Good causes bag windfalls worth £60,000

Tesco’s Bags for Help initiative has awarded £60,000 to outdoor community projects across the region.

Group looks to revive interest in textiles

Group looks to revive interest in textiles

An organisation has drawn together machinery and memorabilia that focuses on the textile trade that once made the Borders great.

Pictured left to right are students: (back) Katie Wilson, Rebecca Brandon, Lauren Flockhart, Marlene Hobson & Andy Robson, and (front) Marcus Gordon and Jordan White.

Client design project for Borders students

Borders College HND Graphic Design (Visual Communications) students recently took part in a client initiated design project for the Borders Deer Management Group (BDMG).

Paxton House

£56,000 boost for waterwheel revamp project

The restoration of an 18th century waterwheel and pump at Paxton House is finally set to go ahead now the project has landed a windfall of more than £56,000.

Hawick councillor Watson McAteer at the old Hobkirk Primary School.

Borders primary school facing axe could be given new lease of life

A Bonchester school mothballed by Scottish Borders Council over a year ago is set for a fresh start under new legislation, it has emerged.

Stirches Primary School pupil Aiden Middlemass and Trinity Primary Schools Ellen Dobbie add their signatures to the framework for the new cafe in Hawicks Wilton Lodge Park.

The writing is already on the wall for Hawick cafe and it’s not even open yet

The writing is on the wall for the new cafe at Hawick’s Wilton Lodge Park before it has even opened – but not in a bad way.

Plans for additional needs school approved

Plans for additional needs school approved

Plans to build a new additional support needs school in Earlston have been rubber-stamped by councillors.

Rory, 12, is champion of inclusion

Rory, 12, is champion of inclusion

The needs of Scottish schoolchildren who require additional educational support are being championed by a 12-year- old Jedburgh Grammar pupil.

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Wayne Gillam, with his employers Jimmy Harkin (left) and Mike Harkin (right).

Wayne is in with the bricks

Wayne Gillam, a brickwork student at Borders College, has been cementing the foundations for his future career.

Scottish Opera Primary Schools Tour performs Robert Burns The Tale o' Tam O'Shanter

Scottish Opera brings Burns classic to Borders schools

Primary school pupils in the Borders will have the opportunity to participate in an opera based on Robert Burns’ iconic poem Tam O’ Shanter.

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Selkirk's Evelyn Rafferty.

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.

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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.

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