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All school transport cancelled for tomorrow

Scottish Borders Council has cancelled all school transport for tomorrow.

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Parents and children enjoyed a speicial Future Me launch event, attended by childrens author Simon Puttock, in Glasgows Riverside Museum.

‘Future Me’ campaign launched

A new ‘Future Me’ campaign has been launched across Scotland as part of the early years initiative ‘Read, Write, Count’ for young children.

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Eyemouth Primary School

£1.8m to raise standards in Borders schools

A £1.8m pot of money from the Scottish Government is being shared by 68 schools in the Borders, with individual schools deciding on how it will be spent.

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Swinton pupils P1-7 and invited top table guests enjoyed a Burns Lunch.

Swinton pupils hold Burns lunch

Swinton Primary School pupils, along with invited top table guests, enjoyed a Burns Lunch at the school last Thursday.

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Pictured left to right are students: (back) Katie Wilson, Rebecca Brandon, Lauren Flockhart, Marlene Hobson & Andy Robson, and (front) Marcus Gordon and Jordan White.

Client design project for Borders students

Borders College HND Graphic Design (Visual Communications) students recently took part in a client initiated design project for the Borders Deer Management Group (BDMG).

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Ground at Wellnage in Duns is due to be built on.

Decision delayed on new houses planned in Duns

A decision on plans to build four new houses next to Wellnage House in Duns has been put on hold.

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Aileen Orr of Sunwick Farm near Hutton in Berwickshire with teddy bear named Wojek. Aileen is collecting donated teddies and distributing them to children.

Aileen wants every young Scot to grin and bear it

A Borders author is now seeking to ensure no child in Scotland need be without a teddy bear.

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Paxton House Water Works Proposal

Restoration project given £56,000 boost

The restoration of an 18th century waterwheel and pump at Paxton House is finally set to go ahead now the project has landed a windfall of more than £56,000.

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Pupils across Scotland will be taking part in the RSPB Big School Birdwatch.

It’s all eyes to the skies for RSPB birdwatch

Schoolchildren across the Borders will can swap books for binoculars this term and take part in the UK’s biggest schools wildlife survey.

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Lefty to right are: James Mackintosh, Clare de Bolle, Kris Chapman, Julie Middlemiss Brown, Jemma Laidlaw and Craig Anderson.

YouthBorders shifts up a gear

Borders wide charity for youth work and young people, YouthBorders (supporting 67 youth clubs and engaging with over 3,500 young people), have shifted their activities up a gear with the support and backing of Border Toyota.

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Technology Challenge for Eyemouth High students

Technology Challenge for Eyemouth High students

Just prior to the Christmas break 19 teams of four students took part in the Eyemouth Rotary Technology Challenge at Eyemouth High School.

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Scottish Opera Primary Schools Tour performs Robert Burns The Tale o' Tam O'Shanter

Scottish Opera brings Burns classic to Borders schools

Primary school pupils in the Borders will have the opportunity to participate in an opera based on Robert Burns’ iconic poem Tam O’ Shanter.

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Eyemouth High School's Showcase event.

Eyemouth High School hosts ‘Showcase’ event

Last Thursday saw Eyemouth High School burst with energy as they hosted their annual Showcase in partnership with the Parent Council and Eyemouth and District Rotary Club.

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Belhaven Hill School pupils with books on the front steps after being awarded the Top performing secondary school in Scotland for the Accelerated Reader and Star Reader programme by Renaissance Learning.

Belhaven Hill School wins national prize

Belhaven Hill School in Dunbar has been awarded the prize for the ‘Top performing secondary school in Scotland’ for the Accelerated Reader and Star Reader programme.

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Pupils meet small anuimals along with Borders College students

Eyemouth pupils get a taste of farm life

Eyemouth High School pupils got a taste of the farming industry during a day of workshop activities at the Borders Union show ground.

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Over 30 children took up the invitation from Duns and District Parishes to become Desert Detectives on the recent school in-service day.

Desert Detectives at Duns Parish Church

Over 30 children took up the invitation from Duns and District Parishes to become ‘Desert Detectives’ on the recent school in-service day.

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The Eyemouth and District Rotary Club are grateful to the Eyemouth High School and the horticultural students for helping them plant 5,000 crocus corms at Tollcross in  Eyemouth.

Crocuses will turn Eyemouth purple in spring

The Eyemouth and District Rotary Club are grateful to Eyemouth High School and its horticultural students for helping them plant 5,000 crocus corms at Tollcross in the town.

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UNISON is considering its next move in the dispute over college support staff's pay.

Union considering action in college pay dispute

The union UNISON is condering its next move in a bid to bring to an end a dispute over pay for support staff in Scotland’s colleges.

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SNP’s wind energy ‘obsession’ criticised

SNP’s wind energy ‘obsession’ criticised

Two-thirds of wind farm applications rejected by local authorities this year were later overturned by the Scottish Government.

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The pupils planted the poppies they made in front of Eyemouth Parish Church

Eyemouth pupils create ceramic poppies

First year pupils from Eyemouth High School have planted large ceramic poppies in the grounds of Eyemouth Parish Church.

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