Harrier bus service returns for 35th year

The popular Harrier Scenic bus service has returned this month for its 35th year in operation.

Four routes supported by Scottish Borders Council (SBC) allow people in the region to go to places they cannot normally connect to via public transport.

On Mondays the bus runs from Hawick to Eyemouth via Jedburgh, Town Yetholm, Berwick and Eyemouth; on Tuesdays between Hawick and Moffat via Selkirk and St Mary’s Loch; Wednesdays Hawick to Eyemouth via Selkirk, Galashiels, Melrose, Kelso and Berwick; and on Thursdays it goes from Earlston to Moffat via Melrose, Galashiels, Selkirk and St Mary’s Loch.

Timetables for the Harrier, which runs until the end of September - are available from council offices, libraries, Visitor Information Centres in the Borders and Galashiels Bus Station.

Councillor Vicky Davidson, SBC’s executive member for culture, sport, youth and communities, welcomed the return of the service.

“I’m very pleased to see the Harrier service return for its 35th year,” she said, “and I would encourage Borderers to use the service to visit some of the beautiful countryside in our region which is not always accessible by public transport.”