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Beacon celebrations to honour Queen's 90th Birthday across region

A thousand beacons have been lit throughout the country in honour of the Queen's 90th Birthday.

One beacon lit in Selkirk

Residents in the Borders have not missed out on festivities, with 10 beacons being lit.

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Those gathered in Selkirk were enthusiastic in their support.

Selkirk shuttle bus to keep town moving

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A free shuttle bus service will run in Selkirk next week during a road closure for Flood Protection Scheme works.

Raeburn Place will be closed from Monday 21 to Friday 25 March between 8.00am and 6.00pm.

The shuttle bus will run regularly between Raeburn Place and Market Place so residents will still have public transport access to the town centre and connections to other bus services.

A7 closed in both directions between Galashiels and Selkirk

The A7 is closed in both directions between Kingsknowe Drive, Galashiels and Dunsdale Haugh, Selkirk due to an accident and gas leak.

Police are on the scene directing traffic.

Selkirk recycling centre will shut for 4 months

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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.


Flood-defence bridge being installed in Selkirk

Work to improve Selkirk's flood defences in 2014. Credit: ITV Border

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.

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