Scottish Borders Council



Borders Care & Repair receives funding boost from Borders Caring Services

The Borders Care & Repair service has introduced new falls prevention and dementia awareness services thanks to a £92,000 funding grant from Borders Caring Services.

Published 11 December 2019

Scottish Borders Council predicts balanced budget despite increasing challenges

Scottish Borders Council will today report that it expects to once again deliver a balanced budget this year, despite some increasing pressures.

Published 19 November 2019

Scottish Borders Council encourages community views on property proposal discussions

Community groups and members of the public in Earlston and Eyemouth are being encouraged to give Scottish Borders Council their views on initial proposals for council properties and services in both communities.

Published 5 November 2019

Watchdog highlights transformation progress at Scottish Borders Council

Scottish Borders Council has made “steady progress” as it continues to transform the way it delivers services but a “clear plan” is required to enable the local authority to deliver its ambitious programme of transformation.

Published 22 October 2019

Scottish Borders Council launches council budget consultation

Scottish Borders Council (SBC) has launched a consultation to help inform the upcoming budget which will be set in February 2020.

Published 1 October 2019

Borders care services to return to council control

Scottish Borders Council is to bring care services in the region back into its control less than five years after being taken over by an arms-length agency.

Published 27 September 2019

Scottish Borders Council supports Scottish Housing Day

Scottish Borders Council will highlight the range of support it offers and its key achievements throughout Scottish Housing Day on its social media channels.

Published 18 September 2019

CIH Scotland appoints Donna Bogdanovic as new board member

CIH Scotland has appointed Donna Bogdanovic from Scottish Borders Council to its board.

Published 11 September 2019

New ‘state of the art’ flats in Galashiels to address needs of growing elderly population

Eildon Housing has unveiled plans to build up to three Extra Care developments over the next five years with the first starting on site next week at Langhaugh in Galashiels.

Published 9 September 2019

Plans submitted for the conversion of old Kelso high school into housing

Plans have been submitted to Scottish Borders Council for the former Kelso high school, to be converted into homes for the elderly and affordable housing.

Published 3 September 2019

Eyemouth Community Campus plans on show as part of property event

Eyemouth Community Campus plans are being showcased to the public for the first time as part of a Fit for 2024 property event next month.

Published 2 September 2019

Housing minister welcomed to new Borders site

The sun shone to greet minister for local government & housing, Kevin Stewart MSP, to Trust Housing’s new Extra Care development in Duns.

Published 19 August 2019

Eildon to trial modern construction methods on new affordable green homes in the Borders

Eildon Housing is to undertake an “exciting” new building project which will deliver warmer, cheaper, affordable homes while also considering the future of house building and its impact on the environment.

Published 8 August 2019

Social enterprise awarded gardening contract at Borders homeless accommodation

A Hawick-based social enterprise which works with adults with physical and learning disabilities has been awarded a four-year contract to maintain gardens at homeless temporary accommodation in the Scottish Borders.

Published 23 July 2019

Borders RSLs team up to help fund Men's Shed development officer

Housing associations in the Borders region are among a number of organisations to lend support for a local Men’s Shed.

Published 11 July 2019