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SB Connect Winter 2016


Tapestry Visitor Centre go-ahead

Facility will be a huge draw for visitors read more

Working together to tackle effects of winter

Partnership is ready to deal with the bad weather read more

Simple tips to ensure you have a safe Christmas

Key messages and contacts for domestic abuse, sensible drinking, festive fire safety and drink driving read more

Festive and bad weather waste and recycling

Changes to collection days during public holidays read more

Sign up for SB Alert

Up-to-date information on emergencies, weather warnings, utility failure updates, road closures, crimes and trading standards issues read more

NHS Borders wants you to keep well this winter

Follow these four simple steps read more

Get help to cut your energy bills

Discover ways to save money and the grants available read more


Community project wins top award

Procurement Team recognised for its work with £2.2m Burnfoot scheme read more

Shape our future

Have your say on how - and where - the Council should prioritise its spending in coming years read more

Young musicians given a master class in Brahms

Flagship musical project enjoyed by pupils from Selkirk, Berwickshire, Earlston and Peebles high schools read more

Hawick flood scheme aims to leave a legacy

Your views are needed to help develop the protection scheme read more

Making progress

Corporate Plan shows the Council is working well towards its main targets read more

Keep Safe scheme launched

Initiative will give vulnerable people a safe place to go when they need help read more

Bid for £1 billion regional growth fund is lodged

Working closely to develop a deal with the Westminster and Scottish Governments to grow the economy read more

Sibling success on young driver course

Two Peebles sisters are gearing up for top class driving read more

Superfast fibre broadband is here

Multi-million pound rollout continues to connect communities across Scotland read more

New footbridge unveiled in Selkirk

The £31.4 million project aims to protect almost 600 properties at risk of flooding read more

Changing the way SBC works

Transformation programme to ensure the Council can continue to deliver high-quality and improved services read more

New culture and sport trust

Staff are continuing to work closely together for the launch in April 2016 read more

Some simple steps to prevent infection

Keeping Norovirus at bay this winter read more

The world was watching ...

History made as Borders trains run for the first time in 50 years read more

Help for our heroes

Charity launches centenary year campaign read more

Growing Stronger project is making a difference

Langlee residents are mucking in read more

Food waste rolled out

Collections introduced to Galashiels, Peebles, Selkirk, Tweedbank, Hawick and Jedburgh read more

Get help to adapt your home

Project to have older people living at home for longer read more

One-stop shop for transport

Funding obtained for three-year programme read more

Full marks for effort in school exams

This year's school leavers record the best-ever performance read more

Over £4m of LEADER funding available

First grants set to be awarded in Spring 2016 read more

Could you offer a family some respite?

Carers give parents of children with complex needs a welcome short break read more

Rural forensic marking scheme is launched

Farms will benefit from a traceable marking solution with a unique DNA code read more

Reading between the lines can save lives

Scottish Borders support this year's Suicide Prevention Week read more

Early Years Centre opens in Selkirk

The Philiphaugh Centre offers a range of services for parents and children aged minus eight months to eight years in the Selkirk area read more

Your chance to shape health and social care

Public invited to comment on second draft of Strategic Plan read more

The life-changing benefits of lip reading

Free classes run by qualified lip-reading teachers will aid residents with hearing loss read more

Building for a future career

Hawick High School and Burnfoot Primary pupils enjoy a series of skills sessions read more

Homecare expansion for SB Cares

Changes to the adult care and support services will enable a more flexible service read more

Time to get your walking boots on

Colourful new guides feature detailed routes in Berwickshire read more

Melrose blossoms at Floral Gateway Awards

Communities across the Scottish Borders joined in the annual competition read more

Hill walking on a 21st birthday

More than 500 people enjoyed the Scottish Borders Walking Festival read more

Boccia competition a huge success

The Paralympic sport attracted 40 local entrants and competitors travelling from as far afield as Glasgow and Edinburgh read more

Sporting chance

Record number of athletes attend Borders Sports Academy read more

Nominate an area to take a diverse approach

Bid to improve biodiversity in the region read more

French connection for rugby star Townsend

Ex-Scotland star took part in Galashiels Academy's European Day of Languages read more

Stars 'pitch in' to support sport

Sporting role models unveil 2G facility in Selkirk read more

Young people enjoy Big Bike Bash

Professional cycle tour races into Kelso read more