Scottish Borders Council Planning Committee confirm approval for the Planning in Principle application for the uplift at Innerleithen.
With planning approval plans to lease forest estate land will be made before the end of the year.
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The population of the bird in the south of Scotland has fallen dramatically in the past decade, due to overgrazing and habitat loss.
Vigils have been held in the region to mark the 100th anniversary of the battle of the Somme.
Vigils will take place across the region tonight to remember those who fought in the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago.