A £1.6million legal case is about to get underway over damage caused during the construction of the Borders Railway.
Scottish Borders Council have launched the compensation claim against Network Rail for the repair of roads, bridges and walls which were damaged during the building of the £300million line.
It is understood talks at a resolution with Network Rail broke down with several matters still in dispute.
The claim is for various points of damage inflicted on and around the A7 corridor north of Galashiels, said to have happened in the weeks before the railway opened in September, 2015.
A hearing is due to take place at Selkirk Sheriff Court tomorrow.
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Campaigner Madge Elliot MBE from Hawick visited the Scottish Parliament today as her story was revealed as part of a new exhibition.
Madge Elliot was at the forefront of the campaign to reopen the Waverley line, which lead to one train being named after her in 2015. She also founded the Campaign for Borders Rail.
John Lamont MSP said the exhibition pays tribute to the hard work that brought back part of the Waverley line.
Madge has visited the Scottish Parliament a number of times to push for the new line and it was down to her hard work that the legislation was passed to begin the process of reopening the railway.
While the results of her efforts have been great, Madge agrees with the need to continue to press for the line to go on to Hawick, her home town, and beyond.
Very fittingly, Madge took the train to the Parliament and said she was very impressed with the service.
An across-the-board increase in tourism statistics in the Scottish Borders is being attributed to the new railway line.Read the full story ›
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A new video showcasing the best of the Scottish Borders has been created by Visit Scotland.
It's part of a three-year campaign to market the Borders Railway internationally, and put the new 100-mile track on the map.
This video is specifically geared towards attracting more visitors from the United States.
At Visit Scotland we've identified the US market as our biggest single market. We're doing the video to attract people to show them the stunning scenery that's available in the Borders and some of the attractions across the region."
Borders College say the new railway has led to a big increase in applications from students living outside the area.Read the full story ›
A campaign to extend the Borders Rail is gathering pace after it's been backed by Dumfries and Galloway council.Read the full story ›
The campaign to extend the Borders Rail south to Langholm and on to Carlisle is gathering pace.
Dumfries and Galloway Council say lengthening the line could give the area a much-needed economic boost.
It’s a year to the day since the Borders Railway opened.
Over the last 12 months more than a million people have travelled along the route, linking the Borders with Edinburgh.
An official event to mark the anniversary will be held on Friday.