Scottish Borders Council



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

Borders community initiatives to benefit from Localities Bid Fund

Scottish Borders Council has announced which projects are to benefit from the latest round of its Localities Bid Fund.

Published 2 July 2019

Eildon nominated twice for prestigious award

Eildon Housing Association’s efforts to promote inclusive growth, address housing need and invest in Borders’ communities has been recognised with two new build developments being shortlisted as finalists at the Scottish Home Awards 2019 for the ‘Housing Development of the Year (social rent)’ category.

Published 23 May 2019

BHA granted permission to build new homes in Duns

Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) is to build 29 affordable new energy efficient homes at Springfield Avenue in Duns with work set to start this summer.

Published 16 May 2019

BHA development to meet Chirnside demand for affordable housing

Berwickshire Housing Association’s vision of creating thriving rural communities has come to fruition in Chirnside following the completion of a new affordable and energy-efficient housing development.

Published 7 May 2019

Views wanted on Borders draft plan to tackle fuel poverty and the energy efficiency of local homes

Partners, stakeholders and the wider public are being encourage to give their views as part of a Scottish Borders Council consultation on a draft Affordable Warmth and Home Energy Efficiency Strategy.

Published 3 May 2019

Flat plans approved at Peebles hotel site

Councillors have approved plans to convert a historic hotel in Peebles into flats.

Published 3 April 2019

Borderlands Partnership welcomes £345m funding commitment

The Borderlands Partnership has welcomed the commitment in the Spring Statement and the announcement of a £345 million deal from the UK and Scottish Governments, describing the news as a ‘game changer’.

Published 14 March 2019

£85m for cross-border growth deal

The Scottish Government has pledged to invest £85 million over ten years in an initiative to drive economic growth across the Borders region.

Published 13 March 2019

Families move into new energy efficient homes in Eyemouth

The keys to Berwickshire Housing Association’s latest modern affordable homes at Acredale in Eyemouth have been given to the tenants moving in to their new homes.

Published 5 March 2019

Still time to apply for £300k Borders localities fund

Borderers are being urged to get their bids in for a share of over £300,000 to improve local communities.

Published 22 February 2019

Scottish Borders grants planning permission for 57 new homes

Springfield Properties has been granted planning permission for 57 new affordable homes in the Scottish Borders.

Published 7 December 2018