Local charities, community groups and schools are being encouraged to apply for a share of £2.5million to support organisations helping people in disadvantaged communities gain skills and opportunities.
Dumfriesshire farmer Andrew McCornick has been elected the 62nd president of NFU Scotland. Mr McCornick, previously a vice-president at the Union, now takes over one of the top jobs in Scottish agriculture.
£13m Hawick whisky distillery planning to waste not, want not
A whisky distillery due to open in Hawick later this year is planning to waste not, want not – and it’s putting its money where its mouth is by looking to invest £3m in a pioneering zero-waste facility.
Hawick businesses hopeful of being paid £60,000 owed by failed building firm
Eight Hawick businesses left out of pocket by about £60,000 between them after Borders building firm Murray and Burrell went into administration last year look set set to have their claims settled in full.