New flood defences have been officially opened in Galashiels by MSP Paul Wheelhouse and Scottish Borders Council leader David Parker.
The work to help protect the town has taken just over a year and 80 per cent of the cost was met by the Scottish government.
Hannah McNulty reports.
A flood defence scheme in Galashiels had been officially opened by Scottish Environment Minister Paul Wheelhouse MSP and Scottish Borders Council leader David Parker.
The £3.6million project will protect the town centre from flooding from the Gala Water.
A construction worker on the Borders Railway was airlifted to hospital after he was trapped by his overturned truck.
The accident happened as part of a 35-mile track was being laid at Torwoodlee near Galashiels, on Tuesday afternoon (4th November).
Fire fighters had to cut the man free as the lorry was on its side. He was then taken by helicopter to Borders General Hospital. Although badly shaken by the incident, he was found to have suffered only extensive bruising.
The £295 million Borders to Edinburgh railway is scheduled to reopen in September next year.
At an awards ceremony, last Thursday night, 18-year-old Claudia James from Galashiels was chosen by a national charity as Young Achiever of the year.
As Paul Crone reports, Claudia has overcome overwhelming odds to put her life back on track.
New train and bus links will bring new jobs to the Borders. That was the hope today of business leaders who gathered in Galashiels to see the latest phase of the Borders Railway Project.
A new bus interchange is being added to the system to spread the benefits more widely, as Derek Proud reports.
Business leaders, MSPs and councillors will be be shown how Galashiels is gearing up for the arrival of the new Waverley rail line.
An integrated transport network is being created to ensure that people can link their train journeys to other modes of transport. They'll also look at how local businesses will benefit once the £350 million line is opened.
It's due to be completed by next summer.
There are concerns in Galashiels that the town isn't ready for the re-introduction of the Borders railway next year.
A community group has been formed by local people hoping to make improvements made to the town centre.
Jenny Longden reports:
A community group has been formed to campaign for improvements to Galashiels town centre, ahead of the railway line re-opening next year.
Energise Galashiels is a public group made up of business owners and members of the local community.
They are concerned than when the Waverley line brings trains to Galashiels from next September, visitors will be greeted by empty shops as they approach the town centre.
They will be attending a public meeting at the Volunteer Hall in Galashiels this evening.
Councillor Bill White is chairing the meeting, to promote community involvement in making improvements to the town.
Galashiels is in danger of missing out on the benefits of the re-introduction of the Borders Railway next year, according to a local pressure group.
Energise Galashiels believes the town needs to do more to make the town attractive for tourists.
A public meeting will be held tonight at Volunteer Hall.
A Hawick man has made a second court appearance in connection with a robbery at a Galashiels post office.
David Connolly, 30, is charged with assault to injury and robbery.
It follows an incident at the Gala Park Post Office in Balmoral Place, Galashiels, on Tuesday 2nd September when almost £3,000 was stolen.
Connolly made no plea or declaration during a private hearing at Selkirk Sheriff Court and was fully committed for trial.
He was remanded in custody until the next court date which still has to be confirmed.