TWO developments with a difference in the Borders are in the running for major national awards.

Eildon Housing's £1.3million blocks of apartments on Selkirk High Street along with the £1.9million Craigpark Court rescued housing project in Galashiels are both finalists in the Scottish Home Awards 2019.

The two developments form part of a record-breaking 750 home-programme that Eildon is currently delivering across the Borders, in partnership with Scottish Borders Council and the Scottish Government.

Nile Istephan, Chief Executive of Eildon Housing Association, commented: “Competition in this category is extremely strong, so we are very pleased that we have achieved the rare distinction of getting two of our developments shortlisted for this national award.

"We continue to invest heavily in our region and are taking forward a wide range of further new affordable housing developments which are of very high quality and we are hopeful they will receive similar recognition in the future."

The Selkirk development, which is on the corner of Chapel Street, has replaced a crumbling eye-sore.

The captivating design ensures that the sensitive site is given a new modern look, while also providing high quality accommodation

And the eye-catching one- and two-bedroom flats will soon be ready for tenants to move in.

Craigpark Court in Galashiels was started by another developer, who went into administration.

Eildon picked up the baton to make sure the two-, three- and four-bedroom homes were delivered.

The social housing provider benefitted from a £851,000 grant from the Scottish Government to deliver 10-home development.