Just a week left to spend or bank your old Bank of England paper fivers

People have just a week left to spend or bank the 155 million paper Bank of England fivers still in circulation before they lose their legal tender status.

The recent ReTweed graduates with their tutors and Hazel Smith (centre, bottom row) who started the social enterprise education business.

ReTweed graduates feature on ITV’s Border Life programme

ReTweed graduates were the centre of attention when a film crew from ITV’s Border Life programme travelled to Eyemouth to capture on film what the social enterprise is all about.

Geraint Roberts and Jo Easingwood Roberts are Scotland's first kombucha tea brewers

It’s no ordinary cup of tea that comes from Left Field

Pioneering new drinks company, Left Field Kombucha, has set up Scotland’s first commerical Kombucha brewery in Eyemouth.

Paul and Sulee Harris, of Coldingham Gallery, will now run a quarterly auction house.

First bids to be raised at Coldingham auction house

Owners of Coldingham Gallery are to expand their business after announcing the start up of their own small, boutique auction house.

Peelham Farm, Berwickshire.

Borders businesses have their eyes on prizes

Three Borders firms, two of them twice over, are in the running for accolades at this year’s Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards.

Muirburn in the Lammermuirs.

Gamekeepers keep fighting fire with fire

Ahead of the grouse season gamekeepers have been ensuring our heather-clad moorlands provide favourable habitat for ground-nesting wildlife.

Woolworths could be set for a return?

Woolworths set for shock return to the high street

Collapsed retailer Woolworths could be set to make a surprise return to the high street, according to reports.

A trail of Big Houses of the Borders displayed at Traquair at the launch of a new map of where to find them.

Borders map of big houses to visit

A new full-colour illustrative map that shows visitors where nine of the big houses in the Borders are located is the latest guide to attract tourists to the region.

Borders roads network criticised

Borders roads network criticised

The latest criticism of the state of the roads in the Borders has come from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

Artist's impression of the new facility at Viridor.

New facility at Dunbar remains on schedule

A significant milestone has been reached in the construction of the new waste incinerator near Dunbar, with the heart of the energy-generating technology now complete.

Peelham Farm produce.

Farm in running for award twice over

Peelham Farm at Foulden has two products in the running for honours in the retail meat class of this year’s Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards.

Improvements to the A1 will form part of the transport study.

Study will weigh up best way forward for transport links

Extending the Borders Railway is one of the options being considered by a new study about to look at improving transport links in the south of Scotland.

Ahlstrom merges with Swedish paper company

Ahlstrom merges with Swedish paper company

One of Berwickshire’s biggest employers, Ahlstrom, has merged with Munksjo, another producer of paper and fibre-based materials.

Store manager Lorna Burns is joined by Ian Lothian, Morag Duncan and Scott Brodie of First Responders, Kirsten Guthrie and Isla Grieve of Duns Pipe Band and Mary Cook of Friends of The Knoll at the reopening of Duns Co-op.

Four new jobs in store after £700k makeover

Duns’ Co-op store reopened last Friday after undergoing a £700,000 facelift including the provision of self-service checkouts.

Torness power station

600 extra staff drafted in to help with £28m maintenance works

Torness nuclear power station is about to undergo a nine-week maintenance programme costing £28m.

Of the 112 species recorded, 22 were Red Listed - the highest conservation priority species - including the Skylark.

Big Farmland Bird Count a great success

The 2017 Big Farmland Bird Count (BFBC) has provided some fascinating results once again with farmers, gamekeepers and land managers taking part to see how their conservation efforts are paying off.

Simon Lynch and Edward and Sarah Maitland-Carew at Thirlestane Castle.

£150,000 boost for Borders castle’s bid to tempt more tourists to visit

Thirlestane Castle, near Lauder, has been given a £150,000 grant by the European Union’s Leader rural funding initiative, the biggest ever handed out in the Borders, to help it boost its appeal as a tourist attraction.

Easter commuters face travel delays

Lengthy delays predicted for Easter travellers

Drivers have been warned to expect “significant delays” over Easter with more than 20 million cars expected on the roads between Maundy Thursday and Easter Monday.

The old Bank of Scotland branch in Melrose.

MP hits out at plans to close four more Borders banks

Borders MP David Mundell has added his voice to criticism of the Bank of Scotland’s plans to close four more of its branches in the region.

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