Scottish Borders Council have announced that temporary teaching for Peebles High School pupils will continue after the Christmas holidays.Read the full story ›
Hobkirk Primary, Ettrick Primary and Eccles Lietholm Primary are all on the list after being mothballed.Read the full story ›
Public places drinking could be banned in the Scottish Borders if residents show support for introducing controls.Read the full story ›
Inspectors have surveyed almost two thousand miles of roads across the region to identify the damage.Read the full story ›
The A703 near Peebles will be closed for two hours this morning will gritters work to clear heavy snowfall and deep drifting from the road.
The closure to all vehicles will take place between 9.30 to 11.30am.
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The first meeting of a new working group for Hawick's flood protection scheme is due to take place later this month.
Scottish Borders Council is forming two groups to look at traffic management and the impact of the £44million scheme on the townscape.
The groups will give residents the chance to have their say as the detailed designs are drawn up. Previously, plans for the scheme received almost 50 objections from residents.
Properties in the Tweed Green, Tweed Avenue and Walkershaugh area of the town were flooded during Storm Frank in December 2015.Read the full story ›
Scottish Borders Council want reimbursed for repairs made following damage caused by the construction of the Borders Railway.Read the full story ›
Community leaders in Kelso hope the Tour of Britain will boost the Borders' reputation internationally. The first stage of the event finished in the town yesterday afternoon, Sunday 3 September. It was shown live on ITV 4:
Not only is it bringing people in but there'll be great footage that's going to be seen around the world. They'll hopefully see what we've got to offer and come for other events."
The Scottish Borders Health and Social Care Partnership will continue holding a consultation on health and social care locality plans.
The plans were developed for Berwickshire, Cheviot, Eildon, Teviot & Liddesdale and Tweeddale, and focus on local needs and priorities by those who use and deliver health and social care services, especially in response to:
- increasing demand for services due to a rise in the population over 65 years of age
- increasing pressure on resources due to the rise in demand
- changing service user expectations and the desire to the improve health and social care experience.
It is important that local people, particularly service users, carers and health and social care professionals, have the opportunity to influence and inform service planning and I would ask all interested parties to consider these proposals carefully and provide their feedback.”
The formal consultation, which began on Monday 17 July, is set to end on Saturday 16 September 2017.