Hawick sandwich store shuts, and bank branch to follow this week

US chain Subway’s Hawick sandwich shop has closed.

Councillor Davie Paterson in Hawick High Street.

Suggested ban on cars in Hawick High Street dismissed as road to ruin

A controversial suggestion that Hawick High Street should be made into a pedestrian-only zone is a “car crash of an idea”, a councillor for the town has warned.


Plea for better notice of roadworks in south west of Borders

Villagers in the south west of the Borders are calling for better co-ordination of roadworks within the region and in neighbouring council areas.

From left, Judith Johnston of sponsor Lucas Ingredients, Hawick butcher James Pringle and employee Paul Ferguson.

Hawick butcher goes for gold five times over at awards

A Hawick butcher struck gold five times over with his bacon and burgers at an award ceremony.

Hawick and Hermitage councillor Davie Paterson surveying the state of the B6399 to Newcastleton from Hawick.

New enterprise agency could put Borders on road to better future, meeting told

Rethinking the Scottish Government’s funding formula for maintenance of the region’s roads could be one of the first tasks for the soon-to-be-created south of Scotland enterprise agency, councillors have been told. 

Mark Robertson.

Rugby star Mark to open Hawick’s new Aldi store

Olympic silver medallist Mark Robertson will be getting on the ball on Thursday, April 19, to officially open Aldi’s new Hawick store.

Rachael Hamilton MSP and John Lamont MP are fighting the closure of six RBS branches in the Borders.

Bank chief to answer queries over closures

Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Ross McEwan is to be questioned by MPs next month about the planned closure of 52 branches, including five in the Borders.

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.

Stock pic: John Devlin

Job centres in Borders closed due to weather

The Department for Work and Pensions has announced that all job centres in the Borders will be closed until 12pm tomorrow (March 1).

As part of its ongoing vehicle evaluation programme Borders Buses has introduced the UKs first hybrid coach to its network.

Borders Buses unveils new hybrid coach

Borders Buses has introduced the UK’s first hybrid coach to its fleet as part of an ongoing evaluation programme.

Borders businesses secure nominations in Scottish Wedding Awards 2018

Borders businesses secure nominations in Scottish Wedding Awards 2018

More than a dozen Borders businesses have secured places at the finals of this year’s Scottish Wedding Awards.

Kevin Lyons, right, joins Chris Gauld as Spark looks to a brighter future

New faces on board as Spark hits record turnover of £159m

Fast-expanding Borders firm Spark Energy has reported a record turnover of £159m for last year, up almost a quarter on the year before.

Provost Watson McAteer cuts the ribbon of the new Hawick cafe along with Donovan Parr and Louise Hodgson of Caterleisure.

It’s time for tea in Hawick as new cafe and bridge are opened

Continual setbacks meant its opening was almost 10 months late, but the new £300,000 cafe at Hawick’s Wilton Lodge Park finally opened its doors today.

Stock image. John Devlin Johnston Press

Countdown on to use Scottish paper notes

There’s now less than a month to use your paper £5 and £10 notes.

Knowesouth Steading on the A968.

Road closure scheduled near Knowesouth

Major resurfacing works are scheduled for the A698 Cleikimin to Denholm road at Knowesouth next month.

The Royal Bank of Scotland branch in Selkirk.

Vote with your feet, bank customers told

Community councillors in Selkirk and Hawick this week slammed the Royal Bank of Scotland over its forthcoming branch closures in the two towns.

Teviotdale Leisure Centre in Hawick.

Teviotdale flume back in action

The flume at the swimming pool at Hawick’s Teviotdale Leisure Centre is to reopen tomorrow, weeks ahead of schedule.

Barry Spence at Spence's Music Shop in Buccleuch Street in Hawick.

Tributes paid to Hawick’s Mr Music after death at age of 66

Tributes have been paid to a shopkeeper known as Mr Music in Hawick after his death over Christmas at the age of 66.

The Royal Bank of Scotland in Hawick.

Council to challenge bank over closures

Scottish Borders Council is urging bosses at the Royal Bank of Scotland to reconsider its decision to close six of the region’s nine branches.

NEC see significant technological advantages.

Johnston Press digital awarded funding from Google innovation initiative

Johnston Press - the owner of this title - has announced that it has won two separate grants from the Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund, which is backed by Google.

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