Dog owners warned to remain vigilant after Alabama Rot death

Vets have warned dog owners not to let their pets play in muddy areas following the death of a retriever which contracted a rare disease.

Author Alexander McCall Smith and Artist Andrew Crummy walk through some of the 160 panels.''Pic Neil Hanna

Can the Great Tapestry of Scotland weave its magic and regenerate famed Scots mill town?

They stitched for 50,000 hours with 30 miles of yarn weaving million years of Scotland’s story.

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Lucy Bergius runs Over Langshaw Farmhouse Ice Cream from her family's 500-acre dairy farm. Photograph: Phil Wilkinson

Farmhouse ice cream company wins funds to double production

An ice cream maker based in Galashiels is to double the size of its manufacturing site after securing financial support through the Scottish Borders Leader fund.

Expansion in pipeline for Borders drugs firm

Expansion in pipeline for Borders drugs firm

The pharmaceutical company formerly known as ProStrakan is to expand its Scottish headquarters after unveiling healthy full-year revenues.

Bruce Stevenson chief executive Edward Bruce, left, and commercial director Andrew Adam. Picture: Contributed

Growth pays off as turnover rises at Bruce Stevenson

Insurance brokerage Bruce Stevenson has reported a double-digit hike in turnover during a “fruitful year” for the Edinburgh-based firm.


Borders drug outfit seeks approval for rickets treatment

Kyowa Kirin International (KKI), the Borders-based drug developer formerly known as ProStrakan, is seeking European marketing authorisation for a treatment aimed at the most common inherited cause of rickets.

Floors Castle, Kelso, is one of the attractions featured in the new film to attract tourists to the Scottish Borders

Borders Railway film to attract US tourists

A new film featuring some of the treasures of the Scottish Borders is to be used to attract US tourists to the new Borders Railway to explore southeast Scotland.

Spirit of Speyside: Distilled will be held in Elgin next month. Picture: Contributed

Bruce Stevenson in high spirits at Speyside festival

Insurance broker Bruce Stevenson has been unveiled as the headline sponsor of a festival showcasing the best food and drink that Speyside can offer.

The Dalmeny Hotel in Lytham St Annes had no lifeguards employed when Jane Bell downed

‘No lifeguards’ at hotel where Galashiels toddler drowned

An inquest has heard how there were no lifeguards at the Dalmeny Hotel when a three year old girl drowned in the pool.

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Exhibition of Sir Walter Scott’s literary reviews set to open

AN exhibition focusing on the role of Waverley novelist Sir Walter Scott as a reviewer of other famous authors’ books opens in the spring.

The 75-year-old was found dead at Broadlee Bank, Galashiels. Picture: Google

Murder probe after pensioner found dead in Scottish Borders

A murder investigation is under way after a pensioner was found dead in his home in the Scottish Borders.

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Gala 27-19 Glasgow Hawks: Bonus-point win for Gala

Gala offered their fans hope that a season which had gone spectacularly wrong can be salvaged after producing a bonus-point win over Glasgow Hawks, with a performance that suggested reinvigoration.

The old Post Office building in Channel Street, Galashiels.

New market set for old Galashiels post office

Stalls will be erected outside as well as inside the former main Post Office in Galashiels when a new retail market starts operating there next month.

The Borders railway opened to the public in September. Picture: Ian Rutherford

126,000 passengers in a month for Borders Railway

Nearly 126,000 journeys have been made on the Borders Railway since the line opened one month ago today.

Diver Ritchie Reed with the survey team: Peter Clement, Euan Hogg, Stan Johnston and Alistair Christie.

Galashiels hydro electric scheme takes another step forward

The possibility of the historic mill lades of Galashiels being restored and harnessed to produce hydro electricity has been assessed by experts.

Gala's Ruairi Howarth. Pic: Brian Sutherland

Gala 35 Ayr 36: Ayr back on victory trail

Following two successive defeats in the BT Premiership, Ayr returned to winning ways after achieving victory over Gala by the slimmest of margins in an encounter of vacillating fortunes that drained the emotions of players and spectators alike.

George Small: One of the last people to have held the dual greenkeeper/golf professional roles

Obituary: George Wilson Small, greenkeeper/golf professional

Born: 1 November, 1927, in Drumeldrie, Fife. Died: 11 September, 2015, in Galashiels, aged 87

Borders Railway has been plagued with complaints regarding overcrowding and delays in its first week of service. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Borders Railway complaints over delays and overcrowding

DELAYS and overcrowding have plagued the Borders Railway’s first week, deterring passengers from using the new service, campaigners have claimed.

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