What’s on


Table Tennis club, Smith Memorial Hall, 6.30pm – 8.30pm.

The cost is £4 for the evening and tea, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits are included, although some people bring their own sports drinks. New players are always welcome. If you wish to play just turn up, or call the organiser, Chris Gant on 01896 822683 for more information.


‘Walk It Darnick’, Community Garden, Tower Road, 10am.

Walks last around one hour.
Join the Darnick Walkit group. Walkit aims to help people become more active by attending low level, led and friendly social walks. AND IT’S FREE! These walks are supported by Paths for All and the NHS and are run in conjunction with the Darnick Community Woodland. They have six trained walk leaders although usually only two or three attend any one walk. The Darnick Walkit group is one of the few that meets weekly.  Walk includes a free refreshment.
For more information phone Thelma on 823027 or e-mail walkit@scotborders.gov.uk

U3A Craft group, Smith Memorial Hall 10am – 12 noon, fortnightly.

The Craft Group, part of The Three Brethren U 3 A, meets twice a month. The main purpose of the group is to share craft skills and give the opportunity to learn new skills. The group’s present activities include knitting, quilting and crochet and sometimes we do a group project. It is a very friendly social group with lots of blethers. If you are interested then come along.  Next meetings are Tuesday 1st, Tuesday 15th and Tuesday 29th May.   Contact Agnes on scott@teallach47.freeserve.co.uk or Isa on isabellascott@aol.com.


Darnick Parent & Toddler groupDarnick Parent & Toddler Group, Smith Memorial Hall, 10-11.30am (term time)

Join us and make new friends. Every Wednesday during term time. All pre-school (birth—5 years) welcome. Weekly charge of £1.50 (adult & 1st child), 50p for each additional child. This provides tea for adult and snacks for children.

Beginners bridge, Smith Memorial Hall, 2pm – 5pm

Contact Val Fairbairn – Valerie.fairbairn@yahoo.co.uk

Melrose Pipe Band, Smith Memorial Hall, rehearses at 7.30pm

Pipe band contact, Donald Swanson – donaldswanson@btinternet.com


Zumba, Smith Memorial Hall, 9.30am

A mood busting, fun workout that leaves you wanting more! Run by Fit Borders, Denise Carmichael, contact 07974 525021, or email  denise@fitborders.co.uk

G-EXG-Ex, Smith Memorial Hall, 10.45am

A 45 minute gentle exercise class aimed for those wishing to start, enhance or maintain their fitness, health & wellbeing. All welcome. Run by Fit Borders, Denise Carmichael, contact 07974 525021, or email  denise@fitborders.co.uk


Darnick Bridge Club which meets every Thursday afternoon (1.30pm) from September to April (excluding holiday periods).


Pilates, Smith Memorial Hall, 9.30am & 10.45am

Wendy Maguire runs two classes to advanced level. Contact Wendy on 07747432418, or email maguire.pilates@gmail.com. Further information is also available on Wendy’s website.

Rolling Hills Folk Club, Smith Memorial Hall, 8pm (first & third Fridays)

Everyone is welcome on the non-guest nights as well, to listen and join in if they wish as the club welcomes singers and instrumentalists of varied genres who would like to perform in a friendly place but also like an appreciative audience, i.e. no pressure to do anything!

Graham Carter

Graham Carter

Friday May 4th: Graham Carter

A Folk Music Performer/Entertainer of some note, Graham Carter is also a Club Organizer and Promoter. Coming from a musical household, he was exposed to Folk Songs from an early age, teaching himself to play acoustic guitar in his teens. Later on, after relocating from the South of England (Poole) to Scotland, he became heavily involved with the Scottish Folk Club scene.
Graham has performed for audiences across Scotland & England and his repertoire is extensive. His popular shows consist mainly of the Folk Songs of the UK and Ireland, along with the odd Blues/Americana or self-penned song for good measure. His instruments of choice being Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica and Banjo, he is also a versatile singer, well known for encouraging audience participation and his concerts never fail to please.

More about Graham on his website.

£6/£5 concessions. Under 18s and Young Scot card -free. BYOB. All ages welcome.

Friday May 18th – Singers and Musicians welcome

Doors open 7.30 for 8 pm start. BYOB. All ages welcome. Collection and raffle.

More diary dates for Rolling Hills Folk Club


Community Garden

Community Garden

Gardening, Community Garden, Tower Road, 10am (last Saturday of the month)

Volunteers are always needed to help with the Commuity Garden. If you would like to help just turn up at 10am with some basic hand tools and gloves. You will be made very welcome. The next workday is Saturday 30th September.