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Top marks for Galashiels Academy

GALASHIELS Academy has been given top marks following a visit by education inspectors.

26 Jan 2015 08:30 • Ally McGilvray

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Hooked on Earlston

26 Jan 2015 08:00

THE Fly Fishing club at Earlston High School continues to go from strength to strength and this week it has received donations of fly fishing and fly tying equipment from Steve Cullen, editor of Total Fly Fisherman magazine, and other anglers from around the country.

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Most extensive display of renewables technology at Borders Open Day

26 Jan 2015 07:30

NFU Scotland’s ground-breaking Renewables Development Initiative (RDI) is giving Scottish farmers the chance to view the most extensive display of renewable technologies to be seen on one farm.

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Air Cadets in Galashiels flying high

26 Jan 2015 07:30

FOUR Air Cadets from 2180 (Galashiels) Squadron took to the air at RAF Leuchars on Saturday - flying in the Grob Tutor T1 of 12 Air Experience Flight which is located at the Fife airbase.

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Galalean Kerr in running to challenge Moore for SNP

26 Jan 2015 06:30

GALASHIELS-born Calum Kerr is in the running to become the SNP candidate for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk at the General Election.

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Galashiels »

Police called to break up disturbance

THE end of a Galashiels couple’s 11 year relationship was marked with a bust-up at a house in Woodstock Avenue and fines totalling £270.

Langlee ready for disaster

Borders Rail path closure 'ridiculous'

Common Good boost as Galashiels is set to reclaim its heritable assets

Rotary Club of Galashiels & District

Selkirk »

Baxters building takeover

PERMISSION has been granted for an agricultural merchants to move into the former Baxters building near Selkirk.

Legal notice to be served on Glen owners

Sshh, we’re closing for two months

Tally ho for tradition


Hawick »

Court hears of drugs find at Hawick Common Riding

A 24-YEAR-OLD man found in possession of illegal drugs during the Hawick Common Riding celebrations has been fined a total of £248 at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Renewables initiative opens 2015 programme with visit to Borders

Cafe culture for Wilton Park

Man in court following 'bender’

New date for jury trial

Lauder »

Death of gamekeeper a 'tragic accident'

THE death of a gamekeeper in the Borders was a tragic accident after his own rifle discharged, a sheriff has ruled.

Lauder's Jade is a cut above

Lest we forget

Safety guidelines issued following farmer’s death

Flaming brilliant

Sport »

Weir's way to speaker's award

26 Jan 2015 10:30

DODDIE Weir is well known for doing his talking on the pitch; now the former British Lion and Scottish Internationalist is also collecting awards off the field.

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Borders voted biking capital of Britain

25 Jan 2015 09:30

THE Borders has been voted one of the best mountain biking destinations in Britain.

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Spine tingler trails into the Borders

24 Jan 2015 09:30

THE fourth running of the 268-mile “Montane Spine Race” reached an exciting climax when the lead runners arrived in the Borders within 20 minutes of each other on Friday.

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Border Amateur round up - debutant does the business for Hawick

23 Jan 2015 14:30

DEBUTANT Aaron Swailes booked Hawick Waverley’s place in the Beveridge Cup quarter finals with a fine win over West Barns Star, writes Kenny Paterson.

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Opinion »

Don’t think teachers have an easy time!

26 Jan 2015 09:30

SIR, I write with regards to Mr Heatlie’s letter last week concerning teaching today.

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Coalition will not be forgotten

25 Jan 2015 11:30

SIR, I have just received a publication through the post entitled The Borders News. Local newspaper distributors need not worry for it is a only a political flier camouflaged to look like a friendly information sheet.

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The centres of Galashiels, Selkirk and Hawick require beautifying

24 Jan 2015 11:30

SIR, Why on earth would one pay to get on a train, be taken through beautiful countryside, to get off at the other end to go indoors and pay again to gawp at a tapestry? At £10 a shot - prices go up, not down!

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Excusing the inexcusable

23 Jan 2015 12:30

SIR, I refer to Councillor Aitchison’s letter published in the Border Telegraph. It can only really be described as an attempt to excuse the inexcusable.

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Venues and performers sign up for 100 band extravaganza

25 Jan 2015 14:30

GALASHIELS music promoter Bill Jeffrey has unveiled exciting and ambitious plans to bring 100 bands to the town over a single weekend.

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Scottish Borders Hill Walking Club

23 Jan 2015 09:30

WITH the winds eased compared with the previous two days, nineteen members of the Scottish Borders Hill Walking Club met at Melrose, all appropriately dressed for the wet conditions forecast.

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Carol hopes to have Selkirk in her hand

20 Jan 2015 16:30

FLAME-HAIRED songbird Carol Decker admits she can’t wait to set flight for Selkirk.

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