A vision for the future
How planning years ahead is vital for everyone in the Borders read more
On the case
The recycling team at the council doesn't sit still for long. read more
EDUCATION: Drive for a worthy cause
School courier service Associated Parcels is giving schools a helping hand with their recycling campaigns. read more
EDUCATION: Children more aware
A primary school with a roll of only 11 children has “outgrown” the competition from nearly 10,000 other pupils by winning the Royal Highland Education Trust’s (RHET) 2008 Count and Grow project. read more
EDUCATION: RHET’s ethos
The Royal Highland Education Trust is an educational charity that helps children in Scotland learn about the countryside, food and farming. read more
EDUCATION: The key to a beter education
There were plenty of smiling faces in Denholm when the new village school opened in October. It replaced the former school, destroyed by a fire in 2006.
EDUCATION : Bookstart Rhymetimes
Libraries across the Borders held special Bookstart Rhymetimes to celebrate National Bookstart Day. read more
EDUCATION: Get your free worms!
Local schools are being encouraged to compost as much biodegradable waste as possible. read more
EDUCATION: Bollards make their point
The Council has been looking at ways to make getting to and from school safer for children. read more
What YOU say about life in your area
Sixty-three per cent of residents think Scottish Borders Council is ‘good’ and four per cent rate it as ‘excellent’. read more
Making the difference
SBcContracts is a trading organisation of the Council and specialises in
engineering, roads construction and groundworks.
Grab benefit of insulation grants
One of the best ways to make your home more energy efficient and reduce fuel bills is by installing cavity wall and loft insulation. read more
Public bodies, including councils, are covered by the Disability Equality Duty (DED), which came into force in December 2006. read more
Top tips from trading standards experts
The consumer advice team – part of the Council’s trading standards unit – deals with all sorts of queries from people who are struggling to resolve issues with suppliers. read more
Borders first to go digital read more
A budget like no other
Council Leader warns of tough decisions ahead read more
Riding through history
Call to locals to take part in Homecoming event read more
Wardens taking the lead
Dog wardens have been on a mission for the last year with a hard-hitting campaign to tackle dog fouling. read more
Festival of light
The Land, The Light, The Locals – the Scottish Borders New Year Festival – will run from 29 December to 2 January. read more
Glad all over
TV stars give a keep-fit message to going digital read more
New law protects adults
A new law gives adults who are unable to safeguard themselves the same priority as child protection. read more
A blooming great idea
An officer has been appointed to offer support to schools as part of Marks and Spencer’s new partnership with the Council. read more
Sorted! Problems solved
SB Local, the Council’s free rapid response service, has been sorting out some of the public’s problems with roads, parks and cleansing for more than four years now.
More help for those in need
From 27 October this year, maintenance payments made for children are no longer taken into account as income in calculating housing and council tax benefits. read more
A friendly £600,000
A Borders charity has raised more than £600,000 to fund its befriending services.
Services meet local needs
You may have heard about the Concordat signed by the Scottish Government and councils earlier this year.
Say it with flowers
Many visitors comment on how beautiful the Borders region is. read more
Keeping kids safe
An awareness-raising campaign is spreading the message about keeping children safe. read more
Get fit for winter driving
Winter in the Borders can be unpredictable and bad weather can strike suddenly – so the best advice when severe weather hits is to stay off the road.
Aim to change rape attitute
Thirty two per cent of people surveyed say there should be some burden of responsibility for rape if the woman is flirting.
Winners all !
The winners of the Scottish Borders Awards 2008 were announced in October at a gala dinner and awards ceremony in Kelso, attended by more than 400 guests. read more
Could you be a carer?
Adoption has changed greatly in recent years with few babies being adopted. read more
The Council has honoured local athletes who took part in this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Beijing. read more
Sports site will help you develop skills
The Scottish Borders now has a central website for all areas of sport in the region. read more
Youngsters jump to it!
The 2008 Scottish Borders Sports Academy was held recently at the National Sports Centre in Largs. read more