THE chief executive of Scottish Borders Council (SBC) is stepping down.

The local authority has announced today (June 21) that Netta Meadows will leave her role in September.

Ms Meadows first took on the top job at the council in March 2021, taking over from Tracey Logan.

She relocated to the Borders from Somerset where she worked as director for service delivery at South Somerset District Council.

In her time as chief executive Ms Meadows has worked through the coronavirus pandemic and the extreme weather which hit the region in the last year.

Council Leader Euan Jardine said: “On behalf of elected Members I would like to congratulate Netta on all that she has accomplished through these difficult times, she has and continues to be a true leader.

“We wish Netta all the best in her future venture, and until her departure in September, I am very much looking forward to continuing to work closely with her and her senior leadership team.”