Equality and diversity
We view the Scottish Borders as a place where everyone matters, where everyone should have equal opportunities and where everyone should be treated with dignity and respect.
As a council we want our services to be accessible to everyone irrespective of their age, disability, gender, race, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
We will endeavour to ensure that our services meet the needs of everyone who lives, works or visits the Scottish Borders and we will continue to work with our communities to ensure we can achieve this.
Working for the Council
We value and celebrate the diversity that exists within our community and look to see it reflected in our workforce. We are committed to creating a working environment in which everyone can take full part. We aim to integrate fairness and equal opportunities into every aspect of our employment practices.
Council equality scheme
The Council's equality scheme 2012-16 (PDF) sets out our renewed commitment to achieving equality of opportunity, fairness and respect for everyone in the Scottish Borders.
You can also get this document in large print, on tape, in braille and in various other formats by contacting Equality and Diversity Services on 01835 824000 or in writing to Business Consultancy Unit, Scottish Borders Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA.