Selkirk's community recycling centre will close for 4 months to allow work on the town's multi-million pound flood protection scheme.
The closure begins on Monday 8 February for a minimum of sixteen weeks.
It will allow a diversion route to be used during flood defence work to be extended through the facility.
The nearest alternative recycling centres are at Hawick and Galashiels.
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The latest milestone in the plans to protect Selkirk from flooding is being lifted into place this morning.
A new 90-metre long footbridge will replace a previous one over the Ettrick Water.
It's been designed to stay open during major floods.
Once all the plans are completed, almost 600 properties will be protected from flooding.
A man has been arrested after a serious motorbike accident in Selkirk, which left the passenger seriously injured.
The 29-year-old has been arrested for dangerous driving and other road offences.
It follows an accident at 8:30pm on Saturday 30 August.
A 29-year-old man, believed to be the pillion passenger, suffered a serious head injury, and was taken to the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh.
Officers from Police Scotland have thanked the public for their support, following an appeal they sent out to find the driver of the bike.
Police in the Scottish Borders are trying to find the rider of a motorbike which crashed leaving the passenger seriously injured.
The incident happened while the bike was being ridden off-road in Selkirk on Saturday morning at around 8.30am.
A 28-year-old man, believed to be the pillion passenger, suffered a serious head injury.
He's being treated at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh.
It's believed the rider of the bike fled the scene.
Police are looking for anybody who was in the Riverside Road area close to Victoria Park and the leisure centre at the time to come forward.
This incident has left a young man with serious injuries and we are very keen to trace the rider of the motorcycle. If you saw this incident, or the off-road motorcycle around the time of the crash, or have any information that can help us with our inquires, please get in touch.
Selkirk Football Club has become the first in Scotland to combine the beautiful game and the written word with its very own poet in residence.
Award-winning poet Thomas Clark has become the club's latest signing. Jenny Longden reports.
Selkirk FC poet in residence Thomas Clark recites his poem 'The Timin o the Run', whilst youngsters play at Yarrow Park.
The new poet in residence at Selkirk Football Club has already penned two poems about being a fan of the Lowland Football League club.
Thomas Clark says there is much more 'romanticism and poetry' in the smaller clubs, and they are a great inspiration for his writing.
Here are two of his poems:
It’s Scottish Cup day in Selkirk
An aw things are richt;
The redness on the leaves like yon,
The shinin on the watter like yon.
Och, it is a perfect day,
A joke for the guyin o the cynic an the pessimist
Wha woke up sure it would be comin doon;
An no a clood in the sky, nor a drap on the breeze,
Hints at the troubles aheid.
The Timin o the Run
Leavin the pub at hauf past two is plenty,
Take in the fine delights
O the river’s stroll tae Philiphaugh. How quiet it is. How the leaf-lined streets
Barely betray a passer-by.
Even when the rugby boys are at hame,
An their grund is dotted wi blue an red,
Whit guilty pleasure! Walkin on by their gate,
Like passin a rival kirk en route tae mass.
An so we dawdle, in oor watch-checkin way,
Pickin up pace as three comes near,
Turnin the corner at the cricket club
An steppin intae Yarrow Park;
An as the ref blaws his whistle
An the captain claps his hauns,
It’s as if the Souters
Have been stood there aw day,
Waitin for you tae show up.