Best thing I’ve ever done in my life
5 Jul 2015 08:30 • Ally McGilvray
THE Braw Lads’ Gathering enjoyed a scorcher this year.
Douglas returns to his roots with Golden Ticket
5 Jul 2015 07:30 • David Knox
FORMER Borders teacher Douglas Angus is looking forward to a train trip down memory lane in September.
New drive to curb carnage on region’s roads
4 Jul 2015 08:30 • Ally McGilvray
A DRIVE to curb the number of young people killed or injured on the region’s roads is being extended this summer.
Trunk call brings Mungo Park heirloom home
4 Jul 2015 06:30 • David Knox
EXPLORER Mungo Park may never have made it back to Selkirk.
Pioneering pizzas for lunch in Tweedbank
3 Jul 2015 08:00 • David Knox
PRINCIPALS from the Braw Lads’ Gathering were given a pizza the action at Tweedbank Primary School last week.
Salmon killed after Cloven sewage block
3 Jul 2015 07:30
VILLAGERS in Clovenfords are being warned to watch what they flush after salmon died on the nearby Meigle Burn.
A dream come true
EX-Melrosian Michael Crawford was one of the proudest parents in the Borders at the weekend.
Hawick postal worker jailed
A POSTAL worker who stole packages worth around £4,000 over a four year period to feed his gambling addiction has been jailed for four months at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.
Selkirk's Ewen Robbie appointed at Peebles
4 Jul 2015 05:30
BOSSES at Peebles Rugby Club have appointed a new member of coaching staff after the surprise resignation of Gavin Kerr.
Tweedbank Thistle celebrate amazing season
3 Jul 2015 11:30
A RECORD number of players, parents and sponsors turned out for Tweedbank Thistle Football Club’s end of season awards.
Kelso's boundary brothers beat Dunnikier
2 Jul 2015 13:30
BROTHERS Tom and Ben Grindell helped Kelso cement their place at the top of the East of Scotland First Division.
Ref's ready for Source to the Sea
2 Jul 2015 12:30
BORDERS football referee Craig Lowrie will set off on his epic Source to the Sea challenge this Friday morning.
Team Borders reach the top of the podium
2 Jul 2015 10:00 • David Knox
YOUNG athletes from the Borders ran away with the Forth Valley League at the weekend following a nail-biting finale.
Disastrous decision should be overturned
3 Jul 2015 09:30
SIR, As a member of the Innerleithen and District Community Council, I sat round the table in the council office at the monthly meeting in June 2015 and listened to Councillor Stuart Bell give out the statement on behalf of the Scottish Borders Council about the intention to shelve the prestigious AIMUp project here in Innerleithen.
Withdrawing from EU would be hugely damaging
2 Jul 2015 09:30
SIR, In the year of Scotland’s food and drink, it’s encouraging that farmers gathering at the Royal Highland Show have emphasised to Scottish Secretary David Mundell their support for the UK’s continuing membership of the European Union.
Don’t judge a book by its cover
1 Jul 2015 05:30
SHERIFFS should not expect people to dress as they do, and they certainly must not allow people’s appearance to affect their judgements.
Council should not be wasting millions on pie in the sky projects
29 Jun 2015 09:30
SIR, I read with wonder at the simple economics of how our beloved Scottish Borders Council operates in order to balance the books and give real value for money to us, the council tax payer.
Leave the Victoria Park as a free open area
27 Jun 2015 09:30
SIR, A proposal has been made to build an all-weather pitch in Peebles with a surface suitable only for football and rugby games, but not hockey, basketball or netball.
MEPs’ secret vote
10 Jun 2015 09:30
Craig ready to camp out again in Peebles
5 Jul 2015 08:30
HE’S camp, cheeky and irreverent and he’s back in Peebles later this year.
Historic printing works in artists’ call
4 Jul 2015 08:30
THE National Trust for Scotland’s Robert Smail’s Printing Works in Innerleithen is getting ready to mark its 150th anniversary, with the help of an artist-in-residence.
Glendinning are chess brilliant
3 Jul 2015 08:30
GLENDINNING Primary School won the first ever playground chess tournament in the Borders this week.
Looking for LADS
2 Jul 2015 08:30
A LOCAL amateur dramatic society are looking for actors and backroom staff to join their production.
Picnic with Hamlet
28 Jun 2015 09:30
SHAKESPEARE-LOVERS are in for a treat next month - the chance to see an open-air production of Hamlet while enjoying a picnic.