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.

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 crane left the road just south of Skipper's Bridge at Langholm

Langholm road closure UPDATE

The A7 road south of Skippers Bridge, Langholm has now re-opened, although the stretch of roadway is now single file traffic being controlled by traffic lights.

The junction of the A6088 and A698 at Hawick.

81-year-old driver charged over collision with motorbike at Hawick

An 81-year-old woman has been charged in connection with a collision on the A698 at Hawick last month which left a motorcyclist seriously injured.

Hassendean, near Denholm.

Mobility scooter user, 77, found dead on road near Denholm

A man in his 70s was found dead today, November 9, after the mobility scooter he was riding overturned near Denholm.

The taxi rank at Channel St, Galashiels

Borderers are asked to give their views on future taxi fares

Borderers are being urged to have their say on taxi fares as part of a public consultation on the issue.

A bus picking up passengers in Hawick's Mart Street.

Have your say on free bus passes, Borderers urged

Borderers are being urged to have their say on the future of Scottish Government-funded free transport.

Independent candidate for Hawick and Hermitage, David Paterson.

Paterson accused of ‘political mischief’

A bid by a Hawick councillor to have Scottish Borders Council write to the UK Government expressing concerns over cuts in funding was narrowly beaten today in a full council meeting at Newtown.

The Borders General Hospital near Melrose.

Biker left seriously injured by crash on A698 near Hawick

A motorcyclist was left with injuries described by police as serious following a collision on the A698 east of Hawick at the weekend.

From left, Carlisle councillor Colin Glover, ScotRail's Alex Hynes, Borders MSP Rachel Hamilton and Hawick provost Watson McAteer at the Campaign for Borders Rail's 2017 annual meeting.

Full steam ahead for Borders Railway extension bid

Pressure is mounting for the English and Scottish governments to agree to have the Borders Railway extended into Cumbria.

SBC Headquarters

Cost of Borders taxis frozen for another year

Taxi fares in the Borders have been frozen for another year despite a request by taxi operators to increase charges by 5%.

The Heart of Hawick.

Rail campaigners meeting in Hawick

Hawick will host the Campaign for Borders Rail’s 2017 annual general meeting tomorrow, October 21.

A Borders Railway service at Newtongrange.

Borders Railway failing to yield housing boost predicted for region

The coming of the Borders Railway has so far failed to yield a predicted boom in private housebuilding here – in stark contrast to the position in next-door Midlothian.

A Borders Railway train at Newtongrange.

Enterprise boss backing Borders Railway extension campaign

Scottish Enterprise chairman Bob Keiller has added his voice to calls for an extension of the Borders Railway.

New traffic islands have already been created on the A7 at Hawick, and further improvements to the road are to follow soon.

Work to start soon on danger bends on A7 in Borders

Work on a £240,000 package of measures aimed at cutting accidents on the A7 trunk road between Galashiels and the English border is due to begin within the next two months.

From left, Hawick and Hermitage councillor Davie Paterson, Borders MP John Lamont and MSP Rachael Hamilton with Simon Walton of the Campaign for Borders Rail.

Campaigners mark second anniversary of Borders Railway by stepping up calls for extension

Campaigners are marking the second anniversary of the opening of the Borders Railway by stepping up their calls for it to be extended into England.

A steam train on the Borders Railway in Galashiels bound for Tweedbank.

Borders Railway extension campaign boosted by English council’s backing

Calls for the Borders Railway to be extended through Hawick are building up a head of steam now Carlisle City Council has joined forces with campaigners to keep up the pressure on transport chiefs.


Calls for roundabout on Commercial Road

Calls have been made for a roundabout to be installed on Commercial Road at the Albert Road junction.

Hawick councillor Davie Paterson outside the old stationmaster's house in Newcastleton.

Meeting being held to rally support for Borders Railway extension plea

A meeting is to be held in Hawick next month as part of moves to push for the extension of the Borders Railway to the town and on to Carlisle.

Flowers left as a tribute to Hawick's Leon Ali following his death on the A698 in November.

Death toll claimed by Borders roads on increase

A dozen people were killed in road accidents in the Borders last year, the highest death toll for seven years, a meeting heard this week.

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