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Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber looking for 'Heritage Angels'

Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber's foundation funds the awards Credit: PA

Volunteer groups and individuals throughout the Borders are being encouraged to enter the 2015 Scottish Heritage Angel Awards.

Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, whose foundation funds the awards that "acknowledge and celebrate the contributions made to Scotland’s historic environment by volunteers or ‘Heritage Angels’", has urged people to come forward.

Nominations close on the June 30.

“I am delighted that the efforts of individuals and communities in Scotland working to preserve their heritage are to be recognised through these awards. I am passionate about saving heritage at risk and salute all those who volunteer – I urge you to come forward and let us celebrate your achievements.”

– Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber


Kelpies to come to Kelso

The original Kelpies in Falkirk Credit: ITV Border

Touring sculptures of the Kelpies in Falkirk are set to come to the Scottish Borders in May.

The sculptures are three meters high, one-tenth the size of the original piece they are based on.

Hand crafted by Scottish sculptor Andy Scot, they will be on display in Kelso Square from Friday 15 May to Monday 18 May.

It follows agreement by the three Kelso and District Scottish Borders Council members to use a small amount of ‘Quality of Life’ funding to cover the costs involved.

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