Tho local projects have benefited from the Landfill Communities Fund, administered by Scottish Borders Council, writes Andrew Keddie.
The trustees of Kirkhope Parish Hall in Ettrickbridge have received £16,265 to build a small extension and complete a wider programme of improvement works.
Described as “the social centre for the Lower Ettrick Valley”, the hall hosts an increasing number of community activities, including country dancing and indoor bowling.
Also successful in a bid for £28,850 from the fund is Rock UK Adventures Ltd – a charity which is creating a bike skills area and pump track at Whitehaugh Park in Newcastleton.
The project has already attracted sportscotland funding of £44,000.