Scottish Borders



Local authority refutes union’s allegations ahead of strike action

Claims made by union representatives regarding planned industrial action at Scottish Borders Council’s roads department have been refuted by the local authority.

Published 20 August 2019

Strike action planned at Borders council roads department

Employees at Scottish Borders Council’s roads department will hold 24 hours of industrial action later this month over a dispute relating to working conditions.

Published 15 August 2019

Housing association to trial modern construction methods on new Borders homes

Eildon Housing is to undertake an “exciting” new building project which will deliver warmer, cheaper, affordable homes while also considering the future of house building and its impact on the environment.

Published 8 August 2019

Housing association goes back to drawing board after Peebles appeal rejected

Eildon Housing Association has pledged to unveil alternative proposals to develop new affordable homes at Tweedbridge Court in Peebles after its initial plans were rejected by the Scottish Government.

Published 26 July 2019

£30m extension planned at Kelso hotel

Plans to expand the Roxburghe Hotel near Kelso have been submitted to Scottish Borders Council.

Published 22 July 2019

New nursery plans lodged for Borders primaries

Plans have been submitted this week for new nursery facilities at two primary schools as part of Scottish Borders Council’s (SBC) continuing school estates improvement programme.

Published 12 July 2019

‘Transformational’ £394.5m Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal signed off

A number of construction and infrastructure project have moved a step closer after the ‘Heads of Terms’ for the £394.5 million Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal was signed off today.

Published 1 July 2019

Plans approved for Hawick business incubator centre

Plans to turn a derelict former department store building in Hawick town centre into a business incubator centre have been given the go ahead.

Published 25 June 2019

Jim Clark museum opening date unveiled

The new Jim Clark Motorsport Museum in Duns is to open to the public on July 11.

Published 31 May 2019

Buccleuch to sell 25,000 acre swathe of Borders estate

Buccleuch Group has announced that it intends to sell about 25,000 acres of its Borders estate following a review of its land.

Published 30 May 2019

Whiteburn Projects confirmed as principal contractor at Caerlee Mill

Work on a £3.3 million residential project in Innerleithen is now under way after Whiteburn Projects were appointed as the principal contractor.

Published 29 May 2019

Unite ballots roads department at Scottish Borders Council

Unite members in the roads department at Scottish Borders Council (SBC) are to be balloted for industrial action.

Published 28 May 2019

Scottish ministers reject SESplan over transport concerns

A 20-year spatial plan which covers development across Fife, Edinburgh, the Lothians and the Borders has been thrown out by Scottish ministers.

Published 27 May 2019

Housing association granted permission to build new homes in Duns

Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) is to build 29 affordable new energy efficient homes at Springfield Avenue in Duns with work set to start this summer.

Published 16 May 2019

Ogilvie begins Hawick Innovation Hub revamp

Ogilvie Construction has started work on a redevelopment of the Borders College Hawick Campus Innovation Hub.

Published 30 April 2019