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National Trust launches major recruitment drive

Families across Scotland are being handed the key to Scotland’s treasures this summer - when they join the National Trust for Scotland.

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Muirburn in the Lammermuirs.

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.

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The River Teviot in Hawick.

£41m flood scheme is a step nearer reality

The £41m Hawick Flood Protection Scheme has moved a step closer reality as a search was launched to find a project manager to bring it to fruition.

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James-Hibbert Hingston, near Newcastleton, where the mast is planned.

Call made for phone mast bid derailment

A proposed mobile phone telecommunication mast on land outside of Newcastleton has implications for any future extension of the Borders Railway, opponents of the scheme claim.

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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.

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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.

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Newcastleton Wildlife Watch Group.

Being wild at heart wins award for Newcastleton youngsters

Newcastleton Wildlife Watch Group has been named as the best organisation of its kind in the country.

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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.

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A golden eagle in flight.

Borders eagle project about to take flight after landing £1.3m grant

Plans to boost the Borders’ population of golden eagles are set to take flight after landing a £1.3m National Lottery grant.

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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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The nearby Langhope Rig wind farm.

Barrel Law wind farm plans go back up for discussion

Revived plans for a controversial wind farm development near Roberton will go on show today.

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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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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.

Business
A yellow warning for snow is in place for much of Scotland

Warning of snow issued by Met Office

The Met Office has issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning for snow on Tuesday.

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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.

Business
Michael Braithwaite of Applecross near Hawick has written 'Hopes and Haughs'.

An informative look at haughs and hopes

An enlightening look at how places in Roxburghshire came to be named has been brought to print by a Hawick-based author.

Arts
Hawick councillor Stuart Marshall surveying the extent of the dog dirt problem besetting Wellfield.

Hawick’s streets paved with dog dirt rather than gold, council told

Only two penalty tickets for dog fouling were issued in the whole of the Teviotdale and Liddesdale area, including Hawick, over a two-month period, it has been revealed.

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A sign pointing to Ruberslaw, near Hawick.

Council opposing plans for 15-turbine wind farm near Hawick

Councillors are objecting to plans for a 15-turbine wind farm near Hawick due to concerns that it would blight an area of natural beauty.

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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.

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Rubers Law, near Hawick.

Councillors being urged to oppose plans for 15-turbine wind farm near Hawick

Controversial plans for a 15-turbine wind farm near Hawick face being given the thumbs-down by Scottish Borders Council over fears it could blight an area of natural beauty.

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