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Harbour trust’s tourism commitment

Eyemouth Harbour Trust has become the 500th member of the Scottish Borders Tourism Partnership.

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Local lord champions growing of GM crops

Local lord champions growing of GM crops

Lord Palmer, of Manderston, Duns, voiced his support for genetically modified crops during a recent debate in the House of Lords.

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Dunbar High Street.

Subsidy to start high street shop

A six month pilot scheme that could help turn the tide of decline in Scotland’s town centres is due to start in Dunbar in January 2018.

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Jessica, Charley, Andrea and Tom Walker of Barnside Farm, Abbey St Bathans.

Barnside is sheep farm of the year finalist

An Abbey St Bathans farm which is one of three finalists in the AgriScot Scottish Sheep Farm of the Year Award, was visited by the award judges this week.

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Social Enterprise Business of the Year' winner ReTweed, based in Eyemouth. Sponsored by Scottish Border Social Enterprise Chamber.

Business sector is in fine fettle in the Borders

Berwickshire companies were well represented in the winners’ enclosure at the 2017 Scottish Borders Business Excellence Awards last Friday, at Springwood Park, Kelso.

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An aerial view of Eyemouth showing the location of the proposed heliport.

Town backs heliport

A heliport close to Eyemouth harbour could boost its chances of becoming a supply port for the North Sea offshore wind sector as well as helping tourism.

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New road studs on the A1 in Berwickshire.

Motorists views on new A1 road studs are sought

Eleven thousands homes between Grantshouse and Berwick are about to receive a questionnaire asking for residents’ views on the impact of the A1 solar powered LED road studs at nine junctions.

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The taxi rank at Channel St, Galashiels

Borderers are asked to give their views on future taxi fares

Borderers are being urged to have their say on taxi fares as part of a public consultation on the issue.

Transport
Jim Sinclair being given the 2017 Tweed Forum river champion award by Tweed Forum chairman James Hepburne Scott.

Heriot farmer Jim wins award for keeping flooding at bay

He might not be able to part the Red Sea in the manner of Moses or hold back the tide as the 11th century English, Norwegian and Danish king Cnut is credited with having tried, but farmer Jim Sinclair has got a track record of keeping flooding at bay in his corner of the Borders.

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Staff at Kelso's Galedin Vet Surgery. Back row, left to right, Iain lathangie , Michael Kyle, Alexa Bryce, Marion Hutcheson and Tom sparks. Front row, Sheila Fleming, Robert Anderson, Lynne Cruickshanks, Terri Steele.

Kelso celebrates 200th year of veterinary services

More than 150 farmers and animal owners turned out at Kelso’s Galedin Veterinary surgery to mark the 200th anniversary of the town’s first veterinary surgeon.

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BSW Timber Group apprentices Padraig McNeil, Nico Scally, Ruaridh Mills and Stuart Matheson.

Timber group in finals of apprenticeship awards

An Earlston-based timber group is the only business in the Borders to become finalists at this year’s Scottish Apprenticeship Awards.

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Angered Scots launch campaign to keep Saltires on food packaging

Angered Scots launch campaign to keep Saltires on food packaging

An online campaign rallying against the Union Flag replacing the saltire on Scottish produce has been launched.

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From left, Carlisle councillor Colin Glover, ScotRail's Alex Hynes, Borders MSP Rachel Hamilton and Hawick provost Watson McAteer at the Campaign for Borders Rail's 2017 annual meeting.

Full steam ahead for Borders Railway extension bid

Pressure is mounting for the English and Scottish governments to agree to have the Borders Railway extended into Cumbria.

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Slurry spreading.

Slurry deadline extended

The wettest summer in Scotland for 80 years has posed problems for farmers in nitrate-vulnerable zones as they have been prevented from spreading slurry due to the poor weather.

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Politics could derail Reston station plans

Politics could derail Reston station plans

Delays to trains stopping at Reston and East Linton again are beginning to look increasingly likely before such services have even begun.

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Alick Hay and Jonathan Findlay, business development partner at Duns Castle, with the two Scottish Event Awards won by Duns Castle - venue of the year, and customer experience of the year.

Castle named
as venue of year

Duns Castle has had a fairytale end to an incredible year starting with being rebranded ‘the Gem of the Scottish Borders’.

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The plan includes 66 new homes on the site of the old Earlston High School.

Affordable housing plans given go-ahead

A five-year plan to have almost 1,200 affordable homes built in the region was approved by Scottish Borders Council on Tuesday.

Politics
Eyemouth Post Office.

Eyemouth Post Office closes for a facelift

Eyemouth Post Office is going to be closed for eight days later this month so that refurbishment work can be carried out.

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Tempest Brewing Co co-founder Gavin Meiklejohn, third from left, collecting the award for best lager at this years Scottish Beer Awards. Photo: Rob McDougall.

Six of the best give Borders brewery cause for further good cheer

Six of the best from Tweedbank’s Tempest Brewing Co picked up prizes at this year’s Scottish Beer Awards.

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Kelso Town Hall.

Kelso tourist information centre to close within weeks

Kelso’s VisitScotland tourist information centre is one of almost 40 being closed nationwide.

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