Emma Baker looks at a new project to give the women of Eyemouth new skills - and new friends, while Sandy McCracken explores the origins of some strange and spooky place names on the Solway coastline.
Sandy McCracken looks at efforts to restore a Border Reiver tower and turn it into a museum. Emma Baker reports on a flower-growing business in the south of Scotland which is championing home-grown blooms.
Fiona Armstrong meets Professor Ted Cowan, one of Scotland's foremost historians. They talk about the role of the Scottish in world history, why William Wallace is still the country's number one hero, and whether Scottish culture is dying out under a weight of American movies and television.
Sandy McCracken investigates what may have been an ancient Pictish kingdom in Dumfries and Galloway. Emma Baker visits a garden dedicated to bees, and Fiona Armstrong joins dragon boat racers on Loch Ken.
Emma Baker meets one of the region's top chefs to learn about the pick of local ingredients this spring, including wild garlic and nettles. Sandy McCracken sees the work of two wicker artists, including the famous wicker man.
Fiona Armstrong tells the story of WW1 "agony aunt" Mary Pennyman. Wives and mothers of soldiers from the King's Own Scottish Borderers would write to her for help in overcoming their grief, as well as advice on practical problems. Researchers are trying to find ancestors of the women who wrote these moving letters, now housed in an archive on Teesside.
Emma Baker investigates the huge boom in the popularity of artisan gins and craft beers, many of them made in the south of Scotland. Sandy McCracken reports on a new apprenticeship programme which gets youngsters using age-old traditional craft skills.
Border Life episode 143
Fiona Armstrong goes inside the Eskdalemuir Earthquake and weather centre, to find out how this lonely spot can eavesdrop on seismic activity across the globe. She hears how the equipment here is so sensitive that it can pick up atomic bomb tests and air crashes.
Emma Baker sees what's cooking in the kitchen of a successful catering school in the south of Scotland. Students are making meals for paying diners - so the pressure is on! Sandy McCracken reports on how an ancient knitting design is turning up in the latest fashion, and we hear how a Dumfries church is becoming a popular venue for classical music.