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Borders Railway project: How will it affect you?

The Borders Railway project will see 30 miles of rail built between Edinburgh and Tweedbank Credit: ITV News

Drop-in sessions are being held to tell people more about the Borders Rail project.

30 miles of rail will be built between Edinburgh and Tweedbank.

The team behind it will explain to people how construction will affect them.

The dates and timings for the drop-in sessions are as follows:

  • Tuesday 3 December, 3-7pm – The Hive, Low Buckholmside, Galashiels, TD1 1RT

  • Tuesday 10 December, 3-7pm – Stow Town Hall, Stow, TD1 2QN

Full Report: Flodden at the Fringe

The 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden is just weeks away and dozens of events and activities are taking place mark it.

As part of the build up, a theatre group from the Scottish Borders is staging a play at the Edinburgh Fringe.

They say they want to raise the profile of the battle - which changed the course of Scottish history.

Watch the full report below.


Full Report: Lockerbie bombing remembered at Edinburgh Festival

This December will be the 25th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in the UK, the Lockerbie bombing.

To mark this, a new play has been written that's being premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe this month.

'Lockerbie: Lost Voices' challenges audiences to keep asking questions about what really happened.

Kathryn Samson went along to rehearsals - watch her full report below.

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Full Report: Edinburgh Fringe Festival gets underway

The festival season is in full swing and actors, comedians and musicians from our region are also heading for Edinburgh - the biggest arts festival in the world.

The Edinburgh Fringe features around 3,000 shows this year.

In the first of a series of reports, Kathryn Samson has been catching up with the team from Northern Stage from Newcastle.

They are taking on the challenge of creating an epic Border Ballad - a folk tradition shared by Northumbria and the South of Scotland.

You can watch Kathryn's first report below.


Successful Royal Highland Show pulls in the crowds

More than 170,000 visitors attended the Royal Highland Show on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

Organisers say attendance was up almost 9,500 on last year.

Grand National winning jockey Ryan Mania from Galashiels, the Princess Royal and Andy Murray's mother Judy were among the well known faces who came to Ingliston over the weekend.

β€œIt is clear that following two weeks of sunny weather, farmers were in a optimistic frame of mind and ready to do business.

"All in all, it has been a very successful show.”

– Allan Murray, Chairman, Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland
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