Scottish Borders



Crosbie Homes delivers new homes for SBHA and Midlothian Council

Crosbie Homes, the new build housing arm of Morris & Spottiswood, has delivered high-quality social housing in Oxton and Pathhead after entering into its first new-build contracts with both Scottish Borders Housing Association (SBHA) and Midlothian Council.

Published 25 June 2021

£46m grain distillery planned in Scottish Borders

Jackson Distillers has revealed plans to build the first grain distillery in the Scottish Borders with a vision to be the lowest carbon and most resource efficient grain distillery in Scotland.

Published 18 June 2021

Scottish firms to build O&M base for Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm

Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) Offshore Wind Limited has appointed two Scottish based businesses to construct its operations and maintenance (O&M) base at Eyemouth Harbour as part of its continued commitment to the Scottish supply chain.

Published 11 June 2021

Eildon's retrofit of doctor's surgery aims to improve health of the planet

Students from Borders College paid a visit to the doctor’s recently to learn more about how properties can be re-purposed and retrofitted with new technology, such as ground source heating systems, to significantly reduce a building’s carbon footprint.

Published 11 June 2021

Contractor appointed as Eyemouth waterfront project approved

Scottish Borders Council has approved plans for a waterfront regeneration project in Eyemouth.

Published 21 May 2021

Former Innerleithen textile mill and site up for sale

A former textile mill and site in Innerleithen that is suitable for a variety of commercial uses or residential development has been brought to market.

Published 18 May 2021

Video: Scottish Water reaches last pour milestone in £30m Borders water upgrade

Scottish Water has reached a major milestone in its £30 million upgrade of water services in the Scottish Borders.

Published 4 May 2021

Green light for renewal of Upper Langlee estate in Galashiels

Plans by Waverley Housing Association to demolish existing multi-storey properties in the ageing Upper Langlee estate in Galashiels to make way for 109 new low-rise homes have been approved by Scottish Borders Council.

Published 1 April 2021

Borders village masterplan makes planning progress

Scottish Borders Council has granted Planning Permission in Principle (PPiP) for a mixed-use redevelopment of a historic auction mart to create a "new town centre" for Newtown St Boswells.

Published 30 March 2021

Construction begins on Reston station

Work is now under way to build the new Reston station in the Scottish Borders.

Published 25 March 2021

Scottish Borders Council unveils £580m ten-year capital plan as 2021/22 budget agreed

Scottish Borders Council’s five-year revenue budget and ten-year capital plan was decided by councillors on Friday.

Published 22 March 2021

Scottish Borders Council outlines capital investment plans in 2021/22 budget

Scottish Borders Council has launched its budget plans for 2021/22, with a continued commitment to protecting and investing in frontline services.

Published 15 March 2021

25-year lease signals green light for Eyemouth offshore wind base

Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) Offshore Wind Limited and Eyemouth Harbour Trust (EHT) have signed a lease which sees Eyemouth Harbour confirmed as the project’s Operations and Maintenance (O&M) base for the project’s 25-year lifespan.

Published 9 February 2021

Trains to return to Reston following planning consent for station development

Scottish Borders Council's planning committee has approved proposals which will see a station open in the Borders village of Reston for the first time in more than half a century.

Published 8 February 2021

Plans put forward for £46m full-rebuild of Peebles High School

Scottish Borders Council is being recommended to back proposals for a £46 million full-rebuild of Peebles High School.

Published 25 January 2021