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A career in performing arts can start at Berwick’s Maltings

The stage is set at The Maltings, Berwick, for anyone seeking a career within performing arts and music production.

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James Innes, who has just taken up a role within Lycetts' Edinburgh office.

Rural insurers Borders’ focus

Borders-based James Innes has joined the farm and estates insurance broking team at Lycetts’ Edinburgh office.

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A Scotmas containerised ClO2 generator system arriving in Iraq.

Kelso company is a Scottish Exporter of the Year finalist

Scotmas Group, the Kelso based company who export chlorine dioxide water treatment systems, has been nominated as a finalist for Entrepreneurial Exporter of the Year 2017.

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Crosslaw Caravan Park at Coldingham.

Jobs created at double as new owner takes over caravan park

A Coldingham caravan park has been given a jobs and funding boost after being taken over by bespoke holiday operator Verdant Leisure.

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John Lamont (Scottish Conservative)
Duns election hustings.

Deadline for funding applications is next Friday

Local charities, community groups and schools are being encouraged to apply for a share of £2.5million to support organisations helping people in disadvantaged communities gain skills and opportunities.

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Aerial views of Berwick-Upon-Tweed from the Town Hall spire 
Old Bridge

Old Bridge to close for a fortnight

Berwick Old Bridge is set to close to vehicles for up to two weeks for essential investigations into the overall condition of the historic structure.

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Potholes and elephant pits on Borders roads

Potholes and elephant pits on Borders roads

Agreement to spend £15.6m on roads and bridges in the Borders did not impress one Duns woman present at Scottish Borders Council’s annual budget meeting last week.

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Cheeklaw Jake Eric, the supreme Aberdeen Angus champion at Stirling Bull Sales.

Stirling success for retiring Lucas family

A Duns farmer who has been breeding Aberdeen-Angus cattle for almost 30 years, won the supreme championship at Stirling, just eight months before he retires.

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Left to right: Vice President Gary Mitchell, President Andrew McCornick, and Vice President Martin Kennedy.

Andrew is elected president

Dumfriesshire farmer Andrew McCornick has been elected the 62nd president of NFU Scotland. Mr McCornick, previously a vice-president at the Union, now takes over one of the top jobs in Scottish agriculture.

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The  Borders College HR team pictured left to right: Lesley MacAskill, Cheryl Elliott, Louise Kerr and Debbie Kerr.

Training by Borders College HR team is second to none

Borders College human resources department is celebrating after being announced by Corporate Vision magazine as a training award winner.

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The yellowhammer, one of the 130 species recorded in last year's Big Farmland Bird Count.

It’s time to count the birds

The fourth Big Farmland Bird Count is underway (February 3-12) and farmers in the Borders are being urged to take part.

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EL Living magazine, which has covered life in East Berwickshire, has come to an end.

Magazine reaching end of its 
final chapter after 18 issues

The glossy magazine EB Living, circulated in east Berwickshire for the past four years, is coming to an end.

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Queens Head Hotel and Restaurant in Berwick.

250-year-old Berwick hotel goes on the market

The Queen’s Head Hotel in Berwick, a grade-two listed building, is up for sale.

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Thistly Cross latest special edition cider is Shetland bound for the Up Helly Aa festival.

Thistly Cross celebrates Up Helly Aa with new cider

The first-ever Up Helly Aa cider is being produced by East Lothian firm Thistly Cross for the 2017 fire festival season.

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Eyemouth fishmonger working at D R Collin.

Fishermen welcome new crab and lobster protection measures

New measures to protect Scottish shellfish will be of long-term benefit to Berwickshire’s fishing industry, according to an Eyemouth-based fish retailer.

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Barrie Forrest at the site of the old Reston Station.

Progress ‘imminent’ on station reopening

Scottish Borders Council leader David Parker says he is hopeful there will be a positive announcement within weeks on funding to secure the reopening of Reston railway station in Berwickshire.

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James Murphy, Angel Webster and Douglas Orr.

Branching out in the Borders

H&H Land and Property has today announced the opening of its first Scottish Land Agency office, based in Newtown St Boswells.

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The sheep industry may need to focus more on growing and protecting its UK market.

Sheep sector at huge risk from hard Brexit

The National Sheep Association (NSA) is warning that the Government’s decision to pursue ‘hard Brexit’ presents a huge risk to the UK sheep industry.

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The addition of a pontoon which increased the number of leisure craft berths at Eyemouth harbour has encouraged more visiting boats to the port.

Borders tourism in line for £96m boost

VisitScotland’s £96m investment in the Scottish Borders tourism industry over the next three years includes spending £175,000 on Eyemouth’s harbour and museum.

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Eyemouth marketing company Intimation Creative will help promote the Royal Highland Tattoo at home and abroad

Eyemouth man promotes Highland Military Tattoo

An Eyemouth marketing company director has been appointed to promote the 2017 Highland Military Tattoo.

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