Scottish Borders



£10m Hawick distillery plans submitted

A planning application has been lodged by Gray Macpherson Architects for a £10 million distillery and visitor centre in Hawick.

Published 23 March 2016

£50m charitable bond to deliver hundreds of affordable homes

The Scottish Government has unveiled a £50 million investment in charitable bonds over the next two years to provide support for almost 1,000 new homes.

Published 17 March 2016

Financial close reached at ‘long-awaited’ Kelso High School

Construction work on the new Kelso High School is set to begin after financial close was reached on the £21.4 million project.

Published 23 February 2016

Aitken Turnbull Architects unveils Borders health centre plans

NHS Borders has submitted plans to build a new medical centre on the site of a former ambulance depot in Galashiels.

Published 12 January 2016

UK’s first heat from sewage scheme launched at Borders College

The first energy recovery system in the UK to be powered using sewage has been launched at the Scottish Borders College campus in Galashiels.

Published 9 December 2015

Governments commit to £1bn Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Deal

Partners behind the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Deal hope to have a deal agreed by early next year after both the UK and Scottish governments showed their commitment to the £1 billion project.

Published 30 November 2015

Green light for £6m permanent home for Great Tapestry of Scotland

Scottish Borders Council has unanimously approved £6 million plans to build permanent home for the Great Tapestry of Scotland at Tweedbank.

Published 6 October 2015

EU ruling delays Kelso High School until 2016

Construction work on a £21.4 million new high school in the Scottish Borders has been delayed until 2016 as a result of a European ruling affecting investment projects across the country.

Published 14 September 2015

£1bn Edinburgh and South East of Scotland City Region deal bid to be submitted

The £1 billion Edinburgh and the South East of Scotland City Region deal will reach a major milestone today as the six bid partners submit their proposal to the Westminster and Scottish governments.

Published 4 September 2015

Construction set to begin on new Duns Primary School

Work on an £8.6 million new primary school in Duns is due to begin in the coming weeks after Scottish Borders Council authorised the start of construction.

Published 4 September 2015

hub initiative’s first Scottish Ambulance Service project opens

A new, purpose built ambulance station completed on time and on budget by hub South East Scotland and Morrison Construction has been officially opened in Melrose.

Published 26 August 2015

Selkirk bypass ‘could reduce asthma’, says doctor

A bypass around Selkirk could reduce chronic health conditions such as asthma, according to a retired GP.

Published 25 August 2015

Plans to house Great Tapestry of Scotland in Borders village

Plans have been submitted to Scottish Borders Council for a new gallery to house the Great Tapestry of Scotland.

Published 19 August 2015

Business leaders urged to back £1bn city region deal bid

Business leaders throughout Edinburgh and the South East of Scotland are being urged to pledge their support for a proposal designed to accelerate growth in the region.

Published 14 August 2015

Glentress Forest ‘masterplan’ given initial approval

Councillors in the Borders have endorsed the draft of a development masterplan for one of the region’s key visitor attractions out to consultation.

Published 7 August 2015