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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 A7 was closed at the Kingsknowes roundabout for over three hours today.

A7 reopens after accident near Tweedbank

The A7 Edinburgh-Carlisle road has reopened to traffic after an accident between Selkirk and the Kingsnowes roundabout west of Tweedbank led to its closure for over three hours this afternoon.

From left: Wendy McMillan, Jim Thomson and Val McNab of Border Caring Services, get the desired reaction from the Borders Macmillan Centre's Amanda Fiddes, Verna Henderson, Rachel Johnson, Lesley Flannigan and Judith Smith as the giant cheque is revealed.

A £100,000 donation makes The Difference

An astounding donation of £100,000 from Border Caring Services has helped the charity behind the appeal to extend and refurbish the Macmillan centre at the Borders General Hospital soar past its target.

The public toilets in Kelso's Shedden Park.

Kelso public toilets hit by vandals

Police in Kelso have launched an investigation after the public toilets at Shedden Park were vandalised.

Pupils from eight of the 10 winning schools with police officers, council officer Karen McGrath, back far left, and councillor Gordon Edgar, back far right.

Putting brakes on car use wins awards for active youngsters in Borders

Youngsters have been rewarded for putting themselves on the right path for healthier futures by shunning their parents’ cars for their school runs in favour of bikes, scooters or their feet.

Police and ambulance staff on the A68 near Leaderfoot following a fatal collision there last night.

Fatal crash on A68 near Earlston

Police are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision on the A68 where a 54-year-old man sadly died.

APPEAL TO TRACE MISSING MAN FROM ST ANDREWS''We are appealing for the public's help in order to trace a man missing from St Andrews.''Duncan Sim, 19, was last seen at around 11.15pm on Wednesday 14 March at an event in the Old Station Road area. ''Duncan is described as a white male, 6ft tall, of medium build. He has brown hair, green eyes and when last seen was wearing a grey-coloured suit jacket, white shirt, and a blue and white tie. ''He has failed to return to his accommodation or make contact with anyone since this time.''Duncan is originally from the Duns area of the Scottish Borders.

Police ask St Andrews residents to check their outbuildings in search for Duncan

Police searching for missing Duns student Duncan Sim have released a CCTV image of him, taken on the night he disappeared.

Armed police on the streets following a terror alert. Photo by Neil Hanna Photography

Terrorism: Be alert and take action

Members of the public are being encouraged to report suspicious activity in a bid to prevent terrorism.

From left, Sanjeev Kohli, Kingsmuir House owners Malcolm and Karen Mullarkey, Derek Nicol of Bruce Stevenson Insurance Brokers and Jennifer Reoch.

Borders B&B wins award for offering warmest welcome in Scotland

Kingsmuir House in Peebles has been named as the best bed-and-breakfast or guesthouse in in the country at the 25th Scottish Thistle Awards’ national final.

Jedburgh A68 and Edinburgh A68

Serious accident on A68 near Earlston

Diversions are in place on the A68 following a serious accident between the Ravenswood roundabout and Earlston.

Scottish Government economy secretary Keith Brown.

Ministers urged to make tourism a top priority for new south Scotland enterprise agency

Ministers are being urged to make boosting the Borders’ tourist appeal one of the key tasks of the new enterprise agency being set up for the south of Scotland.

MSP Rachael Hamilton and husband Billy at the Buccleuch Arms, St Boswells.

Borders MSP facing £52,500 bill over breach of pension laws

Borders MSP Rachael Hamilton is facing a bill of more than £50,000 for falling foul of pension laws.

Back row - PC Karen Ballantyne, Sheena Chappell, Karen McGrath of SBC and PC Calum Wilson; front row - Melrose Primary pupils Elliot Etherington and Kai Waddell with the Jon Chappell Memorial Shield

Jon’s legacy sees Melrose pupils win new award

A pair of pupils from Melrose Primary School proved how streetwise they are by winning a new award named in memory of a dog who helped promote road safety.

Love admitted to the murder.

Kelso woman loses £40,000 in fake bank scam

Police are urging people to remain vigilant after a Kelso woman lost over £40,000 to fraud.

Missing Borders student Duncan Sim.

Borders student Duncan Sim still missing despite search efforts now entering fifth day

A Borders student is still missing despite a search for him having been under way for four days.

Yesterday's fire at the old Heather Mills site in Riverside Road, Selkirk.

Investigation under way into cause of old mill blaze in Selkirk

An investigation is now under way into what caused a blaze at the old Heather Mills site in Selkirk last night, March 18.


12 reasons why Melrose is the best place to live in Scotland

Melrose was voted the best place to live in Scotland in yesterday’s Sunday Times newspaper.

Riddell Fiddles perform at the Epic Awards Shortlist Celebration event.

Selkirk fiddle group need your votes

A Selkirk-based group is on the shortlist and looking for the public vote in the ‘People’s Choice Award’. Riddell Fiddles are shortlisted in the Epic Awards, the premier awards for voluntary arts and creative groups across the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. Ten Scottish groups have been shortlisted for this year’s Epic Award, including a music festival, sewing project, two drama groups, book festival, fiddle group, orchestra, youth creative hub, craft group and Christmas event. Members of the public asked to vote for their favourite in the ‘People’s Choice Award’. Started in 2010, the Epic Awards shine a light on the achievements of volunteer-led arts group across the UK and Ireland, aiming to inspire others to get involved and participate in creative activities.

Snow on the Eildon Hills.

More snow hits Borders, but weather expected to hot up by end of week

This weekend’s snow is forecast to give way to warmer weather from tomorrow, March 19.

Borders break-in yielded big break for punk-rock veterans the Mekons

Borders break-in yielded big break for punk-rock veterans the Mekons

It’s now over four decades since a group of wayward youths broke into a quiet Galashiels cottage, earning themselves a footnote in Borders musical history.

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