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Beach litter on the increase

Beach litter around Scotland’s coastline has gone up by six per cent in just one year according to a report by the Marine Conservation Society.

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Storm Ophelia - Where and when it might hit

Storm Ophelia - Where and when it might hit

Tropical Storm Ophelia is set to hit parts of Scotland today, with travel operators warning of disruption and cancellations to ferry and train services.

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Helen Forsyth at Hoprigshiel.

Attention on BHA’s wind farm

The new community wind farm developed by Berwickshire Housing Association and its partners Community Energy Scotland is certainly attracting attention.

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L-R Scott Fraser, Scottish Waters Scottish Waters corporate affairs regional manager; Bruce Ritchie, head of business operations and visitor experience at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo; Abi Walker waste water treatment modern apprentice.

Launch of new 3P’s campaign

Scottish Water has teamed up with Edinburgh’s famous penguins to raise public awareness of its new 3P’s campaign and prevent toilet and sewer blockages.

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Have your say on future of Union Chain Bridge

Have your say on future of Union Chain Bridge

An invitation has gone out for people to give their views on the Union Chain Bridge as part of plans to safeguard its future.

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Energy minister Paul Wheelhouse has announced a ban on fracking.

Borders MSP and campaigners welcome Scottish fracking ban

Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale MSP Christine Grahame has welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement of a nationwide ban on fracking.

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Site visit to see egg farm’s expansion plans

Site visit to see egg farm’s expansion plans

A site visit is to be made to Maclean Eggs’ Hutton Hall Barns poultry unit before planning permission for another shed is approved.

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Rethink on wind farm plans

Plans for 11 additional wind turbines, some as high as 200m to the top of their blade tips, at Crystal Rig wind farm in the Lammermuir Hills are being prepared by Natural Power Consultants.

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Another report of hare coursing in Berwickshire is being investigated by police.

Police issue hare coursing warning

Following another report of hare coursing in Berwickshire police are asking the public to report any suspicious activity.

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Tweed Forum director Luke Comins (centre) and trustee Prof Chris Spray (right) with their finalists trophy, alongside Prof Bill Dennison, chairman of the judging panel.

River chiefs catch a finalist’s trophy

Tweed Forum representatives returned from Australia this week after winning a finalist’s trophy in the Thiess International River Prize.

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Archeological dig near St Abbs Lighthouse to try to uncover some dwellings probably once owed by the Lighthouse Board. Volunteers l-r, Helen Gibson and Carrie Gibson from St Abbs.

History experts dig what’s under the ground in coastal town

More than 65 history enthusiasts turned out at St Abbs’ Head at the weekend for an archaeological dig to examine the remains of a 19th century signal station.

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Earlston Primary School.

Supervision increased as fair is held next to primary school

Extra supervision is to be put in place at Earlston Primary School’s playground after a travelling fairground, run by a Selkirk businessman, set up camp next to it.

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Professor Penny's Texel rams from Harehead, near Cranshaws, get ready to go under the hammer at kelso Ram Sales.

Records galore as sales break £3million barrier at Kelso

As he has done for the past 20 years, Border Union Show secretary Ron Wilson rang the bell at precisely 10am to get the world-famous Kelso Ram Sales underway last Friday.

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Gardeners should look out for an impressive autumnal emergence of species such as Comma, Red Admiral and Speckled Wood in the coming weeks.

Can autumn offer a butterfly boost?

Gardeners are being asked to look out for butterflies this autumn after species struggled during the cold and wet summer holiday season.

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Haugh Park in Fife was among the 2017 Scottish award winners. Pic: Katrina Johnstone.

Vote for your favourite Scottish park

Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, is encouraging members of the public to vote for their favourite Scottish Green Flag Award park as part of a UK-wide competition.

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Alistair McDonald from the Tweed Forum assesses peatland conditions as part of a survey to identify areas suitable for restoration.

Restoring the region’s damaged peatlands

Conservation staff from Tweed Forum have been surveying the Scottish Borders to identify areas for potential peatland restoration funding.

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Environment Minister, Roseanna Cunningham is encouraging people to recycle more. Pic: Michael Gillen.

Businesses urged to be ‘Waste Warriors’

Zero Waste Scotland is calling on local authorities, businesses and organisations to sign up and join its Recycle Week army of ambassadors in a bid to get people to recycle more.

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