Scottish Borders Council



Borders residents invited to join Cheviot Community Fund Assessment Panel

The Cheviot Area Partnership is keen to hear from residents who would like to become members of a community-led panel responsible for assessing applications to the Cheviot Community Fund.

Published 6 July 2021

Eildon's retrofit of doctor's surgery aims to improve health of the planet

Students from Borders College paid a visit to the doctor’s recently to learn more about how properties can be re-purposed and retrofitted with new technology, such as ground source heating systems, to significantly reduce a building’s carbon footprint.

Published 11 June 2021

Residents invited to join Berwickshire Community Fund Assessment Panel

The Berwickshire Area Partnership is keen to hear from residents who would like to become members of a community-led panel responsible for assessing applications to the Berwickshire Community Fund.

Published 28 May 2021

Scottish Borders Council agrees proposals for recovery fund

Scottish Borders Council has approved proposals for the administration of the Build Back a Better Borders Recovery Fund which was agreed within the council’s Financial Plan on March 19.

Published 14 May 2021

Berwickshire Community Fund opens to support local projects

The Berwickshire Community Fund for 2021/2022 is now open with £57,260 available for local community projects.

Published 5 May 2021

Next phase of Hawick Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme announced

The next phase of the £1.57 million Hawick Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) has been announced this week, with a new round of grant funding opening.

Published 9 April 2021

Scottish Borders Council launches second phase of consultation on draft Anti-Poverty Strategy

Scottish Borders Council has launched the second phase of its consultation on the draft Anti-Poverty Strategy which has been developed as part a Borders-wide commitment to supporting individuals, families and communities experiencing hardship, whether that is as a result of economic, fuel, housing, food, digital or any other type of hardship.

Published 31 March 2021

Scottish Borders Council freezes council tax for 2021/22 as budget agreed

Scottish Borders Council’s five-year revenue budget and ten-year capital plan was decided by councillors on Friday with a Council Tax freeze agreed for 2021/22.

Published 22 March 2021

Scottish Borders Council launches consultation on draft Anti-Poverty Strategy

Scottish Borders Council (SBC) has launched the first phase of its consultation on the draft Anti-Poverty Strategy which has been developed as part a Borders-wide commitment to supporting individuals, families and communities experiencing hardship, whether that is as a result of economic, fuel, housing, food, digital or any other type of hardship.

Published 16 March 2021

Scottish Borders Council launches COVID-19 recovery budget plans for 2021/22

Scottish Borders Council has launched its budget plans for 2021/22, with a continued commitment to protecting and investing in frontline services.

Published 15 March 2021

Utilita Community Fund powers Borders community food hub

Eildon Group is delighted to hear that it has been successful in its application for funds from the ‘Community Fund’ from Utilita – a smart Pay as You Go Energy provider – to support ongoing work at its Borders Community Food Hub.

Published 10 March 2021

Duns tenants welcome new ‘life changing’ amenity and extra care housing development

Trust Housing Association, Scottish Borders Council and Hart Builders have now completed their new amenity and extra care housing development at Todlaw in Duns, offering two different types of service designed for later years living.

Published 8 March 2021

Scottish Borders Council to hold consultation on draft anti-poverty strategy

Scottish Borders Council is to hold a consultation on the draft Anti-Poverty Strategy that has been developed as part a Borders-wide commitment to supporting individuals, families and communities experiencing hardship, whether that is as a result of economic, fuel, housing, food, digital or any other type of poverty.

Published 26 February 2021

Scottish Borders Council to discuss Council Tax freeze

Scottish Borders Council will next week discuss a proposal to freeze Council Tax at the current level, which is the sixth lowest in mainland Scotland, for 2021/22.

Published 22 February 2021

Scottish Borders Council apologises for data breach affecting 600 customers

Scottish Borders Council has apologised for a data breach after the email addresses of free school meal payment recipients were shared.

Published 18 February 2021