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Robbie Neilson backs strikers to end Hearts’ goal drought

Hearts manager Robbie 
Neilson is reminding all who will listen that scoring goals is tough. But even he could not have expected it to prove just as tricky as it has for his 
Tynecastle strikeforce.

Andrew Shinnie is ready to push on after Hibs ended their run of five matches without a win. Picture: SNS.

Hibs’ Andrew Shinnie bids to pass test of character

When it comes to shedding the baggage of past failings, Hibs have proved themselves pretty adept in recent months. But that does not mean there was not a distinct sense of relief in the dressing room last weekend when they ended their run of five games without a win.

Grant Archibald, left, and Sean Fairbairn of Hutton's Butchers, Hawick, with sausages with blueberries and raspberries in, the colours of Hawick Royal Albert's home and away strips.

Scottish Cup glory trail gets whole Borders town buzzing

Civic leaders and business bosses are cheering on record-breakers Hawick Royal Albert as they look to continue their Scottish Cup run of success.

Margaret Hislop, fifth from left, at the handover of this years Hizzy Run cash to Steven Quintus, front.

Mother tells of pride over Hawick motorbike legend’s enduring legacy

The mother of a legendary motorcyclist killed in a helicopter crash 13 years ago has told of her pride that his legacy is helping save lives.

Defender John Souttar, left, vies with Kilmarnock's Nathan Tyson during Hearts' midweek defeat at Rugby Park. Picture: SNS

Hearts must show character to bounce back from limp defeat

John Souttar understands that there are big demands at a club like Hearts and he is confident that his colleagues also know what is expected of them and have the character to deliver. That is despite the team passing up the opportunity to move into second spot in the Premiership table, with a flat, uninspiring performance against Kilmarnock on Wednesday.

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Ryan Stevenson of Hawick Royal Albert, in blue, challenges Darren Lavery of Berwick Rangers (picture by Stuart Cobley)

Memorable chapter in Hawick history

It’s back to the main priority of Lowland League business this Saturday for history-making Hawick Royal Albert.

Melrose number 12 Richard Taylor make a charge against Hawick at Mansfield Park (picture by Brian Sutherland)

Melrose leave with points but Hawick take the credit

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Action at the Kelso Races (picture by Alan Raeburn)

Big day on race circuit for Borders runners and riders

One For Arthur was a popular winner of the £17,000 feature EDFER handicap chase at Kelso on Saturday for the ‘Two Golf Widows’.

Horse Racing
Gala Fairydean Rovers boss Steven Noble

Gala FR outclassed by Elgin

Gala Fairydean Rovers 0, Elgin City 4

Sammi Kinghorn

Gathering for Jedburgh road race

Borders sports fans will have a chance to get up close this Sunday to some of GB’s fastest Rio Paralympians, as they descend on Jedburgh for the Jed Renilson 10K Wheelchair and Hand Cycle Race.

Gala Fairydean Rovers v Dalbeattie Star. Picture: Alwyn Johnston

Concerns over 3G don’t apply here, players told

Live Borders has moved to reassure users about the safety of its 3G surface in Netherdale, Galashiels, after tests in Holland led to several pitches being ripped up.

The Laidlaw Memorial Pool in Jedburgh.

Council cuts to blame for losses, say Jedburgh pool bosses

The trust that runs Jedburgh’s Laidlaw Memorial Pool and fitness centre is at odds with Scottish Borders Council over the amount of funding it gets from the local authority.

Hawick hill walkers

Great walk in Lake District

Ten Hawick 50+ adventurers set off for the Lake District on Sunday for their twice-a-year walk in that area.

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William Brodie tackles some tough terrain

Racer William looks back on a season to treasure

Ambitious and aspiring downhill mountain bike racer William Brodie has finished the current season on a high by securing a British title.

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Phil Addison in action for Selkirk, in blue, in their 4-0 win last Saturday over BSC Glasgow (picture by Grant Kinghorn)

Borders derby action continues

More Borders derby football confrontations are set to light up the Lowland League on Saturday.

Ryan Brown

Ryan is a splash hit

Kelso swimmer Ryan Brown received one of the top awards in his sport last weekend.

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Gala Fairydean Rovers boss Steven Noble (picture by Stuart Cobley)

Gala FR frustrated by late leveller

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Live Borders health and fitness advisor, Stephanie Common, helps to launch One Club (Phil Wilkinson Photography)

Cut-price club helps greater activity

A new form of leisure centre membership from Live Borders aims to enable people of all ages in the region to become more active more often, through a low-cost annual subscription fee.

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