LIVE Borders Super 6’s

#Shoutout 20:54 on Thu 18 May 2017 by Gala Fairydean Rovers   based in/near to ,

Calling all Border Amateur League Member Clubs 🗣

We cordially invite you to participate in the inaugural LIVE Borders Super 6️⃣’s

📅 Saturday 17th June
🏟 Netherdale, TD1 3HE

⏱ 11:00

💰£30 per team

A great day out for all the family 👨‍👧‍👧👩‍👧‍👧

Inflatable fun | Beat the goalie & more!!

#GETINVOLVED #Familyfun #SummerFootball

 

Divest Scottish Borders Council from Fossil Fuels

#Shoutout 15:27 on Mon 15 May 2017 by Borders Greens   based in/near to

Please sign and share this petition

Petition – Divest Scottish Borders Council from Fossil Fuels

be part of the Fossil Free UK Divestment Movement.

 

100 UK Divestment Commitments!

Amazing news – we’ve passed 100 #divestment commitments in the UK!It’s been incredible watching such a range of institutions – from universities, to faith, to health, to local government and pension funds – publicly commit to cut their ties with the fossil fuel industry, and see some of the incredible organising and campaigning that has got us there. And the movement is still growing.Share this video and help celebrate the efforts of the determined people everywhere who made this happen!

Posted by Fossil Free UK on Thursday, 20 April 2017

Facilities Assistant – Job Vacancy

#Shoutout 09:43 on Fri 12 May 2017 by Borders College   based in/near to , , ,

Location: Scottish Borders Campus

Salary £18,403 per annum pro rata

Part-time, Permanent – 15 Hours per week

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our team of Facilities Assistants.

Working as part of a team you will provide a wide range of services to support all users of the Scottish Borders Campus and all Borders College buildings and facilities.

For further information please click here for a copy of the job description and person specification. Application forms are available from the HR Department or can be downloaded above.

The closing date for applications is Friday 9th June 2017

Caddonfoot Parent and Toddler Group presents A GIN TASTING EXPERIENCE

#Shoutout 16:07 on Tue 09 May 2017 by Caddonfoot Parent and Toddler Group   , based in/near to ,

We are fundraising for our small group.

We have five of the best Scottish gins plus their complimenting garnish to taste on the evening.

We have one of the newest Orkney gins Kirkjuvagar, the Fife gin Eden Mills Original, The Botanist from Islay, Dunnet Bay’s Rock Rose and last but not least our own local Lilliards gin.

We will give you some information on the gins, what their tasting notes are and some other interesting facts about each gin.

We will have a bottle bar available with wines, prosecco, beer and cider also available.

There will also be an auction and raffle on the night too.

Come along, bring your gin loving friends and help support our small playgroup in the bargain.

Tickets are £12 each which includes the 5 tastings, tonic mixer and complimenting garnish and table nibbles. We are limited to 60 tickets and they are selling well, please get in contact for more information or to reserve your tickets.

Friday 26th May, St Peter’s Church, Galashiels. 7pm for a 7.30 start.

Join us for BJJ at Tweedbank ….. Wed 8-9pm

#Shoutout 07:58 on Tue 09 May 2017 by Kevin Hamilton BJJ   based in/near to ,

See my Page Here!

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art, combat sport system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting.

BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger, heavier assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the opponent. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments and in self-defense situations.

Since its inception in 1882, its parent art of Judo was separated from older systems of Japanese jujutsu by an important difference that was passed on to Brazilian jiu-jitsu: it is not solely a martial art, but it is also a sport; a method for promoting physical fitness and building character in young people; and, ultimately, a way of life.

If you are in the Borders and interested in giving BJJ a try then please visit my page here and consider popping by to The Training Station in Tweedbank Industrial Estate between 8-9pm on Wednesday & Friday Nights.

Many thanks for reading.  Kevin

William Collin & the Christina Craig: An Eyemouth Maritime Family Story from the Great War

#Shoutout 19:17 on Mon 08 May 2017 by Borders Family History Society   based in/near to ,

Sunday 28th May

Borders Family History Society AGM and Talk – “William Collin and the ‘Christina Craig’ An Eyemouth Maritime Family Story from the Great War” – a talk by Will Collin

Venue: Corn Exchange & Ormiston Institute, Market Square, Melrose, TD6 9PN

Time : 2.30pm

Celebrating Carers Week in the Borders

#Shoutout 15:03 on Mon 08 May 2017 by Borders Voluntary Care Voice   based in/near to ,

Carers Week logoCarers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges that carers face, and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

Borders Voluntary Care Voice and Borders Carers Centre hold an event each year to celebrate carers in the Scottish Borders. This year’s event will take place on Wednesday, 14th June in Melrose.

Family carers can sign up here.

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    Five miles north east of Earlston and just to the west of the village of Gordon, the surprisingly complete remains of Greenknowe Tower, also sometimes known as Greenknowe Castle, stand a hundred yards to the north of the A6105.

    From the gate the access path leads up a gentle slope and around to the entrance, as usual for a tower house this is placed in the easily defended angle between the main body of the tower and the wing containing the spiral staircase.

    Externally, Greenknowe Tower is in good condition, largely complete up to the original roof level, though part of one corner turret has collapsed at some point. The appearance of the tower is made all the more interesting by the use of red stone in parts of the structure, brightening up what would otherwise be a uniform grey. The tower would originally have been surrounded by a walled courtyard, and part of the courtyard surface can still be seen to its east.

    Internally the kitchen on the ground floor retains its vaulted roof, but from the first floor hall upwards the tower is open to the skies. The spiral stair can be followed up to a platform at the upper floor level in the stair wing.

    Greenknowe Tower was built in 1581 by a minor landowner, James Seton, and he lived here with his wife Janet Edmonstone. The lintel above the main entrance carries the date of construction, the shields of the Seton and Edmonstone families, and the initials IS and IE: the "I"s should be read for "J"s. The Seton family had owned land in the Parish of Gordon since marrying into the Gordon family: who in turn had been granted the estate by Malcolm II in 1018.

    In the 1600s the tower was purchased by the Pringle family of Stichel, one resident being the noted Covenanter, William Pringle. By 1850 it was no longer lived in, and in 1937 it was placed in state care by the Dalrymple family, who also contributed towards its consolidation. Today Greenknowe Tower is in the care of Historic Environment Scotland #LoveBorders

    *Thanks to undiscoveredscotland.co.uk for info & to Scenic Scotland for pic* ... See MoreSee Less

    Did you know........

Five miles north east of Earlston and just to the west of the village of Gordon, the surprisingly complete remains of Greenknowe Tower, also sometimes known as Greenknowe Castle, stand a hundred yards to the north of the A6105. 

From the gate the access path leads up a gentle slope and around to the entrance, as usual for a tower house this is placed in the easily defended angle between the main body of the tower and the wing containing the spiral staircase.

Externally, Greenknowe Tower is in good condition, largely complete up to the original roof level, though part of one corner turret has collapsed at some point. The appearance of the tower is made all the more interesting by the use of red stone in parts of the structure, brightening up what would otherwise be a uniform grey. The tower would originally have been surrounded by a walled courtyard, and part of the courtyard surface can still be seen to its east.

Internally the kitchen on the ground floor retains its vaulted roof, but from the first floor hall upwards the tower is open to the skies. The spiral stair can be followed up to a platform at the upper floor level in the stair wing.

Greenknowe Tower was built in 1581 by a minor landowner, James Seton, and he lived here with his wife Janet Edmonstone. The lintel above the main entrance carries the date of construction, the shields of the Seton and Edmonstone families, and the initials IS and IE: the Is should be read for Js. The Seton family had owned land in the Parish of Gordon since marrying into the Gordon family: who in turn had been granted the estate by Malcolm II in 1018.

In the 1600s the tower was purchased by the Pringle family of Stichel, one resident being the noted Covenanter, William Pringle. By 1850 it was no longer lived in, and in 1937 it was placed in state care by the Dalrymple family, who also contributed towards its consolidation. Today Greenknowe Tower is in the care of Historic Environment Scotland #LoveBorders

*Thanks to undiscoveredscotland.co.uk for info & to Scenic Scotland for pic*

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