Local residents are being invited to take part in a programme of free activities being provided throughout the summer for children, young people and families.

The programme is part of the Healthy Hawick initiative which aims to promote physical activity as well as healthy eating and the diverse range of activities on offer includes a gardening, growing and cooking project, library crafts and music. There will also be family events organised and physical activity sessions from Live Borders. Younger family members can enjoy tea and toast, stay and play and mini-kickers at the Early Years Centre while an inter-generational fashion project will take place weekly. There’s also a picnic in the park with family games being held every Friday.

Allyson McCollam, Associate Director of Public Health, said: “This comprehensive and well thought-out programme builds on the success of last year’s Burnfit Summer event. The programme aims to provide a mixture of activities ranging from children only events through to family learning and fun together. There is also the opportunity to have a meal at no cost, which families should find both enjoyable and nutritious. As they did last summer, we would encourage the local Hawick community to enter into the spirit of the occasion and make the most of everything that is on offer. Come along and find out for yourself.”

The full programme is available from the Burnfoot Hub, the Community School or the Early Years Centre. It can also be downloaded from the Council website: www.scotborders.gov.uk/hawicksummer. Information is also available from the Community Learning and Development team on 01450 375147.