The Finance Secretary announced the move to address concerns about the impact of a business rates increase on pubs and hotels.Read the full story ›
Dumfries and Galloway Council has hit out at the Scottish Government, blaming it for an impending increase in council tax and water costs.Read the full story ›
Finance secretary Derek Mackay is to address MSPs on the issue of controversial business rate changes.Read the full story ›
The Prime Minister spoke about the need for nuclear power and the importance of Moorside on her visit to Copeland yesterday.Read the full story ›
There has been a six percent increase in footfall at historic abbeys in the Scottish Borders.
Over the last 11 months a record-breaking four million people have visited historical sites across Scotland.
Together Melrose, Jedburgh and Dryburgh Abbeys welcomed more than 90,000 visitors, an increase of six percent on the same period last year.
Top of the trio of historic staffed attractions in the Scottish Borders was the medieval Melrose Abbey, which saw footfall increase to 49,566, a jump of around eight percent year-on-year.
That makes it the tenth most visited staffed attraction in Scotland.
Candidates from the major political parties will face questions from nuclear workers, at a hustings in Whitehaven this evening.Read the full story ›
The company building a new nuclear power station in Moorside says Toshiba "remains committed" to the multi billion-pound project.Read the full story ›
The company postponed an announcement in which it was expected to confirm it is withdrawing from new nuclear projects outside Japan.Read the full story ›
Councillors are set to approve plans for cutting jobs and increasing council tax in the Borders today.
Scottish Borders Council is proposing to shed more than 100 posts and hike council tax by 3% for most households.
It's a bid to save more than £9million over the next financial year.
Communities in the Scottish Borders are being invited to take ownership of public property.
Under the new Asset Transfer section of the Community Empowerment Act, which came into force on Monday 23 January 2017, community groups can request to buy, lease or use any estates, land or buildings owned by Scottish Borders Council (SBC), NHS Borders or Police Scotland.
Community groups have been doing this for years, and successful examples include the long term leases of Chirnside Community Centre and Melrose Waverley Tennis Club.
However, the council is stressing that it is important groups have a sound business plan and the support of the local community as well as the funding needed.
More information will be available at the following meetings:
- Newcastleton, Village Hall (Wednesday 22 February)
- Eyemouth, Hippodrome (Monday 27 February)
- Duns, Council Chamber (Tuesday 28 February)
- Hawick, Town Hall (Wednesday 1 March)
- Kelso, Tait Hall (Tuesday 7 March)
- Peebles, Burgh Hall (Wednesday 8 March)
- Selkirk, Victoria Hall (Thursday 9 March)
- Jedburgh, Town Hall (Monday 13 March)
- Galashiels, Transport Interchange (Thursday 16 March)