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.

Dog walkers are being urged to clean up after their dogs in the countryside.

Dog poo could kill livestock

NFU Scotland is urging members of the public to clean up after their dogs when walking on or near to agricultural land.

Two cases ofSchmallenberg Virus have been diagnosed in maformed lambs from Scottish flocks.

Schmallenberg Virus found in Scotland

The Schmallenberg Virus (SBV) infection has been diagnosed in malformed lambs in two Scottish flocks close to the Scotland/England border.

Borders Cycles closed down in 2015 and a bid has been made for a new Italian restaurant at the site.

Pizza the action on the way?

A restaurateur is hoping to secure a pizza the action as business gets set to boom to the north west of Hawick town centre.

A Perryman's bus at Burnfoot in Hawick.

Extended bus services on way in Hawick

Bus passengers in Hawick are being cheered by the announcement of an extension to services in the town.

Hawick is already popular with walkers but will be even more so next year.

Economic boost in prospect as Hawick gets ready to walk on the wild side

Hawick is in line for an economic boost after being chosen to host next year’s Scottish Borders Walking Festival.


Tractor visits offer kids food for thought

Youngsters have been given an insight into life in the farming industry by a tractor tour taking in dozens of Borders schools.

Rabbit Snares used near public footpath

Snaring practices improve

A Scottish Government report has found that snaring related incidents have reduced but is making recommendations for further improvements in the law.

Borders farmers show their support at Whitriggs Farm.

Borders farm ready to embrace change

Over 80 farmers and others working in the industry gathered on the new Borders Monitor Farm to show their support for the project which aims to assist farmers become more efficient and sustainable.

Jobs optimism in Scotland falls to lowest in UK

Jobs optimism in Scotland falls to lowest in UK

Scottish employers plan to cut jobs in the second quarter of this year, according to a new survey by workforce experts ManpowerGroup.

Asda is cutting prices at the pumps.

Asda cuts fuel prices by 2p per litre

Asda is cutting up to 2p per litre off fuel at its filling stations across the country.

Passengers waiting for an X95 bus in Hawick.

Hopes being voiced that First’s exit will be good news for bus passengers

Hopes are being raised that this week’s bombshell announcement by bus firm First that it is pulling out of the Borders will turn out to be for the best.

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Supermarket recalls spagbol over allergy fears

Supermarket recalls spagbol over allergy fears

Tesco is recalling a line of frozen Spaghetti Bolognese due to the presence of egg which is not on the label.

Rugby star Stuart Hogg, second from left, with, from left, Jeff Bland, executive chef at the Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh; butcher Bel Forbes, of Bels Butchers in Edzell, Angus; and Quality Meat Scotland chairman and Perthshire beef farmer Jim McLaren to launch this years Scotch Beef promotional campaign.

Hawick rugby hero Hogg takes time out for beef encounter ahead of Calcutta Cup clash

Hawick rugby hero Stuart Hogg has got plenty on his plate already after being named yesterday in the Scotland team to face England tomorrow, but he’s alway got room for a bit more if it’s a prime cut of meat from his homeland.

Tower Mill in Hawick.

Advice team move will do the business for Hawick

Relocating a council advice service 12 miles south looks set to help do the business for Hawick.

An X95 bus in Hawick.

Fears voiced for future of services as bus firm pulls out of Hawick

Fears have been voiced over the future of bus services in Hawick after a transport company’s shock decision to withdraw its entire fleet from the region.

Eilidh Wiseman, President of the Law Society of Scotland

Opening the door to a bright future in law

The law is constantly evolving, both in terms of the legislation itself and the people who are shaping the profession. Where the law was traditionally dominated by educated men of a certain class, work is being – and has been – done to make the profession more accessible to people from backgrounds where a career as a solicitor may never previously have been an option.

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Lanterns can cause harm to the health of livestock when they have landed in farmers fields and been eaten.

Union calls for lanterns ban

Scottish Borders Council currently has no plans to ban sky lanterns on their land despite lobbying from NFU Scotland.

Martin Malone, NFU Mutuals regional manager for Scotland and Northern Ireland (right) with Scotlands Charity Air Ambulance paramedic Craig McDonald.

NFU Mutual boost to air ambulance funds

Staff at leading rural insurer NFU Mutual have raised much-needed cash to help Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance save and improve lives.

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