HAWICK 4
In the days before supermarkets and the internet, the High Street and small streets of Hawick supported a huge variety of shops. This is a nostalgic look back at some of them, through old photographs and memorabilia.
Sun 1 September - Sat 7 December
THE WONDERS OF WOOL
The landscape, flora and fauna of Scotland provide inspiration for these vibrant felt art works and other wool felt creations.
BORDERS TEXTILE TOWERHOUSE CATWALK
Wed 16 Oct - Sat 14 March 2020
MADE BY PRINGLE
Mon 1 April - Sun 26 May
The FashionABLE project started at Burnfoot Community Hub in May 2018. This course enables people aged 15 and over to learn sewing and craft skills, while making new friends. The exhibition is a chance to see some of their work, including clothing made from scratch as well as upcycled garments given a new lease of life. FashionABLE image courtesy Parris Photography.
Sat 22 June - Sun 6 October
STYLED IN THE BORDERS 2019 6 Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the opening of Borders Textile Towerhouse, this exhibition gathers together examples of the best quality fashion and design coming out of the Borders in 2019. Styled in the Borders (Eribe image) ÂŠ Angus Bremner.
Pringle of Scotland was at one time the largest employer in Hawick, with a worldwide reputation. As part of the celebrations to mark the tenth anniversary of Borders Textile Towerhouse, we have drawn from the largest collection in our archives to chart the companyâ€™s design history in the 20th century.
BORDERS TEXTILE TOWERHOUSE 1 Tower Knowe, Hawick, TD9 9EN
WORKSHOP PROGRAMME 2019 Saturday 27 April 10:00-16:00 | £65 Willow Weaving – make a platter and lantern
Wednesday 8 May 13:00-16:00 | £35 Fair Isle Knitting
Wednesday 11 September 13:00-16:00 | £35 Big Knitting – make a cushion cover
Saturday 26 October
Saturday 27 July
10:00-16:00 | £45 A Woolly Wonder – felted artwork
10:00-15:00 | £35 Jacobean Crewelwork
Price includes all materials
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JEDBURGH CASTLE JAIL & MUSEUM
Castlegate, JEDBURGH TD8 6QD t/f: 01835 864 750 #JedburghCastleJail
JEDBURGH IN THE SWINGING SIXTIES
OPENING HOURS Mon 25 March - Sun 3 November Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:30 ADMISSION FREE – Sun 10:00 - 15:00
edburgh Jail looks like a grand castle, but inside it’s a different story! Visit the cell blocks, follow the prisoners’ stories and find out why some thought it was ‘the most comfortable jail in Scotland’. The jailer’s house is home to Jedburgh’s town museum. Audio tour, foreign language and children’s guides, audio-visual display on ground floor for wheelchair users.
Mon 25 March - Sun 3 November 1
Bob Mason Room, 1st Floor
A look back at a decade of great change - from fashion to the first man on the moon. What was life like in Jedburgh in the 1960s? Photographs and memorabilia give a flavour of the clothes, music, books and toys from this era.
ACTIVITIES Thu 25 July 10:30 - 12:00
CHILDREN’S CRAFT WORKSHOP Come and make a fairy house. Drop-in. £3
Licensed as a venue for weddings and civil ceremonies.
Thu 8 August 11:00 - 15:00
A chance to try your hand at the ancient sport of archery in the historical grounds of the Castle Jail. Drop-in. £3.
Tour groups welcome.
Thu 17 October 10:30 - 12:00
CHILDREN’S CRAFT WORKSHOP Cast
Come and make your own Halloween puppet. Drop-in. £3.
Mon 14 October - Sun 3 November
Returning with a range of spooky activities for all ages - from family ghost walks to taking part in a paranormal investigation. Contact us for further details.
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS’ VISITOR CENTRE
Queen Street, JEDBURGH TD8 6EN t/f: 01835 863 331 #MaryQueenofScotsHouse
EASTER BASKET MAKING FOR CHILDREN
OPENING HOURS Mon 25 March - Sun 3 November Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:30 Sun 10:00 - 15:00 ADMISSION FREE – Mon 4 - Sat 30 November Mon - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Thu 11 April 10:30 - 12:00
Booking advised. £3.
Thu 18 July 11:00 - 15:00
A chance to try the ancient sport of archery in the fine gardens around Queen Mary’s House. Drop-in. £3.
ary’s month in Jedburgh in 1566 was a turning point in her life. Discover the story of Scotland’s tragic queen through paintings, textiles and objects associated with her, in the 16th century tower house where, according to tradition, she lodged during her time here. Audio tour, foreign language guides, gifts, books and souvenirs. Audio-visual display on ground floor for wheelchair users. Tour groups welcome.
COLDSTREAM MUSEUM 12 Market Square, COLDSTREAM TD12 4BD t: 01890 882 630 #ColdstreamMuseum
OPENING HOURS Mon 25 March - Mon 30 September Mon - Sat 09:30 - 12:30, 13:00 - 16:00 ADMISSION FREE – Donations welcome Sun 14:00 - 16:00 The museum is fully accessible to all visitors.
Tue 1 - Thu 31 October Mon - Sat 13:00 - 16:00 Closed Sun
he Museum houses permanent displays exploring the history of the parish, burgh and its people. The Guards Gallery, tells the story of The Coldstream Guards at home and abroad from the 17th century to the present day. A varied programme of temporary exhibitions and related workshops and events are provided in the Courtyard Gallery. Facilities include; children’s indoor play area, courtyard with picnic table, shop and WCs with baby changing facilities. Unrestricted free parking in the Market Square. A programme of combined craft and family events takes place throughout the year. For details please contact the museum.
Mon 25 March - Sun 26 May
ART FOR ART’S SAKE
Coldstream Art Group
This exhibition by Coldstream Art Group is a celebration of paintings in various mediums, showing a variety of both different and interesting works.
Sat 1 June - Sun 25 August
RAG RUGS AND WALL HANGINGS 2
High Street Market Street
Margaret Kenny Tweed Street
This is an exhibition of recent work by Margaret Kenny who makes rag rugs and wall hangings using traditional techniques with an innovative twist.
Sat 17 August
WORKSHOP: LEARN HOW TO MAKE A RAG RUG 3
Learn some traditional techniques for making rag rugs using a variety of tools and fabrics. This is a fun and easy craft with almost limitless possibilities for individual creativity. All equipment and fabrics will be provided but please bring any material or tools you are keen to try. Please call the museum for enquiries and booking.
Sat 7 September - Thu 31 October
THE BERWICKSHIRE COUNTRY HOUSE 4
“Berwickshire was always said to have more mansions than any other county in Britain.” Between the mid-18th and late-19th centuries well over 100 country houses were built in this area. They included some of the grandest in Scotland by some of its most famous architects, but during the 20th century a quarter were demolished and many more converted to other uses. This exhibition traces the rise, decline and continued significance of ‘the Berwickshire country house.’
KELSO LIBRARY ROOM Kelso Library Contact Centre, Bowmont Street, KELSO TD5 7JH t: 01573 223 171
OPENING HOURS Mon 10:00 - 17:00 Tue 13:00 - 19:00 Wed 10:00 - 14:00 Thu 10:00 - 17:00 Fri 10:00 - 16:00 Sat 09:30 - 12:30 Closed Sun
ADMISSION FREE â€“ Donations welcome
pened in 1750, Kelso Library was one of the earliest municipal libraries in Scotland. The current premises were built in 1906 and now house the Library and Contact Centre.
Sat 25 May - Sat 28 September
KELSO BAKE OFF
Feast your eyes on essential baking artefacts from the museum collection and the story they tell of baking in times gone by.
Sat 2 November - Sat 29 February 2020
TIME FOR KELSO
Kelso Town Hall clock is a focal point of the town; this display will look at the history of the clock alongside artefacts relating to time in the museum collection.
JIM CLARK MOTORSPORT MUSEUM 44 Newtown Street, DUNS TD11 3AU t: 01361 883 960 #JimClarkMotorsportMuseum OPENING HOURS For admission and opening times, visit www.liveborders.org.uk
cotland’s first Formula One World Champion and one of the greatest racing drivers of all time. Zooming into summer 2019 is a brand new visitor attraction which is a must for motor racing fans and anyone looking for a familyfriendly day out. Celebrate the life and outstanding racing career of Jim Clark with an interactive experience showcasing his life in the Borders, his incredible career within the motor racing world and his reputation as a gentleman. Discover Jim’s cars and trophies, watch him race in films from highlights of his career while the racing simulator will allow you to jump into the driving seat. Take away a memento of your visit from the specially curated gift shop. A partnership between Live Borders, Scottish Borders Council, The Jim Clark Trust, The Jim Clark Memorial Trust and Heritage Fund.
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Assisted disabled access. Free on-street parking.
July - Sat 30 November
JIM CLARK: CHAMPION OF THE WORLD In 1963 and 1965 Jim Clark shot to fame winning two Formula One World Championships and the Indianapolis 500 miles race in 1965. Our first temporary exhibition in the new museum displays evocative images that recall these glorious seasons.
EVENTS Throughout the year a variety of special exhibitions and events will be hosted. School visits are also welcome as part of our educational program please contact the museum for details.
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DUNS EXHIBITION ROOM Duns Library Contact Centre, 49 Newtown Street, DUNS TD11 3AU t: 01361 884 114 (Museum Office) 01361 882 622 (Library) #DunsExhibitionRoom
ROBIN KENT: PORTRAITS
An artist in Duns, Robin Kent has been concentrating on portraits over the past five years. This will be his first solo exhibition www.robinkentartist.com.
Tue 30 April 18:45
OPENING HOURS Mon 10:00 - 17:00 Tue 13:00 - 19:00 Wed 10:00 - 13:00 Thu & Fri 10:00 - 17:00 Sat 09:30 - 12:30 Closed Sun
Sat 30 March - Sat 4 May
ADMISSION FREE – Donations welcome
uns Exhibition Room is located in the local Library Contact Centre. It provides a flexible space for local history and art exhibitions. A programme of combined craft and family events takes place throughout the year. For details please contact the museum office.
ROBIN KENT: THOUGHTS ON PORTRAITURE Robin Kent will be giving a talk about his approach to portraiture. £3.50 please book by calling the musuem office on 01361 884 114.
Sat 18 May - Sat 27 July
DUNS DINGS A
2019 marks the 70th, 75th and 95th anniversaries of Reivers Week, the Wynsome Mayde festival and old Duns Infirmary Week. This exhibition explores their origins and traditions through reminiscences, photographs and artefacts.
Sat 7 September - Sat 2 November
BERWICKSHIRE BOTANISTS 3
Enjoy a cup of tea, a kumquat or a Cox’s Pippin apple? Does your garden have a lawn or a rhododendron bush? You may be surprised to learn just how vital men and women from Berwickshire were to discovering and introducing many plants we consider common today. This exhibition tells the story of several of these explorers, biologists, gardeners and illustrators - and how their work has improved our appreciation of the natural world.
Sat 23 November - Sat 18 January 2020
Print-Making Art 2
Sylvia Quinn Home An exhibition by Border’s artist Sylvia Quinn Home using lino, woodcut, collagraph, glass and photo-lithograph plates.
INDEPENDENT MUSEUMS EYEMOUTH MUSEUM Auld Kirk, Market Place, EYEMOUTH TD14 5HE t: 01890 751 701 e: email@example.com OPENING HOURS Mon 1 April - Sat 2 November Mon - Sat 11:00 - 16:00, Closed Sun ADMISSION Adults: £3.50; Concessions: £3. Please note there is only wheelchair access to the ground floor permanent gallery.
iscover the history of Eyemouth and surrounding area and see how its people have lived through the ages by land and sea. The museum houses a unique tapestry worked to commemorate the centenary of the tragic disaster of 1881 when the community suffered the loss of 189 fishermen at sea.
ome and see how Thirlestane Castle has grown from a 13th century Border fort defending the south approach to Edinburgh to the fairy tale castle you see today. Thirlestane has belonged to the influential Maitland family throughout its long history - use your visit to track their role in Scottish history over the centuries.
CASTLE TOURS For more information on a bespoke tour of the castle especially designed for groups please check our Groups page on our website, or contact us at the details above. The castle is open for day visitors during the summer as well as being available for corporate events, large group and specialist tours throughout the year. For more information about bespoke tours with our experienced guides as well as catering options for groups, simply give us a call or drop our team an email and we can discuss what we can do for you.
THREE HILLS ROMAN HERITAGE CENTRE
The Ormiston, Market Square, Melrose TD6 9PN t: 01896 822 651 www.trimontium.co.uk OPENING HOURS
THIRLESTANE CASTLE LAUDER TD2 6RU t: 01578 722 430 e: firstname.lastname@example.org www.thirlestanecastle.co.uk
Mon 8 April - Thu 31 October Mon - Sat 10:30 - 16:30 Closed Sun The Museum can open by arrangement out of season and on Sundays. Please call: 01896 822 651.
ADMISSION Adult £2; Students £1; Family £5. A return visit by card within the year is free of charge.
Sun 28 April - Thu 3 October Sun - Thu 10:00 - 16:00 , Closed Fri & Sat
Schools and groups welcome - please call 01896 822 651 to enquire and book.
ADMISSION Castle and grounds access including superb picnic and children’s play area: Adults: £9.50; Children: £5.00; Seniors: £8.50 Family of 2 adults and up to 3 children: £25.00. Grounds only access: Adults: £4.00; Children: £2.00.
he face of Roman Scotland presented through amazing artefacts, coins and gems, telling the story of life on the Roman frontier. Trimontium is the site of a Roman fort and settlement that lies just outside Newstead, to the east of Melrose. The museum is the only one in
TRIMONTIUM ROMAN HERITAGE WALKS During our open season (April - October), we run a series of walks to the site of Trimontium, near Newstead. These walks are led by our expert volunteer guides who will relate the history of Trimontium as well as other points of interest along the route. The walk covers 8 kilometres (5 miles) of easy terrain, although stout footwear is recommended. We also run a series of guided walks to Old Melrose, which was a special place for the indigenous population, known by the Romans, and also the site of a Celtic Abbey. All walks depart and return from the museum in Melrose. For details and booking: www.trimontium.co.uk/trimontium-walks
TRIMONTIUM SPRING 2019 LECTURE SERIES: “An Eye on the Past” Scotland dedicated to the Romans, where visitors can experience what life was like for the people who lived in this outpost on the frontier of the Roman Empire. Many objects from the original excavations are on display, including tools used by soldiers to build the fort, remains of Roman glassmaking, examples of the pottery used by officers for dining, a replica cavalry saddle, replica armour, gaming pieces, and much more. One of the most fascinating items on display is the 228 silver coin hoard from Synton. The native population is not forgotten, and their way of life is explored, with examples of native pottery and a look at their impressive hill forts in the area. Each year a loan is arranged to highlight an aspect of Roman life, this year consisting of 15 pieces of the bronze Ruberslaw Hoard.
The Spring 2019 Lectures will be held on the following dates at 19:30 in Melrose Corn Exchange, unless otherwise indicated. More information on each event can be found at: www.trimontium.co.uk/events
The museum acts not only as a display telling the story of the fort and the people who lived in and around it, but also as a focus for the Trust’s many other activities: school visits, a meeting place for guided walks to the site of the fort, and as the venue for the series of spring and autumn lectures.
Thu 9 May THE MAKING OF A MODERN MUSEUM David Campbell, of renowned Campbell & Co (Skara Brae, Surgeon’s Hall Edinburgh, Biggar Museum, McManus Museum Dundee, Birmingham Museum, and many more) shares with us his vision for our Trimontium renovation project.
Plans are in an advanced state to renovate and hopefully extend the museum in 2020 to accommodate a range of new finds, many of which have been in store in Edinburgh since the groundbreaking excavations in the early 20th century by local amateur archaeologist James Curle.
Thu 25 April CORBRIDGE MUSEUM: TELLING THE STORY OF THE MOST NORTHERLY TOWN IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE - Dr Frances Macintosh, English Heritage Curator of Hadrian’s Wall and the North East, shares a wealth of experience in realising the splendid new Corbridge Museum and delivering the new ‘old’ Clayton Museum at Chesters Roman Fort. Thu 2 May THE VINDOLANDA TRUST: APPROACHING 50 YEARS - Barbara Birley, Curator of the Vindolanda Trust, and director of conservation at this stunning site, will give us the low down on the highs of an independent museum of international importance.
All welcome. Admission to lectures is by donation. For information on our forthcoming October 2019 lecture series and for any other enquiries please check our website: www.trimontium.co.uk
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