Scottish Borders Council

Acceleration of Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal funding announced

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that funding for the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal will be accelerated as the UK Government reconfirmed its commitment to the deal.

Published 27 November 2020

Scottish Borders Council outlines ambitious affordable housing plan

An ambitious plan for the delivery of 1,125 new affordable homes in the Scottish Borders between 2021 and 2026 will be discussed by Scottish Borders Council’s executive committee next Tuesday.

Published 13 November 2020

Scottish Borders Living Wage Group to encourage Eildon employers to commit to Living Wage

The Scottish Borders Living Wage Group has announced that the locality area of Eildon will benefit from a local approach to encourage more employers to commit to the real Living Wage.

Published 12 November 2020

Scottish Borders Council launches local development plan consultation

Scottish Borders residents can now have their say on the council's proposed new local development plan (LDP).

Published 4 November 2020

Berwickshire Housing Association hands over first new homes at Duns development

Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) has now let the first eight of its 29 affordable new energy efficient homes at Springfield in Duns.

Published 29 October 2020

Most long-term empty homes in Borders located in Hawick and Galashiels

Galashiels Town Centre, Hawick Town Centre, Hawick Trinity and Hawick Wellogate had more than 5% of properties classified as Long-Term Empty (LTE) in each of the past four years (2016-2019), according to new data from the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP).

Published 29 September 2020

Scottish Housing Day marked at Scottish Borders Council

Scottish Borders Council is marking the fifth annual Scottish Housing Day to celebrate the positive impact good quality and affordable housing makes to the lives of people and communities.

Published 16 September 2020

Scottish Borders Council chief executive Tracey Logan to retire

Tracey Logan, the chief executive of Scottish Borders Council, has announced she will retire at the end of September.

Published 28 August 2020

Charity partnership with SBHA enables expansion of services for children in the Borders

An innovative partnership between Aberlour, Scottish Borders Council (SBC), Scottish Borders Housing Association (SBHA) and The Robertson Trust has secured funding for two vital services for children, young people and their families. 

Published 17 August 2020

Scottish Borders Council warns of slow coronavirus recovery amid £15m loss

Scottish Borders Council has warned of a "very long and difficult" recovery process following the coronavirus pandemic after it estimated that the pandemic had cost it more than £15 million.

Published 23 June 2020

Galashiels food distribution hub opens

A new community food distribution hub has opened its doors in Galashiels.

Published 15 May 2020

New partnership to support South of Scotland economy through COVID-19

Dumfries and Galloway Council, Scottish Borders Council and the new South of Scotland Enterprise (SOSE) are to work together to support the region’s economy to respond to the impact of COVID-19.

Published 20 April 2020

Eildon secures £11m of funding for affordable homes in the Borders

Eildon Housing has secured more than £11 million of affordable housing grant thanks to its ongoing partnership working with the Scottish Government’s More Homes Division and Scottish Borders Council.

Published 19 March 2020

Eildon moves step closer to more Borders Passivhaus homes

Eildon Housing’s plans to deliver more green homes in the Borders moved another step closer this week.

Published 21 February 2020