Mobile bank visits targeted

Eight Berwickshire communities will lose their Royal Bank of Scotland mobile bank service in April when a new timetable starts.

Kevin Lyons, right, joins Chris Gauld as Spark looks to a brighter future

New faces on board as Spark hits record turnover of £159m

Fast-expanding Borders firm Spark Energy has reported a record turnover of £159m for last year, up almost a quarter on the year before.

John Lamont speaks to members of the public who attended the Duns meeting to discuss RBS branch closures.

200 discuss bank closures

Over 200 Borders residents attended meetings organised by local Conservative politicians to discuss the proposed closure of Royal Bank of Scotland branches.

Eyemouth brewed fermented sparkling kombucha tea drinks are the first to be available on tap.

Tea with a natural fizz on tap next to beer

An Eyemouth company is leading the field when it comes to putting a wellness drink behind the bar on tap next to craft beers.

Coldingham Bay.

Holiday park has new owner

Verdant Leisure now owns two holiday parks in Coldingham after completing the purchase of Scoutscroft Holiday Centre last week.

The plan for Berwick quayside is a similar pontoon to the one at Eyemouth.

£250K bid prepared for Berwick pontoons

An application for £250,000 is being prepared to fund the installation of floating pontoons for visiting leisure craft at Berwick quayside.

Stock image. John Devlin Johnston Press

Countdown on to use Scottish paper notes

There’s now less than a month to use your paper £5 and £10 notes.

A £600m investment in faster broadband

A £600m investment in faster broadband

An extra £600m is being spent by the Scottish Government to deliver superfast broadband speeds to 100% of the country’s homes and businesses by the end of 2021.

Sign up to keep the pressure on for the re-opening of Reston Station as soon as possible.

Station’s on-line petition

An online petition calling for the opening of Reston Station has been signed by hundreds of people after being started at the weekend.

The Royal Bank of Scotland in Duns is set to close within months.

RBS branch closure meeting to be held at Duns Volunteer Hall

Borderers are being urged to get behind the campaign to stop RBS branch closures in the region as three public meetings are set to take place on Friday, February 9.

Cheviot Brewery founders Peter Nash, Jonathan Hodgson and Neil Baker with Lord Joicey of Ford & Etal Estate.

Cheers to new Cheviot Brewery

A brand new real ale brewery is set to begin production of original cask ale in Slainsfield, near Etal, this spring.

Investment of £10m in region

Investment of £10m in region

The next step in setting up of a new economic agency for the south of Scotland has been to agree composition of the partnership who will decide how a £10m investment package should be spent.

A view of Berwick Upon Tweed from the East Coast mainline

A local Edinburgh to Newcastle rail service

The success of the Borders Railway in driving economic development could be repeated in Berwickshire if a local rail service is introduced.

UK Government Ministers David Mundell and Jake Berry met with representatives of five cross border local authorities in Carlisle last week.

UK ministers in cross-border economy talks

Two UK Government ministers have opened up discussions about a Borderlands Growth Deal to boost the economy of the south of Scotland and north of England.

Gill Murray who has recently started  at Reiver Recruitment's newly opened Berwick office.

New recruit for Reiver Recruitment

A recruitment consultant who has recently moved to Coldstream to work at Reiver Recruitment’s newly opened Berwick office is loving her new life.

Business Gateway are running a series of workshops to help those either starting, or planning to set up, new companies.

Workshops offer help for new businesses

Business Gateway Scottish Borders is responding to an annual surge in business start-ups at the beginning of the year with a series of workshops.

Better rail links for Berwick and between Edinburgh and Newcastle will be discussed at a meeting in Berwick next week.

Berwick’s rail links under discussion

A public meeting on rail connectivity between Edinburgh and Newcastle will be used to promote Berwick’s rail links and position as a commuter town.

The applicants say the lagoon will speed up slurry spreading.

Council approves controversial slurry lagoon application

A retrospective application for a slurry lagoon near Greenlaw was unanimously approved by councillors on Monday.

Riverside Leisure Park is being expanded over the next few months.

Holiday park expansion planned

Verdant Leisure has announced a £500,000 extension to their Wooler site which will be completed by March 2018.

The latest ReTweed graduation class with trainer  Jacqueline Thompson (far left) SBC leader Shona Haslam (centre) and ReTweed founder Hazel Smith (far right).

ReTweed’s early Christmas gift

It’s a very happy Christmas this year for ReTweed in Eyemouth as the project has just been awarded two significant grants which secure its future through to 2020.

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