A7 to be closed overnight south of Selkirk for roadworks

The A7 is to be closed overnight south of Selkirk all next week for roadworks.

Hawick councillor Clair Ramage beside the A7 at Wilton Hill.

Speed limit could be cut on A7 north of Hawick town centre

A proposal is now under consideration to reduce traffic speeds on an approach road into Hawick after concerns were raised for the safety of pedestrians.

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Royal bank of Scotland chief executive Ross McEwan with its new �10 note.

Maths whizz Mary soon to be bang on money

She was Scotland’s answer to Carol Vorderman back in the day – though cleverer and possibly less likely to generate unseemly friskiness among men of a certain age – and now Mary Somerville is about to become a more familar face than the former Countdown co-host for the first time in decades.

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Winner Ali Graham with runner-up Alfie Vernon,  third place Jim Bukhott and fourth placed Peter Milburn.

Annual competition displays shear talent

Sheep-shearers from all over the UK and as far afield as New Zealand and Norway took part in a speed shearing contest in Bonchester Bridge at the weekend.

Lawries Garage and the Toyota Centre in St Bosells.

Plans for new garage development revealed

Plans have been unveiled for a major overhaul of a Borders garage and car salesroom set to create more than 20 jobs.

Selkirkshire councillor Gordon Edgar in Market Place.

Selkirk regeneration works will begin this month

Selkirk Market Place is to close for seven months from the end of next week.

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All factory staff will soon benefit from the Living Wage.

Poppy factory becomes Living Wage employer

Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory in Edinburgh has been named an accredited Living Wage employer.

Resurfacing work is to be carried out on the A702.

Resurfacing work planned on A702 north of West Linton

Resurfacing work is to be carried out on the A702 between Hartside, north of West Linton, and Carlops this weekend.

The new Borders Distillery in Hawick.

Online film reveals progress being made on £13m Hawick whisky distillery

Distilling of whisky is to begin at the new £10m Borders Distillery in Hawick later this month.

Hawick councillor Davie Paterson outside the old stationmaster's house in Newcastleton.

Newcastleton villagers fear being passed by if Borders Railway gets to go south

Villagers are rallying support to keep a bid to have any extension of the Borders Railway run through Newcastleton on the right track.

The A68 is to be shut overnight south of Carfraemill for three days later this month.

A68 to be shut north of Lauder for three nights

The A68 is to be closed at night north of Lauder for three days for roadworks later this month.

Commercial Road in Hawick is closed due to work being carried out at the new Borders Distillery.

Drivers face disruption as Hawick road closure continues

A section of Hawick’s Commercial Road is to remain closed to traffic for another week, drivers are being reminded.

The 2016 Scottish Border Business Excellence Awards, held at Springwood Hall, Kelso. The awards were run by the Scottish Borders Chambers of Commerce, with guest speaker Councillor Stuart Bell, BSC Executive Member for Economic Development.  The SBCC chairman, Jack Clark, along with broadcaster and writer, Fiona Armstrong, co-hosted the event.

Nominations now open for latest Borders business awards

Nominations are now being sought for this year’s Borders Business Excellence Awards, being given out in November.

The old WH Smith premises in Hawick High Street.

Costa given go-ahead to open cafe in Hawick

Hawick High Street shoppers will soon be able to wake up and smell the coffee now approval has been granted for an international chain to open a cafe in the town.

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Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Course, Heiton.

Roxburghe Hotel sale falls flat

Plans to sell one of the Borders’ best-known hotels have fallen through.

Glentress forest, Peebles, Scottish Borders. Forestry Commission  investment in the Glentress.  Pic - Sallie Baillie (FES), Andrew Brook (Forest Holidays), Alan Stevenson (FES).

Plans for £11.3m investment in forest site take step forward

Plans for a new £11.3m holiday development near Peebles took a step forward this week with the submission of a planning application for dozens of cabins there.

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Border Union Show at Kelso.

Tregdragon wins best in show at Kelso

The weather gods smiled – albeit intermittently – on the crowd at the 186th Border Union Show, held at Springwood Park in Kelso, on Friday and Saturday.

The Scotsman showed strong growth in digital revenue.

Johnston Press hails ‘milestone’ first half as revenues rise

Newspaper publisher Johnston Press today hailed a strong half-year performance including a double-digit hike in digital advertising revenues and audience numbers.

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Newtown's railway station prior to its closure in 1969.

Borders village pleading to be put back on track

A campaign has been launched calling for the reopening of Newtown’s train station in the event of the Borders Railway being extended south of Tweedbank.

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