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St Boswells News and Calendar

Calendar of Events and Village News

Details of entries for this section of the site should be given as early as possible to the Old St Boswells Post Office who will pass them on, or if you wish material put into the calendar please contact us via the Contact page with your e-mail address and we will get back to you with an e-mail contact for the person who is maintaining the site. This rather devious method has been brought about b ... [more]

28/02/2018

Our Community - Be Safe, Be Secure

Links to articles on Home Safety and Security Maxton Community Safety Site Shut Out Bogus Callers Fuel Theft and Security - Police Advice Safer Winter Driving Xmas Tree Advice Be Safe at Christmas ... [more]

01/10/2015

Blythswood Care Shoebox Appeal - Thanks for Support

BLYTHSWOOD CARE SHOEBOX APPEAL Many thanks to all those who took the time to fill a shoebox for this year’s appeal and to those who collected them and delivered them to the Blythswood Care van. Thank you also to Mary from St Boswells who once again undertook to cover shoeboxes in exchange for a donation to Blythswood Care. A total of 42 filled shoeboxes together with 3 boxes of handed knitted ... [more]

26/11/2018

St Boswells Guild News

ST BOSWELLS GUILD NEWS Our Session started on 11th October with a Chrysanthemum Tea, when we discussed the speakers for the coming Session and the charities we hope to support. On 25th October, Ian Skinner gave us an interesting talk about his time as an evacuee in America during the Second World War. We enjoyed a display of artefacts from both world wars, provided by George and Elma Oliver. ... [more]

26/11/2018

Mainstreet Trading is Britain’s Best Small Shop of 2018

The Mainstreet Trading Company triumphs as Britain’s Best Small Shop of 2018 An independent bookshop, The Mainstreet Trading Company’s Bookshop & Café, has been named Britain’s Best Small Shop of 2018. The St Boswells-based bookshop, which this year celebrates its 10th year in business, was crowned the winner of the non-industry specific award after 25 retailers from a range of sectors w ... [more]

14/11/2018

St Boswells War Memorial Project Website

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11/11/2018

St Boswells Branch of Legion Scotland

ST BOSWELLS BRANCH OF LEGION SCOTLAND The above Branch is still in existence even although the club side of it had to close. We are looking for anyone who would like to become a member of this branch. Being a member means that if you have any problems, financial or social, then Legion Scotland can help you. On a wider scale, Legion Scotland hold many sports competitions, both indoor and out ... [more]

22/05/2018

St Boswells Community Council Minutes of Meeting on Thursday 28th June 2018

St Boswells’ Community Council Minutes of Meeting of Thursday 28th June 2018 Lesser Village Hall @7.30pm J Pollock advised what to do in the event of fire. Attending: J. Pollock, A. Frank, C. Strang, S. Pollock, A. Patterson, A. Marks, M. Barrie, Cllr. S. Hamilton and one member of the public. Apologies: W. Taylor, W. Burns, G. Tweddle, A. Drummond, Cll.r S. Scott, Pc. Entwhistle. Minu ... [more]

28/06/2018

SBC Resilience Groups

Resilience Groups Resilience Groups are an initiative to enable communities to better prepare, organise and respond to emergency situations such as severe weather, fire, power failure or other major incidents. How it works The initiative helps communities develop expertise and put in place Resilient Community Plans which will make them better prepared to cope with emergencies in a way which ... [more]

18/03/2015

St Boswells Village Green Events 2018

St Boswells Village Green Events 2018 Sunday 1st April Car Boot cancelled Sunday 15th April Car Boot cancelled Sunday 29th April Cherrytrees Nursery Doreen Osmond 01896 820123 / 07591985140 Sunday 13th May Friends of Mangu Richard Smart 07887360656 Sunday 27th May St Boswells Parish Community Council Allan Drummond 07776436668 Sunday 10th June St Boswells Tennis Club ... [more]

01/01/2018

St Boswells Gypsy Fair Information

St Boswells Gypsy Fair Information about dates of arrival and departure The official date of the Fair is the 18 July • If 18 July is a Monday – arrive Thursday 14 and depart Tuesday 19 • If 18 July is a Tuesday – arrive Friday 14 and depart Wednesday 19 • If 18 July is a Wednesday – dates to be agreed by Community Council and Gypsy Travellers Forum • If 18 July is a Thursday – arrive Wedne ... [more]

01/01/2018

Church Newsletter for Maxton, Mertoun, St Boswells and Newtown

A copy of the Church Newsletter for Maxton, Mertoun, St Boswells and Newtown can be accessed from the home page of this site. ... [more]

30/06/2014

Friends of Monteath Mausoleum

Help Save the Monteath Mausoleum at Ancrum Friends of Monteath Mausoleum ... [more]

04/11/2014

Scottish Borders Rock Garden Club

For details of the club and its meetings go to: Scottish Borders Rock Garden Club ... [more]

01/09/2015

St. Boswells Community Woodland

St. Boswells Community Woodland 12 April 2017 Update Following a review of the Community Woodland last July the Community Council formed a sub-committee led by Ralph Parker to look at rejuvenating and improving access into and through the Community Woodland. Since then volunteers have been busy. • Paths strimmed and cleared to improve access. • Pond cleared of weed – this will need to be a ... [more]

12/04/2017

NEWS & REPORTS

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01/02/2015

Mobile Banks at St Boswells & Newtown

Royal Bank of Scotland, having closed the Newtown St Boswells Branch, have arranged for the Mobile Bank - Morag - to call at St Boswells on Mondays between 2pm and 2.20pm. It will call at Newtown on Mondays and Thursdays, between 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Bank of Scotland's Mobile Bank will be at the Regional Offices, Newtown on Tuesdays and Fridays between the hours of 1pm and 3.15pm. ... [more]

01/12/2017

St Boswells Primary School Report Summer 2014

To read the report by Education Scotland Inspectors: Report June 2014 ... [more]

03/07/2014

Bus & Train Timetables Update

Timetables as of January 2017 Bus Timetables via St Boswells Border Buses Timetable First Bus Scotrail ... [more]

01/08/2017

"Old St Boswells" Republished

Old St Boswells by Jean Lawrie In 1974, Jean Lawrie published "Old St Boswells", an excellent book about St Boswells Parish including Old Melrose, St Boswells and Lessudden, its customs and traditions, travel, village roads and buildings, sports played, public health, the police and some notable people. It was printed in A4 format with thin card covers and 68 pages, but with no index ... [more]

25/10/2011

St Boswells Concert Band Photographs & Slideshow

Helen Robertson, assisted by son Gordon, has made a web archive of the photographs of St Boswells Concert Band which Martin Innes had collected and put into albums. As this web album has a limited life on line, those wishing to have a copy should download it into Picasa, a picture handling program which is available free by download from Google at Picasa 3 Download. Archive of Photographs of S ... [more]

04/04/2011

Walk It at St Boswells

Interested in Walking? Join the St Boswells or Newtown St Boswells Walk It Group! Walk It aims to help people become more physically active by attending low level and friendly walks. And it’s FREE! Why not join us? First Thursday of every month at St Boswells, meet at the bus station at 10am First Thursday of every month at 10am Meet at St Boswells Bus Station Join us for a ... [more]

12/04/2012

Earlston Camera Club

Earlston Camera Club Whatever your camera, whatever your experience, you are warmly invited to enjoy the work of guest presenters, learning from them and each other to improve the art of taking images for pleasure. Meetings are usually held at the Bowling Club, Station Road, (access off Oakbank Road) Earlston on alternate Wednesdays at 7.30pm www.earlstoncameraclub.co.uk Programme 20 ... [more]

26/08/2017

CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR ST BOSWELLS AND MERTOUN

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28/05/2004

Border Vintage Agricultural Association Meeting

Border Vintage Agricultural Association Meetings held in St Boswells Church Hall at 7.30pm. Thursday 20th December New members always welcome For further information telephone 07836 624245 ... [more]

20/12/2018

Whist Drive in St Boswells Village Hall

Friday 28th December A Whist Drive in aid of St Boswells Village Hall funds will be held at 7.30pm. Entry £2 includes supper. Contact: 01835 822305 ... [more]

28/12/2018

Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance

SCOTLAND’S CHARITY AIR AMBULANCE Come and enjoy old-fashioned hymn singing Sunday 13th January 2019 • 2.00pm St Boswells Church Charity No. SC041845 ... [more]

13/01/2019

Border Vintage Agricultural Association Meeting

Border Vintage Agricultural Association Thursday 17th January Meetings held in St Boswells Church Hall at 7.30pm. New members always welcome For further information telephone 07836 624245 ... [more]

17/01/2019

AmDram Meeting

Tuesday 24th January Meeting this evening in the Upper Room of St Boswells Village Hall at 7.30pm. This months topic is "Walls". ... [more]

24/01/2019

Ceilidh Dance

Maxton & Mertoun, Newtown & St Boswells Churches Ceilidh Dance with (Neil Hardie's Dance Band) Friday 1st February 2019 St Boswells Village Hall Tickets will be available in December ... [more]

01/02/2019

St Boswells Church Coffee Morning

ST BOSWELLS CHURCH COFFEE MORNING Saturday 9th February Church Hall • 10.00am Usual Stalls: Cakes, Bric-a-brac, Books etc. All contributions greatly appreciated. ... [more]

09/02/2019

ARCHIVED ITEMS FROM ST BOSWELLS NEWS

All items below have been kept here as reference for future use. ... [more]

18/03/2004

St Boswells Church Flower Festival

Additional pictures from the Arts, Crafts and Flower Festival 2013 ... [more]

31/08/2013

The St Boswells Primary School Golden Jubilee Bowl

Every child in St Boswells Primary School received a beautiful bowl, made at Smailholm Pottery to celebrate the School’s Jubilee. The bowls were funded by the St Boswells Parents & Friends Partnership and it shows the School name, logo and 1957 – 2007. ... [more]

30/06/2008

St Boswells Church Flower Festival in Pictures

Thanks are due to Blair Cummock for taking and supplying these pictures of the 2007 St Boswells Church Flower Festival for the website. Because of space limitations on the site, a selection has had to be made, and this has been done at random. Copyright is held by Blair. ... [more]

01/07/2007

The Big Project - A letter and Photos from Chogoria Hospital

A letter of thanks, with accompanying photographs, has arrived from Dr Alison J Wilkinson, Chief Medical Officer of Chogoria Hospital. News from Chogoria ... [more]

18/07/2006

Admiral Sir Henry Fairfax

Admiral Sir Henry Fairfax. Oh Saturday 22nd October the Melrose Historical Association marked the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar with a ceremony at Benrig Cemetery, St Boswells by the grave of local naval hero Admiral Sir Henry Fairfax. Admiral Fairfax (1837 – 1900) was in every respect heir to Nelson’s great victory in 1805 which ushered in a century of British supremacy at ... [more]

09/11/2005

Archived Community Council Minutes for St Boswells Parish

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10/04/2011

Minutes of the meeting of |St Boswells Community Council of 26th April 2018

St Boswells’ Community Council. Minutes of Meeting held on 26th April 2018. Lesser Village Hall @7.30pm. 1. J Pollock (Chair) advised the meeting of what to do in the event of fire. 2. Attending: M. Barrie, W. Burns, A. Frank, A. Marks, A. Patterson, J. Pollock, S. Pollock, C. Strang, W Taylor, G Tweddle. Cllr S Scott, Cllr S Hamilton. and three members of the public. Apologies: PC. J En ... [more]

28/08/2018

Minutes of the Meeting of St Boswells Community Council of 29th March 2018

St Boswells Community Council Minutes of Meeting Thursday 29 March 2018 Lesser Village Hall at 7.30pm J Pollock, Chair, advised the meeting of what to do in the event of a fire. Attending: D Oliver, R Parker, A Marks, J Pollock, S Pollock, A Drummond and Councillors S Hamilton and a Scott and PC Entwhistle and 6 members of the public Apologies: E Reid, D Black and Councillor Brown ... [more]

29/03/2018

Minutes of the Meeting of St Boswells Community Council of 22nd February 2018

St. Boswells Community Council Minutes of Meeting held on Thursday 22 February 2018 in the Lesser Village Hall at 7.30pm Chairman: J. Pollock advised the meeting of what to do in the event of a fire. Attending: D. Oliver, R. Parker, A. Marks, J. Pollock, S. Pollock, D. Black and Councillor S. Hamilton, and 4 members of the public Apologies: E. Reid, A. Drummond, P.C. Entwhistle and Coun ... [more]

22/02/2018

Minutes of the Meeting of St Boswells Community Council of 25th January 2018

St Boswells Community Council Minutes of Meeting Thursday 25 January 2018 Lesser Village Hall at 7.30pm J Pollock advised the meeting of what to do in the event of a fire. Attending: D Oliver, R Parker, A Marks, J Pollock, A Drummond, S Pollock, Councillor S Hamilton, E Reid and 5 members of the public Apologies: D Black and Councillors J Brown and S Scott Minutes of Last Meeting: ... [more]

25/01/2018

Minutes of the Meeting of St Boswells Community Council of 26th October 2017

St Boswells Community Council Minutes of Meeting Thursday 26 October 2017 Lesser Village Hall at 7.30pm J Pollock advised the meeting of what to do in the event of a fire. Attending: D Oliver, R Parker, A Marks, J Pollock, A Drummond, Councillor S Hamilton, D Black, S Pollock, E Reid and 3 members of the public Apologies: M Evans and Councillors J Brown and S Scott Minutes of Last ... [more]

15/02/2018

Minutes of the Meeting of St Boswells Community Council of 28th September 2017

St Boswells Community Council Minutes of Meeting Thursday 28 September 2017 Lesser Village Hall at 7.30pm J Pollock advised the meeting of what to do in the event of a fire. Attending: D Oliver, R Parker, A Marks, J Pollock, A Drummond, Councillor S Hamilton, D Black, PC J Dawson and 2 members of the public Apologies: E Reid, M Evans, S Pollock and Councillors J Brown and S Scott M ... [more]

28/09/2017

Minutes of the Meeting of St Boswells Community Council of 31st August 2017

St Boswells Community Council Minutes of Meeting Thursday 31 August 2017 Lesser Village Hall at 7.30pm J Pollock advised the meeting of what to do in the event of a fire. Attending: D Oliver, R Parker, A Marks, J Pollock, A Drummond, S Pollock, Councillor Scott, D Black, E Reid, PC J Dawson and 2 members of the public Apologies: Councillors J Brown and S Hamilton and M Evans Minute ... [more]

31/08/2017

Minutes of the meeting of St Boswells Community Council held on 29th June 2017

St Boswells Community Council Minutes of Meeting Thursday 29 June 2017 in Lesser Village Hall at 7.30pm J Pollock advised the meeting of what to do in the event of a fire. Attending: D Oliver, R Parker, A Marks, J Pollock, A Drummond, S Pollock, Councillor Scott, PC J Dawson and 3 members of the public Apologies: E Reid, M Evans, D Black and Councillors Hamilton and Brown Minutes of ... [more]

29/06/2017

Minutes of the Meeting of St Boswells Community Council of 25th May 2017

St Boswells’ Community Council Minutes of Meeting 25th May 2017. Lesser Village Hall At 7.30pm. J Pollock advised meeting of what to do in the event of fire. 2. Attending: A Marks, J Pollock, A Drummond, S Pollock, M Evans, Cllr. Scott, Cllr Hamilton. 3. Apologies: D Oliver, R Parker, E Reid, D Black, Cllr. Brown, P.C. Dawson. 4. Minutes of 27/3/17 Meeting: Approved –A Drummo ... [more]

25/05/2017

Minutes of the Meeting of St Boswells Community Council held on 27th April 2017

St Boswells Community Council Minutes of Meeting 27 April 2017 Lesser Village Hall at 7.30pm J Pollock advised the meeting of what to do in the event of a fire. Attending: D Oliver, R Parker, A Marks, J Pollock, A Drummond, S Pollock, E Reid, D Black, M Evans, Councillor Stewart and 2 members of the public Apologies: PC J Dawson Minutes of Last Meeting: Subject to the additional w ... [more]

27/04/2017

Minutes of the Meeting of St Boswells Community Council held on 30th March 2017

St Boswells Community Council Minutes of Meeting 30 March 2017 Lesser Village Hall at 7.30pm J Pollock advised the meeting of what to do in the event of a fire. Attending: D Oliver, R Parker, A Marks, J Pollock, A Drummond, S Pollock, E Reid, D Black, Councillors Stewart and Brown, PC Dawson and 2 members of the public Apologies: M Evans and Councillor Scott Minutes of Last Meeting ... [more]

30/03/2017

Minutes of the Meeting of St Boswells Community Council held on 23rd February

St Boswells Community Council Minutes of Meeting 23 February 2017 Lesser Village Hall at 7.30pm J Pollock advised the meeting of what to do in the event of a fire. Attending: M Evans, D Oliver, R Parker, A Marks, J Pollock, A Drummond, S Pollock, E Reid, D Black, Councillors Stewart and Scott and 2 members of the public Apologies: Councillor Brown and PC J Dawson Minutes of Last Me ... [more]

23/02/2017

Minutes of the Meeting of St Boswells Community Council held on 19th January 2017

St Boswells Community Council Minutes of Meeting of 19 January 2017 St Boswells Cricket Club at 7.30pm J Pollock advised the meeting of what to do in the event of a fire. Attending: M Evans, D Oliver, R Parker, A Marks, J Pollock, A Drummond, S Pollock, E Reid, D Black, PC Dawson and Councillor Stewart Apologies: Councillors Scott and Brown and PC J Dawson Minutes of Last Meeting: O ... [more]

19/01/2017

Minutes of the Meeting of St Boswells Community Council held on 24th November 2016

St Boswells Community Council Minutes of Meeting 24 November 2016 Lesser Hall, St Boswells Village Hall at 7.30pm J Pollock advised the meeting of what to do in the event of a fire. Attending: M Evans, D Oliver, R Parker, A Marks, J Pollock, A Drummond, PC Dawson, Councillors Stewart and 2 members of the public Apologies: E Reid, Councillors Scott and Brown, D Black and S Pollock Min ... [more]

24/11/2016

Minutes of the Meeting of St Boswells Community Council held on 27th October 2016

St Boswells Community Council Minutes of Meeting 27 October 2016 Lesser Hall, St Boswells Village Hall at 7.30pm J Pollock advised the meeting of what to do in the event of a fire. Attending: M Evans, D Oliver, R Parker, A Marks, J Pollock, S Pollock, E Reid, A Drummond, D Black, PC Hogg, Councillors Stewart and Brown and 3 members of the public Apologies: E Reid, Councillor Scott and ... [more]

27/10/2016

Minutes of the meeting of St Boswells Community Council of 29th September 2016

St Boswells Community Council Minutes of Meeting 29 September 2016 Lesser Hall, St Boswells Village Hall at 7.30pm J Pollock advised the meeting of what to do in the event of a fire. Attending: D Oliver, R Parker, A Marks, J Pollock, S Pollock, E Reid, A Drummond, D Black, PC J Dawson, Councillor R Stewart and 1 member of the public Apologies: Councillors Brown and Scott. Minutes of L ... [more]

29/09/2016

Village Week Committee AGM Meeting Minutes

Village Week Committee AGM Meeting Minutes Meeting Information Date: 09/12/14 Starting time 19:30 Ending time: 20:30 Location: The Rig, Jenny Moores Road Agenda: Welcome Apologies Approval of last minutes Matters Arising Chairpersons Review 2013/2014 Treasurers Report Committee Stand down Election of Office Bearers Feedback from any new interested groups for 2015 AOB Set date ... [more]

09/12/2014

St Boswells Village Hall Annual General Meeting Wednesday 10th June 2015

St Boswells Village Hall Annual General Meeting Wednesday 10th June 2015 Present: Robin Wild (Chairman), Jennifer White (Treasurer), Kate Warner (Secretary), Lorne Brown (Committee Member), Bob Renton (Committee Member), Keith Farnish (Committee Member), Mark Douglas (Committee Member), Euan Watt (Clerk of Works), Shenagh Ellershaw (Committee Member), Cliff Ellershaw, Bill Muir (Committee Memb ... [more]

10/06/2015

Village Week Committee Meeting Minutes May 2015

Village Week Committee Meeting Minutes Meeting Information Date: 5/5/15 Starting time 19:30 Ending time: 21:15 Location: Lesser Hall, St Boswells Village Hall Agenda: Welcome Apologies Approval of previous meeting minutes Matters arising Treasurer’s report Update on status of events in 2015 programme AOB Set date for next meeting Attendees Name Role Suzan Bell Chai ... [more]

01/06/2015

Nigel Sweeting Visits Chogoria

While visiting Kenya on Farm Africa business, Nigel took the opportunity to visit the hospital at Chogoria for which the Big Project provided a new laundry machine. Some of his photos are attached. ... [more]

27/10/2006

The Big Project - News from Chogoria

From Dr Alison J Wilkinson, Chief Medical Officer, Chogoria Hospital, Kenya To the Rev Bruce Neill. Dear Mr Neill I write with the warm and grateful thanks of all the Hospital Administration Team ... [more]

18/07/2006

Feedback from Nserester School for Orphans in Uganda

The e-mailed message from Nserester shows the handover of the first bicycles from Agrimart to the children of the school and a message from one of the girls who was given a bike.. This is where your generosity in supporting the project by buying the Boswells Bulletin has made all the difference to this particular girl. Message from Najjuma Josephine My Dad died when I was nine years old, my mo ... [more]

25/04/2006

Maxton & Mertoun Hat Night - Thanks & Photo Gallery

"Hat Night" Thanks to all who contributed, in any way, to this most enjoyable and successful evening which raised the grand sum of £377.55p for Maxton & Mertoun Kirk Funds. Ann Smith ... [more]

22/08/2004

Mertoun Kirk Flower Festival in Pictures

The Flower Festival held in Mertoun Kirk was a wonderful example of both skill and artistry. As a result of all the hard work, the magnificent sum of £1653 was raised. Well done to all concerned. The theme was "Country Skills and Trades", as represented on Mertoun Estate. ... [more]

04/08/2003

Hidden Talents 2003 - The Exhibition - See it On-line!

Congratulations to all the organisers and exhibitors who put together such a splendid exhibition. Thanks to all those who came, from far and near, to marvel at the outstanding display of talent on display, and take part in such a sociable event. The question is -"Why has so much talent been hidden away for so long?" For those who missed it, a taste of the quality and range of ... [more]

30/05/2003

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