REVEALED: Scottish Borders’ top baby names in 2017

The most popular baby names inthe Scottish Borders last year have been revealed.

Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue will held lead the training.

Hawick Resilience Group to hold training exercise

Hawick’s new community resilience group is gearing up for its first training exercise next month, in the form of a simulated missing persons search.

The Borders Search and Rescue Unit (�35,000) came into its own during the recent cold snap.

Search and rescue unit finds itself at the top in locality funding votes

Community projects across the Borders have benefited from the first tranche of payments from Scottish Borders Council’s £500,000 Localities Bid Fund.

Armed police on the streets following a terror alert. Photo by Neil Hanna Photography

Terrorism: Be alert and take action

Members of the public are being encouraged to report suspicious activity in a bid to prevent terrorism.

Big Brother is on the lookout for new contestants

Big Brother 2018 seeking applications from Borders residents

Big Brother is on the hunt for Scottish housemates to feature in this year’s version of the reality television series.

Pom-pom making fun at Harestanes, Jedburgh this Easter.

A cracking line-up for families at Harestanes this Easter

Harestanes, near Jedburgh, has the Easter Holidays cracked! – with an exciting Easter Egg Trail, newly refurbished café and bespoke events, all set to wow families.

Members of Selkirk Silver Band's cornet section strike a winning note in Perth.''Band member Joanne Grieve takes a group selfie of Selkirk Silver Band and their supporters prior to boarding their bus for the return trip from Perth.

Superb effort sees Selkirk Silver Band qualify for finals

Members of Selkirk Silver Band had good reason to blow their own trumpet at the weekend, after finishing second in their section at the Scottish Brass Band Championships in Perth.

Hawick High School.

Community’s hopes are high for a new Hawick school

Hawick must make its wishes known loud and clear if it is to be next in line for a new school.

ScotRail train at Tweedbank station.

Rail travel pilot signals discount for companions

Scottish Borders Council will soon be Scotland’s fourth local authority to offer discounted rail travel to the companions of visually impaired people.

A708 road sign

More signs on way to promote Borders tourism

Almost £100,000 is to be spent pointing visitors in the right direction when it comes to finding the region’s visitor attractions over the coming year.

How far will your car run on the fuel warning light?

How far will your car run on the fuel warning light - and can you get in trouble for running out of petrol?

It’s a feeling every motorist has experienced at least once in the run-up to payday: you’re trying to scrape every last drop of fuel out of your tank, and the dreaded fuel warning light comes on.

Crofter Chris Murray has found the online system for submitting his Single Application Form has key advantages.

Online application process makes it easier for farmers

Farmers and crofters are being encouraged to submit their Single Application Form (SAF) online.

Musical partners...Felix Slavin and Andrew Pankhurst are ably backed by Rosie Gemmell (13), Sarah Edwards (12), Freya Edwards (14) and Calum Shand (12).

Readers asked to play their part in Pass It On Week 2018

Zero Waste Scotland is asking readers to help make sweet music for this year’s national re-use week, which runs from Saturday, March 10, to Sunday, March 18.

Making their voices heard...Enable's magnificent seven Change Champions have already given their own presentation to MSPs at the Scottish Parliament.

Help Enable Scotland stamp out bullying: Be The Change

Nine out of 10 people with a learning disability have been bullied in their own communities.

All mapped out...VisitScotland celebrated our own stars of the big screen with its Six Degrees of Scotland map, linking this year's Oscar contenders with film locations across the country.

Scotland’s Oscar links mapped out by VisitScotland

There were no big Scottish winners at the 90th Academy Awards but Scotland is out in front in the Hollywood filming stakes, with a host of big-budget movies now being shot here.

Stuart Hogg celebrates win over England


Stuart Hogg will spearhead the Scotland attack as they take on Ireland on Sunday in Dublin.

Hawick's players will need to show real steel to stay in the Premiership.

It’s mentally tough at the top as mind matters on the pitch

Hawick and Melrose couldn’t be further apart in what each aims to achieve as the BT Premiership nears the finish line – but there is one shared problem the two rivals must navigate if they are to reach their end-of-season goals.

Youth worker, Julie Middlemiss Brown,  is nominated for the National Mental Health and Wellbeing Award which is sponsored by Mental Health Foundation Scotland and NHS Health Scotland.

youth borders success

YouthBorders has yet again been shortlisted for the National Youth Work Awards.

Theatre and Comedy
Rocket Theatre present Oscar Wilde's Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, a classic tale of love, honour, duty, fortune-telling and murder, at Bowhill House.

Exciting theatre programme set to launch at Bowhill House

A packed programme of performances at Bowhill’s intimate theatre is set to launch for the year ahead.

Theatre and Comedy
The old church in Stow.

Groups share grants worth £64,000-plus

Community projects across the Borders have been given more than £64,000 of National Lottery cash to share.

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