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Attempted break-in at Tweedbank Craft Centre

Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for information after an attempted break-in at the Tweedbank Craft Centre.

A window was smashed at the centre on Haining Drive in Tweedbank sometime between 7:00pm on Tuesday, 29 July and 8:30am on Wednesday, 30 July.

Police say nothing was taken in the incident but the cost of repairs to the damaged property will be 'considerable'.

Anyone with any information about the incident is urged to contact Police Scotland on 101 or phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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First closed-road cycling event in Borders

Tour o' the Borders is to be a closed road event for the first time
Tour o' the Borders is to be a closed road event for the first time Credit: EventScotland

Cyclists will be able to enjoy a popular Borders cycling event traffic free for the first time.

Tour o' the Borders, which began two years ago with just 286 riders, was hugely popular last year with more than 2000 cyclists taking part.

This year will be the first time that the event is completely closed-road.

The route will pass through Peebles, Cardrona, Selkirk, Clovenfords and Roberton, with participants choosing to take in either a 76 or 55 mile circuit.

Former Hibs player Gary O'Conner to sign with Selkirk FC

Former Hibs player Gary O'Conner to sign with Selkirk FC
Former Hibs player Gary O'Conner is set to sign with Selkirk FC Credit: PA

Selkirk Football Club have confirmed that ex Hibernian FC player Gary O'Connor is to sign with the club.

The 31-year-old has also played for Locomotive Moscow and Birmingham City.

The club say O'Connor will be at their friendly match against a Hibs at Yarrow Park today, Wednesday 30 July.

Selkirk's league season kicks off on Saturday with a home match against Threave Rovers.

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Politicians urge public to join 'Great Tweed Trek'

Scottish Borders MP Michael Moore and Council Leader David Parker are encouraging the public to join in with their 97 mile trek along the Tweed.

They'll set off from Tweedsmuir on Monday 25th August, and finish in Berwick on Sunday 30th August.

The timetable is as follows:

  • Day 1 - Tweedsmuir to Bellspool, Distance 16.5m
  • Day 2 - Bellspool to Innerleithen, Distance 13.8m
  • Day 3 - Innerleithen to Melrose, Distance 16.7m
  • Day 4 - Melrose to Kelso, Distance 17.9m
  • Day 5 - Kelso to Norham, Distance 15.7m
  • Day 6 - Norham to Berwick, Distance 9.9m

Opposing Scottish politicians come together in charity walk

Two opposing Scottish Borders politicians are putting their differences aside to walk 97 miles together along the length of the River Tweed.

MP Michael Moore and Council Leader David Parker will complete the challenge next month to raise money for two local charities.

But it may be difficult for the pair to avoid discussing one subject - the Scottish Referendum.

Mr Moore plans to vote no while Mr Parker is in the yes campaign.

Concern for missing man in the Borders

Concern is growing for the welfare of a missing man in the Scottish Borders.

Barry Davies, 37, was last seen at Teviothead near Hawick late last night, Monday 28 July.

Police believe he may have access to a silver 4x4 and he was last seen carrying a camouflage rucksack.

Mr Davies is described as white, 6ft tall, of slim build. He has a shaved head and blue eyes. He was wearing dark coloured trousers with side pockets, a black biker jacket and black gloves.

Police Scotland are appealing for anyone with any information to come forward and for Mr Davies to get in touch with friends, family or the police.

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