Scottish Borders



Jacobs to conduct study on Borders Railway extension prospects

Extending the Borders railway will be one of the options considered by a new study looking at improving transport provision in the south of Scotland across all modes including road, rail and public transport.

Published 10 April 2017

Hotel and housing plans for Galashiels after land sale agreed

A proposal to create a hotel, restaurants and housing in Galashiels has moved forward after Scottish Borders Council completed the sale of the site.

Published 7 March 2017

Scottish Government clears way for £40m Jedburgh whisky distillery plans

A planned £40 million whisky distillery near Jedburgh has cleared the final planning hurdle after the Scottish Government gave the project the green light.

Published 6 February 2017

Scottish Borders budget to prioritise roads, bridges and schools

Investment in roads, bridges, schools and flood protection works are among the key areas of focus as Scottish Borders Council (SBC) prepares to set its forthcoming budget this week.

Published 6 February 2017

Plans to reopen East Linton and Reston stations backed by councils

Two local authorities have agreed to support Scottish Government proposals to deliver the reopening of rail stations at East Linton and Reston.

Published 2 February 2017

Dementia care unit planned for Kelso

Plans have been lodged for a £3 million dementia unit situated next to the existing Queen’s House care home in Kelso.

Published 1 February 2017

Galashiels confirmed as permanent home for Great Tapestry of Scotland

A permanent home for the Great Tapestry of Scotland will be built in Galashiels after Scottish Borders councillors voted in favour of the location for the project.

Published 23 December 2016

Galashiels site recommended for Great Tapestry of Scotland

Councillors will be recommended to select Galashiels as the home for the Great Tapestry of Scotland, over a year after the village of Tweedbank was selected to house the facility.

Published 12 December 2016

£40m Jedburgh distilleries proposal approved

Scottish Borders Council has unanimously backed proposals to build a grain and malt whisky plant, visitor centre and 200-seater restaurant near Jedburgh.

Published 6 December 2016

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