4 Sep 2015 15:30
Borders Railway 'very late, but worth the wait'
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.
4 Sep 2015 15:25
Chocolate Flying Scotsman on track to boost children’s charity campaign
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.
4 Sep 2015 08:00 • Stephen Mahon
Golden trip is just the tic-ket for Tourette’s campaigner
HE is known in Galashiels and beyond for his tireless work helping Tourette’s sufferers.
4 Sep 2015 07:30
Borders housing allowance rate 'patently unfair’ claims councillor
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.
4 Sep 2015 06:30
No guarantees over repeat of bin lorry tragedy
“LIKE any other employer, Scottish Borders Council must rely on its staff to act appropriately – and we cannot guarantee this will always happen.”
3 Sep 2015 08:00
Council tells Scottish Government – hands off the River Tweed!
THE reform of wild fisheries in Scotland must not include the abolition of the River Tweed Commission (RTC).
3 Sep 2015 07:30
Council leader defends 'transparent’ tapestry decision
SCOTTISH Borders Council leader David Parker has faced down criticism of the decision to fund a visitor centre for the Great Tapestry of Scotland and site it near the new rail terminal at Tweedbank.
3 Sep 2015 06:30
Borders must 'catch up’ over 20mph speed limit zones
A SENIOR councillor has called on Scottish Borders Council to follow the example of Edinburgh and consider introducing enforceable 20mph speed limits in residential areas across the region.
2 Sep 2015 11:30
Royal flush for Tweedbank
MUCH-WANTED public toilets are to be installed at the new rail terminus in Tweedbank - but only for the Queen's visit.
2 Sep 2015 08:30 • Ally McGilvray
Borders Railway at centre of cover-up
IT was one of the biggest building projects in the Borders.
2 Sep 2015 07:30
Council confirms 2017 closure of Easter Langlee landfill site
“WE’RE between a rock and a hard place,” admitted Galashiels councillor Bill White before he and his colleagues on Scottish Borders Council unanimously agreed last week to shut the vast landfill dump at Easter Langlee in 2017.
2 Sep 2015 06:30
IT consultant 'tried to spit' on police
A HIGH-FLYING IT consultant spent the weekend in cells after brawling with police officers, Selkirk Sheriff Court has been told.