Scottish Borders



East Lothian and Berwickshire supply chain offered chance to help build offshore wind farm’s operations base

Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) Offshore Wind Farm, jointly owned by EDF Renewables and ESB, is hosting a virtual event next week to showcase how the local supply chain can support the build of its Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Base at Eyemouth Harbour.

Published 10 November 2020

Union Chain Bridge closed until 2022 for major restoration work

The record-breaking Union Chain Bridge is closed from today until 2022 as engineers prepare to start the first stage of its restoration.

Published 1 October 2020

Fresh plans submitted for previously-approved Jedburgh whisky distillery

Plans for a £40 million whisky distillery near Jedburgh are back on the table after a previously-approved application expired in January.

Published 29 September 2020

Local MP visits Caerlee Mill site as development progresses

David Mundell, local MP for Dumfries, Clydesdale and Tweeddale, met up with Whiteburn’s project director Roger Bainbridge and project manager Charlie Bain last week to see the progress that’s being made at the Caerlee Mill development in Innerleithen.

Published 24 September 2020

Green light for Neart na Gaoithe wind farm base in Eyemouth

Plans for an operations and maintenance base in the Scottish Borders which is linked to the 450MW Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm off the Fife coast have been granted planning permission.

Published 8 September 2020

And finally... Ancient human remains uncovered during Jedburgh Ramparts works

Human remains, potentially dating back 200 years, have been uncovered during major repair and refurbishment works by Scottish Borders Council on the ramparts wall adjacent to Jedburgh Abbey.

Published 2 September 2020

New 'upside-down' terraced homes planned for Peebles

Plans have been submitted for 22 identical 'upside-down' terraced properties in Venlaw, Peebles.

Published 20 July 2020

Contractor appointed to restore Union Chain Bridge

Work on the restoration of a 200-year-old bridge linking Scotland and England is set to begin next month after the appointment of the main works contractor.

Published 8 July 2020

Hart Builders to deliver Galashiels housing project for Eildon

Eildon Housing Association has appointed Hart Builders to deliver a multi-million-pound affordable housing development at Huddersfield Street in Galashiels.

Published 30 June 2020

Galashiels estate redevelopment proposals lodged

Waverley Housing Association has submitted plans to renew the ageing Upper Langlee estate in Galashiels.

Published 26 June 2020

Hart Builders to kick-off first phase of £5.3m Borders project

Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) has appointed Hart Builders to carry out the first phase of a new build housing development in Beanburn, Ayton.

Published 22 June 2020

Main works contractor appointed to Hawick Flood Protection Scheme

Scottish Borders Council has confirmed the appointment of McLaughlin & Harvey as its main works contractor for the Hawick Flood Protection Scheme.

Published 20 May 2020

Berwickshire Housing Association secures £5m Allia C&C bond to build new homes

Berwickshire Housing Association has announced its new partnership with Allia C&C to support the financing of its ongoing development programmes across Berwickshire for affordable housing and its vision to create thriving rural communities.

Published 16 April 2020

Housing association secures £11m of funding for affordable homes in the Borders

Eildon Housing has secured more than £11 million of affordable housing grant thanks to its ongoing partnership working with the Scottish Government’s More Homes Division and Scottish Borders Council.

Published 19 March 2020

£3.2m flood prevention work to begin in Eyemouth

Scottish Water is to begin work on a £3.2 million investment to improve the waste water infrastructure in Eyemouth to protect against flooding.

Published 18 March 2020