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Borders Railway fails to meet expected first-year growth

The initial surge in passengers on the Borders Railway was reversed in the second half of its first year, official figures showed today.

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Three spectators were killed near Coldstream during the Jim Clark Rally in 2014. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Fatal accident inquiry into Scots rally deaths announced

A joint fatal accident inquiry into the deaths of four spectators at two Scottish motor rallies will be held, the Crown Office said today.

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Woman dies after collapsing at Santa fun run in the Borders

Woman dies after collapsing at Santa fun run in the Borders

A woman has died after collapsing during a Santa fun run in the Borders on Saturday.

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Crieff Hydro is Scotland's oldest registered trading company. Picture: Contributed

Crieff Hydro counts cost of Peebles hotels investment

Leisure group Crieff Hydro has reported a loss at its hotels in Peebles following a “year of transition” for the venues.

Media & Leisure
Joan McAlpine MSP is fearful the move would mean a loss of jobs. Picture: Jane Barlow

Edinburgh Woollen Mill sparks concern over reports of English move

An SNP MSP is seeking answers from Edinburgh Woollen Mill after reports it is considering moving its headquarters to England.

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Archie Hume says the Black Friday sales have pitfalls for brands and consumers. Picture: Contributed

Archie Hume: Black Friday bad for brands and customers

Black Friday discounts are not only bad for customers, they can damage the brands that appear in retail stores.

Retail
The three injured students were taken to hospital for treatment. Picture: John Devlin

Three injured after bus carrying students crashes in Dumfries

Three people have been taken to hospital after a bus carrying 22 students crashed into a ditch in the south of Scotland.

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Eddleston Water in Peebles breaks it's banks and threatens to flood nearby properties. Picture: SWNS

Scotland’s weather: Flood warnings in place for Borders

Flood warnings have been put in place for southern Scotland as heavy rain and strong winds battering parts of England sweep across the Border.

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Fatal accident at the Jim Clark Memorial Rally near Coldstream. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Rally organisers criticise spectator death probe delay

The organisers of a motor rally where three people were killed have accused prosecutors of dragging their heels over an investigation into the incident.

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Revellers at the Wickerman Festival

Wickerman Festival ‘will not be continuing’

Organisers of the Wickerman Festival have announced the event will not be held again.

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Penman produces armoured vehicles for customers including the United Nations. Picture: Laurent Rebours/AP

Business briefs: Penman Engineering | IGF

Dumfries-based armoured vehicle manufacturer Penman Engineering has been bought after falling into administration in August, with about 140 staff at the time.

Companies
An ice warning has been issued for roads tonight. Picture: Paul Campbell

Scotland's weather: Ice warning threatens "tricky" driving conditions

Drivers are warned of "tricky" conditions tonight across western Scotland after the Met Office issued a severe weather warning for ice.
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The Lamington Viaduct

Scots rail passengers put at risk due to “vulnerable bridges”

An investigation into why trains continued to pass over a railway viaduct damaged by storms found a safety system for more than 100 at-risk bridges in Scotland had lapsed.

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From left: Amanda Yellowley, Alison Anderson and Lorraine Usher of Loreburn Housing Association. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Loreburn Housing Association has made two key appointments to its senior management team.

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Composer Frederick Kelly was billeted in the village of Greenlaw. Picture: Contributed

Composer honoured at Borders concert remembering Somme dead

The work of musicians, writers and artists who died at the Battle of the Somme will be honoured at a fundraising concert tomorrow in the Borders.

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Police are appealing for witnesses

Man, 66, punched in face during Borders road rage incident

Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for witnesses following a road rage where an old man was punched.

Dumfries & Borders
Cyclists enjoyed the scenery above the River Tweed, near Walkerburn. Picture: Stephen Whitehorne

Scottish Borders Council approve ambitious cycle tourism strategy

SCOTTISH Borders Council’s Executive Committee has approved an ambitious five year strategy for further developing and expanding cycle tourism in the area.

Dumfries & Borders
Husband and wife team Andrew and Josephine Kennedy of Seggarsdean Farm in Haddington have been shortlisted as finalists in the Scotch Beef Farm of the Year. Picture: Hector Innes Photography

Countdown to unveiling of country’s top beef farm

The three finalists shortlisted for the Scotch Beef Farm of the Year Award have been unveiled ahead of the announcement of the overall winner and prize-giving ceremony at AgriScot next week.

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Cairnpapple, near Bathgate. PIC Wikicommons

9 sacred sites of Stone Age Scotland

It was the way of the ancients to celebrate the sun, the moon and the dead.

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