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£40m distillery near Jedburgh set to get go-ahead

Plans for a £40m whisky distillery near Jedburgh are being recommended for approval in principle next week, paving the way for the creation of a tourist attraction expected to provide jobs for up to 50 people.

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Caerlee Mill , Innerleithen.

Councillors give backing to £163m plan to build affordable housing across the Scottish Borders

A five-year housing plan set to see more than £160m invested in affordable housing was approved by Scottish Borders Council on Tuesday.

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Visit to G&M Radiators, Glasgow. Humza Yousaf, Minister for Transport & the Islands, John Blake, G&M Radiator Manufacturing Managing Director

Extra carriages on the way for Borders track

Plans to boost the capacity of busy services on the Borders Railway are nearing completion, according to Scottish Government transport minister Humza Yousaf.

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For onshore wind, Scotland accounts for 46.2 per cent of all UK employment and 57.2 per cent of all UK turnover.

Low carbon industries worth almost £11bn

Low carbon industries in Scotland generated £10.7 billion in turnover and supported 43,500 jobs in 2014, according to news figures.

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Is Freelancing just a disguised Zero Hours Contract?

Is Freelancing just a disguised Zero Hours Contract?

Small businesses are under increasing pressure to find ways to balance the need to hire staff and the need to stay profitable.

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The Kirkin' of the Melrosian Donald Crawford took place at Melrose Parish Church on Sunday morning in rather wet conditions. Michael Moore at the Kirkin'.

Ex-MP urging firms to prepare for Brexit

Though there is still much uncertainty over the impact on the Borders economy of Britain’s exit from the European Union, there are key issues that businesses here should be considering now, according to a former MP for the region.

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One off grants of �300 are available.

RSABI launch Help for Heating Fund

Scotland’s rural charity, RSABI, have launched their winter campaign, which promotes their 2016 Help for Heating Fund.

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Golden Eagles could be translocated to south Scotland.

Eagle chicks to be relocated

The South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project has confirmed that discussions have started on plans to relocate golden eagle chicks in Scotland.

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Calum Kerr MP, Celine Stewart, Sarah McDougal, Hazel Smith (Re-Tweed Director), Sophie Tait, Louise Douglas,  Jacqueline Thompson (Re-Tweed trainer),  Rhonda Noble (volunteer).
Front  Susan McLuckie (left) and Erin Inglis

Second helping of success for women-only enterprise

A former outfitter to the stars now has designs on helping disadvantaged Borders women back into work.

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Lord Thurso, Chair of VisitScotland speaking at the VisitScotland Borders Conference.

Businesses urged to make most of railway

More than 80 Borders businesses were represented at this year’s VisitScotland conference for the region, held in Galashiels.

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Keeping our rural communities safe.

Stow farm venue for police training event

Special Constables in the Borders are being trained in rural crime prevention in a continued focus by Police Scotland to reduce crime in rural communities.

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Lord-lieutenant Gerald Maitland-Carew and Michelle de Bruin at the stone's unveiling at Tweedbank railway station.

Royal plaque back at Tweedbank train station after 14-month absence

The plaque unveiled by Queen Elizabeth II last year to mark the opening of the Borders Railway is now back at Tweedbank train station and taking pride of place in a new stone sculpture.

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The Borders Distillery site in Commercial Road, Hawick.

It’s a sign of the times for Hawick distillery

The signs are that good progress is being made on creating the first whisky distillery in the Borders for almost 200 years.

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The Cauld, gravel mounds in the river Teviot behind Hawick High School

Hydropower initiative could yield £50k a year for Hawick, claims firm

Hawick’s Cobble Cauld has been identified as an ideal place for a hydropower installation, the town’s community council was told last week.

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edburgh GP Ruth Dorward, centre, with Shona Robison, the Scottish Governments Health and Sport Secretary, and Gregor Smith, deputy chief medical officer for Scotland.

Jedburgh’s Doctor Ruth celebrating success at national awards ceremony

A Borders doctor is celebrating after having her dedication to duty recognised at this year’s Scottish Health Awards.

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Lowood Estate

More than 900 new homes being lined up

Potential sites in the Borders for more than 900 new homes to be built on within the next five years have been identified by council chiefs.

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MKM store cements 13 new jobs

MKM store cements 13 new jobs

There was some welcome news for the region’s construction sector this week as MKM Building Supplies opened a new branch in Galashiels, creating 13 new jobs.

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Tempest Brewing Co director Annika Meiklejohn picks up the award for Exporter of the year.

Tempest Brewing does the double at Borders business awards

Tweedbank’s Tempest Brewery Company continued its run of prize success last Friday as it picked up two accolades at this year’s Scottish Borders Business Excellence Awards.

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Tweedbank Industrial Estate, November 2016

Councillors consider unusual planning scheme for Tweedbank business park

The impact on existing businesses were at the forefront of councillors’ discussions over the reorganisation of Tweedbank’s industrial parks last week.

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Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Asda has announced it is capping its petrol prices at 110.7p per litre, with diesel at 112.7p from today (Tuesday).

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