Scottish Borders Council

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

Glasgow City Council to outline fuel poverty demographic concerns at Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee will take evidence from local authorities, housing associations and energy efficiency experts tomorrow as it continues its examination of proposed legislation which sets a new target relating to the eradication of fuel poverty.

Published 27 November 2018

Consultation event to be held on Eildon extra care housing plans in Kelso

Members of the public have the opportunity to view plans for the old Kelso High School site this month.

Published 13 November 2018

Borders public invited to play their part in development of key planning document

Where new homes and businesses can be built and how further town centre regeneration can take place are just two of the questions the Borders public are being asked as part of an upcoming Scottish Borders Council (SBC) consultation.

Published 30 October 2018

Waverley Housing given council support for Upper Langlee regeneration plans

Scottish Borders Council has agreed to provide financial assistance to Waverley Housing to enable a large scale regeneration of Upper Langlee in Galashiels.

Published 17 October 2018

Council supports Eildon extra care housing project in Galashiels

Eildon Housing Association has been awarded up to £1.8 million to enable the development of 39 extra care homes in Galashiels after its projected bill was increased by the discovery of asbestos on the site.

Published 17 October 2018

Scottish Borders Council to consider merger with NHS Borders

Scottish Borders Council is to explore the potential of merging with NHS Borders to create a single public authority for the region.

Published 20 September 2018

Young people encouraged to take part in Borders housing needs survey

Scottish Borders Council is undertaking a survey to help it understand the housing needs and aspirations of young people from across the region, including those currently living outwith the Borders.

Published 1 August 2018

Councillor unveils Eildon’s latest development in Kelso

Councillor Mark Rowley, Scottish Border Council’s executive member for business and economic development, cut the ribbon to mark the official opening of Eildon Housing Association’s latest development at Roxburgh and Union Street in Kelso.

Published 18 June 2018

Scottish Borders Council and partners brace for Universal Credit Full Service roll-out

Scottish Borders Council (SBC) and partners are working together to provide information and advice to residents on the Department for Work and Pensions’ roll out of Universal Credit (UC) Full Service in the Borders, which began yesterday.

Published 14 June 2018

Long-serving employee bids farewell to Scottish Borders Housing Association

Scottish Borders Housing Association said goodbye to one of its longest-serving neighbourhood housing officers last week, with the retirement of Irene Sparkes.

Published 18 May 2018

Berwickshire Housing Association gets work underway at Chirnside

Berwickshire Housing Association’s vision of creating thriving rural communities continued apace as work started on a new affordable housing development in Chirnside.

Published 1 March 2018

Borders health and social care team shortlisted for national award

The Scottish Borders Health & Social Care Partnership’s Community Capacity Building team (CCB) has been shortlisted for the finals of the iESE (Improvement and Efficiency Social Enterprise) Public Sector Transformation Awards 2018.

Published 28 February 2018