Scottish Borders

Green light for extra care housing plan at former Kelso High School

Eildon Housing’s plan to convert the former Kelso High School into 34 extra care flats has gained planning permission from Borders councillors.

Published 11 December 2019

Agreement reached in Scottish Borders roads department dispute

Scottish Borders Council has reached an “amicable solution” with the Unite union regarding a dispute within its roads service.

Published 20 November 2019

Plans submitted for new Coldstream cemetery

A planning application has been submitted for a new cemetery in Coldstream.

Published 20 November 2019

Galashiels tapestry visitor attraction’s opening date put back

The opening of a visitors centre in Galashiels which tells the story of Scotland through one of the world’s largest tapestries has been put back.

Published 13 November 2019

Work halted after medical syringes found at Galashiels site

The construction of a new pharmacy in Galashiels ground to a halt last week after medical syringes were found to have been planted around the site.

Published 17 October 2019

Housing association submits fresh design for Peebles development

Eildon Housing has submitted new plans this week for the redevelopment of Tweedbridge Court in Peebles.

Published 10 October 2019

Housing association wins planning appeal for Galashiels development

An appeal decision by the Scottish Government will unlock major investment in new homes for Galashiels, Eildon Housing Association has said.

Published 30 September 2019

Council approves Borders care facility investment

Scottish Borders Council has agreed a £2.8 million investment to transform Deanfield Care Home in Hawick into a state-of-the-art facility.

Published 27 September 2019

First new homes take shape at Caerlee Mill

Scottish Borders Council leader Shona Haslam visited the former Caerlee Mill in Innerleithen to see the initial stage of construction as the redevelopment of the grounds get under way.

Published 26 September 2019

New ‘state of the art’ flats in Galashiels to address needs of growing elderly population

Eildon Housing has unveiled plans to build up to three Extra Care developments over the next five years with the first starting on site next week at Langhaugh in Galashiels.

Published 9 September 2019

Borders Gateway hotel and retail development approved

Plans for a hotel and retail project near to the Borders Railway terminus in Tweedbank have been approved.

Published 4 September 2019

Plans submitted for the conversion of old Kelso high school into housing

Plans have been submitted to Scottish Borders Council for the former Kelso high school, to be converted into homes for the elderly and affordable housing.

Published 3 September 2019

Local authority refutes union’s allegations ahead of strike action

Claims made by union representatives regarding planned industrial action at Scottish Borders Council’s roads department have been refuted by the local authority.

Published 20 August 2019

Strike action planned at Borders council roads department

Employees at Scottish Borders Council’s roads department will hold 24 hours of industrial action later this month over a dispute relating to working conditions.

Published 15 August 2019

Housing association to trial modern construction methods on new Borders homes

Eildon Housing is to undertake an “exciting” new building project which will deliver warmer, cheaper, affordable homes while also considering the future of house building and its impact on the environment.

Published 8 August 2019