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Duns News and Calendar

Do you wish to advertise your event? Do you wish to report on the outcome of your meeting or event? Let us help! All not-for-profit clubs and organisations are welcome to make use of both this section and the Organisations section. This is a free service! If you wish material put into the calendar please contact us via the Contact page with your e-mail address and we will get back to y ... [more]

28/12/2006

Thefts from Vans in Duns Area

Tuesday 13th December 2016 Six thefts or attempted thefts from vans in the Duns (including Hawthorn Bank, Glebe Park and Station road) and Reston (Main Street) areas have been reported to us overnight. Thieves have been targeting vehicles that were likely to have tools and other equipment stored in them. Motorcycle parts and a Stihl saw are among the items taken. Investigations linked to a ... [more]

13/12/2016

Hare Coursing

2nd November 2016 We received three reports of hare coursing in the East Berwickshire area yesterday. Two 4x4 vehicles (one a blue Subaru), several men and lurcher type dogs were reported near Grantshouse, Ayton and Chirnside. These incidents are under investigation. Hare coursing is the hunting of hares using dogs; it is an offence and causes distress to wildlife and dogs and damage to ... [more]

02/11/2016

Duns Scotus 2016

This year is the 750th Anniversary of the birth of Duns Scotus. A group has been formed to arrange a series of events to celebrate this event, and a website detailing these events is under construction. Details can be found at: Duns Scotus 2016 ... [more]

01/07/2016

Wojtek Statue Unveiled in Duns

A Statue of Wojtek was unveiled in Princes Street Gardens Edinburgh, and now one has been unveiled in Duns Square on Sunday 24th April 2016. Wojtek - dubbed the "Soldier Bear" - was adopted by Polish troops and helped them carry ammunition at the Battle of Monte Cassino. After the war he lived in Scotland at Hutton in Berwickshire, before ending his days in Edinburgh Zoo. The St ... [more]

24/04/2016

Jim Clark Room Plans

The idea for moving the Museum into the old High School has been dropped and an extension to the existing premises has been put forward. The new Museum should be open in time for the 50th anniversary of Jim's death at Hockenheim in Germany. Latest News Plans Submitted ... [more]

16/08/2016

Gavinton Community Cinema Project

Gavinton community cinema project A truly fantastic experience Like us on Facebook.com/gavintoncinema to keep up to date. Would you like your video shown on a big screen? If you are a video maker or part of a video group? Any kind of video, experimental, documentary, installation - anything can be considered. contact Gavinton Community Cinema Project. Barry Phethean <cinemagav@ya ... [more]

04/03/2014

Wood You Believe It?

Not a spelling error, but a fascinating piece of craftsmanship, well worth space on the Duns website. Jim Clark's 1965 Lotus 33b hand-carved from mahogany! My name is Gary Tatman, I'm a 53 yr. old millwork installation foreman by trade. I'm also a racing enthusiast, who was given a carving knife at age 6 by my grandfather (I still have the knife), so we might spend afternoons tur ... [more]

06/04/2011

Open Doors Coffee Mornings

Held on Thursday mornings between 9.30am and 11.30am in the Duns Youth Centre, 14 South St, Duns. £1.50 inc tea/coffee and home baking. All welcome Proceeds to Youth Centre Funds 01890 884198 ... [more]

28/06/2015

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02/12/2004

ARCHIVED ITEMS

Items below have been kept for possible future reference. ... [more]

10/02/2005

Voytek the Soldier Bear

Niedêiedê Ýoùnierz o imieniu Wojtek by Garry Paulin with illustrations by Sophie Stubbs ISBN: 978-0-9558295-0-5 Due out on 23rd February, is the much heralded book about Voytek, the Soldier Bear, who was stationed near Duns with the Polish forces during the second world war. It is in English and Polish. Priced at £7.99 it is available direct (order on www.voytekbear.com) or from McGrego ... [more]

23/02/2008

"Polish Soldiers in the Borders 1942 - The Present Day."

Recently published by the Duns & District Twinning Association with Zagan in Poland, this book details the relationship between the Polish soldiers who came to join the Allied Forces, who fought with us, and who lived on in the area after the war and the local community. Compiled by Brigid McEwen, this book records for posterity memories of these events which would otherwise have died with th ... [more]

16/07/2007

Anyone Know Anything about Ninian Davidson, Clockmaker?

An enquiry has come in to the guestbook about the above. Have a look at: Ninian Davidson Enquiry If you can, please copy any response to the enquiry to the Duns Guestbook. ... [more]

23/10/2007

Sunrise Nursery - Inspectors' Report

Sunrise Nursery was inspected in October 2007 as part of the integrated inspection programme by the Care Commission and HM Inspectorate of Education. To read the full text of the report with the recommendations: Inspection Report ... [more]

21/02/2008

Duns Primary School - Inspectorate Report

Much has been written about the contents of the report which was made public on 2nd October 2007. To read the actual report: Duns Primary School Inspector's report ... [more]

06/10/2007

Greenlaw Maid Festival and the Restoration Programme

BBC filming Greenlaw Maid Festival. This year’s Greenlaw Fayre Day promises to be one of the most exciting events in recent times, with the news that the BBC are coming to film the revival of the Greenlaw Maid Festival. But why so much interest in Greenlaw? Well, ever since Endemol, the television production company which produces the “Restoration” series for the BBC, took an active interes ... [more]

16/05/2006

Can You Help Thomas Darling?

My Great Great Grandfather was from Duns, Scotland. His name was Henry Darling. Do you have any suggestions or emails of who I might contact to gather additional information on him. He was a wool exporter who moved his family to Canada and eventually became the first treasurer of General Electric Company. Thomas Darling ... [more]

06/01/2005

K.O.S.B. Memorial Window Unveiled

The Stained Glass window in memory of Lt Col Peter Gow of the King's Own Scottish Borderers was unveiled during this morning's service in Duns Parish Church. Designed by Douglas Hogg from Gordon, it is the first stained glass to be unveiled in the church for over a hundred years. ... [more]

09/01/2005

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