Scouts cook up a fair old trade in Melrose

Thursday night’s audience at the Ormiston in Melrose enjoyed a double treat at the Greener Borders Network Winter Talk, part of Fairtrade Fortnight activities in the town.

The Kingsknowes roundabout near Tweedbank.

Woman injured in three-car collision on A7 near Tweedbank

An elderly woman was injured in a three-car crash on the A7 Edinburgh-Carlisle road near Tweedbank yesterday, March 21.

A stretch of the A7 near Tweedbank was closed for over three hours after Tuesday's crash.

Motorcyclist dies in hospital following crash on A7 near Tweedbank

A motorcyclist injured on an accident on the A7 Edinburgh-Carlisle road in the Borders this week has died in hospital.


REVEALED: Scottish Borders’ top baby names in 2017

The most popular baby names inthe Scottish Borders last year have been revealed.

The Abbotsford Arms Hotel in Galashiels.

Planners urged to retain Galashiels demolition site for hotel use

Council chiefs are being urged to block any potential plans for change of use of the site of the Abbotsford Arms Hotel in Galashiels.


Borderers’ cash helps pay for roofing the top of the world

The people of the Borders are being hailed as heroes by residents of a small, remote village situated high in the Himalayas.

NHS Borders want to hear from dementia carers

NHS Borders want to hear from dementia carers

In September last year NHS Borders launched the Tweeddale Carers Project (Dementia) with funding from The Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland.

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A fire at the old Heather Mills site in Riverside Road, Selkirk.

Two youths charged with fireraising after Heather Mills blaze

Police have arrested and charged two youths aged 12 and 13 in connection with wilful fireraising in Selkirk.

Reader Darren Chapman took this stunning photograph of a fiery sunrise in Kelso last week on his way to work. Worth stopping for!

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Darren Chapman took this image of a fiery sunrise in Kelso last week on his way to work.

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Sean Craughwell from Selkirk has been named as the man who died following this collision which closed the A68 for several hours on Monday.

Man who died in A68 crash is named by police

The man who died following a collision on the A68 on Monday has been named as Sean Craughwell from Selkirk.

Figures out this week show a 49% fall in unemployment in the Borders, suggesting that fewer Borderers now have to turn to jobcentres such as this one in Galashiels for help.

Unemployment down by almost half in Borders over last eight years, figures reveal

Unemployment in the central and eastern Borders has almost halved over the last eight years, according to statistics released this week.

Galashiels pipers Elizabeth and Billy Easson help lead the Doddie Gump march through Rome on Saturday.

Gala supporters lead Doddie Gump through Rome

Two Galashiels pipers and a drummer helped lead 5,000 Scottish rugby supporters two and a half miles through Rome to its Stadio Olimpico on Saturday.

Jedburgh Pipe Band join members of Rome Pipe Band at the Altare della Patria in Piazza Venezia.

Jedburgh band gets Scots fans singing in Rome

More than 30,000 Scots invaded the Eternal City at the weekend as Scotland took on Italy in the final fixture of this year’s Six Nations tournament.

St Mary's Loch.

Chris ready to take on job of Yarrow warden

The clampdown on anti-social campers around the St Mary’s Loch area begins this weekend.

Eventual P6 girls winner Izzy Molyneuk (wearing 17) from Kingsland in Peebles, starts well.

Borders schools XC event provides exciting close finish

The Borders Schools Cross-Country Championships, organised by the Scottish Borders Athletics Development Group, in conjunction with Live Borders, took place recently at Netherdale, Galashiels.

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The former Abbotsford Arms Hotel in Galashiels.

Abbotsford Arms Hotel demolition is given go-ahead

A historic part of Galashiels town centre will be knocked down this spring now planners have given the go-ahead the demolition of the former Abbotsford Arms Hotel in Stirling Street.

Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue will held lead the training.

Hawick Resilience Group to hold training exercise

Hawick’s new community resilience group is gearing up for its first training exercise next month, in the form of a simulated missing persons search.

Innerleithen Opera, 1993.

NOSTALGIA: Innerleithen Opera 1993

Innerleithen and District’s Amateur Operatic Society’s production of “Guys and Dolls” deserved an hour-long standing ovation this week back in 1993.

The Borders Search and Rescue Unit (�35,000) came into its own during the recent cold snap.

Search and rescue unit finds itself at the top in locality funding votes

Community projects across the Borders have benefited from the first tranche of payments from Scottish Borders Council’s £500,000 Localities Bid Fund.


Adrian: ‘This will be an interesting year’

The tight community of West Linton were introduced to their main man on Friday, as Adrian Jackson was named as the village’s Whipman Elect.

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