SCOTTISH Borders Council has come in for criticism over the number of high-paid officials it employs.
A BORDERS MSP is calling for a review of how care contracts are awarded by Scottish Borders Council - just weeks before million-pound deals are announced.
THE announcement of a £200,000 fund to help commercial bee farmers prompted a group of individual beekeepers to contact Borders MSP Christine Grahame.
PEEBLES Community Council have offered their full support to a campaign to make the roads around Peebles primary schools safer.
HAIRDRESSING students from Borders College showcased their skills to friends, family and local placement providers whilst raising funds for the Jimmy's Footsteps (Cancer Research) charity at the Scottish Borders Campus in Galashiels recently.
BORDERS MP David Mundell is urging constituents to "get on your bike," ahead of this autumn's 10th anniversary Tour of Britain.
MINISTER for Children and Young People, Aileen Campbell MSP visited the Borders this week to learn more about the current challenges and opportunities with regard to improving outcomes for children and young people in the region.
FROM a dawn chorus woodland walk at Harestanes, a moth-trapping evening at Plora Wood, horse logging demonstrations and welly walks - to wildlife film-making for beginners, there's something for everyone during biodiversity month.
SCOTTISH Borders Councillor Catriona Bhatia is seeking assurances that proper plans are in place to avoid a repeat of the traffic chaos caused by the recent landslip at Nutwood near Dirtpot Corner on the A72.
A LEADING care charity in the Borders faces a funding crisis - after its bank account was closed.
ECO-CONSCIOUS pupils at Kingsland Primary School got the whole school community thinking about nature on their doorstep during a 'Biodiversity Bonanza.'
THE feasibility of establishing a Justice Centre in the Central Borders in the wake of the proposed closure of Peebles Sheriff Court moves a step closer when it will be considered at a meeting of stakeholders to be held locally next month.
BORDERS MP David Mundell has called on local schools to take part in My Money Week (June 3-9), giving pupils the chance to learn more about money and personal finance.
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