Therapy dog Jon remembered with memorial award

A three-legged springer spaniel famed for his work as a road safety ambassador is to be remembered with a new memorial award in his honour.

John Byrne annual art competition. Winners and runners up 2017.

Borders school pupils show their artistic talents

Three budding artists from the Borders were named as runners-up in the John Byrne national drawing competition last week.

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Melrose quiz team members Alexander Hart, Rufus Mollart, Grace McWhinnie, Thea Foulkes and Meghan Roper.

Melrose youngsters are quiz whizz-kids

Melrose Primary School pupils have proven themselves to be whizz-kids as quiz kids for the third year on the trot.

Wilton Lodge Park's new playpark.

Yobs already targeting £300k new playpark

The new playpark at Hawick’s Wilton Lodge Park is already becoming a magnet for anti-social behaviour, sparking calls for closed-circuit TV cameras to be installed to help keep youbs under control.

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Sanna Aziz has been elected as MSYP for Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Tanya Thomson and Georgia Pritchard both won seats for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire.

New youth MSPs set out their priorities

Education, health and lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender rights will be priorities for a Galashiels Academy pupil now she has been elected as a member of the Scottish Youth Parliament, she says.

Dog walkers are being urged to clean up after their dogs in the countryside.

Dog poo could kill livestock

NFU Scotland is urging members of the public to clean up after their dogs when walking on or near to agricultural land.

Scottish Borders Council convener Graham Garvie, architectural manager Ray Cherry, the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry and council leader David Parker at the opening of the new Leader Valley School at Earlston.

Seven news headteachers needed by Borders schools

A recruitment event is being held this week in an effort to get seven vacancies in the Borders for headteachers filled.

Primary school children, Jessica Scott, Ryan Cox and Ruathy Brogan opening the new payground at Wilton Park.

Hawick’s magnificent new playpark is perfect childs play

Hawick’s school children were kings of the castle on Friday as they enjoyed exclusive access to the town’s brand new playpark in Wilton Lodge Park.

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Hawick High School.

Hawick pupils hit YouTube in bid to find new headteacher

Pupils at Hawick High School are leading the search for their new headteacher – with a little help from YouTube.

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Users tilt the device to control a pointer ball

Could this be the future of phone messaging?

A new way of phone messaging, which incorporates tilting the screen, is being hailed as the solution to typing one-handed on increasingly larger handsets.

L-r, teacher Michael Gruba, headteacher Kevin Ryalls, pupils Alistair Robinson and James Logan with a Barcelona FC shirt which is being given away in a raffle to raise funds for a group of pupils from Galashiels Academy to spend a fortnight in Tanzania helping build a house for the Vine Trust charity.

Pupils get shirty to help fund trip

A Borders teenager is being backed by some of the world’s biggest football clubs as he looks reach his goal of helping African communities.

Committee members with their guests.

South African visit is hailed a great success

Selkirk High School pupils reaped the rewards of more than two years of hard work as they welcomed a group of South African students to the town earlier this month.

Raising aspirations and making informed choices

Raising aspirations and making informed choices

Selkirk High School, in partnership with the Selkirk High Parent Partnership, organised their second successful careers event at the end of February.

Left Jennifer Dodds, far right Andrew Dodds with pupils.

Tractor tour offers food for thought to pupils

Youngsters have been given an insight into life in the farming industry by a tractor tour taking in dozens of 60 Borders schools.

The Michelle Douglas School Of Dance/M-Pulsive (Kelso) dancers who are heading to Disneyland Paris to perform in the IFDPA competition.

Dancers to compete at Disneyland Paris

A number of young Berwickshire dancers are set to perform in front of a huge 
audience at Disneyland Paris this weekend.


Council defends its way of sourcing food

Scottish Borders Council has defended its sourcing of food for schools after a local MSP claimed it had spent £31,000 on chicken from Thailand in the last financial year.

Call for more young people to pursue apprenticeships

Call for more young people to pursue apprenticeships

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Scotland is urging young people and parents to consider an apprenticeship as a way to work, learn, and earn on the way to gaining high-performing and highly qualified jobs.

Ian Hughes, CITB Scotlands strategic partnerships director

Construction apprentice numbers reach six year high

Recruitment of Scottish construction apprentices has grown every year since 2011, new figures from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) reveal.

Primary school pupils across the region will be getting a visit from a Royal Highland Education Trust tractor on Thursday.

Schools set to focus on food and farming

Borders primary school pupils are being asked to dig out their favourites recipes ahead of the Royal Highland Education Trust’s (RHET) tractor tour which visits the region on Thursday.

Positive life choices promoted in Hawick

Positive life choices promoted in Hawick

Local police and their community partners have held a special seminar for youngsters in Hawick, aimed at promoting positive life choices.

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