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Selkirk hub could improve visitor numbers

Plans for a hub for council services in Selkirk could improve the numbers of people using the facilities according to those behind the project.

Members of the public will be asked for their opinion on plans for the Sir Walter Scott Courthouse and surrounding buildings, which have been acquired by Scottish Borders Council.

One plan is to relocate the town's library, contact centre and tourist information centre in the buildings.

Colin Gilmour is overseeing the Selkirk Regeneration project.

Public to have their say on Selkirk regeneration

The public are being asked for their views on plans to relocate the town's library and contact centre to an historic town centre landmark.

Scottish Borders Council have bought various properties surrounding Sir Walter Scott's Courthouse, including a former pub and a residential property.

They hope the regeneration project will improve the town centre and visitor facilities.

The community will be able to find out more about the project and the available options at drop-in sessions in the Cross Keys Regeneration Hub on Thursday 26th and Tuesday 31st March.


£1k worth of heroin seized in Selkirk stop and search

Two men have been arrested and charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act after police in Selkirk made a recovery of Class A drugs.

Officers carried out a stop and search of the 24-year-old and the 27-year-old after detaining them on the X95 bus in Market Place, Selkirk.

Heroin with a street value of over a thousand pounds was seized along with drugs paraphernalia and cash.

This was a significant quantity of drugs that was successfully recovered as a result of targeted stop and search activity.

In addition to acting on vital intelligence from our communities, officers regularly utilise stop and search to identify individuals who may be in possession of illegal or illicit materials.

We will continue to use all resources and tactics at our disposal to remove drugs and other harmful items from our communities."

– Chief Inspector Andy McLean

The men have been held to appear in court at a later date.

Fraudsters posing as police target Borders' farmers

Fraudsters posing as police officers have been targeting farmers in the Scottish Borders.

The criminals have been calling farmers, claiming to be police officers and pleading for donations to a bogus charity.

Two farmers from the Selkirkshire area have been contacted by a caller claiming to be from Police Scotland and asking them to support a campaign fighting juvenile crime against agricultural workers.

The caller asked for a three-figure sum starting at £200 and then lowered it to what the farmer was willing to pay.

Detectives are urging farmers in the Scottish Borders to remain vigilant and not to give any money to someone pretending to be a police officer.


Woman dies following Selkirk collision

The accident happened in the centre of the town. Credit: William Brown

An 84-year-old woman has died, following a road accident in the centre of Selkirk earlier this month.

Marion Fair, from Selkirk, was struck by a lorry in Market Place at around 3pm on December 15.

She was taken to Borders General Hospital with serious injuries, and was then transferred to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, where she passed away on Christmas day.

Police Scotland are appealing for people who witnessed the collision to contact them.

Selkirk FC host successful "donate at the gate" match

Selkirk Football Club welcomed Gretna to Yarrow Park on Saturday afternoon for a match with a difference.

Fans attending the game were not asked to hand over any money for tickets, but to donate a food parcel instead.

The football club is thought to be the first in the Borders to hold a "donate at the gate" game, and there's hopes others will do the same.

Lori Carnochan reports:

Selkirk FC host "donate on the gate" game

Selkirk Football Club are appealing to fans to join in their "donate on the gate" match this afternoon.

The club are playing at home against Gretna and instead of charging fans money to watch the game, they're asking for food donations.

The items collected will be donated to local foodbanks in the Scottish Borders.

Kick-off is at 2pm at Yarrow Park.

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