the story of a forgotten Borderer, John Turnbull Thomson – a talk by David Lockie
Sunday 26th Feb, 2.30pm at Corn Exchange, Melrose.
Borders Family History Society have published Monumental Inscriptions for the parish of Edrom
CD version. 650 gravestones and memorials at Edrom churchyard, Indexed by Surname, First Names and Date of Death. Photographs of gravestones and memorials. Includes Hearth Tax, Pollable Persons of 1695, Militia List 1801, Militia Families Vouchers 1809, 1812,1813, War Memorial, Rolls of Honour and plans of the churchyard. Edrom School Admission Register 1868-1901 lists 918 individuals. Available from Borders Family History Society, 52 Overhaugh St, Galashiels, TD1 1DP Price £9.00 plus p&p
Unicycle 200 miles. Save The Children
Hello Im Ollie Green, last year I taught my self to ride a unicycle. Over 6 days starting on 10th April I will ride from coast to cost across the south of Scotland right through the Borders, I will stretch my journey over 200 miles, hoping to raise a total of £10,000 for I will Save The Children Syrian Crisis Appeal, i’ll do it unaided with no support. carrying a tent, sleeping bag and clothes with me. As much as this is for a very serious cause, I don’t think you can take anyone on a unicycle too serious, I’m hoping to make people laugh and smile along the way. I have a huge amount of training and fundraising to do, as well as allot of picking my self up after falling off
for more info don’t hesitate to get in touch
Please like and share my face book page and donate at my just giving page if possible
and re-opening after our Christmas & New Year break. The Research room at 52 Overhaugh Street, Galashiels will be open Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am – 4pm from Jan 10th. Appointments are available to book on Fridays until the end of Feb. We’ll be open again on Fridays in March. Our experts can help build up your family tree.
Just a few more days until our Research Room closes on Thu 15th Dec. Reopening on Tue 10th Jan 2017. We’ll be busy setting up our new bigger, brighter research room, indexing the Criminal records, transcribing MI’s and getting things ready for lots more research in 2017. Visit us at 52 Overhaugh St, Galashiels.
The awards ceremony to recognise the outstanding volunteering achieved in the Scottish Borders takes place on 14th February 2017.
Just to remind everyone that the nominations for Loving Our Volunteers close on 20 December, so please e-mail or post your completed form(s) back soon!
Volunteer Centre Borders
Tel: 01896 754041
The Heritage Hub in Hawick are holding a volunteer open evening on Thursday 8th December between 7pm and 8pm . Come along to find out more and enjoy a cuppa and a look around.
For more information contact The Heritage Hub on 01450 360699 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit our Research room at 52 Overhaugh St, Galashiels, TD1 1DP to find out more about your Borders ancestors – who were they? where did they live? Tues / Thurs 10am – 4pm or contact us through our website www.bordersfhs.org.uk
Bigger and better than ever this year! 25 stalls in the market and 3 venues around Gala town centre – Piazza in Channel Street, Douglas Bridge and Market Square. Crafters, Rotary tombola and Inner Wheel’s delicious crepes
Gala Rotary’s Christmas Shop Window Competition will be judged on Friday 25th. Hope to see some exciting displays!