Scottish Borders



Jedburgh Campus opens doors to mark one year from completion

The doors of Jedburgh Intergenerational Community Campus were opened to the public as the innovative facility marked one year to go until completion.

Published 25 March 2019

Borderlands Partnership welcomes £345m funding commitment

The Borderlands Partnership has welcomed the commitment in the Spring Statement and the announcement of a £345 million deal from the UK and Scottish Governments, describing the news as a ‘game changer’.

Published 14 March 2019

£85m for cross-border growth deal

The Scottish Government has pledged to invest £85 million over ten years in an initiative to drive economic growth across the Borders region.

Published 13 March 2019

Central Borders Innovation Park gets City Region Deal funding green light

A major business park which will bring up to 350 jobs across the Scottish Borders and act as a key catalyst for long-term economic growth has received a multi-million-pound funding boost.

Published 5 March 2019

Taylor Wimpey pledges 'robust solution' to Peebles mortar durability issue

Taylor Wimpey has “acknowledged concerns” raised by customers regarding the durability of mortar on a development in the Scottish Borders.

Published 28 February 2019

Council to submit case for £15m City Region Deal funding towards Borders Innovation Park

Scottish Borders Council (SBC) will next week consider a report on the final business case for the Borders Innovation Park ahead of its submission to access £15 million of funding.

Published 25 January 2019

Planning approval for affordable Borders homes

Eildon Housing Association has welcomed planning approval for two Borders developments which will provide more than 90 new affordable homes.

Published 22 January 2019

Developer succeeds in case against Scottish Borders Council over rescission of missives

Scottish Borders Council has lost a legal battle over the sale of land for a new hotel, restaurant and housing development in Galashiels.

Published 11 January 2019

Construction jobs boost expected as Scottish Borders Council acquires Lowood Estate

Potentially over 670 jobs will be created with the development of five sites in Tweedbank, including Lowood Estate, which has been purchased by Scottish Borders Council.

Published 17 December 2018

Scottish Borders grants planning permission for 57 new homes

Springfield Properties has been granted planning permission for 57 new affordable homes in the Scottish Borders. 

Published 7 December 2018

Detailed plans lodged for Borders Gateway development

Edinburgh-based developer New Land Assets has lodged a detailed planning application for a hotel and retail project near to the Borders Railway terminus in Tweedbank.

Published 5 November 2018

Investigation underway to preserve architecturally historic football stand

Gala Fairydean Rovers is to shut the spectator section of its iconic A-listed grandstand until early 2019 to allow an essential restoration project to get underway on the 54-year-old structure.

Published 2 November 2018

Scottish Borders agrees plan for more than 1,000 affordable homes

More than 1,000 new affordable homes across the Scottish Borders could be delivered over the next five year period, according to a newly approved plan.

Published 17 October 2018

Funding increased for Galashiels care project following site contamination

Eildon Housing Association has been awarded up to £1.8 million to enable the development of 39 extra care homes in Galashiels after its projected bill was increased by the discovery of asbestos on the site.

Published 17 October 2018

Plans submitted for Hawick business centre

A planning application has been submitted for the demolition of several town centre properties in Hawick and the development of a new business incubator centre.

Published 12 October 2018