Scottish Borders



Borders councillors approve plans to build almost 1,200 affordable homes

Plans to invest £163 million into building almost 1,200 affordable homes in the Scottish Borders have been approved by councillors.

Published 1 December 2016

Council to consider £163m Borders affordable housing plan

Plans have been unveiled to invest £163 million into building 'affordable' homes in the Scottish Borders.

Published 24 November 2016

£10m boost for business hub regeneration projects

Four communities are to receive a share of £10 million from the Scottish Government to deliver a variety of business infrastructure projects.

Published 26 September 2016

Winners of 2016 Scottish Borders Design Awards announced

A new sports hall in Peebles and the conversion of a cottage in Gattonside were among the winners at this year’s Scottish Borders Design Awards.

Published 6 September 2016

Plans approved for £10m Hawick distillery

Scottish Borders Council has given the green light to plans for a £10 million project to build a whisky distillery and visitor centre on a former industrial site in Hawick.

Published 7 July 2016

Councillors to discuss updated Edinburgh and South East Scotland development plan

A proposed updated planning document covering Edinburgh and South East Scotland is to be discussed during a public meeting next week.

Published 24 May 2016

Contractor announced for Scottish Borders café

The contract to build Wilton Lodge Park’s new café and footbridge in Hawick has been awarded to ESH Border Construction.

Published 11 May 2016

Sods cut at £10m Borders primary school

Work on the new £10 million Langlee Primary in the Scottish Borders began today with the help of two pupils.

Published 9 May 2016

£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