Scottish Borders



Affordable homes planned at historic Galashiels church

Plans have been lodged to demolish a church in Galashiels to make way for new affordable homes.

Published 16 April 2019

Ogilvie appointed to Great Tapestry of Scotland visitor attraction

Ogilvie Construction has been appointed to build a visitors centre in Galashiels which tells the story of Scotland through one of the world’s largest tapestries.

Published 9 April 2019

Flat plans approved at Peebles hotel site

Councillors have approved plans to convert a historic hotel in Peebles into flats.

Published 3 April 2019

Jedburgh Campus opens doors to mark one year from completion

The doors of Jedburgh Intergenerational Community Campus were opened to the public as the innovative facility marked one year to go until completion.

Published 25 March 2019

Borderlands Partnership welcomes £345m funding commitment

The Borderlands Partnership has welcomed the commitment in the Spring Statement and the announcement of a £345 million deal from the UK and Scottish Governments, describing the news as a ‘game changer’.

Published 14 March 2019

£85m for cross-border growth deal

The Scottish Government has pledged to invest £85 million over ten years in an initiative to drive economic growth across the Borders region.

Published 13 March 2019

Central Borders Innovation Park gets City Region Deal funding green light

A major business park which will bring up to 350 jobs across the Scottish Borders and act as a key catalyst for long-term economic growth has received a multi-million-pound funding boost.

Published 5 March 2019

Taylor Wimpey pledges 'robust solution' to Peebles mortar durability issue

Taylor Wimpey has “acknowledged concerns” raised by customers regarding the durability of mortar on a development in the Scottish Borders.

Published 28 February 2019

Council to submit case for £15m City Region Deal funding towards Borders Innovation Park

Scottish Borders Council (SBC) will next week consider a report on the final business case for the Borders Innovation Park ahead of its submission to access £15 million of funding.

Published 25 January 2019

Planning approval for affordable Borders homes

Eildon Housing Association has welcomed planning approval for two Borders developments which will provide more than 90 new affordable homes.

Published 22 January 2019

Developer succeeds in case against Scottish Borders Council over rescission of missives

Scottish Borders Council has lost a legal battle over the sale of land for a new hotel, restaurant and housing development in Galashiels.

Published 11 January 2019

Construction jobs boost expected as Scottish Borders Council acquires Lowood Estate

Potentially over 670 jobs will be created with the development of five sites in Tweedbank, including Lowood Estate, which has been purchased by Scottish Borders Council.

Published 17 December 2018

Scottish Borders grants planning permission for 57 new homes

Springfield Properties has been granted planning permission for 57 new affordable homes in the Scottish Borders. 

Published 7 December 2018

Detailed plans lodged for Borders Gateway development

Edinburgh-based developer New Land Assets has lodged a detailed planning application for a hotel and retail project near to the Borders Railway terminus in Tweedbank.

Published 5 November 2018

Investigation underway to preserve architecturally historic football stand

Gala Fairydean Rovers is to shut the spectator section of its iconic A-listed grandstand until early 2019 to allow an essential restoration project to get underway on the 54-year-old structure.

Published 2 November 2018