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Lamb on the menu for Galashiels shoppers

Shoppers in Galashiels have been encouraged to try Scotch lamb cooked on supermarket premises.

Visitors to a store in the town on Sunday were treated to freshly cooked lamb from a barbecue. Shoppers in Dumfries were also offered lamb on Saturday.

It's part of a campaign to encourage more people to buy lamb from Scotland.

It was also served up as a specialty in three Border restaurants over the weekend.

Lamb on offer in Galashiels
Customers are treated to lamb in the Galashiels store Credit: ITV Border

Darling and Salmond meet for second referendum debate

The second Scottish leaders' referendum debate will take place tonight, Monday 25 August.

The first one saw Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling put on the spot by each other and audience members. Tonight's debate will be hosted by the BBC at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow.

It starts at 8:30pm and should last an hour and a half.


Farmers encourage shoppers to "Love Scotch Lamb"

Farmers from the South of Scotland are encouraging shoppers to buy Scotch Lamb this weekend.

Sheep Farmers are heading to supermarkets and town centres across Scotland to encourage the public to sample top quality lamb.

On Saturday, farmers were outside stores in Dumfries, and today (Sunday) Farmers will target shoppers in Galashiels.

Border restaurants The Caddy Mann, Burts Townhouse and the Auld Cross Keys are taking part in the campaign by including lamb dishes on the menu.

Borders artwork explores Scottish identity

The Debatable Land
The Debatable Land by Peter Sacks Credit: ITV Border

Artwork depicting images of the First Minister of Scotland, Britain's Prime Minister, Westminster and Holyrood has gone on display at Traquair House in Peebleshire.

'The Debatable Land' is a collage featuring poems, quotes and pictures relevant to the history of Scotland.

The artwork is by former poet and Harvard Professor Peter Sacks.

The Debatable Land
Alex Salmond and David Cameron feature in the artwork Credit: ITV Border
The Debatable Land
Quotes, excerpts and material from Traquair House feature Credit: ITV Border

Scotland's oldest home hosts international discussion

Scotland’s oldest inhabited house is a gathering place for world cultures to meet, talk and exchange ideas on the most pressing issues of our time, through discussion, art and film this weekend.

Traquair House is hosting speakers from around the world, who are discussing current international conflicts in Gaza, Iraq and Ukraine among others.

Observers and peacemakers will be discussing how Scotland can be a greater force for good in the world.

Expert voices with experience of global conflict zones, from BBC correspondent Alan Little to the former UN High Commissioner Sir Kieran Prendergast, are taking part.


Beyond Borders: Art and literature at Traquair

A festival that 'travels beyond borders' is taking place in one of Scotland's oldest homes this weekend.

Traquair House in Peebleshire is hosting art exhibitions, a film festival, lectures, dialogues, literary walks, cycle rides talks and debates during the two-day Beyond Borders festival.

Among those featuring at the festival are war photographer Paul Conroy and Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma.

Scotland's place in the world and international conflicts are among the topics to be discussed.

Berwickshire's golden girl wins again

Samantha Kinghorn celebrates at Hampden Park during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Samantha Kinghorn celebrates at Hampden Park during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Credit: PA

Berwickshire's Sammi Kinghorn has won her third gold medal at IPC European Championships in Swansea.

The teenager was taking on Turkey's Hamide Kurt in the final of the women's T53 800 metres. And she turned in another fine performance. After a cagey first lap Kinghorn made a bold overtaking manouvre to pass her rival on the final bend of the race and then powered home to make it a hat trick of wins at the championships.

The 800m win adding another Gold to the two she'd already won this week in the 100 and 400.

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