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On June, 17 2011 by

Hawick Golf Club appoints its first PGA qualified golf professional – Keith Morgan.

There has been much to speak about on the Vertish Hill at Hawick Golf Club so far this year. The club has recently run a new membership initiative which has attracted over a hundred new members, which in current economic times is no mean feat. This is clearly a culmination of great efforts from many individuals from within the club to raise standards and promote the clubs facilities, and move the club firmly onto an upward spiral. The hard work put in by this year’s Captain Roddy McIntyre, & his vice Ryan Lyle along with the committee, have effectively helped raise the clubs profile with a number of new initiatives. Firstly the club rooms and Bar have had a complete makeover, where Roddy and several members gave their own time to create an environment where you can now relax and enjoy after round food and drinks, from the new superb […]

 

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On June, 04 2011 by

Freedom of the fairways – your pass to 21 Courses in the Scottish Borders

The game of golf can be traced back over 500 years to its origins in Scotland. The Scottish Borders covering some 1800 square miles of rolling hills, lush valleys and rugged coastline is a golfer’s paradise boasting no less than 21 courses from parkland to moorland to spectacular cliff top links courses. Each course in the Scottish Borders varies in character with features to stretch even the best golfers amongst us. They all however have a few common elements, stunning backdrops, an amazing welcome and great value for money.

 

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On June, 01 2011 by

Discover why walking is a good path to take

Discover why walking is a good path to take ‘Walking takes longer… than any other known form of locomotion except crawling. Thus it stretches time and prolongs life. Life is already too short to waste on speed’ Edward Abbey, “Walking” There is no better way to explore the Scottish Borders than by foot and here are some reasons why: 1. Everyone can do it – there are walks to suits all abilities, young or old within the Scottish Borders. ‘My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-three today and we don’t know where the hell she is’ Ellen DeGeneres 2. You don’t need expensive equipment – a good set of waterproof boots and jacket, a map and a little snack is all you need to get you started.

 

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On June, 01 2011 by

Your holiday cottage is ready to let but there’s one thing missing – Where are all the paying guests?

I have had a lot of enquiries recently from distressed owners of Scottish Borders holiday cottages that have had very few bookings. It is a really frustrating time for owners keen to see a return on their hard work when they are likely to have spent a huge amount of time and money getting their holiday cottage ready to let out. Unfortunately many people think that all they have to do is post it on a web site and the bookings will come rolling in. Sadly this is not the case and the hard work that was put in getting the holiday cottage ready initially has to continue with the constant promotion of your property.

 

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On May, 27 2011 by

It’s official – Walkers are Welcome in Jedburgh Scottish Borders

It is easy to see why Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders has been awarded a Walkers are Welcome designation. Jedburgh, a warm and inviting place with an intriguing history is surrounded by beautiful countryside and offers a wealth of walking opportunities to both locals and visitors alike. It is a community hell bent on expanding tourism in the area and with so many magnificent attractions that shouldn’t be hard to achieve.

 

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On May, 25 2011 by

A slower pace of life in the Scottish Borders – they even make their own snails.

Set amidst the breathtaking scenery of the Scottish Borders lies the historic market town of Jedburgh (known locally as Jethart) where a secret recipe received from a French prisoner of war and handed down over generations produces the local delicacy known as ‘Jethart Snails’. Jethart snails are small peppermint boiled sweets enjoyed worldwide and still hand made in the town today.

 

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On May, 22 2011 by

How to attract butterflies to your garden

Planting time How typical!! I have just received my delivery of cottage garden plants for our two self-catering properties at Mabel’s House in Morebattle and The Dromore in Jedburgh and it hasn’t stopped raining since! I always get a bit concerned when I see the packages and written in bold is the words ‘open immediately live plants inside’. It makes me feel that I need to do as instructed and get them into the ground urgently. I am going to resist the urge to do this this year as it also makes me less likely to give some thought into where each plant should go in order for it to reach its maximum potential and give the most pleasure. The other reason is I have just realised that I have run out of compost so a trip to B&Q is on the cards.

 

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On February, 09 2011 by

Scottish Borders Walking Festival 2011

The 17th annual Scottish Borders Walking Festival, the longest established walking festival in Scotland, returns to ‘Gods country’ in Hawick for 2011. You will be able to walk amoung the very hills that gave Hawick its name meaning ‘the settlement which is hedged around by the hills’ and where the sheep once grazed that provided the raw materials that built Hawick’s once world famous knitwear industry. The town itself has a proud and turbulent history

 

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On December, 21 2010 by

Wintry scenes from around the Scottish Borders.

Here are some wintry scenes from around the Scottish Borders, an area renowned for its outstanding natural beauty takes on an even more endearing appearance.

 

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On December, 17 2010 by

ASBO’s for Dogs?

Dog ASBO’s are to be introduced in the Scottish Borders next year according to a recent article in The Southern Reporter (Thursday 16th December 2010).

 

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