Category Archives: Borders

Selkirk Parish Church takes part in Earth Hour. #earthhour

At 8.30pm on 24th March, 19 folk gathered by candlelight in Selkirk Parish Church hall to celebrate Earth Hour, with music, songs, prayers, poems and lighting candles to express concern for the earth.  We also signed our names and posted them in plastic bottles to show our support for the “Have you got the bottle” campaign to introduce deposit returns on drinks bottles and cans.

Fair Trade?- The Future for British Farmers. Melrose, 9th March.

Greener Borders Network of Borders Environmental Groups

Winter Talks 2016/ 17

Ormiston Institute, The Square, Melrose at 7.30 pm

Thursday 9th March

Fair Trade?- The Future for British Farmers

Nigel Miller

Nigel is a recent President of the Scottish National Farmers Union and lives in the Borders.  He will provide his view of how ‘fairness’ might impact on the future for British farmers.  Nigel has a keen insight into how and why the farming industry in Britain will change over the coming years.  He will assess the impact of economic pressures, the spread of technology in farming practice and the likely impact on food standards.  He will air his thoughts on Brexit and how this will affect Scottish farming.

Talk sponsored by Fair Trade Melrose       Entrance by (small) donation         Refreshments

Download poster here.