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Council drives ahead with new Jim Clark museum in Borders

1 Mar 2015 09:00

SCOTTISH Borders Council has committed funding of £515,000 towards an enlarged and improved museum to celebrate the life and achievements of two-time Formula One World Champion Jim Clark.

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Substance misuse remains a priority in Borders

1 Mar 2015 08:30

BORDERS Drug and Alcohol service managers, service users and family members met Paul Wheelhouse, the minister for community safety and legal affairs.

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Council sceptical that sports trust can run area’s cultural services

1 Mar 2015 08:00

COUNCILLORS have expressed doubts over the ability of the Borders Sport and Leisure Trust (BSLT) to run the cultural services – museums, libraries, arts and community centres – currently delivered by Scottish Borders Council.

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A Borders goose is top of the pecking order

28 Feb 2015 09:00

A BIRD from the Borders ensured that there was at least one home win at the largest one day poultry show in Scotland.

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Peebles coaches commit future to club

28 Feb 2015 07:30

No-one would blame bosses at Peebles for casting envious eyes in the direction of Selkirk where their former coach has an impeccable record.

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Iconic bridge restored to former glory

A FAVOURITE haunt for Peeblesshire walkers and cyclists is back in pristine condition - as can been seen by this picture.

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Both AIMUp and the tapestry have exciting potential

SIR, You reported in two articles on February 20 (Tory Councillors fail in bid to unpack tapestry decision and Council AIMUp) that one of the community councillors against the proposal to invest in a permanent site for the Great Tapestry of Scotland is Brian McCrow.

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SIR, I am a Borderer only by marriage, but during my 80 years I have lived in five other Scottish regions. I have often noticed how many Scottish people have never visited the splendid abbeys, castles, peel towers and stately homes with which our regions abounds, many of them having played memorable and often heroic roles in Scottish history.

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Grand Race is our National Treasure

26 Feb 2015 09:30

Any attempt at rational discussion about that awesome icon of British horse racing, the Grand National, can easily dissolve into nostalgic chat about four-legged heroes of yesteryear.

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Jumping for joy

21 Feb 2015 08:00

BRIGHT young athletics prospect Ellie O’Hara continued her climb to the top by emerging victorious in an event at the Scottish Indoor Athletics Championships.

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No Long Run but plenty other steeplechase stars

10 Feb 2015 07:30

SOME of National Hunt’s leading contenders are expected at Kelso on Thursday.

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Cycle event sells out in 30 seconds

7 Feb 2015 09:00

IT took just 30 seconds to sell out a global cycling event that is being staged in the Borders at the end of May.

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Both AIMUp and the tapestry have exciting potential

28 Feb 2015 08:30

SIR, You reported in two articles on February 20 (Tory Councillors fail in bid to unpack tapestry decision and Council AIMUp) that one of the community councillors against the proposal to invest in a permanent site for the Great Tapestry of Scotland is Brian McCrow.

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We need councillors to sit up and listen

24 Feb 2015 08:45

Sir, I would like to appeal to Peeblesshire News readers to join the thousands who have signed the petition asking Scottish Borders Council to overturn its decision to spend £6 million of our money and £2.5 million of Scottish Government money (also our money) - that is a total of £8.5m - on a new building at Tweedbank to house the Great Tapestry of Scotland.

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Amazed mirth

19 Feb 2015 07:30

SIR, The letter from an SNP councillor, claiming that “Conservatives need to offer fresh thinking” caused much amazed mirth in our household.

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Switched off

18 Feb 2015 07:30

SIR, One of the main news items on Border Television’s Lookaround informed us that Carlisle United were able to play a vital game due to volunteers clearing snow at Brunton Park. I am sure that would please viewers in Peebles only 25 miles away from Tynecastle and Easter Road in the capital city of Scotland.

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Music festival prepares for another sell-out

22 Feb 2015 08:30

FOR the past 13 years Innerleithen has hosted the biggest Celtic music festival in the Borders, and the organisers have just announced their 2015 concert programme.

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Working perspectives in Tweeddale

16 Feb 2015 07:30

IT began with an epic blind date in June 2014 when 12 Borders artists encountered 10 Borders businesses, chose a partner and agreed to spend quality time together for the following eight months.

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Old favourite

9 Feb 2015 08:30

TWEED Theatre’s autumn production is a revival of an old favourite - “They Came from Mars and Landed Outside the Farndale Avenue Church Hall in time for the Townswomens’ Guild’s Coffee Morning” - a farce, hilariously and eccentrically odd as its title.

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