Roads investment welcomed

Increased investment in Borders’ road infrastructure by the local authority has been welcomed by local politicians. 

Border Weaver saved by Scottish Borders Council

The Border Weaver bus, route 964, has been saved after being earmarked for cuts to the service. The Scottish Conservative led administration at Scottish Borders Council have pledged to continue to fund the full service in their proposed draft budget for 2020/21.

Access to Cash Pilot Launched

A pilot which seeks to find innovative ways of ensuring communities still have access to cash has been launched.

Hawick Flood Group praised in Parliament

The emergency services and Hawick Flood Group have been praised in Parliament for their work in keeping people safe during the recent storm that hit Hawick and the Borders.

More concerns raised about cuts to bus services

Users of the Border Weaver bus, route 964, have expressed dismay at recent proposals to cut the service down.

The bus previously called at Newtown St Boswells, Bowden, Melrose. Darnick, Gattonside, Tweedbank and Galashiels. The service ran four times a day in both directions.

Rural communities left to count cost of road closures

People living in rural areas are being left without vital economic and transport links to their local towns due to multiple, lengthy and disruptive road closures within a short period of time.