Borders

3 Mar 2015 08:30

Rail celebrations to get majestic launch

A MEMBER of the Royal Family is being lined up to open the £354m Borders Railway on Friday, September 4, when a steam train will make the historic inaugural passenger journey between Edinburgh Waverley and Tweedbank.

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3 Mar 2015 07:30

Dryburgh’s Gothic widow is stolen

A GOTHIC sculpture from the historic ruins of a Borders abbey has been stolen.

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3 Mar 2015 07:30

Langlee waste plant – and £2m of council cash – is a write-off

SCOTTISH Borders Council is to write off £2m of the cash it has already spent on an abortive waste management project at the Easter Langlee landfill site in Galashiels.

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2 Mar 2015 07:30

MBE for teacher Stephen

A RETIRED history teacher from Melrose has been awarded an MBE for his voluntary work in neighbouring East Lothian.

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2 Mar 2015 06:30

Logan defends quizzing Parker over expenses

A TORY councillor has denied being insensitive by asking David Parker, the visually-impaired leader Scottish Borders Council, about his expenses.

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1 Mar 2015 08:30

Borders firms shortlisted for business awards

TWO enterprising Borders firms – Global Sports Innovation (GSI) and FINDRA - have been named as finalists at the first Sports Business Innovation Awards which will take place on 11th March 2015 in Glasgow.

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27 Feb 2015 07:30

Councillors sceptical that sports trust can run region’s libraries etc

COUNCILLORS have expressed doubts over the ability of the Borders Sport and Leisure Trust (BSLT) to run the cultural services – museums, libraries, arts and community centres – currently delivered by Scottish Borders Council.

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27 Feb 2015 07:30

Gala the sole haven for late drinkers as board axes Hawick extension

GALASHIELS remains the only Borders town where clubbers can drink till 3am at weekends.

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26 Feb 2015 07:30

Court hears of A & E drama

AN abusive patient appeared from custody and admitted aggressive behaviour at Borders General Hospital at the weekend.

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26 Feb 2015 06:30

Fatal accident at BGH was avoidable

THE family of a Selkirk pensioner who died after hitting her head while leaving an ambulance at a hospital entrance have insisted the accident was avoidable.

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25 Feb 2015 07:30

'Scaremongering’ politicians slammed as health review timescale is revealed

“THERE is no plan to close community hospitals and no hidden agenda.”

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24 Feb 2015 08:30 • Ally McGilvray

Decision on AIMUp 'by end of year'

AMBITIOUS plans to build a new outdoor activities park near Innerleithen have the potential to transform Tweeddale, Scottish Borders Council leader David Parker admitted this week.

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24 Feb 2015 08:00

Sports trust solution revealed for threatened libraries, halls and museums

COST-cutting plans to take libraries, museums, public halls and community centres out of direct Scottish Borders Council control and transfer them to a charitable trust by October this year look certain to be delayed.

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23 Feb 2015 08:30 • David Knox

Walking the Waverley Line with Maharajah

IT was one of the most remarkable journeys ever to pass through the Scottish Borders.

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23 Feb 2015 07:30

Desert delight for record-breaking runners

FORMER Borders GP Andrew Murray has conquered the desert.

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23 Feb 2015 06:30

Campaign continues for Youth Parliament

YOUNG Borderers are entering the final weeks of their campaigns to become Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs) ahead of the Scottish Youth Parliament election in March.

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23 Feb 2015 05:30 • David Knox

Further falcon breeding plans for Borders

PLANS have been lodged to create a secondary falcon breeding farm in the Borders to supply birds to the Qatar royal family.

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21 Feb 2015 08:30

School meal price cut bid rejected by councillors

A BID to slash the price of school meals in the region’s 63 primary schools has been rejected by councillors.

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21 Feb 2015 07:30

Tory councillors fail in bid to unpick tapestry decision

IF a new permanent home for the Great Tapestry of Scotland at Tweedbank is to wash its face financially, it will have to attract more paying customers than Abbotsford House managed last year.

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20 Feb 2015 08:30

That’s what Friends are for

THE fundraising Friends of the BGH raised more than £6,000 recently for new Gastroenterology equipment.

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