Longer railway would be just the job, new Borders MP tells Westminster

New Borders MP John Lamont used his maiden speech at Westminster to call for the Borders Railway to join him south of the border.

A Borders Railway service at Stow.

Report boosts case for extending Borders Railway into Cumbria

Calls for the Borders Railway to be extended into England via Hawick have been boosted by a new report revealing the positive impact the line is having on employment and tourism.

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Hawick councillor Davie Paterson surveying the state of the B6399 to Newcastleton from Hawick.

£1m to be spent on improving timber traffic routes in Borders

Almost £1m is to be spent on improving five roads near Hawick used by timber traffic, plus another near Tweedsmuir.

Galashiels transport interchange.

Opening hours to be cut at Galashiels transport hub

Galashiels transport interchange’s opening hours are to be cut by hard-up council bosses looking to save up to £40,000 a year.

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Mr Lamont is calling for the Borders Railway to be extended beyond Tweedbank.

New report puts case for extending Borders Railway to Hawick and Carlisle

A rail link is vital to Hawick’s economic future, according to a report looking at the viability of extending the Borders Railway into England.

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Hawick councillor Davie Paterson in Cheviot Road.

Bus firm disputes claim that passengers have been left stranded by change of Hawick route

A bus company denies that the withdrawal of one of its services from a handful of streets in Hawick has left elderly passengers stranded.

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Three X95 bus serivives a night are to be diverted during the roadworks.

A7 to be closed overnight near Stow for roadworks

A stretch of the A7 north of Galashiels is to be closed overnight for roadworks next week.

Fire crews tackle the gorse fire near Boleside.  Photograph by Edith Scott.

A7 reopens after fire

The A7 has now reopened after a gorse fire forced a partial closure of the route this morning.

Hypermiling is a new tactic that is growing in popularity.

Traffic diversions for A1 to allow works

Traffic will be diverted to allow carriageway resurfacing works to take place on the A1, just north of the Eye Water Bridge over three nights starting this weekend.

Pc Dianne Lauder with Drumlanrig St Cuthbert's Primary School pupils in Hawick.

Hawick youngsters putting safety first

Youngsters in Hawick concerned about poor parking are calling on inconsiderate motorists to mend their ways.

Traffic will be diverted via the Carfraemill roundabout.

A68 to be closed at Lauder for roadworks

The A68 will be closed at Lauder for roadworks next week.

Chief Inspector Andy McLean briefs secondary school pupil at the young driver day at RAF Charterhall.

Driver training part of school curriculum

Secondary school pupils from across the Borders got behind the wheel of a pioneering new driver training initiative last week.

The Borders Railway currently terminates at Tweedbank, but momentum is growing for it to be extended south west.

Support continues to grow for extension of Borders Railway into England

Support is continuing to grow for an extension to the Borders Railway at both ends of the longer line now being mooted.

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The car park at Ettrick Riverside, Selkirk.

Green light for new car park at Ettrick Riverside

Long-running parking problems around Ettrick Mill in Selkirk could soon be resolved as permission was granted for 40 new car parking spaces this week.

Traffic jams in Selkirk's town centre.

Traders hit out at traffic delays

Traders have hit out at traffic hold-ups hitting Selkirk town centre due to work being carried out on a hotel there.

A Borders Railway service arriving at Stow.

Moves to extend Borders Railway building up head of steam as study starts

Moves to have the Borders Railway extended south into England are building up a head of steam now that the Scottish Government has announced a study of transport links in the region.

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Easter commuters face travel delays

Lengthy delays predicted for Easter travellers

Drivers have been warned to expect “significant delays” over Easter with more than 20 million cars expected on the roads between Maundy Thursday and Easter Monday.

Peebles High Street.

Peebles town centre roads to be closed for resurfacing

Two roads through Peebles town centre are to be closed overnight for resurfacing later this month.

Traffic jams in Selkirk's town centre.

Get ready for 10 weeks of this

Disruption to traffic in Selkirk town centre could last up to 10 weeks, sparking concern among businesses and residents.


A7 to shut for up to six months

The A7 will need to be closed at Hawick for up to six months to allow flood protection works lined up there to go ahead, it has been revealed.

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