Hawick to Kelso bus service saved, but at what cost?

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A bus route from Hawick to Kelso and Jedburgh may have been saved, but with some services cut.

Proposals have been put forward for the 120 First Bus to operate at a reduced service from next month.

It's future was under question as the contract for the current service is due to end on August 15.

It is part subsidised by Scottish Borders Council, after current operators First Bus announced an intention to withdraw it last year.

It was feared Scottish Borders Council would halt the subsidy, which could threaten the service altogether.

That led to a petition, which was handed over by community councillors and local residents today.

A spokesperson for Scottish Borders Council said: