Nearly 200 riders were in Peebles on Wednesday evening for the installation of the town's cornet. It marked the 118th Beltane festival.Read the full story ›
Organisers of the TweedLove Bike Festival says they've enjoyed its biggest success to date, with its final weekend of events based in Peebles bringing over 10,000 bike fans to the Scottish Borders.
Athletes that took part included enduro mountain biker Greg Callaghan and world champion Tracy Moseley.
Danny Macaskill joined the crowds cheering friends and family in a series of cycling events on the trails and roads around the Tweed Valley.
International bike brands and a festival atmosphere attracted visitors from Canada, USA, Australia, Holland, Spain, Germany, Finland, France, Hungary, Norway, Ireland and all over the UK.
Police in the Borders are investigating a spate of mountain bike thefts in the Peebles area.
Nine bikes have been taken, all of which are worth three or four-figure sums.
The thefts have occurred Thursday, March 16, and Monday, March 20, at four separate addresses. In all cases the bikes have been taken from secure sheds or garages with the locks being forced.
The thefts occurred at addresses in Grossland Crescent, Ballantyne Place, Crossburn Farm Road and Edinburgh Road.
In one incident that occurred in Crossburn Farm Road between Sunday, March 19, and Monday, March 20, five bikes were taken with a collective value of around £6000.
Inspector Tony Hodges of Galashiels Police said: “These thefts occurred at addresses where the bikes were secure, nevertheless we would ask that the public be aware of these thefts and be vigilant."
Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
The incidents took place at:
- Ballantyne Place, between Thursday, March 16 and Saturday, March 18. One bike was taken.
- Grossland Crescent, between Friday, March 17 and Sunday, March 19. One bike was taken.
- Crossburn Farm Road, between Sunday, March 19 and Monday, March 20. Five bikes were taken.
- Edinburgh Road, between Sunday, March 19 and Monday, March 20. Two bikes were taken.
An optometrist from Peebles is taking on a unique challenge to see what it's like for people who've lost their sight.
Linda Quinn is spending the day wearing specialist glasses which simulate varying degrees of sight loss.
Linda will be documenting her experience throughout the day as she takes on every day tasks like shopping, walking and spending time with her family.
She's raising money for 'talking' books, which is a free service run by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). They distribute over one million books every year to blind and partially sighted adults and children.
"It is fantastic to be involved in Peebles Community RNIB Talking Book. Peebles is one of the strongest communities I have known and I am proud to be part of it.
"There are so many wonderful charities and fundraising efforts in Peebles but, being an optometrist, it is my job to look after people's ocular health and to achieve the very best vision for them.
"This project will give me a chance to experience the practical impacts of sight loss.
"Whilst this can never replicate the emotional side of losing one's sight, it will place me in scenarios which will allow me to understand everyday challenges that children and adults face on a day to day basis. I hope it could also allow me to help someone that either already lives with this or is perhaps facing it in their future."
Hundreds have marched through Peebles as part of celebrations marking the 300th birthday of Peebles Masonic Lodge
The Masonic lodge in Peebles is celebrating it's 300th birthday.
Opened in 1716, the local Borders chapter will celebrating with a series of events, including the parade down the high street on Saturday. Members from lodges from across Scotland are attending.
Very proud indeed. It's quite an achievement for any organisation in any town to survive for 300 years.
Police are appealing for witnesses after several of high value bicycles were stolen in Peebles.
Two houses were broken into sometime overnight between Wednesday, July 20th, and Thursday, July 21st, at neighbouring addresses in St Andrews Road.
Two bikes, a Specialized Camber Comp Carbon and a Carrera Valour, worth in total around £4000 were taken in one incident.
Meanwhile, a nearby shed was broken into resulting in the theft of five more bikes worth a total of around £3000.
- - A black and grey Genesis Core
- - A black Specialized Langster
- - An unmarked carbon fibre racing bike
- - A black bicycle with Claude Butler and Teviot Cycle stickers displayed
- - A Gary Fisher mountain bike with yellow writing on the frame
"We're very keen to trace whoever is responsible for these thefts and reunite the owners with their property.
"I want to hear from anyone who knows anything about these break-ins or who has been approached to buy a second-hand bike in the area in recent days.
Police Scotland have identified an 87-year-old man killed in a two car collision in Peebles over the weekend.Read the full story ›
An 87-year old man has died after two cars collided in Peebles.
The crash took place at around 11.10am on Saturday 4 June, on the A72 Peebles to Innerleithen road, near the entrance to Cardrona village. A red Vauxhall Meriva and a silver Honda CR-V collided.
Three men - aged 87, 71 and 42 - were taken to hospital. The 87-year-old passed away a short time later.
Sergeant Neil Inglis, of the Road Policing Unit at Galashiels, said:
“We are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision, or who stopped to assist and have yet to come forward.”
A man in his 70s from Peebles has been praised by the police, after fighting off an intruder who broke into his home.Read the full story ›
A teenager from the Borders has broken the Scottish under 15s triple-jump record by more than a metre.Read the full story ›