Privacy statement

Who are we?

We are a local authority established under the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994.

Our head office is located at:

Council Headquarters
Newtown St Boswells

Contact our Data Protection Officer

  • post: The Information Management Team, Legal and Licensing, Regulatory Services, Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA 
  • phone: 0300 100 1800
  • email:


From 1 April 2015 to 1 December 2019, SB Cares operated as an Arm’s Length External Organisation (ALEO), carrying out adult care functions on our behalf. However, on 1 December 2019 SB Cares was fully integrated back into the Council and no longer operates as a separate organisation.

Download our Data Protection - code of practice Download our Records Management policy Download our Information Governance policy