A 22-year-old man from Peebles has died in a crash on Old Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh.
Kyle Thomson was a front seat passenger in a Hyundai car, which was involved in a crash with a Subaru Impreza around 11.10pm on Friday 7th November.
He was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary along with the driver, 24-year-old Sean Allan, and another male passenger before passing away in the early hours of Monday 10th November. Sean Allan was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital and the third male is receiving treatment.
Anyone with information regarding the incident should contact Police Scotland.
First Minister Alex Salmond is visiting Peebles later today where he's expected to announce further funding for war memorials across Scotland.
Hundreds of memorials have already been restored to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War.
Mr Salmond will meet with local veterans and primary school children during his visit.
The Scottish Government has told ITV Border it's considering launching an inquiry into child sexual abuse. With much attention on the troubled inquiry south of the border, ministers in Scotland are under growing pressure to act.
Today Alex Salmond confirmed a statement will be made at Holyrood next week. Joe Pike has been speaking to one survivor of child sex abuse who now lives in Peebles.
A 75-year-old cyclist has been taken to hospital after being hit by a car in Peebles.
According to police the pedal cyclist, named as Carl Lane, was hit by a Volvo XC90. Mr Lane was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary but later transferred to the Spinal Unit at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow. He's described as being in a 'serious but stable condition'.
Police Scotland are encouraging witnesses to get in contact.
Police in Peebles have renewed an appeal for witnesses after a collision on the A76 near Eshiels.
The accident happened at around 6pm on Monday, October 27.
Carl Lane, 75, was struck by a Volvo XC90, and was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. He was later transferred to the Spinal Unit at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow, where he is in a serious but stable condition.
Police believe several motorists may have witnessed the collision, but have not yet come forward.
"This is a serious incident and we are urging anyone who witnessed the initial collision to immediately come forward and help with police enquiries.
“Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."
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They're terms in the game of conkers and over the weekend the eighth annual Scottish conkers championships were held in the Borders.
Competitors came from all over the UK to take part in the event, which formed part of the Tweed Valley Forest Festival.
Lori Carnochan went along.
Around one hundred competitors took part in the Scottish Conkers Championships in Peebles on Saturday (25 October).
Entrants came from all over the UK to compete and try to win the crown of conkers champion.
One of the highlights was the 'Rogues' competition, where competitors are allowed to prepare their conkers using any method they like to try and make it the hardest of all.
This year's winner was Jamie Craigen from Stirling, who explained the secret behind his winning conker.
"You've got to have a good conker to start with, but i varnished mine for a good few days before the competition and it's worked out pretty well."
The event is now in it's eighth year and was part of the Tweed Valley Forest Festival.
The town's Tweed Green was full of wood craftsmen giving demonstrations and showcasing their carving skills.
The Scottish Labour Party have agreed a timetable for electing its new leader following the resignation of Johann Lamont.
- Leadership candidates can declare their candidacy from October 27
- MPs, MSPs and MEPs nominations will open on October 31
- These nominations close on November 4
- The ballot commences on November 17
- The new leader will be announced on December 13
The annual Imaginarium Family Arts festival kicks off in Peebles tomorrow, with around thirty workshops taking place throughout the week.
The event is now in its third year and encourages people to use their creativity and think outside of the box.
Dance, drama and comedy workshops are just some of the activities on offer. It runs until Sunday.
Police in the Scottish Borders are investigating after an elderly couple were victims of a bogus workman in Peebles.
At 11am on Friday, 15 August, the elderly man, who was in his garden, was approached by another man who offered to fell trees for £350.
The man returned around 10am on Monday, 18 August, but after cutting down the trees he demanded more money for them to be removed.
The elderly man handed over more money than had originally been agreed.
The suspect is described as:
- 30 years old
- medium build
- Mediterranean appearance
- narrow moustache on upper lip with a pointed goatee beard
- tan t-shirt, chainsaw safety trousers and boots
“We’d like to warn people in the Scottish Borders to be wary of people offering work around the house or garden.
"If you are uncertain as to someone's identity do not allow them entry and contact police if they fail to leave.
"Our communities are also asked to be vigilant on behalf of vulnerable family members, friends and neighbours and report any suspicious activities or people around their homes to police."
Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.