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30 Aug 2014 10:30 • David Knox

Heritage Festival arrives in Borders

ANYONE needing a heritage hit is in for a good time next month. Museum staff and archaeologists at Scottish Borders Council are busily blowing the dust from some of the region’s most significant historical events.

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30 Aug 2014 09:30

Pupils sign up to Academy sports day

GALASHIELS Academy’s extra-curricular hockey and rugby started with a bang at the weekend.

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29 Aug 2014 12:30 • David Knox

Titles and medals at Scottish Championships

THE long trip to Aberdeen proved fruitful for many of the region’s up-and-coming athletes at the weekend.

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29 Aug 2014 11:30

Gala out to make amends in season opener

GALA will be out to turn the heartbreak of last season's finale into joy tomorrow (Saturday 30 August) as they go head-to-head with the same opponents they met back in March.

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28 Aug 2014 19:30

Heriot woman wins Scottish National Sheepdog Trials

JULIE Hill and her dog Ban won the 2014 Scottish National Sheepdog Trials for the second time at Denholm, near Hawick, Scottish Borders on 9th August.

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28 Aug 2014 18:30

Galashiels-based ProStrakan supports Beat the Borders charity event

GALASHIELS-based pharmaceutical company, ProStrakan, has once again stepped in to quench the thirst of runners and cyclists participating in the Beat the Borders charity challenge on Saturday 30th August.

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28 Aug 2014 17:30

Four front-line changes for Falcons at Hawick

HEAD coach Alan Solomons has named four changes to the starting Edinburgh Rugby side for tomorrow's pre-season match against Newcastle Falcons at Mansfield Park (kick-off 7.45pm).

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28 Aug 2014 17:30

Charity is championed at the Greenyards

RUGBY and Breast Cancer benefitted from this BT Charity Shield Game on Saturday at The Greenyards, and now the clash between league and cup winners could become an annual event.

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28 Aug 2014 15:30

Roxburgh's Roux tie-up 'a dream come true'

THE Duke of Roxburghe, owner of luxury Borders hotel The Roxburghe, has announced plans for a major tie-up with Albert Roux and the appointment of Inverlochy Castle Management International Ltd (ICMI) from 1 September 2014.

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28 Aug 2014 08:30 • David Knox

Team talk works for Selkirk

A HALF-TIME dressing down had the desired effect for Stevie Forrest’s unbeaten team on Saturday.

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28 Aug 2014 07:30

Answers required over railway funding shortfall

SERIOUS doubts have been cast over Scottish Borders Council’s ability to pay its share of the Borders Railway.

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28 Aug 2014 07:30

Pre-season bonus for Gala

HOLDERS Gala went one more step than the rest by fitting in two Booker Border League games ahead of the new season, and emerged winners at Netherdale with a bonus point to set the pace.

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27 Aug 2014 16:30

President hails professional ambition ahead of new season

SCOTTISH Rugby's newly appointed President, Ian Rankin has expressed his enthusiasm for the new club season at the launch of the BT leagues, which took place at BT Murrayfield Stadium today.

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27 Aug 2014 16:30

Golden GB debut for Samantha

GORDON golden girl Sammi Kinghorn let out a tear or two after claiming an impressive third title at the IPC Athletics European Championships in Swansea on Thursday.

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27 Aug 2014 15:30 • David Knox

Historic Haining welcomes repairs grant

IT’S one of Selkirk’s most treasured buildings. And last week Historic Scotland secured The Haining’s long-term future with a repairs grant of £370,000.

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27 Aug 2014 13:30

Probe prompts BGH to speed up scan dispatch

A WOMAN recovering from cancer was sent to the Borders General Hospital for an MRI scan in December 2012.

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27 Aug 2014 12:30

Allum's late hat-trick agony for Gala

IN his match programme notes, Gala boss Stevie Noble praised his side for their new found defensive toughness – only to watch his side leak six goals to league leaders Edinburgh City.

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27 Aug 2014 08:30

Date set for Cranston hearing

A DATE has been fixed for a hearing by the Standards Commission for Scotland into the conduct of a Borders councillor.

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26 Aug 2014 08:30

Earlston unveils new Head team

THE new head team at Earlston High has been unveiled as the schools returned following the summer holidays.

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26 Aug 2014 08:30

On your bike: Borders Railway accused of missing an opportunity

A SENIOR sports official has expressed disappointment that the trains which will operate on the Borders Railway from September next year will only have storage space for two bicycles.

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