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Minister for Children and Young People Aileen Campbell has been visiting Borders Charity Stable Life today.
The youth project use horses as therapy for young people with behavioural difficulties and confidence issues.
Ms Campbell said the work done by the charity could work elsewhere in the country.
"It is really good that this has found its niche here in the Borders. Other parts of the country are doing what they can to help children that are at risk, are vulnerable or are just in need of some more help and attention.
"I see lots of different fantastic different groups, organisations who are doing lots of different things in an innovative way and this is one of those many projects, and if this could be shared and expanded elsewhere I think that would be a good thing."
– Margaret Powell from Stable Life
"We use horses as a tool to engage with young people, and help build self-confidence, self-esteem and teach them life skills that they can transfer to their lives, and to give them dreams and aspirations for the future.
"Horses are very sociable animals and mirror our behaviour, you can learn so much from a horse. They can be stubborn and you have to give them a lot of patience and time.
"They can also be very comforting for some young people, they can get a cuddle, and horses accept young people for who they are, no matter what their background is."
A Youth project that helps young people with troubled backgrounds has taken over a horse-riding stables in the Borders.
Charity Stable Life, which was formerly called Gala Youth Project, now has a ten year lease of Dryden Stables near Selkirk.
The project offers young people with difficulties ranging from behavioural problems to confidence issues the opportunity to learn how to ride and care for horses and ponies.
– Choreographer Rosie Kay
"It is about Selkirk and the people of Selkirk and in a way the performance is trying to show people some of these stories, but actually they are part of that as well.
"It is moving, magical funny and it is about the town and its people.
"It is about trying to build a bridge between the house and the town and help people celebrate their past."
A dance performance around the grounds of Selkirk's Historic Haining House will begin this evening (Thursday 12th).
The choreographer led production will involve around 70 dancers from the local area.
It will tell a story about what life would have been like at the Edwardian mansion.
The Haining was left to the people of Selkirk and the wider area following the death of landlord Andrew Nimmo Smith in 2009.
Exhibitions have been up and running across Selkirk and the surrounding valleys since Monday, but from today (12th September) there are a number of live events, including:
- 'Creative Conversations' at The County Hotel at 2.30pm, Thursday to Saturday.
- Lunchtime 'play and a platter' performances at the County Hotel in Selkirk from 1pm, Thursday to Sunday.
- 'Haining Dreaming' dance production at Selkirk's Haining House at 7pm, Thursday to Saturday.
- A poetry masterclass with Liz Lochhead at Aikwood Tower at 10am on Friday.
Art exhibitions can be seen at The Haining House, 1 Tower Street, No48 The Marketplace, WASPs Studio, Clapperon Studio and Andrew Elliot's Mill.
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Dancing, theatre, poetry and art are taking centre stage in Selkirk over the next four days.
The first ever YES Arts Festival is taking place in the town and surrounding valleys from 12th-15th September.
The creative centre piece is a dance performance at the historic Haining House in Selkirk, which will take place at 7pm from 12th-4th.
Four Border Theatre companies will be staging lunchtime plays at the County Hotel in Selkirk each day.
There will also be readings from writer Liz Lochhead and exhibitions around the area.
It's hoped the Festival will attract more visitors to the valleys of Yarrow and Ettrick and Selkirk.
The first youth hostel in Scotland is set to be sold despite a long campaign to keep it open.
Broadmeadows, near Selkirk, opened in 1931 and has been under threat of closure for the last 18 months.
Despite being near to the Southern Upland Way, the number of people using the hostel has continued to fall.
The Scottish Youth Hostel Association has now decided to sell the building on the open market.
A man who clocked up multiple drink-driving convictions has been jailed for nine months.
52-year-old Mark Reay appeared at Selkirk Sheriff Court today.
He had previously been found guilty of his latest offence of driving while in excess of the legal limit at a trial at Duns Sheriff Court, where his sentence was deferred for background reports.
Sheriff Kevin Drummond told the self-employed plumber from Coldstream that he had no alternative but to impose jail time.
In addition, Reay was banned from driving for 12 years and a motion from the Crown to forfeit the van he had been driving was granted.
Scotland's First Minister will visit the Lochcarron mill in Selkirk on Monday, to unveil a new tartan.
The design has been commissioned to mark the 2014 Ryder Cup, which will be held at Gleneagles in Perthshire.
Alex Salmond will tour the mill and reveal the new tartan, which has been woven in blue, white and gold.
The Ryder Cup tartan will feature in kilts and other clothes produced for the event.