Scottish Borders News

Antiques Roadshow’s return to Borders now just over a month away

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It’s now just over a month until the Antiques Roadshow comes to the Borders for the first time for eight years, and fans of the long-running show are being urged to dig out their valuables in readiness for its return.

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Fantastic feedback earns firm its fifth service award

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A Kelso firm has proved it has no double standards after being named top for customer satisfaction at a national award ceremony.

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Rail fails to dampen spirits in Denholm

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Denholm villagers donned their wellies and waterproofs to defy the weather and make the most of their annual fair.

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Tesco Galashiels hits target in outreach initiative

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Tesco supermarket in Galashiels is celebrating having taught its 8,000th child through its educational outreach programme.

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Michelle Ballantyne is sworn in as list MSP

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Michelle Ballantyne, leader of the Conservative group on Scottish Borders Council, was sworn in as a South of Scotland MSP at Holyrood on Tuesday.

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Tories promise growth to economy

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Scottish Conservative party leader Ruth Davidson was in the Borders on Monday, supporting John Lamont’s fight for the Westminster seat he narrowly missed out on at the 2015 General Election.

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Sibling support for Hendry in Selkirk

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Former First Minister Alex Salmond travelled to Selkirk last Wednesday evening to lend some support to his younger sister’s campaign.

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Size doesn’t matter

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Two entrants share a smile during the weekend’s Border Vintage Agricultrual Association Rally at Springwood Park.

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Borders MPs condemn terror attack at concert

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The Borders’ two sitting MPs have added their voices to the horror expressed following last night’s terrorist atrocity in Manchester.

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New project will teach organic growing and healthy cooking

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Families living in the Tweed Valley are to benefit from a £105,000 project aimed at encouraging organic growing and healthy cooking on a budget.

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Cornmill Court hailed in report

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Cornmill Court, a housing with care development in Galashiels, has been singled out for praise by a new independent report.

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Visitors to Borders being offered chance to go topless

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Opting to go topless on holiday is usually a choice that arises on beaches abroad rather than here in Borders.

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Farm Women’s Club marks its 30th year

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Thirty years ago this spring two ladies joined together to start up a Scottish Borders Farm Women’s Club – they were Moira Bruce and the late Jean Fleming.

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Duns childminder gets top marks from Care Inspectorate

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The Care Inspectorate has given a Duns childcare facility a rare accolade - awarding them top grades across all four quality themes!

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Borders events will offer advice on how to foil thieves

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Police are holding two events in Tweeddale next week to offer advice on thwarting thieves.

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Every dog can have its day in Hawick park

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Dozens of dogs and their owners are expected to converge on Hawick’s Wilton Lodge Park this summer for its first-ever canine family fun day.

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Prison camp project set to yield tourism boost for Hawick

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Tourism in Hawick is set to receive a major boost thanks to the launch of one of Scotland’s biggest archaeological projects at a former prisoner-of-war camp near the town.

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Concern mounting that Hawick park cafe might not be open in time for summer season

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Concern is growing that an operator has still not been appointed to run a centrepiece facility created as part of the £3.6m revamp of Hawick’s Wilton Lodge Park.

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Meeting planned in bid to clean up Hawick street hit by litter louts

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A plea is going out for a showdown meeting in a bid to stop rubbish being dumped in Howegate in Hawick.

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Dr Bike checks bring bikes back into use

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A national project encouraging thousands of people to cycle for everyday journeys is coming to eight Borders towns over the next few weeks.

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Walk it grows again!
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Get gardening!
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Avoid midge mania
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Laura Allison gardening column
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Redpath's son exhibits in Hawick
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Top crime writer at Hawick Library
As part of the Hawick summer festival, Friends of Hawick Library have organised a special writers' workshop on Tuesday 18 August with one of Britain's top crime novelists.
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Arthur of the Borders conference
Dumfries and Galloway will be celebrating Homecoming on your doorstep with the Arthur of the Borders one-day conference, a joint initiative of the University of Glasgow and The Arthurian Society of Arthuret
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New Denholm Primary opens
It was an emotional day at Denholm Primary School on Monday as the new school was officially opened by special guest, children's author and illustrator, Debi Gliori.
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New Berwickshire High School
It was a special day for Duns on Friday 19 June as The Berwickshire High School was officially opened by Major General Sir John Swinton, the former Lord Lieutenant of Berwickshire.
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Egypt comes to Gala!
Old Gala House in Galashiels opened in real Egyptian style recently as guests gathered to celebrate the start of a new, exciting season at the increasingly popular museum.
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String Jam
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Tickets now on sale at the Salmon (£9) or just turn up on the door
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Allison oh Allison!
By popular demand our gardening specialist Laura Allison is back. Month by month through spring and summer Laura will be giving you gardening tips. These are not only extremely helpful, but you'll have fun reading them too as Laura's enthusiasm and huge personality shines through.
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Open day for new schools
The two new high schools for Berwickshire and Eyemouth are holding open evenings to give everyone in their communities the chance to see the superb new buildings.
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Arrival of baby Parker
Leader of Scottish Borders Council David and his wife Ruth Parker are delighted to announce the birth of their first child Angus Edward James Parker.
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SBC helps local economy
£2.4million investment to stimulate local economy
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The Scottish Borders Walking Festival - 5th-13th September
The 15th Scottish Borders Walking Festival, part of Homecoming Scotland, celebrates the lively and often colourful history of the Border Reivers.
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New Berwickshire High School
Berwickshire High School in Duns, the first of Scottish Borders Council's three new high schools opened on 24 February, two years after the PPP contracts were finalised with the Scottish Borders Education Partnership (SBEP).
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Homecoming Burns Night
Borders Burns fans invite to 'The World Famous Burns Supper'
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Waverley line
Early start on Borders Railway welcomed
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Crossing Borders
How much is that Rob(bie)in the window?
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Bag a red one today!
Grab your Christmas edition of the Bag for the Borders to carry all your Christmas goodies! Look out for the distinctive red bags which are being distributed free in your local independent shops. Following the popular Bag for the Borders launched earlier in the year, Scottish Borders Council has produced a festive coloured bag based on the same design especially for Christmas.
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Bicycles for Africa
Project Zambia to get Africa back on its wheels
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