Scottish Borders



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

Borderlands Deal proposals submitted to governments

A multi-million-pound proposal to provide significant investment within five cross-border local authority areas has formally been submitted to UK and Scottish governments.

Published 3 October 2018

Developer granted planning consent for Caerlee Mill revamp

Plans to redevelop the grounds of the former Caerlee Mill in Innerleithen into 44 new build houses and flats have been granted planning consent.

Published 9 August 2018

£7.7m funding confirmed for South of Scotland enterprise projects

The Scottish Government has granted funding towards four key enterprise projects which aim to reinvigorate the South of Scotland’s economy and stimulate inclusive growth.

Published 19 July 2018

Borders firm wins contract to redevelop museum to local hero Jim Clark

Works to redevelop and expand the Jim Clark Room in Duns will start this summer, with Hawick firm James Swinton & Co Ltd winning the contract for the works.

Published 19 June 2018

Borders quarry snapped up by Breedon

Construction materials group Breedon has completed the acquisition of Blinkbonny Quarry (Borders) Limited for an undisclosed sum.

Published 1 June 2018

Hunt on for best new Borders building

The search is on again for the best designed new buildings in the Borders, with the launch of the Borders Building Design Awards 2018.

Published 13 March 2018

Local infrastructure to benefit from Scottish Borders budget plans

Scottish Borders Council has agreed its budget for the year ahead as part of a five-year revenue plan and a ten-year capital plan.

Published 21 February 2018

Scottish Borders Council unveils £294m capital investment plan in draft budget

More than £294 million is proposed to be spent on infrastructure throughout the Borders over the next ten years as part of a draft financial plan from the local authority.

Published 13 February 2018

Future visions unveiled for Galashiels and Tweedbank

A series of ambitious ideas to transform Galashiels and Tweedbank and encourage people to come to the whole of the Borders have been unveiled.

Published 30 January 2018

Borders bird conservation centre proposals lodged

Plans have been submitted for a conservation and breeding centre for endangered birds in the Scottish Borders.

Published 15 January 2018

Tweedbank innovation park plans approved

Councillors have agreed to progress plans for an innovation park in Tweedbank to provide modern facilities for new and expanding businesses and support future private investment in the area.

Published 1 December 2017