The MP for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk has said that the the arrival of the Borders Railway will put the whole area in the spotlight.
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.
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.
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.
The first train in over forty years arrived in Galashiels as the Borders Railway line reached the centre of the town.
Construction will continue over the next few months until the line reaches Tweedbank, where it will end.
It is is due to open on September 6
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.
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.
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.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.
With the Rugby World Cup just eight months away, youngsters are being encouraged to try the sport for the first time.
Ryan Dollard meets the children being coached by Scotland's Mark Moncreith as part of the scheme.
Four men have been charged following an assault and robbery at a property in Galashiels.
A 24-year-old man was threatened with a knife before being robbed at an address in Larchbank Street in the very early hours of Tuesday morning.
The men, aged between 17 and 27, will appear in court at a later date.