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Galashiels High Street to be resurfaced

The work on the High Street in Galashiels is expected to last two weeks Credit: PA

Resurfacing works to the High Street in Galashiels will begin this month.

The work, which will start on Monday 23 February, is expected to last approximately two weeks.

It is being carried out in conjunction with Scotland Gas Networks’ ongoing gas main replacement programme.

Scottish Borders Council says the work is being done in four phases in an effort to maintain traffic flows around the town centre and, weather permitting, will take the following structure:

  • Monday 23 February to Thursday 26 February - Bank Street closed
  • Friday 27 February to Monday 2 March - The one-way on Sime Place and Bridge Street will be reversed, allowing access from Bank Street. Access to and from Iceland car park will be two-way via the east entrance.
  • Saturday 28 February to Monday 2 March - Sime Place and Bridge Street will continue with reversed one way. A section of the High Street will be two-way from the Bridge Place/Island Street junction, and when the resurfacing in phase two reaches the High Street pedestrian crossing, traffic management will change to ensure access to Iceland car park is via the west exit rather than the east entrance.
  • Tuesday 3 March to Friday 6 March - Light good vehicles and cars will be allowed access through Channel Street precinct which will help delivery vehicles and traffic flowing around the town centre. The exit from Sime Place will be closed off and the one way order suspended to allow two-way traffic along Sime Place and Bridge Street for local access only.

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Borders Railway 'Olympic moment' for area

Michael Moore has described the Borders Railway as an 'Olympic moment' for the area Credit: PA

MP Michael Moore has told the Scottish Affairs Committee that the Borders Railway is an 'Olympic moment' for the area that can't be wasted.

The 30 mile line is due to be reopened between Edinburgh and the Borders in September.

The Scottish Affairs Committee is in Galashiels to hear evidence about issues facing businesses and residents of the border regions in Scotland and cross-border issues.

Parliament to hear cross-border plans in Galashiels

The Scottish Affairs Committee is in Galashiels today Credit: ITV Border

A UK Parliament committee is in Galashiels today to scrutinise issues faced by businesses on the border.

The Scottish Affairs Committee will hear about problems facing businesses and residents of the border regions in Scotland and cross-border issues.

Among the speaker's are Michael Moore MP and Jack Clark, convener of Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce.

Man arrested and charged after £4000 of cocaine found

£4000 of cocaine was seized in Galashiels Credit: PA

A man has been arrested and charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act after police in Galashiels recovered Class A drugs yesterday,

A volume of cocaine with a potential street value of £4000 was found in a vehicle seized from an address in St Andrews Street.

The 27-year-old man has been reported to the Procurator Fiscal and will appear in court at a later date.

Pictures: First train in Galashiels

The first train reaching Galashiels in over forty years Credit: ITV Border

The first train in over forty years arrived in Galashiels as the Borders Railway line reached the centre of the town.

The track being built Credit: ITV Border

Construction will continue over the next few months until the line reaches Tweedbank, where it will end.

Workers on the line in Galashiels Credit: ITV Border

It is is due to open on September 6

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Borders Railway reaches Galashiels

Track laying on the new Borders Railway line has reached the centre of Galashiels Credit: ITV Border

More than forty years after services on the Waverley Line ended, the first train has returned to Galashiels.

Track laying on the new Borders Railway line has reached the centre of the town.

The line, which will eventually end at Tweedbank, is due to open on September 6.

Two charged following thefts in Galashiels

Police in the Borders arrested and charged two people following thefts in Galashiels Credit: PA

A man and woman have been arrested and charged following two thefts in Galashiels.

The thefts, from two commercial properties, occurred on Tuesday and Friday last week.

The man is 27 years old, and the woman is 17 years old.

They were arrested after stolen items from both premises were found in a property in Galashiels.

The property was searched after information was given to the police by the public.

Appeal after Galashiels break-in

Police in the Borders are appealing for witnesses following a break-in and theft from a property in Galashiels.

The incident happened around 2:20am on January 30 in Gala Park when a ma was seen forcing entry into a property.

The suspect is thin and 5ft 9inches tall.

“The suspect was last seen on Victoria Street heading towards Lintburn Street and we would urge anyone who may have seen him, or who recognises his description, to come forward.”

– Inspector Tony Hodges

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.

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