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#CheerstoRabbie is the global toast to the Scottish bard

Borderers are being asked to participate in the biggest celebration of poet Robert Burns by raising a toast and saying #CheerstoRabbie. The Burns Night 2018 global virtual toast to the national bard is part of Scotland’s Winter Festivals, supported by...

yesterday, 14:54 in Regional North East
 

GP surgeries on Saturdays

Eyemouth Medical Practice is one of seven in the Borders to temporarily extend their opening hours to Saturday mornings. It is one of the measures being put in place by NHS Borders in response to the unprecedented levels of winter illness. GP...

yesterday, 12:36 in Regional North East
 

UK ministers in cross-border economy talks

Two UK Government ministers have opened up discussions about a Borderlands Growth Deal to boost the economy of the south of Scotland and north of England. Last week both David Mundell, Secretary of State for Scotland and Jake Berry, Northern...

yesterday, 12:36 in Regional North East
 

Shape our children’s worlds with a career in early learning and childcare

There’s more to childcare than just building sandcastles, making dens, or doing some glitter painting… Early learning professionals are responsible for giving Scotland’s children the best start in life using ideas and activities that help their little...

Monday, 08:50 in Regional North East
 

Swinton signs up to slow-go plea

Community councillors have erected ‘Please Slow Down’ signs at the east and west ends of Swinton Main Street. ‘Slow Down For Pedestrians’ notices have also gone up at the east and west ends of the village green. SWI Guest at the latest meeting was...

Monday, 07:35 in Regional North East
 

Police snow warning for Borders: ‘Get home as early as possible’

Police have warned drivers to return home as soon as possible this evening due to the forecast snow - and have asked employers to think carefully about allowing staff home early. An amber warning remains in place until 10pm this evening for snow...

Friday, 13:55 in Regional North East
 

Record your church bells for new Scottish composition

Readers are being asked to help create a new classical music composition to commemorate the centenary of armistice in November 2018. On November 11, 1918, church bells across the country pealed to signify the end of four long, arduous and deadly years...

Friday, 10:21 in Regional North East
 

Police issue an ‘avoid travel’ warning

People in the south of Scotland are being urged to avoid travel this evening, following an amber warning for snow from the Met Office. The amber warning is in place for Dumfries and Galloway, the Borders, South Ayrshire, East Ayrshire, South...

Wednesday, 16:36 in Regional North East
 

RBS bosses questioned in Parliament

Senior RBS executives appeared before the Scottish Affairs Committee today (Wednesday, January 17) to explain their decision to close 62 branches across Scotland. With six of the closure threatened Royal Bank of Scotland branches being in the Borders,...

Wednesday, 13:49 in Regional North East
 
Make Scottish charities your New Year resolution

Make Scottish charities your New Year resolution

Losing weight, getting in shape, finally packing in the fags. All very worthwhile resolutions to make and keep this year. However, there’s something we can all do in the next 12 months which might actually help us stick to our resolutions. Taking on a...

15 January 2018 in Regional North East
 
Coldstream pensioners’ party time

Coldstream pensioners’ party time

There was plenty of good food, drink, music and dancing at the annual Coldstream pensioners’ party. The event was held in town’s community centre. The event was held in town’s community centre.

15 January 2018 in Regional North East
 
Eyemouth president welcomes Rotarian Mick on board

Eyemouth president welcomes Rotarian Mick on board

Eyemouth Rotary Club president Dave Holland welcomed Mick Pawley, its latest member. Mick is the husband of Jo Pawley, the club’s district governor nominee, and this is the first husband and wife team in the club. Mick is the husband of Jo Pawley, the...

15 January 2018 in Regional North East
 
New recruit for Reiver Recruitment

New recruit for Reiver Recruitment

A recruitment consultant who has recently moved to Coldstream to work at Reiver Recruitment’s newly opened Berwick office is loving her new life. Gill Murray turned her vision for 2018 into reality, by moving from Glasgow to the Borders and starting a...

12 January 2018 in Regional North East
 
Befriending project looks for new volunteers in 2018

Befriending project looks for new volunteers in 2018

New year resolutions come and go - many rarely making it beyond the first week - but one resolution that could be kept is to become a befriender. Berwickshire Housing Association’s befriender project manager, Terri Bearhope is urging local people to...

11 January 2018 in Regional North East
 
World War Two veterans offered free tours to pay respects to fallen comrades

World War Two veterans offered free tours to pay respects to fallen comrades

The travel arm of the Royal British Legion is on a mission to find all surviving veterans of World War Two. The Treasury is enabling a series of free-of-charge tours for World War Two veterans to return to where they served to pay their respects to...

11 January 2018 in Regional North East
 
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