Scottish Borders Council

Home adaptations and community spaces to benefit from Scottish Borders budget plans

Scottish Borders Council has agreed its budget for the year ahead as part of a five-year revenue plan and a ten-year capital plan.

Published 21 February 2018

Scottish Borders Council unveils £294m capital investment plan in draft budget

More than £294 million is proposed to be spent on infrastructure throughout the Borders over the next ten years as part of a draft financial plan from the local authority.

Published 14 February 2018

Peebles to benefit from new project to reduce energy costs

Peebles householders, businesses and community groups can benefit from a new energy cost reduction project that has been launched in the town.

Published 31 January 2018

New Borders community funding pot attracts over 130 bids

Over 130 applications were received in the first round of Scottish Borders Council’s new £500,000 Localities Bid Fund.

Published 22 December 2017

Eildon to acquire Borders homes to keep them available for affordable rent

A total of 41 homes in Galashiels and Innerleithen are to be sold to Eildon Housing to ensure they remain available for affordable rent.

Published 20 December 2017

Residents to be consulted on plans to regenerate Upper Langlee

Scottish Borders Council and Waverley Housing are launching a joint ‘masterplanning’ project in Upper Langlee in Galashiels this month.

Published 12 December 2017

Public meeting to discuss Earlston flooding and affordable housing plans

Updates on the Earlston Flood Study and plans for affordable housing in the village will be discussed at a public meeting this month.

Published 4 December 2017

Borders councillors approve strategy for over 1,100 affordable homes

A strategic housing plan which could see over 1,100 new affordable homes built in the Borders over the next five years has been approved by councillors.

Published 19 October 2017

Official opening for newly refurbished Borders care home

The Scottish Borders Health and Social Care Partnership and SB Cares have officially opened the doors to the new premises of the Community Equipment Service in Tweedbank.

Published 17 October 2017

Five year Scottish Borders housing plan to be considered by councillors

Scottish Borders Council is to consider a new five-year housing plan for the area next week which could see as many as 1,177 affordable homes delivered.

Published 12 October 2017

Milestone as Extra Care Housing partnership submits first planning application

The first step in a £40 million partnership programme to create 150 new extra care housing properties in the Borders has been taken.

Published 6 October 2017

Peebles homes protected by flood grant funding

Almost 40 homes and businesses in Peebles which were badly affected by flooding during Storm Frank have received additional protection thanks to a scheme facilitated by Scottish Borders Council (SBC) and funded through the Scottish Government.

Published 4 October 2017

Five year housing strategy agreed for the Scottish Borders

Scottish Borders Council’s executive committee has agreed a new five-year Local Housing Strategy which sets out the council and partners’ approach to delivering high quality housing and services to meet local needs.

Published 7 September 2017

Councillors agree sites for hundreds of new Scottish Borders homes

New guidance which has identified sites for more than 800 additional houses in the Borders has been given the green light by councillors.

Published 28 August 2017

Annual performance report for Borders Health and Social Care Partnership published

The Scottish Borders Health and Social Care Partnership has published its performance report for 2016/17.

Published 31 July 2017