www.scotborders.gov.uk Latest News http://www.scotborders.gov.uk/news Scottish Borders Council Latest news Jadu CMS http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:57:50 +0000 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:57:50 +0000 Increasing number of pupils leaving school with vital skills http://www.scotborders.gov.uk/news/article/1003/increasing_number_of_pupils_leaving_school_with_vital_skills Consistent improvement in the percentage of senior secondary school pupils achieving numeracy and literacy standards have been noted in Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) data for the Borders. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:12:00 +00:00 Convener highlights successful funding approach to European audience http://www.scotborders.gov.uk/news/article/1002/convener_highlights_successful_funding_approach_to_european_audience More than 70 projects across the Borders have benefited from the latest LEADER programme of European funding Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:47:00 +00:00 A wartime Christmas celebrated in Hawick http://www.scotborders.gov.uk/news/article/1001/a_wartime_christmas_celebrated_in_hawick Hawick Museum looks at Christmas during World War One. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:50:00 +00:00 Council agrees to new committee structure http://www.scotborders.gov.uk/news/article/1000/council_agrees_to_new_committee_structure A new committee structure has been agreed. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:51:00 +00:00 School pupils celebrate opening of new play park and sports facility in Selkirk http://www.scotborders.gov.uk/news/article/999/school_pupils_celebrate_opening_of_new_play_park_and_sports_facility_in_selkirk New Philiphaugh Freedom Park opened in Bannerfield. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:28:00 +00:00 Borders Citizens Advice Bureau services secured http://www.scotborders.gov.uk/news/article/998/borders_citizens_advice_bureau_services_secured The Council is to continue funding the three local Citizens Advice Bureaux until March 2017. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:02:00 +00:00 Annual Dementia conference shares stories and good practice http://www.scotborders.gov.uk/news/article/997/annual_dementia_conference_shares_stories_and_good_practice The Scottish Borders annual Dementia conference – Have Your Voice – took place on 13 November at the Dryburgh Abbey Hotel. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:24:00 +00:00 Council approves updated charging policy for social work services http://www.scotborders.gov.uk/news/article/996/council_approves_updated_charging_policy_for_social_work_services The Council has approved an updated charging policy for all residential and non-residential social work services to take effect from 1 April 2015. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:12:00 +00:00 Peebles road closure information http://www.scotborders.gov.uk/news/article/995/peebles_road_closure_information Kingsmeadows Road closed until 28 November. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:44:00 +00:00 Dunsdale Haugh road closure required for Selkirk Flood Scheme works http://www.scotborders.gov.uk/news/article/994/dunsdale_haugh_road_closure_required_for_selkirk_flood_scheme_works Starts on Monday 24 November. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:56:00 +00:00 Primary one pupils get free reading packs http://www.scotborders.gov.uk/news/article/993/primary_one_pupils_get_free_reading_packs Every primary one pupil in the Borders is to receive a pack of free books courtesy of the Scottish Book Trust. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:14:00 +00:00 Skiprunning Burn Flood Protection Scheme on view http://www.scotborders.gov.uk/news/article/990/skiprunning_burn_flood_protection_scheme_on_view Jedburgh’s Skiprunning Burn Flood Protection Scheme is now available for members of the public, landowners and stakeholders to view. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:06:00 +00:00 Free early learning and childcare for eligible two year olds http://www.scotborders.gov.uk/news/article/989/free_early_learning_and_childcare_for_eligible_two_year_olds Some two year olds are now entitled to 600 free hours of early learning and childcare. Parents and carers of eligible children are being urged to make the most of the new provision. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 08:49:00 +00:00 Building work starts on Kelso Community Recycling Centre http://www.scotborders.gov.uk/news/article/988/building_work_starts_on_kelso_community_recycling_centre Work gets underway next week to new recycling and neighbourhood operations integrated facility. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:33:00 +00:00 Drivers asked not to use Galashiels road as shortcut during interchange works http://www.scotborders.gov.uk/news/article/987/drivers_asked_not_to_use_galashiels_road_as_shortcut_during_interchange_works Stirling Street should only be used by vehicles requiring access to destinations on road. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:50:00 +00:00 Galashiels Flood Prevention Scheme opened http://www.scotborders.gov.uk/news/article/986/galashiels_flood_prevention_scheme_opened Minister for Environment and Climate Change and Council Leader unveil scheme. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 15:57:00 +00:00 Jim Clark Memorial Rally announcement http://www.scotborders.gov.uk/news/article/985/jim_clark_memorial_rally_announcement Following discussions with Police Scotland and partners, it has been announced that it will not be possible to hold the 2015 Jim Clark Memorial Rally in May. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 11:37:00 +00:00 Borderers raise their voices for 16 Days of Action http://www.scotborders.gov.uk/news/article/984/borderers_raise_their_voices_for_16_days_of_action Global 16 Days of Action campaign in Borders to tackle violence against women. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:42:00 +00:00 2015-16 school enrolment set to begin http://www.scotborders.gov.uk/news/article/982/2015-16_school_enrolment_set_to_begin Parents of children due to start school, early learning and childcare are being asked to register their child for a place during enrolment week. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 11:17:00 +00:00 Council welcomes first rails in Borders for 45 years http://www.scotborders.gov.uk/news/article/983/council_welcomes_first_rails_in_borders_for_45_years Installation of tracks reach region. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 11:13:00 +00:00