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Duns Primary School is officially unveiled

On their first day back after the summer holiday, around 350 pupils watched as the new Duns Primary School was officially unveiled today.

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Hawick High School.

Food waste produced by Borders high schools up by more than half

More than 14 tonnes of food waste were generated by the Borders’ nine high schools in last year.

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The Scottish Qualifications Authority has announced the results for National Courses and Awards 2017 today.

SQA exam results released

The Scottish Qualifications Authority has announced the results for National Courses and Awards 2017 today.

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John Swinney speaks with career adviser Nicole Grant during his visit to the SDS centre.

Helpline goes live for exam results advice

A free national helpline offering advice, information and support for young people and their parents has gone live, ahead of SQA results day tomorrow.

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Berwickshire High School head teacher John Clarke.

Head returns to high school

The appointment of a new head teacher at Hawick High School means that Berwickshire High School rector John Clarke will return to the school.

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Pupils are anticipating their exam results and a helpline is opening again.

Helpline for exam pupils

Pupils across the country are being reminded that support is available when they receive their exam results.

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Cockburnspath Primary School will soon have a new obstacle course and trim trail.

Primary pupils aim to keep fit at Cockburnspath

When Cockburnspath Primary School pupils were asked what would help them keep fit, their answer was a new obstacle course and trim trail.

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Aspiring actress and performer Gillian Swan of Earlston has just graduated with a First Class Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Performing Arts from Northumbria University, Newcastle.

Gillian beats Lyme disease and gains first-class degree

Aspiring Borders actress and performer Gillian Swan has beaten the odds to graduate with a first-class Bachelor of Arts honours degree in performing arts.

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Emma Hay who was presented with the Atholl Crescent Award when she graduated from Queen Margaret University  with a BSc (Hons) Nursing.

Emma wins her university’s Atholl Crescent Award

Overcoming personal challenges to complete her nursing degree at Queen Margaret University saw Emma Hay, of Greenlaw, win the Atholl Crescent Award.

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Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is opening its exam results helpline once again on Tuesday, August 8.

Helpline to open again next month for pupils waiting on exam results

Pupils across the country will be on tenterhooks next month as they anticipate their exam results.

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Kelso High School, where Alison McWilliam had been a trusted modern studdies teacher.

Teacher who stole £12k from festival is not struck off

The woman who embezzled more than £12,000 from Duns Summer Festival has been told she can continue to teach.

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An aerial view of Duns Primary school with all the pupils in the playground.

End of era as school swaps site

Duns Primary School pupils have been having a look around their new school this week before starting there after the summer holidays.

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Dr Natalie Coull with the training tool

Cybercrime game helps train 100 officers

An innovative game co-developed by Abertay University to train police in handling digital evidence has been live tested by almost 100 officers.

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Sheep farmers across the UK have taken part in the survey.

Dog attacks on sheep studied

Forty per cent of dog attacks on sheep are carried out by straying or unaccompanied dogs, according to results from the latest National Sheep Association (NSA) survey.

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Some of the stunning and bright tank tops and hats for the children of Swaziland.

Coldstream SWI knit for Swaziland orphans

A number of orphaned and abandoned children looked after by the ABC Ministry in Swaziland will soon be sporting snazzy new tank tops thanks to two Coldstream ladies, Ann Burdon and Lyn Borthwick.

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Polly Wolly Doodle manager Paula Preston (centre) and early year assistants Michelle Stewart and Kirsten Canning.

Duns childminder gets top marks from Care Inspectorate

The Care Inspectorate has given a Duns childcare facility a rare accolade - awarding them top grades across all four quality themes!

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Langlee Primary School pupils being given a tour of the new school site.

Galashiels school holding open day ahead of demolition this summer

Past pupils of Langlee Primary School are being invited to an open day this weekend ahead of its demolition this summer.

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The confirmands with Father Robert Afayori, the priest for Duns and Eyemouth.

First Holy Communion at Duns for confirmands

On Friday, May 5, Archbishop Leo Cushley came down to the Immaculate Conception RC Church in Jedburgh to confirm 22 confirmands, 13 of which were from the parishes of Our Lady and St Margaret, Duns and St Andrews, Eyemouth.

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Children from Seashells nursery have been visiting Saltgreens residents once a week, bridging the generation gap.

Kids bridging generation gap

Children at Seashells Nursery in Eyemouth have been visiting the town’s Saltgreens residential home for the elderly as part of a generation gap-bridging friendship scheme.

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