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Borders Railway 'very late, but worth the wait'

4 Sep 2015 15:30

THE Borders Railway should have opened at least three years ago, but has suffered delay after delay as a result of being ‘a Scottish Parliament guinea pig for re-opening a completely abandoned railway’, according to rail author David Spaven.

Chocolate Flying Scotsman on track to boost children’s charity campaign

4 Sep 2015 15:25

A GIANT scale model of the famous Flying Scotsman train made entirely from chocolate is set to melt the hearts of railways enthusiasts when it goes under the hammer to raise money for a children’s charity.

Golden trip is just the tic-ket for Tourette’s campaigner

4 Sep 2015 08:00Stephen Mahon

HE is known in Galashiels and beyond for his tireless work helping Tourette’s sufferers.

Borders housing allowance rate 'patently unfair’ claims councillor

4 Sep 2015 07:30

THE Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rate in the Borders, on which housing benefit is calculated and paid by Scottish Borders Council to tenants of private landlords, is the lowest in Scotland.

No guarantees over repeat of bin lorry tragedy

4 Sep 2015 06:30

“LIKE any other employer, Scottish Borders Council must rely on its staff to act appropriately – and we cannot guarantee this will always happen.”

Council tells Scottish Government – hands off the River Tweed!

3 Sep 2015 08:00

THE reform of wild fisheries in Scotland must not include the abolition of the River Tweed Commission (RTC).

Council leader defends 'transparent’ tapestry decision

3 Sep 2015 07:30

Borders must 'catch up’ over 20mph speed limit zones

3 Sep 2015 06:30

Royal flush for Tweedbank

2 Sep 2015 11:30

Borders Railway at centre of cover-up

2 Sep 2015 08:30Ally McGilvray

Council confirms 2017 closure of Easter Langlee landfill site

2 Sep 2015 07:30

IT consultant 'tried to spit' on police

2 Sep 2015 06:30

Youth 'knocked down' in Galashiels

1 Sep 2015 16:11

Restriction order after £1k heroin find in Galashiels

1 Sep 2015 11:30

'Sweetest little dog’ wins Pet Idol

1 Sep 2015 08:00

Suspended nurse allowed back on the wards

1 Sep 2015 07:30David Knox

Want to see the Royal steam train?

31 Aug 2015 19:30

Stow parent rails against 'safety’ fence

31 Aug 2015 08:30

First trains expected to be 'very busy’

31 Aug 2015 07:30Ally McGilvray

Rail campaigners 'saved Government blushes on tourist traffic’

31 Aug 2015 06:30

Police hunt Melrose fire starter

30 Aug 2015 07:30

Former soldier receives benefits fine

30 Aug 2015 06:30

Royal row in Newtown

29 Aug 2015 07:30Ally McGilvray

Councillor warns of motorcycle menace

29 Aug 2015 06:30Ally McGilvray

Waverley withdraws from Borders Choice Homes

28 Aug 2015 12:30Ally McGilvray

Hate crimes rise in Borders

28 Aug 2015 07:30


Deputy First Minister 'open' to railway extension

DEPUTY First Minister John Swinney has said the government may consider extending the Borders Railway to Carlisle.

Lauder locks for Little Princess Trust

Death of gamekeeper a 'tragic accident'

Lauder's Jade is a cut above

Lest we forget


Kelso edge derby cracker at Jed

4 Sep 2015 18:30

AN interesting first day of the season in National League rugby was set up by the SRU Championship committee to ensure that the games were all local derbies.

Melrose crowned cricket champions

4 Sep 2015 12:30

GALA ended their league campaign with a loss at home to Melrose in a match which saw the visitors crowned Under 14 League Champions.

Borders gears up for the Tour of Britain

4 Sep 2015 11:30David Knox

SOME of the best cyclists in the world will be racing through the region next week. And Borders fans will have the opportunity to witness three different King of the Mountains climbs as well as a stage finish in Kelso.

Smashing time at Selkirk Tennis Championships

3 Sep 2015 17:30

IN a gloriously sunny day Selkirk Tennis Club held their 1st day of their Junior Club Championships 2015 on Sunday.

Borders athletes peak at Aberfoyle

3 Sep 2015 10:30David Knox

HERIOT’S Thomas Otton claimed silver in the final leg of this year’s Scottish Junior Hill Running League at Aberfoyle on Sunday.

Wilson makes his Mark at Meadow Park

3 Sep 2015 08:00

Berwick boost for Gala Seconds

3 Sep 2015 07:30

Groundhog Day at Yarrow Park

2 Sep 2015 07:00

No fear factor at Watsonians

1 Sep 2015 18:30Ally McGilvray

Lowland League round-up - Selkirk numbs namesakes

1 Sep 2015 16:30

Cotter names 31-man Scotland squad for Rugby World Cup

1 Sep 2015 14:30

Lucky Lawson enjoys first Borders derby

31 Aug 2015 17:30

Game, set and match at 2015 Junior Confined Tennis Championships

31 Aug 2015 10:30

Border Amateur round-up - Legion stun Leithen

31 Aug 2015 09:30

Just champion from Smith & Co

31 Aug 2015 09:30

Life Memberships for Gala rugby stalwarts

30 Aug 2015 07:30

Five-try Gala record opening day win

29 Aug 2015 14:59Ally McGilvray

YM snatch victory at Gala

29 Aug 2015 13:30

High performance for Premiership clubs

29 Aug 2015 11:30


Passion returns as railway is back on track

4 Sep 2015 12:30

MICHAEL SPENCER is a member of Campaign for Borders Rail. He has written an article for the group’s latest newsletter ahead of the line’s reopening this weekend. To celebrate, we have reproduced it in full...

Most of Borders ‘against’ tapestry

2 Sep 2015 08:30

SIR, It is ridiculous that a decision is being made to erect a gallery building to house the Great Tapestry of Scotland in Tweedbank even though most Borders inhabitants are against this project.

Great effort

31 Aug 2015 08:30

SIR, It is exciting to think that this great Tapestry will come to the Borders.

Fed up

28 Aug 2015 08:30

SIR, Last Wednesday, the day my letter about the Scottish Tapestry was published, I received quite a number of responses.

Tour caused ‘confusion and disruption’

27 Aug 2015 08:30

SIR, I would like to pass on my complaints regarding the recent Tour O’ the Borders Cycle event.


27 Aug 2015 08:30

Sport for some

26 Aug 2015 08:30

Cultural tourism is enormous income generator

25 Aug 2015 08:30

It’s been an honour which I will never forget

22 Aug 2015 08:30

Not good for tourism

20 Aug 2015 08:30

Who was the Scottish Borders Council bidding against?

18 Aug 2015 08:30

Wonderful memories

17 Aug 2015 09:30

Make your vote count

14 Aug 2015 08:30

Search launched for Borders naval captain

13 Aug 2015 08:30

Welcome to our war zone

11 Aug 2015 08:30

What's On

Local artist crafts a whole new market

3 Sep 2015 08:30

AN artist and crafter based in Hawick has seen a boom in sales after taking part in a highly innovative scheme run by the National Trust for Scotland.

Marie Oka returns to Kelso

1 Sep 2015 08:30

THE Yetholm Sinfonia continues its Tenth Concert Season in Kelso Old Parish Church with an evening featuring the welcome return of the brilliant young Japanese violinist Marie Oka, who will play the ever-popular Scottish Fantasy by Max Bruch.

Lauder Rocks!

31 Aug 2015 08:30

COMMUNITY groups in Lauder are set to benefit from a fundraising night in the Royal Burgh next month

Orchestra brings the railway to Selkirk

29 Aug 2015 08:30

THE tracks may not quite reach Selkirk but the Scottish Chambers Orchestra will still bring the Borders Railway to the Royal Burgh next month.

Lord of the Rings

28 Aug 2015 08:30

DOZENS of walkers put their best foot forward on Sunday at the opening of a new circular route around St Mary’s Loch.

Pre-school opera for Galashiels

26 Aug 2015 08:30

Back to the 60s at Melburn Lodge

19 Aug 2015 10:00

Homecoming gig an 'honour’ for talented Tommy

19 Aug 2015 09:30

Pitch fever in Lauder

16 Aug 2015 08:30

Line-up confirmed for tribute concert at Innerleithen Music Festival

14 Aug 2015 09:30

... and in the red corner, we have The Tempest

12 Aug 2015 08:30

MTV stars line-up for Gala day

11 Aug 2015 14:30Ally McGilvray

Bernat’s Life in Colour

10 Aug 2015 08:30

Music Americana comes to the Eastgate

6 Aug 2015 08:30

Former Runrig singer booked for Galashiels festival

27 Jul 2015 09:30

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