Gamekeepers keep fighting fire with fire

Ahead of the grouse season gamekeepers have been ensuring our heather-clad moorlands provide favourable habitat for ground-nesting wildlife.

Woolworths could be set for a return?

Woolworths set for shock return to the high street

Collapsed retailer Woolworths could be set to make a surprise return to the high street, according to reports.

The Borders Railway currently terminates at Tweedbank, but momentum is growing for it to be extended south west.

Support continues to grow for extension of Borders Railway into England

Support is continuing to grow for an extension to the Borders Railway at both ends of the longer line now being mooted.

The old Turnbull & Scott building in Hawick.

Turnbull and Scott look to the future with new chairman

A Hawick company with a proud 80-year history has a new chairman of the board.

Recieving their awards on stage at the Made in Scotland Awards.

Hawick firm is simply the best

A long-established Hawick company emerged in triumph this week after being named Scotland’s Manufacturer of the Year.

2016 Vibes award winner Marlin Industries Scotland's Simon Graham, left, and John Droog with their trophy.

Hawick firms offer tips on how to be prize guys

Two Hawick-based companies hailed as green business champions will be passing on tips on good practice to firms across the Borders next week.

Lovat Mill managing director Stephen Rendle, the duke, the Duke of Buccleuch and Sir Malcolm Macgregor of Macgregor.

Hawick firm’s rescue mission given right royal seal of approval

Hawick’s Lovat Mill has bounced back from the brink of closure almost two decades ago to re-establish itself as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of tweed clothing – and that rescue mission was given a right royal seal of approval this week.

L-r, Jim Shanks of Standhill Farm with Chef Andrew Fairlie visiting Standhill Farm near Hawick this morning. Andrew was taken on a tour around the large greenhouse which grows tomatoes for Scotty Brand food products.

Jim’s tomatoes hailed as simply the best by Michelin-starred chef

The first crop at a pioneering tomato production site near Hawick was unveiled at its official launch this week.

Of the 112 species recorded, 22 were Red Listed - the highest conservation priority species - including the Skylark.

Big Farmland Bird Count a great success

The 2017 Big Farmland Bird Count (BFBC) has provided some fascinating results once again with farmers, gamekeepers and land managers taking part to see how their conservation efforts are paying off.

A Borders Railway service arriving at Stow.

Moves to extend Borders Railway building up head of steam as study starts

Moves to have the Borders Railway extended south into England are building up a head of steam now that the Scottish Government has announced a study of transport links in the region.

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Easter commuters face travel delays

Lengthy delays predicted for Easter travellers

Drivers have been warned to expect “significant delays” over Easter with more than 20 million cars expected on the roads between Maundy Thursday and Easter Monday.

The site of Hawick's forthcoming Aldi store, in Commercial Road.

Work about to begin on Hawick’s £5m new Aldi store

Work is just about to start on the building of a new £5m supermarket in Hawick.

Nicola, James and John Sugden.

Hawick textile workers help firm land right royal seal of approval

Hawick workers can bathe in the reflected glory of a right royal seal of approval from the Queen.

Traffic jams in Selkirk's town centre.

Get ready for 10 weeks of this

Disruption to traffic in Selkirk town centre could last up to 10 weeks, sparking concern among businesses and residents.

n X95 in Hawick bearing the Borders Buses name but not yet its livery.

Transfer deal secures future of Hawick bus services

Commuters in Hawick can breathe a sigh of relief now a takeover deal has been signed, ending weeks of uncertainty over the future of bus routes serving the town.

Jim Shanks at Standhill Farm near Hawick with tomato greenhouse manager Mark Wilkinson.

£2m tomato initiative bearing fruit and set to create 20 jobs

A farm near Hawick is being credited with spearheading the latest attempt to revive the Scottish tomato industry.

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Maureen Little at Libbys Pet Shop in Hawick High Street with two real guinea pigs, not to be confused with Gibby, a stuffed version.

Hunt for guinea pig in Hawick no April Fools’ Day prank

A bid to boost weekend trade along Hawick’s struggling High Street will receive a little help on April Fools’ Day from a toy guinea pig.

Gary Callachan, operations manager at John Telfer in Hawick.

Hawick blacksmith’s hoping to build on new deal to expand

A long-established blacksmith’s business in Hawick is forging ahead with ambitious new expansion plans.

Lindsay Holmes from the SWI tempts Craig Jackson and Russell Jackson to try black pudding and pineapple sausages.

Black and yellow sausages could be missing link for Melrose players

Ladies of the SWI have cooked up a bizarre recipe for success to beef up their local rugby team ahead of the Aberdeen Asset Management Melrose 7s – a stripy banger in their team colours made from black pudding and pineapple.

The second Macpi Model 314.41is installed at Barrie Knitwear, looking on are from left, Robin Ree Macpi  consultant,  Bill Reece from Textile Developments and Rory Graham from Barrie Knitwear ( Chanel Group).

Pioneering new knitwear press trials in Hawick factories

Three Borders knitwear firms have become the first in the UK to install a new piece of pioneering equipment, designed with their input and feedback in mind.

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