Scottish Borders Council

Street lighting

Report a lighting fault

Report a fault on street lights

To report a street light fault please call Scottish Borders Council

Address: Road Maintenance Council Headquarters Newtown St. Boswells TD6 0SA

Tel: 0300 100 1800

Emergency outside the above hours

Tel: 01896 752111

Lighting faults

If you find a faulty street light, illuminated bollard or sign, pedestrian crossing or permanent traffic lights you can:

To help us make the repair more quickly please have the following details ready:

  • lamp post number
  • street name
  • what the problem is

If you don't know the lamp post number, you can give us the nearest house number to it.

We aim to repair faults within 7 working days, however this can take longer if the fault is with the electrical supply and we need the power company to repair a fault.

Immediate risks

If there is an immediate risk to health and safety, outside normal office hours, please call 01896 752111. Immediate risks include :

  • damaged or leaning column, traffic light or road sign
  • exposed wiring or cables
  • damaged, hanging or loose lantern cover
  • traffic lights not working.

Trunk roads

Certain major roads known as trunk roads are not our responsibility. 

  • A7 south of Galashiels
  • A68
  • A1
  • A702  
  • A6091.

Transport Scotland is responsible for trunk roads and queries should be made to their operating company online at Amey or call them on 0800 042 0188.

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Scottish Borders Council

Council Headquarters Newtown St. Boswells Melrose TD6 0SA

Tel: 0300 100 1800


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