Tributes to Selkirk teacher Evelyn Raffery after death on Santa jog

Tributes have been paid to a Selkirk teacher following her death during a charity fun run at the weekend.

What a new special needs unit proposed at Earlston will look like.

Hawick and Innerleithen children set to switch schools next year

The transfer of 10 pupils with special educational needs from Hawick’s Wilton Primary School to a new specialist facility in Earlston is now expected to take place within months.

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.

Children enjoy the new facilities at Kirkhope Nursery.

Kirkhope Nursery back in business after two-year closure

A Borders nursery forced to close its doors due to lack of children has been refurbished and reopened this term, much to the delight of nearby communities.

Melroses RBS branch manager, Grant Hogg, with senior charge nurse Jamie Thomson and youngsters, from left, Archie Sainsbury, Emily Dolby, Eloise Sainsbury and Ewan Gibson.

Pupils grin and bear it to make a difference to Borders stroke unit

Two siblings from Lauder have organised a Borders-wide fundraiser in aid of the hospital unit that helped their grandad recover from a stroke earlier this year.

UNISON is considering its next move in the dispute over college support staff's pay.

Union considering action in college pay dispute

The union UNISON is condering its next move in a bid to bring to an end a dispute over pay for support staff in Scotland’s colleges.

Pupils line up to get their books signed by teen author David Almond at Galashiels Academy in the Scottish Borders

Inspiration on offer as pupils are brought 
to book

Inspiration aplenty was on offer as award-winning writer David Almond visited four Borders schools this week.

Liz McIntyre, principal at Borders College, cuts the ribbon with MSP Paul Wheelhouse to open its new business centre in Hawick.

New Hawick campus centre will do the business

A Scottish Government minister is appealing to firms in the Borders to seize the opportunities provided by a new college business hub in Hawick.

Luigi Caterino

New academy shows barbers how to do it Caterino-style

Luigi Caterino is no stranger to winning awards, and now the Italian Job barber is ensuring the skills that made him famous in the trade are passed on.

Author David Almond.

Award-winning author to doing it by the book for Borders schools

Award-winning children’s author David Almond is to give talks at four schools in the Borders next week.

You Can Cook event featureing St Ronan's pupils in 2012

Primary pupils in Innerleithen and Walkerburn given food for thought

Children in the Tweed valley are about to be given food for thought by a £44,000 scheme aimed at boosting their confidence about cooking healthy meals using produce they’ve grown themselves.

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Kelso HighSchool pupils enjoying Seafood in Schools

There’s something very fishy going on in Kelso’s schools

Kelso pupils savoured a treat this week when the Seafood in Schools team brought their roadshow to town.

One of Denholm Primary School's Crucial Crew-winning teams.

Playing it safe pays off at the double for Denholm youngsters

Youngsters from Denholm have been named as prize guys for putting safety first.

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Students go green in electric car race

Students go green in electric car race

Engineering and motor vehicle students from Borders College in Galashiels travelled to Aintree in Liverpool for the Greenpower Racing Championships after building an electric racing car.

Crucial Crew at Eildon Mill, Tweedbank. Pupils from Langlee Primary learn about road safety.

Lessons in safety at Crucial Crew event

Schoolchildren from across the Borders have been learning how to cope in emergency situations at an annual safety event.

upils at Drumlanrig St Cuthberts Primary School in Hawick are congratulated by, back from left, active schools manager Graeme Murdoch, parent council chairman Leigh Deas, PE teacher Greg Thompson, Sportscotlands Andrew Baptie, councillors David Paterson and Sandy Aitchison, policy and performance officer Max Arthur, headteacher Jeanette Gordon, active schools co-ordinator Paul Scott and councillor Vicky Davidson.

Hawick school gets sport in the act to hit gold standard

A Hawick school has hit the gold standard for its physical education lessons.

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Hawick's Ethan Simpson on University Challenge.

Impulse answer cost Hawick student Ethan his chance of TV glory

Millions of television viewers watched as a Hawick student took part in a nail-biting episode of the BBC2 quiz show University Challenge this week.

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Primary school marked highly in new inspection

Primary school marked highly in new inspection

School inspectors were so impressed at the use of digital learning being used at Gordon Primary School they want to see it shared more widely.

From left: Chief Inspector Andy McLean, John Clelland, Bill Allison and Greg Noble want young drivers to take on the advanced driving course

Young drivers urged to improve their road skills and save lives

Young drivers in the Borders are being urged to further their skills in a bid to make our roads a safer place to be.

Tweedbank Primary School celebrates forty years.

Former Borders MP goes back to Tweedbank school for birthday party

Guests including former Borders MP David Steel helped one of the region’s primary schools celebrate its 40th anniversary last week.

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