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Thorburn keeps options open ahead of 2017

Former Scottish rally champion Euan Thorburn was back in action at the weekend after a few months out of the driver’s seat.

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Gina Walker and David Martin with their Citroen C2 Ecosse Challenge Awards

Salver lining for home girl Gina at C2 Awards

The Citroen C2 Ecosse Challenge Awards were held at Aitken-Walker’s Cars in Duns, with a large turnout coming from all over Scotland for the end of year award ceremony.

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BT trophy contests offer some attractive Borders fixtures this weekend

Borders rugby squads in cup action

Borders rugby squads across most of the national divisions take a break from league duty this Saturday to try and make an impression in the BT cup competitions.

Julie Forrest

Indoor singles bowls final bears fruit for Forrest

It’s been a sporting spell to savour for south of Scotland women, with top accolades for two leading female Borders players in the last few days.

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SALSC's award for service to local sport, John Barrington, is pictured with SALSC director Rick Kenney, left, and ClubSport Tweeddale chairman Colin Aitken (picture by Brian Sutherland)

Olympic duo among Tweeddale winners

Talented Tweeddale athletes turned out in force last Friday for their annual regional ClubSport Awards, held at Peebles Golf Club.

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A group of the Kelso High School riders

Outstanding success for Borders schools riders

A company of Borders schools’ equestrian teams made the trip to Buckinghamshire for the prestigious National Schools’ Equestrian Association Championship.

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The Team of the Year, Gala Harriers Ladies' Masters, with Gala RFC president Graham Low (picture by Alwyn Johnston)

Celebrating local sporting versatility

Recognition and reward was to the fore last Friday as sporting achievement of the highest calibre was celebrated at the ClubSport Ettrick and Lauderdale annual awards night

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Representatives of Live Borders, sportscotland and Scottish Borders Council join pupils and staff from Priorsford to celebrate the award

School hits gold standard

A Peebles primary school has become only the second in the Borders to land a national award for its dedication to sport.

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Selkirk Tennis Court club house.

Handouts on offer at double

A windfall of more than £80,000 is up for grabs now a wind farm benefit fund is back up and running delays in reopening of fund.

Laura Muir was voted Scottish Athlete of the Year for the second time. Picture: Jeff Holmes

Laura Muir will push herself to the limit in quest for glory

So often elite performers talk of childhood dreams and lifelong plans, explaining how the quest for success has been a long-term, all-consuming project. But with Laura Muir, it’s different. While there is no doubting the 1500 metres athlete’s standing after a year in which she has delivered records, titles, an Olympic final and now been voted Scottish Athlete of the Year by her peers, hopes of those accomplishments did not dominate her childhood.

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Scott MacDonald on the charge for Selkirk against Howe of Fife (picture by Grant Kinghorn)

Borders thriller in prospect as Selkirk play host to Jed

A richly tempting Borders derby is the pick of the fixtures this weekend in BT National League Division I, as Selkirk take on Jed-forest.

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The running festival 10K and half marathon passes Jedburgh Abbey (picture by Stuart Cobley)

Sammi keeps up with the Jones in wheelchair race

Following the hustle and bustle of Rio 2016, four Team GB Paralympians arrived in Jedburgh on Sunday, in search of peace and tranquility.

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Jazmine Tomlinson and Brodie Cowan both of Jedburgh, seated third and fourth left, among the SHGA award winners 2016

Top Jedburgh running twosome savour the fame of the Games

Two top sportswomen from the same Borders town were among athletes honoured for their prowess in Highland Games gatherings in 2016.

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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.

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.

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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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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