More than 150 tractors took to the streets of Lauder and surrounding areas yesterday to fund research into Motor Neuron Disease (MND).Read the full story ›
Over 270 horses joined the ride out this morning for Lauder Common Riding. The Lauder Cornet is Hagen Steele.
A bomb disposal team has destroyed 'historic ammunition' at a property in Lauder, in the Scottish Borders.
Police were called at 7:15pm on Saturday 27 May, to an address on Edinburgh Road, and the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit destroyed the device later that night.
The device is believed to have been found in a garden.
Police have thanked the local community for their cooperation in the handling of the matter.
One of the Scottish Borders' most famous castles is due to fully re-open this summer, after extensive restoration work.
Thirlestane Castle near Lauder closed in 2013 after an outbreak of dry rot was discovered.
The building's celebrated plasterwork and furnishings have almost been repaired.
The farmer says she weighs in at 28lbs - around four times the size of an average newborn lamb.Read the full story ›
A stained glass window designed by school pupils has been unveiled at Lauder Public Hall.
The window depicts scenes from Lauder Common Riding, around a picture of Mary and Jesus.
The window design includes Lauder Town Hall, a footballer, sheep and horses and riders taking part in the annual common riding festival.
The window was designed by 4 Lauder Primary pupils in 2012: Ben Weir, Gabriella Purves, Eve Lee and Finlay Anderson.
They were at the unveiling of the window along with Lauder Primary School pupils and parents on Friday morning.
A new planning application has been submitted for a wind farm development near the Borders village Lauder.
London-based Airvolution Energy Limited want to erect seven turbines on agricultural land at Muircleugh Farm, two miles south west of Lauder. The company previously withdrew an application to put up six turbines at Muircleuch.
After a fresh look at the site, they have come up with a re-sign that involves seven turbines reaching a height of 110 metres.
Airvolution say the 23 Mega Watt development will result in £105,000 a year in local community benefits. Planners at Scottish Borders Council will consider the application within the next few months.
A motorcyclst has been treated in hospital after being thrown from his machine in a single vehicle accident in the Scottish Borders.
The 21-year-old male came off his bike on the A68 road between Lauder and Oxton near to the junction with the A697 around 2pm yesterday (April 18).
The road was closed and diversions put in place while the emergency services were at the scene.The motorcyclist was taken to Borders General Hospital with what are described as "non life-threatening injuries."
Tributes have been paid to well known Scottish Borders farmer Jim Sharp.
NFU Scotland president Nigel Miller has praised Mr Sharp's "sharp intellect" and called him an "ambassador for all that is good in farming".
Jim has left his mark on Borders farming through his skill, energy and attention to detail.
“He had a sharp intellect and a level of experience which was of real value in serious conversation but also a generosity and love of life which made him great company.
"His thoughts were of real value at both local and national level where he gave his time to the union and the community.
“Jim was an ambassador for all that is good in farming. He gave a lot to our industry, the Borders community and the union.
"He was a great friend that so many of us will miss. Our sympathy must be with his family.”
A 66-year-old man's been killed following an accident on his farm in Lauder in the Scottish Borders.
The dead man's been named locally as Jim Sharp.
He was a well known sheep farmer in the area and a former National Farmers Union Scotland livestock board convener.
It's believed Mr Sharp was killed while operating a grain auger - a piece of machinery used to collect and load grain.The accident happened on Monday, March 17th.
Police Scotland and the Health and Safety Executive are investigating.