Broadmeadows Bridge set to close for five days

The final stages of essential repairs to a historic Yarrow Valley bridge will require a five-day closure.

Road closed.

Snow drifts force rush hour road closures

Road closures are currently in place as drifting snow causes traffic problems in the Borders.

Sandy and Jane Glendinning are among the Walkerburn residents facing a hefty bill for repairs to the retaining wall.

Plans being drawn up to repair A72 wall at Walkerburn

A design for the repair and possible replacement of a collapsed retaining wall alongside the A72 road at Walkerburn is being drawn up by Scottish Borders Council officers.

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A7 set for closures in January and February at Langholm bridge

A7 set for closures in January and February at Langholm bridge

Essential maintenance to repair a storm-damaged cutwater and parapets on Skippers Bridge, on the A7 at Langholm, is taking place from Saturday, January 14 until Sunday, February 26, 2017.

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Yarrow Terrace closure set for January

Road closures and diversions which have been put in place while the long-awaited repair works at the Glen Hotel wall are carried out, have been revealed this week.

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Transport Minister Humza Yousaf.

Borders trains in line for 4,000 extra seats

Rail campaigners have welcomed the addition of more than 1,300 extra seats to peak-time services along the Borders Railway.

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Visit to G&M Radiators, Glasgow. Humza Yousaf, Minister for Transport & the Islands, John Blake, G&M Radiator Manufacturing Managing Director

Extra carriages on the way for Borders track

Plans to boost the capacity of busy services on the Borders Railway are nearing completion, according to Scottish Government transport minister Humza Yousaf.

A72 at Caerlee Corner, Innerleithen

40mph limit on the way at crash blackspot

A 40mph speed limit is to be imposed at an accident blackspot near Innerleithen in the hope of helping avert further car crashes.

Leon Ali, right, with his brother Dylan.

Tragedy sparks call for action to cut death toll on A698 near Hawick

A Scottish Government minister is being urged to sanction a road safety review after a young Hawick man became the third person from the town to die on the same 10-mile stretch of the A698 in just 18 months.

Lord Thurso, Chair of VisitScotland speaking at the VisitScotland Borders Conference.

Businesses urged to make most of railway

More than 80 Borders businesses were represented at this year’s VisitScotland conference for the region, held in Galashiels.

Leon Ali

Tributes paid to Hawick athlete Leon

Family and friends have paid tribute to a promising young sprinter who died in a road accident at the weekend.

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A7 reopened following lorry crash

A7 reopened following lorry crash

The A7 is now reopened following its closure for most of the morning after a lorry jack-knifed.

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A7 closed south of Heriot

The A7 remains closed this morning, south of Heriot, due to it being blocked by a jack-knifed lorry.

Lord-lieutenant Gerald Maitland-Carew and Michelle de Bruin at the stone's unveiling at Tweedbank railway station.

Royal plaque back at Tweedbank train station after 14-month absence

The plaque unveiled by Queen Elizabeth II last year to mark the opening of the Borders Railway is now back at Tweedbank train station and taking pride of place in a new stone sculpture.

Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Asda has announced it is capping its petrol prices at 110.7p per litre, with diesel at 112.7p from today (Tuesday).

The Queen unveiling the plaque at Tweedbank last year.

Plaque unveiled by Queen on track to come back to Tweedbank

A plaque celebrating the official opening of the Borders Railway is finally set to return after 14 months’ absence.

Transport minister Humza Yousaf, front centre left, at the Borders Railway's first birthday party in Edinburgh in September.

Critical report highlights need for speed on Borders Railway

More than half of Borders Railway services from Tweedbank to Edinburgh have been late every single week since the line’s launch in September last year, according to a report by rail campaigners Bill Jamieson and David Spaven.

MSP Christine Grahame, MP Calum Kerr, transport ministers Humza Yousaf, ScotRail boss Phil Vester, council leader David Parker and MSP Colin Beattie at the Borders Railway's first birthday party in Edinburgh in September.

Calls for extension of Borders Railway to Hawick building up fresh head of steam

Calls for the Borders Railway to be extended to Hawick are building up a fresh head of steam following the line’s first anniversary in September.

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Pensioner seriously hurt in weekend crash

A 79-year-old woman was seriously injured on Saturday when two cars collided on the B6399 Hawick to Newcastleton Road just after 11am.

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.

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