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New wardens will tackle Borders ‘wild campers’

A clampdown on anti-social campers in one of the most picturesque areas of the Borders has been announced.

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Hillwalkers are being urged to take care and be prepared for all kinds of weather.

Hillwalkers urged to be aware of dangers posed by bad weather

Hillwalkers and people pursuing outdoor activities in the mountains are ebing warned by Police Scotland of the dangers that inclement weather and the terrain can present.

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Clean up your act, council tells Borders dog owners

Clean up your act, council tells Borders dog owners

Scottish Borders Council has admitted it is unable to win the fight against irresponsible dog owners on its own.

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Autumn fishing changes mooted

Autumn fishing changes mooted

The Tweed Foundation is currently mulling over the merits of introducing autumn catch and release rules, particularly for hen fish, on the Tweed.

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Salmon jumping in the River Tweed.

Protecting salmon in their nursery stage

Survival of young salmon (smolts) as they migrate from river to sea was the subject of an international conference in Berwick last year.

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A aerial view of Eyemouth harbour

New Eyemouth harbour bridge

Eyemouth Harbour Trust’s new year has got off to a good start, with an £84,088 grant to build a new harbour bridge.

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Jimmy Shanks of Blinkbonny Quarry near Gordon.

Blinkbonny’s extension is set in stone

Scottish Borders Council has given permission for a further extension of Blinkbonny Quarry near Kelso.

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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.

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Fire crew works on Church Street last year.

Eyemouth flooding solution

The flooding problems that have plagued Eyemouth’s Church Street in recent years should soon be resolved.

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Welcome to Scotland! The litter strewn lay-by at the England/Scotland borders on the A1 at Lamberton.

The drive to clean up Scotland’s roadsides

Environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful has joined forces with Scottish Borders Council to roll out its national drive to clean up Scotland’s roadsides. With 88% of adults in the south of Scotland agreeing that roadside litter creates a negative impression of Scotland, the campaign aims to tackle the behaviour which is ruining the view for all road users.

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Teams went out along the Berwickshire coast, including this one at Eyemouth, to clean up the beachs as part of Marine Conservation's annual beach clean.

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 Water's Scottish Water's 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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06/09/07, TSPL, SCOTSMAN, NEWS,GREEN ENERGY.  RENEWABLE ENERGY, POWER, WIND FARMS. WIND TURBINES. CRYSTAL RIG WIND FARM IN THE LAMMERMUIR HILLS, FIRST MINISTER ALEX SALMOND IS TO OFFICIALY OPEN THE WIND FARM TODAY. AN OLD SHEEP FOLD LIES RUSTING AWAY A RELIC OF THE PAST WITH THE NEW WIND TURBINES DOMINATING THE LANDSCAPE.   IAN RUTHERFORD

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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