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Plans for Tweedbank hotel and retail development could create 100 jobs

Plans are in place for a new hotel and retail complex in Tweedbank, which would enhance the existing railway terminus ... and create up to 100 jobs.

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Flowers left alongside the A698 in 2016 as a tribute to Leon Ali.

Roadworks start next week on A698 near Jedburgh

A stretch of a Borders road hit by four tragedies in the space of six years is to be closed for seven days later this month for resurfacing.

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Hawick and Hermitage councillor Davie Paterson near Robertson Gardens in Hawick.

Plea issued for new bus shelter in Hawick

A Hawick councillor wants to see elderly bus passengers in the town given some shelter from the elements.

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Frrom left, Transport Scotland road safety manager Derek Williamson, Scottish Borders Council convener David Parker, NHS Borders chairman John Raine and Amey strategic road safety manager Jim Reid beside the A6091 with plans for the new junction.

Roadworks about to get under way at Borders General Hospital junction

Works aimed at improving road safety near the Borders General Hospital in Melrose will get under way tomorrow, February 5, and will continue until the middle of next month.

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MSP Christine Grahame with bus drivers Paul Borthwick, left, and John Rieva.

Appy days are here for bus passengers in the Borders

Borders Buses has launched a new app allowing passengers to buy tickets and track bus journeys via their mobile phones.

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Knowesouth Steading on the A968.

Road closure scheduled near Knowesouth

Major resurfacing works are scheduled for the A698 Cleikimin to Denholm road at Knowesouth next month.

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Duck row jedburgh

Floods recede and roads reopen.

Roads in the Borders were slowly returning back to normal this afternoon as the impact of flooding started to recede.

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A car travelling through floodwater on the A68 at Jedburgh.

Flooding closes roads in Borders and householders warned to be on alert

The Borders are on flood alert today, January 24, as river levels across the region continue to rise.

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Borders General Hospital junction with the A6091 (Melrose bypass)

BGH road safety scheme up for discussion in Melrose today

A drop-in session on the forthcoming A6091 Melrose bypass road safety improvement scheme for the Borders General Hospital is taking place today.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Hawick widow planning civil action against death crash driver

The widow of a Hawick motorist killed by a lorry driver with a history of blackouts is planning to pursue a six-figure civil claim now the crown has ruled out prosecuting him.

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The A72 near Cardrona.

Pensioner banned from road over crash near Peebles that killed pal, 87

A pensioner caused the death of an elderly friend by careless driving while on a golf outing, Selkirk Sheriff Court has been told.

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Snow at Station Brae in Galashiels today.

Borderers urged to avoid driving as snow causes disruption

Borderers are being urged to avoid driving unless necessary after heavy snow brought disruption to many of the region’s roads today.

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A Borders Railway service arriving in Stow.

Borders Railway extension study running late

A study looking into the case for extending the Borders Railway is, like almost half the trains on the 30-mile track, running late.

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Constables Lorraine King and Gordon Latto and councillors Tom Adams and Charles Haffey with one of the cardboard cutout cops in Levenmouth in Fife.

Use of cardboard cops to cut out speeding in Borders called into question

A former Borders police chief is questioning the use of life-size cardboard cutout police officers in the region in a bid to deter drivers from speeding.

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Lowood Bridge, near Tweedbank.

Borders bridge to shut for five months for repairs

Lowood Bridge, near Tweedbank, is to be closed for five months for repairs starting at the end of the month.

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Borders Railway

Borders railway reopened after vehicle hit bridge

Train services on the Borders Railway have just returned to normal after a vehicle hit a bridge at Newcraighall station earlier this morning.

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Calls are being made for Borders train travellers to be offered access to high-speed rail links planned for Scotland.

MP calling for Borders link to high-speed rail network

Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk MP John Lamont is calling for an extension to the Borders Railway to be made part of any plans to bring high-speed rail to Scotland.

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British Rail Class 170 diesel trains are now being redeployed to tackle overcrowding on Borders Railway services.

Extra carriages being added to Borders Railway trains to tackle overcrowding

Transport campaigners have welcomed moves by ScotRail to tackle overcrowding on Borders Railway services.

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The Melrose bypass junction leading to the Borders General Hospital

Traffic lights to be fitted outside Borders General Hospital in bid to cut accidents

New traffic lights are to be fitted outside the Borders General Hospital to make the nearby A6091 junction safer.

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Borders Buses.

Assurances given over future of two Borders bus routes

Scottish Borders Council has assured passengers that it has no plans to reduce services on two Borders bus routes.

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