The video appears to show a girl being wrestled to the ground by an older pupil, and was posted online by an angry parent.Read the full story ›
A planning application has been submitted to create the Great Tapestry of Scotland visitor centre in Galashiels.Read the full story ›
A 32-year-old man has been arrested and charged following the attempted theft of a vehicle in Church Street, Galashiels.
The incident happened at around 8pm on Friday 1 September, following a cold call at the address. The man was detained by officers a short time later. He appeared at Selkirk Sheriff Court on Monday 4 September. Galashiels Police said:
Cold calling is a crime that can affect anyone and those responsible, like bogus callers and rogue traders, are often extremely convincing in how they approach and interact with potential victims.
Please report any suspicious activity to Police on 101. If the person refuses to leave your door, or you feel threatened or scared – call 999 and ask for the Police."
Resurfacing improvements mean a Galashiels road will be closed next month.Read the full story ›
110 new, used and vintage leather jackets were stolen from a clothing factory in the Borders on Monday, 10 July
The jackets, valued at around £100,000 were taken from Aero Leather Clothing on Huddersfield Street in Galashiels around 2am.
The theft marks the second high-scale theft the factory has experienced in the last five years.
Obviously we're shell shocked by the whole thing. And we've just got over a similar high scale theft in the factory, which was an internal job five years ago. It took us four years to get over that, with the police investigation and court procedures. If anyone's got information, even if they think it's trivial, or if they come across leather jackets they should contact the police."
Around half of the jackets which were stolen were ready to be shipped globally to customers.
Anyone with more information is urged to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 0722.
Thousands lined the streets of Galashiels for the annual Braw Lads Gathering. The event began in 1930 to celebrate key moments in the town's history. It's one of a string of Borders towns to celebrate over the Common Ridings season. David Houston, the Chairman of the Braw Lads Executive Council spoke to Hannah McNulty:
A police-led drug raid in Galashiels has led to two men and one woman being arrested under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.Read the full story ›
They relate to a number of housebreakings and motor vehicle thefts in the Galashiels and Hawick areas.Read the full story ›
A barber from the Scottish Borders has been crowned champion of a national competition to find Britain's best wet shaving barber.
Rachel Casson, from Galashiels, beat off competition from ten other barbers at the regional final.
She works at the Italian Job barber shop in the town.
One Galashiels Red Setter has given birth to 15 pups on Mother's Day.Read the full story ›