Concerns for future of Borders only disability centre
The town of Galashiels in the Scottish Borders has been given the first ever Safer Town Centre Award in Scotland.
Crime has nearly halved in an area of Galashiels since the start of a community programme 2 years ago.
A special story-telling session is set to take place this week in Galashiels Library.
The event, for young children and their parents or carers, is being organised in conjunction with Scottish Borders Libraries.
The Big Lunch project hopes to encourage neighbours to get to know one another.
The children will enjoy a sing-song session, a party picnic and a reading from 'George and Flora's Big Party'.
The event will take place at Galashiels Library, Lawyers Brae on Thursday, 24 April from 10am.
A village hall in Galashiels had been awarded a quarter of a million pound grant from the Big Lottery fund.
Fountainhall Village Hall will use the money towards refurbishment work.
They need to replace the building's electrics and heating so more community groups can make use of the space.
The circumstances couldn't have been more dramatic as Melrose were crowned champions of the Premiership. They needed to win and hope their old rivals Gala slipped up.
Melrose kept their side of the bargain, but their game finished first so there was a nail-biting wait as they listened to the closing moments of the match involving Gala.
Stuart Cameron reports.
It's the third title win in four years for Melrose. They were crowned champions of the RBS Premiership at the weekend after beating Currie 26-10.
Gala missed out on the title by just one point with a 34-33 defeat at home to Ayr.
Melrose v Currie and Gala v Ayr will settle the fate of the Scottish Premiership. Gala are two points ahead going into the final round of games but the title could well be decided on the bonus point situation on the final day.
It is thirty-one years since Gala last lifted the trophy, Melrose are aiming for their third title in four years.
Gala have a two point advantage going into the last weekend of the season. Stuart Cameron met both coaches ahead of the biggest games of their seasons.
A motorist has been charged with careless driving after crashing into an historic monument in the Scottish Borders.
The 147-year-old Mercat Cross in Galashiels was badly damaged following a single vehicle collision on Monday 12th March.
Police Scotland have confirmed a 55-year-old man has been charged with careless driving and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal at Selkirk.
Meanwhile, Scottish Borders Council say the monument will need to be taken down for repair and then carefully put back together again.
A student from Heriot Watt textile campus in Galashiels will represent the UK in a prestigious international competition.
Nilufar Islam gained almost six thousand public votes for her designs and will now go up against fellow designers from Germany, France and Sweden.
A student from Heriot Watt textile campus in Galashiels will represent the UK in a prestigious international competition. Nilufar Islam gained almost 6000 public votes for her designs and will now go up against fellow designers from Germany, France and Sweden.
A student from Heriot Watt textile campus in Galashiels is representing the UK in a prestigious international competition.
Nilufar Islam gained almost 6,000 public votes for her designs and will now go up against fellow designers from Germany, France and Sweden.