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Watch the 2015 series of Border Life at 8pm on ITV in Scotland, and here on our website.

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Border Life: Micropubs

Scotland’s first micropub has just opened in Kelso, in a converted knitting shop. No piped music, no fruit machines, no television, no meals… and you’ll be frowned upon if you use a mobile phone.

Emma Baker finds out that it’s an increasingly popular concept across the UK:

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Watch Border Life: Reaping the benefits of the Borders Railway?

The Borders Railway has only been open a few weeks. Will the line have a big impact on the towns it links to Edinburgh? Is it all good news or could there be a downside?

Watch Border Life: The Polish map of Scotland

Most people drive straight through the village of Eddleston. They don’t know what they’re missing.

It’s home to an amazing 3D map of Scotland. It was built by the Polish to thank local people for their hospitality during World War II.

As Fiona Armstrong discovers, the map is currently being restored but still attracts visitors from all over the world.

Soon water will fill the map’s rivers, lochs and seas and it will look even more incredible.

You can watch Border Life at 8pm on Mondays, and can catch up with the latest reports on our website.

Watch Border Life: The tea factory

Emma Baker visits a paper mill that produces the material for a tenth of all the world’s tea bags.

The technology is amazing.

And did you know that teabags are tasted for flavour as well as tea?! That’s why the company has developed a top secret ‘tasteless teabag’.

You can watch Border Life at 8pm on Mondays, and can catch up with the latest reports on our website.

Watch Border Life: the human slingshot

Our farmers are having a tough time, but they’re finding increasingly imaginative ways to earn a living.

Fiona McIlwraith visits a farm that’s home to one of the biggest zip lines in Europe... and she also tries out the UK’s first human slingshot:

You can watch Border Life at 8pm on Mondays, and can catch up with the latest reports on our website.

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Watch Border Life: the 'green greenhouse'

The Logan Botanic Garden is home to an amazing collection of South African plants... and it's all possible thanks to the new technology inside their "green greenhouse".

Fiona McIlwraith went to find out more:

Watch Border Life: growing tea in the south of Scotland

On Episode 40 of Border Life (28 September 2015), Emma Baker visits a tea plantation in the Lowlands.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon recently gave President Obama a parcel of Scottish tea, and there are hopes a new industry could be brewing in the Border region:

Border Life: Scottish tea and the UK's first human slingshot

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On Border Life at 8pm tonight:

  • Our farmers are having a tough time, but they’re finding increasingly imaginative ways to earn a living. Fiona McIlwraith visits a farm that’s home to one of the biggest zip lines in Europe. She also tries out the UK’s first human slingshot!
  • First Minister Nicola Sturgeon recently gave President Obama a parcel of Scottish tea. Emma Baker visits a tea plantation in the Lowlands that could spawn a whole new industry
  • And Fiona McIlwraith’s off to the Logan Botanic Garden. By harnessing new technology a ‘green greenhouse’ has been created to house an amazing collection of South African plants

Border Life: inside Scotland's oldest regional horticultural society

The Jedburgh Horticultural Society formed in 1815... the day after the Battle of Waterloo.

That means this year is the 200th anniversary of the annual flower show.

Fiona Armstrong went to find out more about it:

Border Life is ITV Border's current affairs programme covering the south of Scotland.

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