Primary school’s alcohol bid slammed by licensing officer

Scottish Borders Council’s licensing board is being urged to reject applications for bars selling booze at two Galashiels Halloween parties for children.

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The Luing breed.

Sale is milestone for Luing Cattle Society

The first ever Luing Cattle Society sale of pedigree and commercial Luing breeding cattle will be held at St Boswells Mart next Thursday, October 27.

Calum Kerr (centre) during a farm visit to McGregor Farms, Coldstream with Colin McGregor (left) and NFU Scotland President Allan Bowie (right).

MP seeks action on payments

Speaking in the House of Commons last week, Borders MP Calum Kerr called on the new Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Andrea Leadsom, to honour the government’s commitment to deliver a better deal for Scottish farmers by the end of the year.

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Trust bids to save the Steading

The Steading in Blainslie, while being a fairly innocuous-sounding address, might be the most aptly-named house in the Borders.

06/09/2015. Borders Railway service opens to the paying public connecting Edinburgh with the Scottish Borders. The southbound service to Tweedbank arrives at Stow station this morning.  
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Rail campaigners meet in Galashiels

The Campaign for Borders Rail (CBR) was one of the most foremost steering groups as the Borders Railway was being planned and built.

Jedburgh butcher Allan Learmonth and staff celebrating being named national champions for their sliced beef sausage.

Borders butchers go for gold at sausage ceremony

Borders butchers hit the gold standard 11 times between them at an award ceremony for the country’s best speciality sausages.

20 jobs to be created as old Hawick mill is given new lease of life

20 jobs to be created as old Hawick mill is given new lease of life

Hawick’s hard-hit textile industry has received a massive pick-me-up in the form of plans for the rebirth of a former town mill, creating 20 jobs.

Jackie Blackie is one of the Hawick High Street traders concerned about illegal parking.

Illegal parking is driving away business, say Hawick traders

Illegal parking along Hawick High Street is driving away much-needed custom, according to traders in the hard-hit street.

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Folk left in the dark

Folk left in the dark

Folk musicians and fans came from all over the country to take part in the Selkirk Sessions festival over the weekend.

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04 September 2015

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Press day ahead of the new borders railway opening.

GV of Tweedbank Station.

Fewer than half of trains on time

Latest annual statistics show that only 43.1% of trains to Tweedbank turn up on schedule.

Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale MSP Christine Grahame at the Holyrood Parliament with volunteers who have adopted stations along the new Borders Railway.

Rail volunteers praised for use of flower power

Green-fingered volunteers have been praised for using flower power to brighten up stations on the new Borders Railway.

Bosses deny union’s claims

Bosses deny union’s claims

Scottish Borders Housing Association bosses this week denied a claim made by Unite union officials that they had not spoken for two years.

Visitor numbers at Walter Scott's house Abbotsford near Galashiels has increased since the opening of the Borders railway in September. Pictured volunteer Jenny Cochrane in the entrance hall.

Railway breathes new life into Scott’s house

Just a decade ago, one of the most famous stately homes in the Borders faced an uncertain future following the death of novelist Walter Scott’s last direct descendant.

Borders Developing the Young Workforce Industry Group Launch at Kingsknowes Hotel, Galashiels. Apprentices with Nick Bannerman, Jamie Hepburn and Heather Ross.

£450,000 bid launched to help young secure jobs

A new scheme aimed at changing the lives of young people by helping get them into meaningful employment was launched in Galashiels yesterday.

Staff at Tweedbank's Tempest Brewing Co celebrating being named best brewery at the inaugural Scottish Beer Awards.

Borders brewery racks up magnificent seven successes at first-ever Scottish Beer Awards

Tweedbank’s Tempest Brewing Co blew away the competition at the inaugural Scottish Beer Awards, claiming a magnificent seven prizes.

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Hawick High Street.

Help at hand for Hawick and other Borders town centres

Help is at hand for town centre traders struggling to make ends meet.

Davie Patterson adn Ron Smyth pleased resurfacing work will take place at Gladstone

Region on right road after repairs agreed

Almost 20 pothole-riddled urban roads are now in line to be resurfaced after Scottish Borders Council agreed last Thursday to divert an extra £1.98m of capital funding to repairs.

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Students host event to keep safe on the internet

Students host event to keep safe on the internet

Borders College Students’ Association is hosting an internet safety day on Tuesday, October 18, from 11am to 2pm, supported by Police Scotland.

Site entrance for Fallago Rig wind farm

Councillors vote to visit wind farm site

A site visit to the Fallago Rig wind farm is to be made by councillors before they decide whether or not to support plans to extend it.

‘Highly significant’ sale of prime Roxburghshire farmland

‘Highly significant’ sale of prime Roxburghshire farmland

A rare opportunity to buy an arable farm in the Borders has come up with Harrietfield – 900 acres of prime Roxburghshire land – going on the market.

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