Fantastic feedback earns firm its fifth service award

A Kelso firm has proved it has no double standards after being named top for customer satisfaction at a national award ceremony.

Two entrants at the Border Vintage Agricultural Association Rally show size is relatively unimportant.

Size doesn’t matter

Two entrants share a smile during the weekend’s Border Vintage Agricultrual Association Rally at Springwood Park.

From left, David Thomson of City Sightseeing Scottish Borders, Rosamund de la Hey, Will Haegeland, Nicola Irvine of Borders Buses and Duncan Thomas, a Borders Railway ambassador.

Visitors to Borders being offered chance to go topless

Opting to go topless on holiday is usually a choice that arises on beaches abroad rather than here in Borders.

Moira Bruce, one of the club's original members, cuts the celebration cake.

Farm Women’s Club marks its 30th year

Thirty years ago this spring two ladies joined together to start up a Scottish Borders Farm Women’s Club – they were Moira Bruce and the late Jean Fleming.

Polly Wolly Doodle manager Paula Preston (centre) and early year assistants Michelle Stewart and Kirsten Canning.

Duns childminder gets top marks from Care Inspectorate

The Care Inspectorate has given a Duns childcare facility a rare accolade - awarding them top grades across all four quality themes!

Go Ape co-chairs Tristram and Rebecca Mayhew with the firm's managing director Jerome Mayhew.

Go Ape reaches new heights in Peebles

More visitors than ever swung their way through the trees of Glentress forest last year.

Youngsters Aiden Middlemass and Ellen Dobbie adding their signatures to the Wilton Lodge Park cafe structure as an alternative to a time capsule.

Concern mounting that Hawick park cafe might not be open in time for summer season

Concern is growing that an operator has still not been appointed to run a centrepiece facility created as part of the £3.6m revamp of Hawick’s Wilton Lodge Park.

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The framework for Aldi in Hawick going up in Commercial Road.

Hawick’s £5m new Aldi store starting to take shape

Hawick’s forthcoming new Aldi store is beginning to take shape.

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Stuart Fuller-Shapcott with his son Callum at the Kelpies.

Horseplay draws crowds to Kelso

Scaled-down versions of Falkirk’s Kelpies, the biggest equine sculptures in the world, returned to Kelso at the weekend, prompting visitors galore to hoof it along to the town centre to check them out.

E-Scape Youth Services in Hawick.

£4,000 boost for town charities

Two Hawick charities have been awarded funding boosts from a nationwide cash pot totalling £9m.

Gillian Bruce (VIBES), Vitor Durao and Angus Forbes (Farne Salmon).

Farne have right VIBES when protecting the environment

Duns-based Farne Salmon and Trout has saved £375,000 per year as a direct result of improvements in its environmental measures.

Andrew McCornick.

Scottish agriculture must get a good deal

Ahead of the ‘Brexit Election’ on June 8, NFU Scotland has used its manifesto to call for the next UK Government to deliver a good deal for Scotland’s agriculture, food and drink industries from forthcoming negotiations.

The Royal Highland Show.

RBS continue as title sponsor

The Royal Highland Show has raised almost £500,000 in sponsorship, an increase of almost £50,000 on the previous year, for its 2017 event.

Three X95 bus serivives a night are to be diverted during the roadworks.

A7 to be closed overnight near Stow for roadworks

A stretch of the A7 north of Galashiels is to be closed overnight for roadworks next week.

The old Store Twenty One in Hawick High Street is to be soon occupied by the charity Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland.

New era in charity retail about to begin in Hawick

Hawick will be at the forefront of what is billed as anew direction in charity retailing, it has emerged.

Hawick councillor Stuart Marshall outside the town's Scott and Charters factory.

Hawick knitwear factory’s expansion plans approved

The managing director of a Hawick knitwear factory has told of his delight after approval was granted for ambitious expansion plans.

Stuart, Robert and Lesley Mitchell at Whitriggs Farm, near Denholm.

Borders farmers to find out how grass could be greener for them

A farming family will aim to show how the grass can be greener for agricultural businesses like theirs at a get-together next week.

Fire crews tackle the gorse fire near Boleside.  Photograph by Edith Scott.

A7 reopens after fire

The A7 has now reopened after a gorse fire forced a partial closure of the route this morning.

Nicola Couperthwaite, who runs a beauty academy in her Peebles salon

Nicola launches academy to share tricks of the trade

Borders beauty salon owner Nicola Couperthwaite is now sharing the knowledge that has made her business one of the best in the country.

Hypermiling is a new tactic that is growing in popularity.

Traffic diversions for A1 to allow works

Traffic will be diverted to allow carriageway resurfacing works to take place on the A1, just north of the Eye Water Bridge over three nights starting this weekend.

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