Scottish Borders



Video: Scottish Water reaches last pour milestone in £30m Borders water upgrade

Scottish Water has reached a major milestone in its £30 million upgrade of water services in the Scottish Borders.

Published 4 May 2021

Green light for renewal of Upper Langlee estate in Galashiels

Plans by Waverley Housing Association to demolish existing multi-storey properties in the ageing Upper Langlee estate in Galashiels to make way for 109 new low-rise homes have been approved by Scottish Borders Council.

Published 1 April 2021

Borders village masterplan makes planning progress

Scottish Borders Council has granted Planning Permission in Principle (PPiP) for a mixed-use redevelopment of a historic auction mart to create a "new town centre" for Newtown St Boswells.

Published 30 March 2021

Construction begins on Reston station

Work is now under way to build the new Reston station in the Scottish Borders.

Published 25 March 2021

Scottish Borders Council unveils £580m ten-year capital plan as 2021/22 budget agreed

Scottish Borders Council’s five-year revenue budget and ten-year capital plan was decided by councillors on Friday.

Published 22 March 2021

Scottish Borders Council outlines capital investment plans in 2021/22 budget

Scottish Borders Council has launched its budget plans for 2021/22, with a continued commitment to protecting and investing in frontline services.

Published 15 March 2021

25-year lease signals green light for Eyemouth offshore wind base

Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) Offshore Wind Limited and Eyemouth Harbour Trust (EHT) have signed a lease which sees Eyemouth Harbour confirmed as the project’s Operations and Maintenance (O&M) base for the project’s 25-year lifespan.

Published 9 February 2021

Trains to return to Reston following planning consent for station development

Scottish Borders Council's planning committee has approved proposals which will see a station open in the Borders village of Reston for the first time in more than half a century.

Published 8 February 2021

Plans put forward for £46m full-rebuild of Peebles High School

Scottish Borders Council is being recommended to back proposals for a £46 million full-rebuild of Peebles High School.

Published 25 January 2021

Work on Great Tapestry of Scotland Visitor Centre progressing well

Scottish Borders Council has announced that the Great Tapestry of Scotland Visitor Centre in Galashiels remains on course to open its doors this year.

Published 14 January 2021

Trust objects to development near Borders home of Sir Walter Scott

A proposed housing development on the banks of the River Tweed threatens views from Sir Walter Scott’s celebrated Borders home, its trustees have warned.

Published 7 January 2021

Active travel projects awarded £22m

The Scottish Government has allocated more than £22 million to three permanent active travel schemes in Ayr, Hawick and Broughty Ferry.

Published 21 December 2020

New railway stations planned for East Linton and Reston

Network Rail has submitted planning applications for new railway stations in East Linton and Reston.

Published 18 December 2020

Award success for Jedburgh Grammar Campus

The Jedburgh Grammar Campus project was this week recognised at the Partnership Awards 2020 as it took home a silver award in the Best Education category.

Published 11 December 2020

More quality new homes set for Scottish Borders 

Hart Builders has started on site at a development of 69 high quality affordable new homes at Coopersknowe in Galashiels for Eildon Housing Association.

Published 4 December 2020