The first Yarrow, Ettrick and Selkirk (YES) Arts Festival continues today with the highlight being a performance of Haining Dreaming.
The creative centrepiece of the four-day event which began yesterday and ends on Sunday, the dance project is hosted at The Haining today and tomorrow at 7pm.
Yesterday saw Scots Makar Liz Lochhead give a masterclass for aspiring poets and writers, as well as a performance of her own work at Bowhill Theatre.
And the 65-year-old presented the winners of the Poetry Challenge at Bowhill House last night. Greda Stevenson picked up the critique’s award for Hame-comin, Aileen Ballantyne was the popular winner with Sons of Heroes and the TD7 champion was Fiona Colton.
An anthology of the long-listed poems, A Set of Ribbons, was also launched on the same evening. Other events include a lunchtime performance from four Borders theatre companies each day at the County Hotel, a craft showcase at Kirkhope Hall in Ettrickbridge and exhibitions across a wide range of venues.
The Festival Hub at La Contea restaurant at the County Hotel is open each night from 6pm and further information is available from.yesartsfestival.co.uk