Welcome to Whimsical Bride. Ali Allan from whimsical Bride has moved into Priorwood House. She has had a busy first week getting her rooms sorted. She had help from Skye and Ella, who were on work experience form Earlston High School. Lovely end to their week with Whimsical, they got to play dress up. ... See MoreSee Less
Great to get some news from Pip Brandon, and her boys. Well done Pip .Look forward to seeing some pictures from Floors. Good Luck from your family at JS Crawford.
The boys had a great day in the sun at Kimmerston Hunter Trial. I decided to take them as it’s a nice, easy and sweet course, after all the difficult big courses we have been jumping it was nice to let them have some fun and it be less serious than usual. Both of them flew round clear and were loving it. It is a very tight winding course, especially for big horses like they are but they both thoroughly enjoyed it. Baby bet Parker again!! Coming 7th and 8th out of 30+ runners. Which was good as the timed section was so tight i couldn’t get them going fast enough! I came home feeling happy as they felt so keen and enjoyed, it which makes it all worthwhile. Looking forward to the summer ahead, our next outing will be at Floors Castle Horse Trials in the Arena Event on both horses on Sunday 12th May. ... See MoreSee Less
A big thank you to everyone who got involved with The Lavender Touch wear lavender day. Here at Crawford Hq we raised £149, this was made up from our bake sale, and Bexleigh Beauty who donated 10% of all her takings on that day. Thank you to all the star bakers who baked some amazing treats, and thank you to all the people who came and bought them. 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
Melrose Golf Club Penultimate Membership Giveaway!
With the Earlston 7s on Sunday, and our current sponsorship of Earlston HS, can you tell us how many Earlston HS alumni have been fully capped for the Scottish National Rugby team, both Male and Female?
Correct answers in the comments section will be drawn at random on Wednesday afternoon!
Please come along today to Priorwoood house and buy some of our fabulous homebaking. All proceeds going to The Lavender Touch. Jamie from Mirador Analytics giving me a helping hand. Hurry, once its gone its gone. ... See MoreSee Less
Well done Katy Leigh you always do Crawford's proud in every thing you do
You were a great find for them .You can put your hand to any thing. Your Bubbly, Friendly, Helpful a Great team player, What more can anyone ask for in there work place ....They could not do with out you now X
This looks amazing, thank you.
Well done Katy Leigh. Look fab - shame I wasn’t in the Borders today !
Anything left?? Will bring boys after school if there is 😃
Rememebr to pop down, we have some gorgeous baking to share with you all. 😜 ... See MoreSee Less
Well we had no correct answers for our Spot The Ball challenge so we have decided to go to the closest answer which belongs to Rory Hancock who went with F3. Well done Rory, we will be in touch regarding the membership! ... See MoreSee Less
While homebuilding completions have grown steadily throughout the East of Scotland, they have faltered in the Scottish Borders. Can the Scottish Borders Council do more to encourage this important sector? Each new build home brings in an annual spend of over £28,000 on local shops and services (Homes For Scotland).
Transport links are the key. Scotrail appear to be failing on this service continually for these commuters. This would significantly need to improve before people considered it a viable alternative.
On Friday, JS Crawford hosted a working lunch of local MSPs and business leaders to discuss the current challenges facing companies in Rural Locations. Deputy Leader of the Scottish Conservative Party, Jackson Carlaw, briefed his audience and respond to questions on topics surrounding Brexit, business rates, and the rural deficit of Scottish Politics. ... See MoreSee Less
Great to meet some of the junior members at Melrose Golf Club last night where we grabbed a quick photo showcasing the new short course tees! It's an exciting time to be a part of the golf club and with (hopefully) some warmer weather coming our way, get out on the course and give it a shot!
Mark Gillie, Junior Convener at the Golf Club, commented "2019 sees the start of a 5 year partnership with Crawford Builders as the main sponsor of the junior section and sponsor of the new blue short course tees. These will be out on the course from the start of the Easter holidays and right throughout the season to encourage all our young junior members and new golfers to play from. With weekly junior competitions for the kids to play in as when they can and weekly coaching sessions on a Friday from 14.30 - 16.00 from May its a great time to be a junior member at Melrose and its only £25 for the year.
If you are interested in your child joining us or know of anyone who is please contact our Membership Secretary & Junior Convener Mark Gillie on 07947628280 or email@example.com.
Thanks once again to everyone at Crawford Builders for their support its really much appreciated." ... See MoreSee Less
Priorwood in 1966, the building of the garage/workshop has commenced with the excavation of the shale rock and the erection of the steel portal frame. The vehicle in front of the shed is the old “Thorneycroft” crane that my Grandfather bought at MOD Nottingham, it was some machine according to Uncle James. Dick Porteous of Earlston was its operator . Once when building Council housing at Inchmyre, Kelso through the crane’s lack of Boom height it was perched up on Railway sleepers some2 meters + when it started to topple while putting in the concrete stair sections. Dick cool as ever he was ( rear gunner in Wellington bombers in WW2 ) stepped out of the “Thornycroft “and down the sleepers as if he was off for stroll. Credit to James Crawford. ... See MoreSee Less
I used to groom and exercise Beauty the Shetland pony around the internal perimeter for you’re aunty Eileen - happy memories!
Fascinating photo. I grew up in Priorswalk but never knew what lay behind “the builder’s” walls.
Michael, I was an apprentice on these flats back then in Wullie Noble’s squad. I watched the crane sitting on the railway sleepers from where we were working. A dumper was used to ferry the concrete up onto the building. I can clearly remember “Bobby Sutherland picking up the concrete from the mixer....driving it forward to the crane where the brothers (the four chains) were then attached to the four corners of the dumper. Then we watched “dare - devil” Bobby sit waving to the men on site as he was lifted up to the building by the crane. He said it was easier than running up an down the stairs. He was some man.
Great old photo. How it changed
Lived in the house just over the wall
I worked beside Dick when I left school. I'd no idea he'd been in aircrew during the war