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Coldstream Guards received Freedom of Coldstream in 1968

On August 10, 1968, the Freedom of the Burgh of Coldstream was conferred on the Coldstream Guards, and 50 years later that ceremony will be remembered by a parade and civic reception in the town. Around 50 Coldstream Guards are expected to be present...

Saturday, 10:52 in Regional North East
 

Hidden epidemic of veteran suicides: SAS soldier’s story

A former member of the SAS from Scotland has spoken about his own experiences in the army ... to help raise awareness of veteran suicides. Colin Maclachlan (44) is backing a Johnston Press Investigation calling on the Scottish and Westminster...

Friday, 21:53 in Regional North East
 

18th century Boulle Commode restored to its former glory

Visitors to Bowhill House, Selkirk can take a closer look at an exquisitely decorated, newly restored commode. Designed by renowned French cabinetmaker to Louis XIV, André-Charles Boulle, the commode which dates back to the early 1700s, has reassumed...

Friday, 14:30 in Regional North East
 

School building upgrade

Chirnside Primary School is undergoing something of a facelift while the pupils and staff are enjoying their summer holidays. The 1937 Art Deco-style building is Category A Listed, the work of Edinburgh based architects Reid and Forbes. A year before...

Friday, 14:30 in Regional North East
 

Celebrating 30 years of twinning between Girvan and Torcy

South Ayrshire Provost has highlighted Girvan’s 30 years of twinning with Torcy in northern France, during which important friendships have developed between residents of the two towns. In a speech congratulating the twinning association on their 30...

Thursday, 18:59 in Regional North East
 

Young artists challenged to transform junk into artworks

Young artists across the Borders are called on to take part in ambitious Junk Art Challenge. Aspiring young artists are being challenged to take part in an exciting art project to design three sculptures entirely made of recycled materials. The...

Thursday, 16:54 in Regional North East
 

Hidden epidemic of veteran suicides: a mother’s story

A Scottish mum whose son was killed in Iraq in 2004 has given her support to a Johnston Press investigation into veteran suicides. Our investigation discovered that the number of UK veterans who tragically take their own lives each year is being...

Thursday, 16:54 in Regional North East
 

St Abbs is gearing up for its annual Lifeboat Gala Day

The annual St Abbs Independent Lifeboat Gala & Family Fun Day will once again be held on July 21. The lifeboat station will be open, manned by members of the voluntary crew, and Gala Day is a chance for supporters to see the facilities, get “up...

Thursday, 16:54 in Regional North East
 

Experience medieval life in Berwick this weekend

A living history display - Defending Berwick and the Border - takes place in Berwick this weekend (July 21-22). Berwick town hall and the ramparts beside Berwick Barracks will provide the splendid settings for medieval and Elizabethan period living...

Thursday, 16:54 in Regional North East
 

Burrell family life at Hutton Castle

As part of its £66 million refurbishment, the Burrell Collection’s curator is looking for help to identify former domestic staff employed by the Burrell family at Hutton Castle from 1920s -1940s. The Burrells are understood to have employed ten...

Thursday, 12:17 in Regional North East
 

Hidden epidemic of veteran suicides “smacks of cover-up”

The number of UK veterans who tragically take their own lives is being suppressed by the Scottish and Westminster Governments, a Johnston Press investigation has found. Figures for former service personnel taking their own lives – available to the...

Wednesday, 20:24 in Regional North East
 

Quarter of teens disregard warnings to stay away from railway lines

Alarming new figures reveal more than a quarter of teenagers confess to behaving in a way that could endanger their life on the railway – and one in admitted to walking along the railway line. The figures were revealed at the start of a new campaign,...

Wednesday, 10:27 in Regional North East
 

Cemetery safety checks continue

The aftermath of headstone testing in Borders cemeteries has been challenging for Scottish Borders Council but the work continues. In September they will turn their attention to cemeteries at Ayton, Duns (Preston Road), Old Eyemouth and Lennel “to...

Tuesday, 20:15 in Regional North East
 

Union Chain Bridge project

Conservation architects Spence & Dower LLP have been appointed to oversee the £7.3m project to restore the Union Chain Bridge over the River Tweed. The project was granted round one development funding of £360,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund;...

Tuesday, 20:15 in Regional North East
 

Berwick gymnasts enjoy success at Redcar event

A 250-mile round trip to Redcar proved worthwhile for members of the DC Gymnastics (Berwick) club. The club’s ‘away’ team of Ava Burgon, Imogen Meakin, Inara Viaene, Mercedes Wilson, Millie Sykes, and Tanya Seaton enjoyed success in a number of...

Tuesday, 17:02 in Regional North East
 
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