Scottish Borders Council



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

Urgent flood defence repairs undertaken to protect SBHA properties

Scottish Borders Council is undertaking urgent repair works to the Jed Water flood defence in Jedburgh following damage caused during the recent stormy weather.

Published 19 February 2020

Berwickshire Housing Association completes new homes in Duns

The final phase of Berwickshire Housing Association’s new Todlaw development in Duns has now been completed creating another 27 affordable energy-efficient homes.

Published 20 January 2020

SBHA prepares to take new affordable housing projects on-site

Scottish Borders Housing Association (SBHA) is to start work on three new sites later this winter as it continues its commitment to help meet the growing need for affordable housing in the region.

Published 16 January 2020

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