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Pioneering Borders College heating system a sewer-fire success at awards

A pioneering heating system used by Borders College at Galashiels has picked up its second prize in a matter of weeks.

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Hawick councillor Clair Ramage outside Hawick High School.

Police patrol Hawick High School to help tackle trouble

Police officers and extra support staff are patrolling the corridors and classrooms of Hawick High School in a bid to stem a recent rise in unruly behaviour.

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Aaliyah Mason, 9, from Stow is a finalist in the Muslim Young Writer Awards.

Poet Aaliyah up for a national literacy award

A budding young writer from Stow has been shortlisted for a prize at this year’s Young Muslim Writers Awards.

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St Margaret's RC Primary School, Hawick.

Consultation under way on plans to shut Hawick primary school

Consultation is now under way over plans to close St Margaret’s RC Primary School in Hawick.

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The old Kelso High School at Bowmont Street.

Future of old Kelso High School site remains unclear

The future of Kelso’s old high school will remain up in the air for at least six months.

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From left, college facilities manager Robert Hewitt, Sharcs Russ Burton, Scottish Water Horizons Donald MacBrayne and Ian Dunsmore, Sharcs Laura Bishop, Lynn Mueller and Joe Short, college vice-principal Pete Smith and Sharcs Nathan Burton.

Borders College proves to be hot stuff at award event

Wasting not and wanting not earned a prize for Borders College at this year’s Green Gown Awards.

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What could your potential earnings be?

Study reveals the uni courses that’ll make you rich - and those that won’t

Studying medicine and dentistry will make you the richest after university with graduates earning an average of £46,700 according to new research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

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Morrison's David Wilson, Head Boy Charlie Graves, Head Girl Aimee Martin, Councillor Hamilton and Paul McGirk of Hub South East Scotland

High hopes as pupils move into £22.5m new school

The new £22.5m Kelso High School welcomed pupils for the first time on Tuesday.

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Does your school have a budding Dickens who could write the next Christmas classic?

Prizes on offer for new Christmas classic

Children from across Scotland are getting in the Christmas spirit early to try and win £1,500 for their school.

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How a �625,000 support centre for pupils with complex needs being built at Galashiels Academy will look.

Work under way on £1.25m extensions to two Borders schools

Work is now under way on building a support centre for pupils with complex needs at Galashiels Academy and a new nursery at St Boswells Primary School.

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Morag Grant shows her remembrance artwork to military students at Borders College.

Student creates poppy tribute to Borders’ war dead

An art and design student at Borders College in Galashiels has created a poppy tribute to the region’s war dead to mark this year’s Armistice Day.

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The last day of the old Kelso High School saw the flag being lowered for the last time in a small ceremony. L-r Deputy Head Girl Grace Edwards, Head Girl Aimee Martin, Headteacher Jill Lothian, Head Boy Charlie Graves and Deputy Head Boy James Crombie.

School’s out

In the words Alice Cooper, school was certainly out for ever at Kelso on Tuesday, as pupils were piped out of the Bowmont Street school for the last time by the town’s pipe band.

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Donna Manson, director of children and young people's services with the Jedburgh campus plans.

Welcome for Jedburgh campus progress

Securing a new inter generational campus for Jedburgh has been described as a “defining moment” by the council’s education bosses.

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Hawick High School

Four towns in the running for school upgrades

Scottish Borders Council is working to decide which of the region’s high schools should be next in line for investment.

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St Margaret's RC Primary School, Hawick.

Talks start on plans to shut town school

Plans to close a Hawick primary school took a step forward this week after councillors agreed to start a formal consultation about shutting it.

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St Margaret's RC Primary School in Hawick.

Hawick primary school earmarked for closure after pupil roll falls to 14

A consultation is to be held over the planned closure of a Hawick school as part of a Borders-wide review by education chiefs.

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At Borders College are, from left, construction lecturer Colin Waddell; apprentice Ben Herdman, of Kelso; MSP Jamie Hepburn; Kieran Wilkinson, of Selkirk; and Jack Scott, of Hawick.

Minister visits Borders College to meet apprentices hoping to be hired

Scottish Government employability and training minister Jamie Hepburn paid a visit to Borders College in Galashiels last week to find out more about how its apprenticeship programmes are helping young people build up their career prospects.

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BSW Timber Group apprentices Padraig McNeil, Nico Scally, Ruaridh Mills and Stuart Matheson.

Timber group in finals of apprenticeship awards

An Earlston-based timber group is the only business in the Borders to become finalists at this year’s Scottish Apprenticeship Awards.

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Melrose primary rewards pupils who walk to school

Melrose primary rewards pupils who walk to school

Parents dropping off their children at Melrose Primary School have been accused of “horrendous” parking by a community councillor.

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What the proposed Jedburgh inter-generational campus would look like.

Work could begin on proposed new Jedburgh school within months

Work could begin on the new multi-age school proposed for Jedburgh within a matter of months.

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