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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 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 by the s ... [more]

28/12/2006

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

Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of St Boswells Parish Community Council held on 28th April 2016

St. Boswells Parish Community Council. St. Boswells Village Hall. Thursday 28th April 2016. Minutes of Meeting – Annual General Meeting. D. Oliver advised the meeting of what to do in the event of fire. 1. Present: D Oliver, A Drummond, D Black, J Pollock, A Marks, M Evans, S Pollock, Cllr. J Brown and one member of the public. Apologies: R Parker. ... [more]

28/04/2016

Minutes of the Meeting of St Boswells Parish Community Council held on 28th April 2016

St Boswells’ Parish Community Council. Minutes of Meeting 28th April 2016 Lesser Hall, St Boswells’ Village Hall At 7.30pm. 1. D Oliver advised the meeting what to do in the event of fire. 2. Apologies: R Parker. T Jackson, Cllr. S Scott, Cllr. R Stewart. 3. Present: D Oliver, A Drummond, A Marks, J Pollock, S Pollock, D Black, M Evans, Cllr. J Brown, PC J Dawson, and one member of ... [more]

05/05/2016

Police Report for March 2016

The statistics are for March 2016 (the April 2016 statistics are not yet published). Once again I am happy to report that there has been few recorded Police incidents for the St Boswells area since the date of the last Community Council meeting in March. The new public survey entitled ‘Your View Counts’ was launched on 7 April. Information on this can be found on the Police Scotland website ... [more]

05/05/2016

St Boswells Village Week Committee Meeting Minutes 24th March 2016

St Boswells Village Week Committee Meeting Minutes 24th March 2016 Meeting information: Date: Thursday 24th March 2016 Time: 7.30pm Location: St Boswells Village Hall/Lesser Hall. Attendees: Suzan Bell - Chairperson Dawn-Carol Taylor – Secretary Isobel Brown – Pensioners Social Club Burnett Wilson – Pensioners Social Club Ali Collins – Nursery, Playgroup & Toddler Group Cat Cam ... [more]

24/03/2016

Minutes of the AGM of the Village Committee

Village Committee AGM Meeting Minutes St Boswells Village Lesser Hall on 12th November 2015 Agenda Welcome Apologies Approval of last minutes Matters Arising Chairpersons Review 2014/15 Treasurers Report Committee Stand down Election of Office Bearers Proposals from any new interested groups for 2016 AOB Set date for next open meeting. Attendees Suzan Bell - Chairper ... [more]

12/11/2015

Minutes of St Boswells Village Hall Annual General Meeting

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 Mem ... [more]

20/06/2015

Minutes of the Open Meeting of St Boswells Village Hall

St Boswells Village Hall Open Meeting Minutes Wednesday 3rd February 2016 at 7.30pm, Upper Hall 1. Welcome: Present: Kate Warner (Chair), Keith Farnish (Secretary), Jennifer White (Treasurer), Cliff Ellershaw, Denise Brebner (Embroiderers), Lauren Purves, Ruth Drane, Audrey Rae (Badminton), Bill Muir, Amanda Richard (Zumba) 2. Apologies: Sandra Thomas, Mark Douglas, Shenagh Ellersha ... [more]

03/02/2016

Changes to Church Newsletter for Maxton, Mertoun, Newtown & St Boswells

Newsletter Change Please note that after the next (July/August) issue of this newsletter, it will become a quarterly newsletter which will be published on the following dates: September/October/November 2015 - available Friday 28 August December 2015/January/February 2016 - available Friday 27 November March/April/May 2016 - available end April June/July/August 2016 - available end May ... [more]

01/06/2015

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 Parish Church - Use of Church, Vestry and Hall May 2016

ST BOSWELLS PARISH CHURCH USE OF CHURCH,VESTRY AND CHURCH HALL MAY 2016 PLEASE USE THIS CALENDAR FOR INFORMATION/TO FIND OUT IF A DATE/TIME IS FREE BUT YOU MUST CONTACT SANDRA THOMAS (TEL NO 823518) (OR LUCY SMITH IF SANDRA IS UNAVAILABLE – TEL NO 822425) TO MAKE A BOOKING SUNDAY 1st May 10.45 am Service Church Mon 2nd May 2pm - 4pm Art Group Church Hall Tues 3rd May ... [more]

28/04/2016

St Boswells Village Green Events

St Boswells Village Green Events 2016 Current Bookings March 2016 19th/20th March 26th/ 27th March April 2016 2nd/3rd April Sunday 3rd Tim Brown Walkabout Crafts/Time Events (07979321774) 9th/ 10th April 16th / 17th April Sunday 17th Cherrytrees Nursery ( D Osmond 01896 820123) 23rd / 24th April Sat 30th April May 2016 Sun 1st May Sun 1st School PTA (Cat Cameron) 7th ... [more]

22/03/2016

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]

26/04/2015

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

NEWS & REPORTS

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01/02/2015

Schedule for 132nd Newtown and District Flower Show

Schedule for the show on 21st August is now available in the usual outlets. ... [more]

22/05/2016

Royal Bank of Scotland Mobile Bank at St Boswells

RBS, 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. ... [more]

01/07/2014

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 2016 Bus Timetables via St Boswells Perryman's Buses First Bus Tweedbank to Edinburgh ... [more]

20/03/2016

"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 Do You Enjoy Photography ? Then you are more than welcome at Earlston Camera Club No matter what your skill level (no equipment necessary!) Guest Speakers and Presentations, Competitions, Tea Coffee and Biscuits Season membership £20 Under 18s Free Visitors welcome £2 per night Enrolment Night 7-30 pm on Thursday 3rd September First Full Meeting Wednesday 9th ... [more]

26/08/2015

CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR ST BOSWELLS AND MERTOUN

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28/05/2004

St Boswells Village Week 2016

4th June will be the starting date of this year's Village Week. ... [more]

04/06/2016

STILLHOUND + Angus Gunn

Saturday 4th June 2016 STILLHOUND + Angus Gunn St Boswells Village Week special! Village Week will be upon us, and to mark the occasion, we are enlisting the talents of two acts on the cusp of greatness, both from the arts collective Lost Oscillation. Fergus Cook, Laurie Corlett-Donald, Dave Lloyd and Cat Myers are the school friends that make up STILLHOUND. The Scottish four piece rel ... [more]

04/06/2016

Meeting of St Boswells Village Hall

Open Meeting: AGM Wednesday 22nd June at 7pm in the Upper Hall. ... [more]

29/02/2016

132nd Newtown and District Flower Show

The show this year will be held on Sunday 21st August in the Community Wing, Newtown St Boswells. Show opens at 2pm, Presentation of prizes at 4pm. Admission (at the door) £1, primary Children Free. Tea & Cake available (£1) A schedule is available from outlets throughout the villages. ... [more]

21/08/2016

St Boswells SWI

Tuesday 13th September Hands on marzipan fruit class with Carol Lawson Competitions:- 4 pieces of tablet A yellow item Hostesses:- Lyn Emond and Rachael Riddell Meetings in St Boswells Village Hall at 7.30pm Visitors Always Welcome £2 per meeting. ... [more]

13/09/2016

St Boswells SWI

Tuesday 11th October Hospitality Night with Talk by Nigel Brown, (our retired vet). Competitions:- An amusing four line poem An animal ornament Hostesses:- All members. Meetings in St Boswells Village Hall at 7.30pm Visitors Always Welcome £2 per meeting. ... [more]

11/10/2016

St Boswells SWI

Tuesday 8th November Hands on Christmas wreath making with Fiona Cameron, plus AGM. Competitions:- A home made Christmas decoration 3 x Shortbread biscuits. Hostesses:- Ann Hinton and Rosie Wilkinson. Meetings in St Boswells Village Hall at 7.30pm Visitors Always Welcome £2 per meeting ... [more]

08/11/2016

St Boswells SWI

Tuesday 13th December Christmas Meal to be arranged with a Secret Santa Costing not more than £5. ... [more]

13/12/2016

ARCHIVED ITEMS FROM ST BOSWELLS NEWS

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

18/03/2004

St Boswells Village Week Reviewed

ST BOSWELLS VILLAGE WEEK 2015 Despite the variable weather, everyone enjoyed a fun-packed week of excellent entertainment. The Village Week started off with a Coffee Morning, Tennis Family Fun Day and in the evening we were provided with a night of classical music at Boswells Live! On Monday, Jango Star succeeded in keeping a hall full of children and adults entertained with his juggling, magi ... [more]

09/06/2015

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 Parish Community Council held on 31st March 2016

St Boswells Community Council Minutes of Meeting held on 31 March 2016 Lesser Hall, St Boswells Village Hall at 7.30pm D Oliver advised the meeting of what to do in the event of a fire. Attending: D Oliver, A Drummond, R Parker, A Marks, J Pollock, S Pollock, D Black, M Evans, Councillor Stewart and 3 members of the public Apologies: Councillor Brown and PC J Dawson Minutes of Last ... [more]

31/03/2016

Minutes of the Meeting of St Bioswells Parish Communit Council held on 25th February 2016

St Boswells Community Council Minutes of Meeting of 25 February 2016 Lesser Hall, St Boswells Village Hall at 7.30pm D Oliver 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, M Evans, Councillor Stewart and 2 members of the public Apologies: A Drummond, K Hughes and PC J Dawson Minutes of Last Meeting: ... [more]

25/02/2016

Minutes of the Meeting of St Boswells Community Council of 28th January 2016

St Boswells Community Council Minutes of Meeting 28 January 2016 in the Lesser Hall, St Boswells Village Hall at 7.30pm D Oliver 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, M Evans, Councillors Stewart and Brown and 3 members of the public Apologies: A Drummond and PC J Dawson Minutes of Last Meeti ... [more]

28/01/2016

Minutes of the Meeting of St Boswells Parish Community Council of 26th November 2015

St Boswells Community Council Minutes of Meeting 26 November 2015 Lesser Hall, St Boswells Village Hall at 7.30pm D Oliver advised the meeting of what to do in the event of a fire. Attending: D Oliver, A Drummond, R Parker, A Marks, J Pollock, D Black, M Evans, K Hughes and 3 members of the public. Apologies: S Pollock, PC J Dawson and Councillor Stewart Minutes of Last Meeting: On ... [more]

26/11/2015

Minutes of the Meeting of St Boswells Parish Community Council of 29th October 2015

St Boswells Community Council Minutes of Meeting 29 October 2015 Lesser Hall, St Boswells Village Hall at 7.30pm D Oliver advised the meeting of what to do in the event of a fire. Attending: D Oliver, A Drummond, R Parker, A Marks, J Pollock, S Pollock, Councillor R Stewart, M Evans, Karen, PC Dawson and 2 members of the public Apologies: T Jackson, D Black, Councillors Scott and Brow ... [more]

29/10/2015

Minutes of the Meeting of St Boswells Parish Community Council of 24th September 2015

St Boswells Community Council Minutes of Meeting 24 September 2015 Lesser Hall, St Boswells Village Hall at 7.30pm D Oliver advised the meeting of what to do in the event of a fire. Attending: D Oliver, A Drummond, R Parker, A Marks, D Black, J Pollock, S Pollock, D Black, T Jackson, Councillor Brown and 1 member of the public Apologies: M Evans, Councilors Scott and Stewart Minutes o ... [more]

24/09/2015

Minutes of St Boswells Community Council Meeting held on 27th August 2015

St Boswells Community Council Minutes of Meeting 27 August 2015 Lesser Hall, St Boswells Village Hall at 7.30pm A Drummond (Acting Chair) advised the meeting of what to do in the event of a fire. Attending: A Drummond, R Parker, A Marks, M Evans and 3 members of the public and Councillor Stewart Apologies: A Gillan, T Jackson, K Hughes, D Black, D Oliver, J Pollock, S Pollock and Counci ... [more]

22/10/2015

Minutes of the Meeting of St Boswells Parish Community Council held on 25th June 2015

St Boswells Community Council Minutes of Meeting 25 June 2015 Lesser Hall, St Boswells Village Hall at 7.30pm D Oliver advised the meeting of what to do in the event of a fire. Attending: D Oliver, A Drummond, R Parker, A Marks, S Pollock, J Pollock, K Hughes and 2 members of the public and Councillor Brown Apologies: M Evans, Councillor Stewart, M Murray and A Gillan Minutes of La ... [more]

25/06/2015

Minutes of the Meeting of St Boswells Parish Community Council held on 30th May 2015

St Boswells Community Council Minutes of Meeting 30 May 2015 Lesser Hall, St Boswells Village Hall at 7.30pm D Oliver advised the meeting of what to do in the event of a fire. Attending: D Oliver, A Drummond, R Parker, A Marks, M Evans, S Pollock, J Pollock, K Hughes and 1 member of the public and Councilor R Stewart Apologies: T Jackson, Councilors Scott and Brown, Police Constable ... [more]

30/05/2015

Minutes of the AGM of St Boswells Parish Community Council held on 30th April 2015

St Boswells Community Council St Boswells Village Hall 30 April 2015 Minutes of Meeting – Annual General Meeting 1. D Oliver reminded the attending what to do in the event of a fire 2. Present – D Oliver, H Huddleston, R Parker, A Gillan, J Pollock, S Pollock, A Drummond, K Steel, G Watt, M Murray, Councillor R Stewart, M Evans, A Marks, K Hughes 3. Apologies – Councillor J Brown, Cou ... [more]

04/06/2015

Minutes of the Meeting of St Boswells Parish Community Council held on 30th April 2015

St Boswells Community Council Minutes of Meeting 30 April 2015 Lesser Hall, St Boswells Village Hall at 7.30pm D Oliver advised the meeting of what to do in the event of a fire. Attending: D Oliver, A Drummond, R Parker, A Gillan, A Marks, M Evans, S Pollock, J Pollock, K Hughes, M Murray, K Steel(retiring Treasurer) and 2 members of the public and Councillor R Stewart Apologies: T Ja ... [more]

30/04/2015

Minutes of meeting of St. Boswells Parish Community Council of 26th March 2015

St. Boswells Parish Community Council Thursday 26th March 2015 at 7.30pm in the Lesser Hall of the Village Hall Members of the Public welcome from 7.30pm MINUTES 1. What to do in event of Fire Leave by the nearest exit, gather at the bus station and do not re-enter the building until told to do so 2. Apologies: K Steel, Councillor R Stewart , E Watt 3. Attending: A Gillan, ... [more]

26/03/2015

St Boswells Parish Community Council Minutes of Meeting of 24th February 2015

St Boswells Community Council Minutes of Meeting 24 February 2015 Lesser Hall, St Boswells Village Hall at 7.30pm D Oliver advised the meeting of what to do in the event of a fire. Attending: D Oliver, A Drummond, R Parker, T Jackson, K Steel, 2 members of the public and Councilor R Stewart Apologies: Councilors Scott and Brown, Police Constable Dawson, A Gillan, E Watt and H Huddlest ... [more]

24/02/2015

Minutes of the Meeting of St Boswells Community Council of 29th January

St Boswells Community Council Minutes of Meeting 29 January 2015 Lesser Hall, St Boswells Village Hall 7.30 D Oliver reminded all present what to do in the event of a fire. Attending: D Oliver, Huddleston, A Drummond, A Gillan, R Parker, T Jackson, E Watt, K Steel, Constable Dawson and 2 members of the public, Councilor Scott, Councilor Brown Apologies: Councilor Stewart Minutes of ... [more]

10/03/2015

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

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

Five Parishes Paths Group

About the 5 Parishes Paths Group The Opening of the New Path at Newtown ... [more]

09/10/2003

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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