Hawick's Balcary House has been converted into a hotel. It used to be a Banardos children's home. Two ex-residents showed us around.Read the full story ›
Cumbria gained its best ever economic boost of more than £5m from holding Stage Two of the Tour of Britain cycle race in September.Read the full story ›
In an exclusive interview with ITV Border, the director of the Wickerman Festival has said the decision to cancel the event was down to a lack of support and a fall in ticket sales.
Patsy Gilroy told our Dumfries and Galloway reporter Lori Carnochan, that she was left with no choice, because the gamble was too big to carry on for another year.
Watch the full report below:
A hydro power station is to be built in Dumfries and Galloway, bringing hundreds of temporary jobs to the area.
Scottish Ministers have granted approval for the construction and operation of a pumped storage hydro (PSH) electricity generation station in Glenmuckloch, near Kirkconnel.
Around 327 temporary workers will be employed to build it, and up to 15 permanent jobs will be created to operate it.
The site is currently operated as a surface coal mine.
With an installed capacity of up to 400 MW, and supporting 327 temporary and up to 15 permanent jobs, the Glenmuckloch station will help support the local economy in Dumfries and Galloway and support the growth of renewables in Scotland’s energy mix.
The scheme is a joint venture between Buccleuch and 2020 Renewables.
They say it would still need major financial investment from other partners to proceed.
Meetings have taken place with the UK Government – which sets energy policy – to discuss the need for a stable revenue mechanism that will encourage investment.
Dumfries & Galloway Council is urging the Scottish Government to intervene in Langholm, as Edinburgh Woollen Mill warns it could leave.Read the full story ›
Local businesses in the Borders will review the impact of the Borders Railway on tourism at a conference today.
The 30-mile route stretching from Edinburgh Waverley to Tweedbank has had more than one million passengers travelling on the route in the first year and businesses in the Borders have experienced an increase in visitor numbers.
Business owners will be encouraged to continue to capitalise on the business growth opportunities.
The Council is committed to maximising the economic benefit of the Borders Railway across the region, and bringing together businesses for this type of event is a fantastic way to hear about the latest developments, hear what others have done to take advantage of the visitors using the railway and network."
A Carlisle based company says it will be creating a hundred new jobs over the next year
Story Contracting has spent £2.5m expanding its head office and is now planning to increase the workforce.
The firm specialises in building, engineering and rail infrastructure.
Business is going very well, we've grown 30% this year, that's on top of 25% last year. Obviously, our sister company, Story Homes, is growing even quicker than that - both companies doing really well and bringing in a lot of good people."
A campaign promoting the small business sector has stopped in Carlisle on it's countrywide bus tour.
'Small Business Saturday' is encouraging shoppers to spend money at independent retailers on the first Saturday of December, in a bid to help boost local economies across the UK.
A new business hub in Hawick has opened, with the aim of helping smaller companies in the Borders grow and boost the area's economy.
The Centre for Business Development is part of Borders College - staff there will work closely with local companies to train their employees.
Our reporter, Katie Hunter, went to find out more about what the hub has to offer: