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Peebles parade marks 300th birthday of one of the town's oldest organisations

Hundreds have marched through Peebles as part of celebrations marking the 300th birthday of Peebles Masonic Lodge

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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.

– Kenny Howitt, Past Master Peebles Lodge

Bikes worth £7000 stolen in Peebles

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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.

They are:

  • - 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.

– Inspector Mike Bennett


87-year-old dies in Peebles car crash

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.”

– Sergeant Neil Inglis


Police name woman, 70, killed in Scottish Borders crash

Margaret Jamieson Credit: Cumbria Police

Police have named a 70-year-old women killed in a road collision in the Scottish Borders.

Margaret Jamieson, from Peebles, died after an accident on the A703 near the town, on Monday 29 February.

The Nissan Quashqai she was driving was involved in a collision with a Volkswagen Caddy.

Enquiries are ongoing, and police are asking anyone with information to contact them.

70-year-old woman dies in Peebles crash

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A 70-year-old woman has died after being involved in a road crash near Peebles.

The woman, from the local area, died after the car she was travelling in collided with another vehicle on the A703 near Redscarhead on Monday afternoon.

The road was closed in both directions to allow for investigations to take place, but re-opened at midnight.

A man and a woman who were also involved in the collision sustained serious injuries and are currently being treated at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

Police Scotland are today appealing for any witnesses to contact them on 101 or the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Call for investigation into Peebles flood defences

An extensive clean up has been underway in Peebles. Credit: ITV Border

People in Peebles are calling for further investigation into how to protect the town from flooding.

The exact number of homes affected when Storm Frank hit the town last week remains unknown, while the full scale of the damage is assessed.

I think we really need to look back at further up river and see what we can do there.

But again we're going to have to wait until that information comes through, but there's definitely work that needs to be done here."


Community supports Peebles after worst floods since 1949

Peebles was one of the worst hit areas in the Scottish Borders. Credit: ITV Border

A major clean up got underway in Peebles today after homes near to the river were hit by the worst flooding in more than 60 years.

Nearly 100 volunteers turned out to clear the homes of those affected, removing flooring, furniture and possessions damaged by the water.

Fifty people were told to evacuate on Wednesday (30 December) after Storm Frank caused the River Tweed to burst its banks, affecting homes in the town.

There's a lot of sadness and we feel really sorry for the people that have suffered flood damage and it's heartbreaking to see. But the community spirit is really good, everyone wants to help and lend a hand. That lifts everybody's spirits which means an awful lot to people in the town and those who have suffered due to the floods."

– Cllr Keith Cockburn, Scottish Borders Council
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