Parking outside schools can be chaotic in the morning rush hour. But parents ignoring signs and parking inappropriately is making it worse.
The businessman behind a £500,000 visitor centre for the Scottish Borders hopes his new venture could become a top visitor attraction
Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont told Representing Border she would share a platform with the Conservatives to campaign for a no vote.
Road closures are to be expected in Galashiels for the next month.
Re-surfacing is taking place throughout March as part of a Scottish Borders Council development programme.
The work is to be carried out on Anderson Chambers and Cornmill Square between Sunday 9 and Sunday 23 March.
The works are part of the long-term aim to improve the environment of the town centre for local residents, shoppers and businesses.
The nature of the re-surfacing means road closures are necessary.
Councillor Gordon Edgar, SBC’s Executive Member for Roads and Infrastructure, said: "The major infrastructure improvements are nearing completion with the work currently being undertaken at Cornmill Square and the High Street."
He continued: "This work has focused on improvements to footways, parking, loading bays and the creation of a new civic space. However, the opportunity is being taken to properly rectify the road surface problems in these areas at the same time."
For more information about road closures in Galashiels you can visit the Scottish Borders Council website.
Dozens of school children have been taking part in a chess championship in the Borders.
72 youngsters battled it out in the competition between local primary schools. It was the 30th anniversary of the event in Galashiels.
The games were played under the watchful eye of Scotland's First International Master, Craig Pritchett.
He says chess can still grip youngsters despite the lure of computer games and the internet.
Hundreds of mourners paid their respects to a much loved, and well known figure in the Scottish Borders.
In her time Zandra Elliot was among other things, a knitwear model, a councillor, and the provost of Hawick.
And it was in the town where she'd served that she was laid to rest. Jenny Longden has this report.
Politicians and colleagues have joined family and friends to pay their respects to Councillor Zandra Elliot at her funeral in Hawick today.
The former Honorary Mayor of Hawick died of heart problems in hospital on Saturday, 22 February.
Among those in attendance at Teviot Church this morning were MP Michael Moore, MSP John Lamont and councillors from Scottish Borders Council.
People from the Scottish Borders have been paying their respects to a well-known public figure who died last weekend.
Councillor Zandra Elliot was once a model for the textile firm Pringle, and went on to become Provost of Hawick. Her funeral took place this morning.
Jenny Longden reports.
Hundreds of people are expected to attend the funeral of one of the Border's most prominent public figures.
Councillor Zandra Elliot, who served three terms as provost of Hawick, died on Saturday, aged 73.
Three local transport operators are to receive part of a £1million government grant.
It was announced today by Transport Secretary Keith Brown that two services in Dumfries and Galloway and another in the Scottish Borders will receive money from the Community Transport Vehicle Fund.
The funs has been set up to help community transport operators replace older vehicles and expand their services.
The successful local businesses are:
- Annandale Transport Initiative, Dumfries and Galloway
- Scottish Borders Community Development Company, Scottish Borders
- Wigtownshire Community Transport, Dumfries and Galloway
Mr Brown said the government has seen the need for funding to replace ageing vehicles as part of their Capital Investment Committee’s inquiry.
– Keith Brown, Scottish Transport Minister
“This one-off fund will provide much-needed financial assistance to operators who run these vital services, of particular value to remote communities and vulnerable and disadvantaged groups. The Scottish Government recognises the important role that community transport services play as part of the transport network in Scotland and that they play a major part in reducing isolation and increasing social inclusion."
A Borders rescue centre for racehorses is urgently looking for more volunteers so that it can expand.
The charity in Westlinton wants to extend the range of activities it puts on - but to do that, it needs more people to look after the rescued horses, and do odd jobs around the yard.
Jenny Longden's full report is below.
Work has begun on the first whisky distillery in the Lake District for 150 years.
It's being built in on an unoccupied farm near Bassenthwaite.
It comes as plans have been revealed for two further distilleries to be built in the Borders.
It's been 45 years since trains travelled through the Scottish Borders.
But now the Borders Railway has moved another step closer in the minds of the people who may use it, after timetables and train fares were released.
The line won't be open for business until next year, but that hasn't stopped Transport Scotland from revealing journey details, to a mixed reaction from potential passengers, as Jenny Longden reports.