User notice

This website is no longer being maintained and will be shut down in 30 days. Please visit for up-to-date news and information from Scottish Borders Council.

Continue to site Visit the Council website
SB Connect Winter 2016


We’re making it even easier to recycle

Recycling on the Go bins now across the Borders read more

Aiming for zero

Producing no waste at all is a bold ambition, but every step towards that goal makes life better for all read more

Take bottles and jars to the bank

Let us know if your village needs a glass recycling service read more

New changes to waste regulation

The Scottish Government’s new regulations aim to meet zero waste goal read more

How blue bin waste is transformed and sold on

What happens to your recycling? read more

We’ve been spreading the message!

Recycling Team has been out at community events read more

Being green begins at home

Cut your carbon footprint by composting at home read more

Know how

Your handy guide to the Council’s waste and recycling services read more


Her Majesty The Queen visits Borders

A warm welcome as Her Majesty tours John Buchan Museum and opens Abbotsford House read more

On the road to a better Borders

£8m investment programme will improve our infrastructure read more

Cycle shop sees business boom

Grant helps Borders Cycles expand in to new premises read more

More support for young people to get jobs

New 'employer recruitment incentive' for Borders businesses read more

Children deserve the best possible start in life

'Named Person' will improve support for young people read more

A helping hand for small firms

Scottish Borders Loan Fund benefits local businesses read more

On your marks!

Work under way on new sports facilities for Peebles High School read more

Don’t miss out on Education Maintenance Allowance

Young people encouraged to apply for EMA read more

Priority approach to roads

Repairs are scheduled as well as done when required read more

Handy guide to services

Which services do Neighbourhood Operations teams provide? read more

Flooding protection for towns

Improved defences for Galashiels, Selkirk, Hawick and Jedburgh read more

Help us find the best buildings in the Borders

Entries now open for the Scottish Borders Design Awards Scheme 2013 read more

Volunteers create a cleaner, greener Galashiels

Spring clean campaign sees 279kg of rubbish picked up read more

Kelso town centre set for facelift

Plans include transport hub and artwork read more

Good, clean, safe fun at the seaside!

Dedicated beach guard service at Coldingham Bay read more

A great 'plug' for electric vehicles

Roadshows give public chance for a test drive read more

Visitors welcome cemetery open day

Lauder Cemetary staff give maintenance demonstrations and help with family tree research read more

Council's Rising Stars win awards

Three staff recognised for excellent work read more

Two new walking booklets launched

Council's Ranger service publishes Paths Around Abbotsford and Easy Access to the Countryside read more

Roman emperors return to Scottish Borders

Mud-encrusted coins, which turned out to be a rare collection of silver denarii, have come back home read more

Borders Libraries are more than just books

There's music, talking books, DVDs, games and much more! read more

Best of Tweeds for walkers

Scottish Borders Walking festival begins on 1 September read more

Heritage Week marks Flodden anniversary

500 years since 'the battle that defined the union' read more

The Queen honours Kelso charity

CBAH volunteers recognised for their outstanding contribution to the community read more

Long-term budgets help us to plan

Five-year and 10-year strategies make the most of limited budgets read more

First petitions are considered

Committee discusses local issues read more

‘You can be anybody, as long as you care...’

Dawn says fostering is ‘the best thing we ever did’ and urges others to try it read more

Community involvement for older people

Community Capacity team works with groups in Cheviot, Berwickshire and Tweeddale read more

Taking refuge

Help and support is available for women who need to escape domestic abuse read more

Know the risks – Think twice, tattoo once

Safety campaign encourages people to use licensed tattooists read more

Take the ‘Kitchen Check’

A simple test can tell you if your kitchen habits are safe… or if you’re putting your family’s health at risk read more

Should people be able to drink in public places?

Have your say on proposed byelaws read more

Our website is the best in Scotland

Council has the top local authority website north of the border read more

You can stay in touch via social media

We're on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube read more