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WATCH: Border Union Show returns to Kelso

One of the biggest events in the agricultural calendar has been taking place - the Border Union Show.

There were more than 200 trade stands at this year's event, with competitions for horses, ponies, cattle, sheep, donkeys, goats, poultry, and even rabbits.

This was the show's 204th year, and the final year for Ron Wilson, who has been organising it for the past 20 years.


Kelso Civic Week culminates in Common Riding

Hundreds of people have turned out for the annual ride from Kelso to Yetholm as part of Kelso Civic Week.

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The festival was started in 1937, so that Kelso could have a Common Riding similar to the other towns in the Borders.

Kelso is one of the last Common Ridings of the season. The remaining are:

  • 30th July to 5th August 2017
  • 1st - 6th August -Coldstream Civic Week


Donations stolen from Scottish Borders church

North Parish Church in Kelso. Credit: Google Street View.

Police are appealing for witnesses after donations were stolen from a church in the Scottish Borders.

A number of items were taken, including a cash box containing a three-figure sum, a large quantity of 2nd class stamps and a glass jar containing over 700 pennies which had been donated to the church as part of a fund raising event.

Damage has also been caused in the office to an internal door which will need to be replaced.

The break-in occurred at some point between 8:30pm on 19 February and 8am on 20 February at Kelso North Parish Church on Bowmont Street.

The church runs on a very tight budget and this incident has had a significant impact on available funds which would otherwise have gone towards the upkeep of the church and any local events that they participate in.

I would ask anyone with information in relation to any suspicious persons seen around the church during this time and in particular anyone seen exiting the building via the front door, to please get in touch.

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

– Constable Craig Hood of Kelso police station

Woman arrested following Kelso crash

A woman has now been arrested. Credit: ITV Border

A 23-year-old woman has been arrested following a collision on a road in Kelso.

It happened at The Square in Kelso, at around 4:50pm on Friday 17 February.

The woman has been reported to the Procurator Fiscal and will appear in court at a later date, but police have not released any further details.

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