Royal Bank of Scotland boss defends Borders branch closure plans

The Royal Bank of Scotland’s chief executive, Ross McEwan, has defended plans to shut six of its nine branches in the Borders.

Haggis Hunt, Selkirk. 25th January 2015.

Haggis numbers are doing well on Selkirk hill ahead of annual hunt

Hopes are high for another record-breaking catch on Sunday, January 21, as the Great Haggis Hunt takes place on Selkirk Hill.

Ross Montague and his wife Moira handing over to Doddie Weir money raised by a parade of tractors through Lauder in November.

Lauder tractor event raises almost £34,000 for Doddie Weir charity

A tractor parade in aid of a research charity launched by Borders rugby legend Doddie Weir last year has raised almost £34,000.

Stop being a stick in the mud...and get down and dirty in it when Tough Mudder returns to Drumlanrig Castle on June 16 and June 17 this year. (Pic: Robert Perry)

Make Scottish charities your New Year resolution

Losing weight, getting in shape, finally packing in the fags. All very worthwhile resolutions to make and keep this year.

Charles Hanson checks out Anita Mannings paintings in Hawick.

Telly pair show you can get a bargain

Popular BBC show Antiques Road Trip featured the Borders heavily last week, with experts Anita Manning and Charles Hanson scooting around the region in a Triumph Stag in scenes filmed last August.

Hawick skipper Bruce McNeil makes a break withthe ball (picture by Bill McBurnie).

Hawick hold out against Hawks

Hawick 14, Glasgow Hawks 12

Alex Stuart, 22.

26-year-old facing trial for murder of Peebles postwoman Alex

A 26-year-old man accused of murdering a postwoman in Peebles will face a High Court trial in May.

Snow near Selkirk last month.

Heavy snow forecast for the Borders

Snow is forecast for the Borders tomorrow and the day after, January 16 and 17.

The Sunderland Hall estate, near Lindean.

Inquiry to be held into death of Borders forestry worker

An inquiry is to be held next week into the death of a woodcutter while working in the Borders almost a year ago.

Barney with vet Robert Young, owner SimonNeil  and physio Heather Halton.

Surgery won’t stop Kirk Yetholm’s Barney from going the distance

Cocker spaniel Barney is preparing for the final leg of a Scottish coast-to-coast trek – despite undergoing major surgery after snapping the cruciate ligament in his stifle joint.

Bannerfield Buskers

Selkirk buskers sound out would-be musicians

After a successful year of busking and trips (one group made it to Barbados last May), Selkirk-based Riddell Fiddles are grateful to the community for its support during 2017.

A Borders Railway service arriving in Stow.

Borders Railway extension study running late

A study looking into the case for extending the Borders Railway is, like almost half the trains on the 30-mile track, running late.

Isaac Knowles-Gruft and Murray Campbell, boss of Campbell's Brewery at Peebles.

Borders marquee firm boss now making his mark rolling out the barrels

Bottling it is, more often than not, another way of saying throwing in the towel – but not for Campbell’s Brewery, unless it’s a beer towel.

Constables Lorraine King and Gordon Latto and councillors Tom Adams and Charles Haffey with one of the cardboard cutout cops in Levenmouth in Fife.

Use of cardboard cops to cut out speeding in Borders called into question

A former Borders police chief is questioning the use of life-size cardboard cutout police officers in the region in a bid to deter drivers from speeding.

Some of the award recipients from Peebles High School.

Peebles on the podium to accept gold award for delivering successful school PE programme

Peebles High School has been recognised by SportScotland with the awarding of a Gold School Sports Award.

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One For Arthur with Borders owners Belinda McClung, left, and Deborah Thomson (picture by Grossick Racing Photography).

Looking back at a National treasure

The onset of the award season at the end of last year revived pleasant memories of one of the biggest Borders sporting stories of 2017.

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Faisal Khursheed of Gala Harriers.

Faisal assists Scottish gold haul

Gala Harrier Faisal Khursheed was part of Scotland’s ‘gold rush’ last Saturday following superb performances at the British Cross Country Challenge in Antrim, Northern Ireland.

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Selkirk, in light blue, are looking for a big improvement tomorrow (Saturday) against Falkirk (picture by David Nichol)

Selkirk work on fitness levels after Dundee disappointment

Fitness was a key factor for Selkirk RFC to work on this week as they looked for a quick return to the winning trail.

Rhys Craigie of red-shirted Gala FR challenges Selkirk's Phil Addison in last week's derby clash (picture by Alwyn Johnston)

Souters seek to build on positive derby result

Selkirk FC will be treading warily on the approach to tomorrow’s (Saturday) Borders derby in the Lowland League – but they believe they have the players to win it.

John Raine, chairman of NHS Borders.

NHS Borders chairman thanks staff for their efforts over Christmas

NHS Borders chairman John Raine has praised his staff for their hard work over the festive period.

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