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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

Poppy Appeal - Thanks for Support

Thanks to all who supported this annual collection. The sum of £749.91 was raised in the village. ... [more]

24/11/2016

Minutes of the Meeting of St Boswells Community Council of 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

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

St Boswells Village Hall Management Committee Meeting Minutes

St Boswells Village Hall Management Committee Meeting Minutes Tuesday 1st November 2016 at 7.00pm, Upper Hall 1. Welcome: Present: Kate Warner (Chair), Keith Farnish (Secretary), Carol Ball, Denise Brebner, Shenagh Ellershaw, Cliff Ellershaw, Ruth Drane, Lauren Purves, Bill Muir 2. Apologies Jennifer White (Treasurer), Shenagh Ellershaw 3. Approval of Minutes & Matters Arising Kate ... [more]

01/11/2016

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 Church Hall December 2016

ST BOSWELLS PARISH CHURCH USE OF CHURCH,VESTRY AND CHURCH HALL DECEMBER 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 Thurs 1st Dec 9.15am – 10.15am Pilates Church Hall Fri 2nd Dec 9am – 3pm Lunch Club Church Hall Sat ... [more]

01/12/2016

St Boswells Village Green Events 2017

St Boswells Village Green Events 2017 All dates for Car Boot Sales on St Boswells Village Green are now taken. No more applications can be accepted. Details of the events and their organisers will be displayed when they are available For bookings of the Green at St Boswells please enquire to St Boswells Community Council Secretary Allan Drummond e-mail community@donk.org.uk Please not ... [more]

01/11/2016

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]

26/04/2016

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

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 8th September First Full Meeting Wednesday 21st ... [more]

26/08/2016

CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR ST BOSWELLS AND MERTOUN

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28/05/2004

Services for Christmas 2016

Services for Christmas 2016 In addition to normal Sunday worship in our churches, we will celebrate the Christmas season with some additional events. we look forward to welcoming everyone to any of these. During special services, there will be an opportunity to make a donation to: Médecins Sans frontières (specifically for refugee camps) English Charity reg. No. 1026588. Sunday 4 December ... [more]

04/12/2016

St Boswells SWI

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

13/12/2016

Viper Swing at St Boswells Live

Saturday 17th December, 2016 Viper Swing A gypsy jazz band based in Edinburgh, Viper Swing effortlessly evokes images of 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s Paris with their fiery gypsy guitars, high-flying violin melodies, gravelly vocals and infectious rhythmic bass. Their repertoire includes works by the legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt, tunes from the Great American Songbook, other swing-era hits ... [more]

17/12/2016

Christmas Day in the Village

Festive Afternoon Tea in St Boswells Village Hall from 4pm till 6pm All welcome; young , old or in between, to spend some time together, particularly those who find themselves alone during the Christmas period. Local transport available. Please get in touch if you would like to come along or know someone who would appreciate this event. If you would like to help out with food or organis ... [more]

25/12/2016

Ceilidh Dance with Neil Hardie's Dance Band

Maxton & Mertoun with St Boswells and Newtown Churches are holding a Ceilidh Dance on Friday 20th January in St Boswells Village Hall. Dancing to Neil Hardie's Scottish Dance Band 8pm till midnight (Doors open 7.30pm). Tickets £11 (Hot Supper included) available in December. Booking essential on 01835 823286 Raffle - (1st prize £100 voucher for Chrysties Furnishing centre, Ha ... [more]

20/01/2017

St Boswells Church Coffee Morning

Saturday 11th February 2017 St Boswells Church Hall from 10am. Cakes, books etc Contributions will be much appreciated. ... [more]

11/02/2017

Gaelic in the Borders Talk

Thursday 16th February 2017 Talk by Dr Priscilla Scott: ‘Pioneering women in the early Gaelic movement, 1891-1914’ St Boswells Lesser Hall at 7.45pm £3 (£2 members), including tea/coffee and biscuits ... [more]

16/02/2017

Gaelic in the Borders AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the group will be held on Thursday 20th April 2017 in St Boswells Lesser Hall at 7.45pm ... [more]

20/04/2017

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 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

Minutes of the Meeting of St Boswells Community Council of 25th August 2016

St Boswells Community Council Minutes of Meeting 25 August 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, M Evans, R Parker, A Marks, J Pollock, S Pollock, E Reid, Councillor A Scott and 3 members of the public Apologies: Councillors Stewart and Brown, PC J Dawson, A Drummond, T Jackson an ... [more]

25/08/2016

Minutes of the Meeting of St Boswells Parish Community Council held on 7th July 2016

St Boswells Community Council Minutes of Meeting 07 July 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, A Drummond, R Parker, A Marks, J Pollock, S Pollock, D Black, And 3 members of the public Apologies: Councillors Scott and Stewart, M Evans and PC J Dawson Minutes of Last Meeting: O ... [more]

11/09/2016

Minutes of the Meeting of St Boswells Parish Community Council held on 26th May 2016

St Boswells Community Council Minutes of Meeting 26 May 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, A Drummond, R Parker, A Marks, J Pollock, S Pollock, D Black, M Evans and Councillor Stewart Apologies: Councillor Brown, R Lawrie, A Marks and PC J Dawson Minutes of Last Meeting: On ... [more]

26/05/2016

Minutes of the AGM 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]

28/04/2016

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

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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