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Blogger attacks spring netting

The spring netting of salmon by traditional “net and coble” fishing at Berwick has been questioned by Andrew Douglas-Home, in his weekly angling blog Tweedbeats.

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The volunteers ready for their litter-picking campaign.

It’s tidy, keep it that way

An astounding 31 bin bags full of rubbish, weighing 139kg, were collected around Galashiels at the weekend by volunteers aiming to give their town a bit of a spring clean.

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Councillor urges community to help tackle dog fouling in graveyards

It's time to name and shame disrespectful dog owners, a Scottish Borders Councillor claimed this week.

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Selkirkshire councillor Caroline Penman, who is urging dog walkers to keep their pets on a lead when walking through the town's cemeteries, and to clean up after them.

Councillor incensed by graveside fouling

Selkirkshire’s newest councillor, Caroline Penman, is crying foul on irresponsible dog owners after hearing a string of complaints from residents.

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There’s not a lot of room left for turbines

The Borders is running out of space for wind farms, according to a report which forms part of a supplementary guidance (SG) on renewable energy, roundly welcomed by councillors last Thursday.

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Photovoltaic solar panels will be installed at twelve Scottish Borders Council properties.

Council sets out solar panels installation plan

Scottish Borders Council is to install solar panels at twelve of its properties across the region in a bid to reduce its carbon footprint.

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Jamie Simpson cleaning a sign at Oxton.

Lauder’s Jamie cleaning up region’s act

A proud Borderer has made it his mission to clean up the region’s act by ridding road signs at entrances to its towns and villages of dirt.

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The project launch gets a thumbs up from all involved.

Patrol project out to tackle wild campers

A six-month trial project to clamp down on anti-social campers around St Mary’s Loch in the Yarrow Valley got under way at the weekend.

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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.

Business
The walks will take in the best sights available in and around Galashiels.

Walk the walk, see the sights

The Galashiels Walking Festival takes place next month, and it’s hoped that fans of the great outdoors will be flocking to the town.

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Kelso Abbey.

Lights to go out at Borders abbeys for Earth Hour

Lights are to go out all over three Borders abbeys in a show of support for this year’s Earth Hour.

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Salmon catches are down on the River Tweed.

Tweed salmon catches down as cormorants increase

With salmon catches continuing to drop year on year, the River Tweed Commission is looking at ways to solve the problem.

Business
What Birneyknowe wind farm, near Hawick, would look like.

Inquiry under way into plans for wind farm near Hawick

A public inquiry has begun into plans for a 15-turbine wind farm south east of Hawick.

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Architect's plans for the Burns Mill site in Galashiels.

Galashiels mill site could be set for bright future

One of the oldest buildings in Galashiels could be set for a new lease of life after lying empty for over 25 years.

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Newtown Poo Patrol in the pink

A group of dedicated dog-owners in Newtown St Boswells are painting the town pink – in order to shame irresponsible dog owners.

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What Birnieknowe wind farm, near Hawick, would look like.

Public inquiry to look into Borders wind farm plans next week

A public inquiry into plans for a 15-turbine wind farm south east of Hawick will begin next week.

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Chris Packham with a picture of Borders-hatched golden eagle Fred, now missing and believed to be dead.

Police investigating disappearance of Borders golden eagle

The disappearance in January of a golden eagle born in the Borders last year has prompted a police investigation and a pledge by the Scottish Government to look into new moves to protect birds of prey.

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Gavin Starkey picking up dog dirt in Kelso.

Disgusted dad on a mission to clean up streets of Kelso

A chef from Kelso has embarked on a one-man crusade to rid the town of dog dirt.

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Hawick and Hermitage councillor Davie Paterson in Newcastleton's North Hermitage Street.

Timber bosses pledge to review lorry routes

Campaigners claiming that timber lorries are destroying rural roads and speeding through villages say they are confident their pleas are being taken on board.

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New wardens will tackle Borders ‘wild campers’

New wardens will tackle Borders ‘wild campers’

A clampdown on anti-social campers in one of the most picturesque areas of the Borders has been announced.

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