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Hawick’s Howdens help out students

At the start of the year, the Hawick branch of Howdens Joinery sponsored the Borders College’s Carpentry and Joinery department by donating materials as well as providing an interesting and informative talk on kitchen design and planning.

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Wilton Lodge Park's new playpark.

Yobs already targeting £300k new playpark

The new playpark at Hawick’s Wilton Lodge Park is already becoming a magnet for anti-social behaviour, sparking calls for closed-circuit TV cameras to be installed to help keep youbs under control.

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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.

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Primary school children, Jessica Scott, Ryan Cox and Ruathy Brogan opening the new payground at Wilton Park.

Hawick’s magnificent new playpark is perfect childs play

Hawick’s school children were kings of the castle on Friday as they enjoyed exclusive access to the town’s brand new playpark in Wilton Lodge Park.

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Hawick High School.

Hawick pupils hit YouTube in bid to find new headteacher

Pupils at Hawick High School are leading the search for their new headteacher – with a little help from YouTube.

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LEFT..JENNIFER DODDS,FAR RIGHT ANDREW DODDS WITH PUPILS

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.

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Hawick High School.

Hawick High School in line for £400,000 boost

Hawick High School is in line for a £400,000 cash windfall.

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The Michelle Douglas School Of Dance/M-Pulsive (Kelso) dancers who are heading to Disneyland Paris to perform in the IFDPA competition.

Dancers to compete at Disneyland Paris

A number of young Berwickshire dancers are set to perform in front of a huge 
audience at Disneyland Paris this weekend.

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Call for more young people to pursue apprenticeships

Call for more young people to pursue apprenticeships

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Scotland is urging young people and parents to consider an apprenticeship as a way to work, learn, and earn on the way to gaining high-performing and highly qualified jobs.

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Ian Hughes, CITB Scotlands strategic partnerships director

Construction apprentice numbers reach six year high

Recruitment of Scottish construction apprentices has grown every year since 2011, new figures from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) reveal.

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Positive life choices promoted in Hawick

Positive life choices promoted in Hawick

Local police and their community partners have held a special seminar for youngsters in Hawick, aimed at promoting positive life choices.

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Parents and children enjoyed a speicial Future Me launch event, attended by childrens author Simon Puttock, in Glasgows Riverside Museum.

‘Future Me’ campaign launched

A new ‘Future Me’ campaign has been launched across Scotland as part of the early years initiative ‘Read, Write, Count’ for young children.

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Hawick High School.

£86,000 boost for Hawick High could spark recruitment drive for new teachers

New teaching posts could be created at Hawick High School now it is line for an £86,400 cash boost from the Scottish Government, it has been revealed.

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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at Burnfoot Community School last summer.

Hawick schools to share £320,000 Scottish Government handout

Seven schools in around Hawick have been awarded more than £320,000 by the Scottish Government to support children in some of our poorest communities.

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Hawick's three adult learners

Three of a kind prove it’s never too late to learn about technology

Three adult learners from Hawick have secured SQA qualifications after completing courses with the help of Scottish Borders Council’s community learning and development team.

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Pictured left to right are students: (back) Katie Wilson, Rebecca Brandon, Lauren Flockhart, Marlene Hobson & Andy Robson, and (front) Marcus Gordon and Jordan White.

Client design project for Borders students

Borders College HND Graphic Design (Visual Communications) students recently took part in a client initiated design project for the Borders Deer Management Group (BDMG).

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Hawick councillor Watson McAteer at the old Hobkirk Primary School.

Borders primary school facing axe could be given new lease of life

A Bonchester school mothballed by Scottish Borders Council over a year ago is set for a fresh start under new legislation, it has emerged.

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What a new special needs unit proposed at Earlston will look like.

Hawick schoolchildren’s switch to new unit in Earlston now confirmed

Ten Hawick schoolchildren with complex educational needs are to be transferred to a new school 24 miles away in spring of next year, it has been confirmed.

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Stirches Primary School pupil Aiden Middlemass and Trinity Primary Schools Ellen Dobbie add their signatures to the framework for the new cafe in Hawicks Wilton Lodge Park.

The writing is already on the wall for Hawick cafe and it’s not even open yet

The writing is on the wall for the new cafe at Hawick’s Wilton Lodge Park before it has even opened – but not in a bad way.

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Scottish Opera Primary Schools Tour performs Robert Burns The Tale o' Tam O'Shanter

Scottish Opera brings Burns classic to Borders schools

Primary school pupils in the Borders will have the opportunity to participate in an opera based on Robert Burns’ iconic poem Tam O’ Shanter.

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