Scottish Borders Council



Borders housing associations join benefits advice service for cancer patients

A benefits advice service, which has recently been joined by four local housing associations, has helped people with cancer in the Borders access over £11 million in benefits since its launch seven years ago.

Published 25 August 2016

Funding confirmed for Hawick Flood Protection Scheme

The first tranche of funding for the Hawick Flood Protection Scheme has been confirmed by the Scottish Government.

Published 19 August 2016

Scottish Borders Council delivers on superfast broadband pledge

Jedburgh has become the latest Borders town to receive Digital Scotland superfast broadband.

Published 17 August 2016

Borders community groups encouraged to apply to council small grant scheme

Scottish Borders Council is encouraging local communities from across the region to apply to its community grant scheme.

Published 18 February 2016

Scottish Borders approves tax increase to tackle empty homes

Scottish Borders Council has approved measures to increase the council tax paid on properties that have been empty for two or more years in an effort to bring hundreds derelict homes back into use.

Published 12 February 2016

Scottish Borders Safe Housing Options reaches referral milestone

A specialist service which supports domestic abuse victims with housing issues in the Scottish Borders has reached its 100th referral.

Published 9 February 2016

Scottish Borders Council plans to cut 130 posts

Scottish Borders Council has estimated that 130 posts may be reduced as part of making efficiencies in the coming financial year, though it has ensured that this will not result in the loss of any staff.

Published 8 February 2016

Flood protection plan worth £235m to protect 10,000 properties

A plan to protect homes, businesses and communities from flooding has been launched by environment minister Aileen McLeod.

Published 12 January 2016

Housing minister opens affordable homes in Peebles

Minister for housing and welfare Margaret Burgess MSP visited this week Peebles to officially open new affordable homes delivered through the National Housing Trust initiative.

Published 8 January 2016

Borders Care & Repair Service wins prestigious national award

A care & repair service managed by Eildon Housing Association in partnership with Scottish Borders Council (SBC) has scooped a top national award.

Published 16 December 2015

Social landlords hold joint procurement drop-in event for Borders suppliers

Scottish Borders Council, NHS Borders, Borders College and local registered social landlords are holding a joint procurement event today for suppliers and contractors.

Published 4 November 2015

Business leaders urged to back £1bn city region deal bid

Business leaders throughout Edinburgh and the South East of Scotland are being urged to pledge their support for a proposal designed to accelerate growth in the region.

Published 17 August 2015

MP officially opens Eildon’s latest development

Calum Kerr MP was the guest of honour at the opening ceremony of one of Eildon Housing Association’s latest new developments.

Published 11 August 2015

Sod cutting marks start of work on Borders affordable homes

Work has started on an affordable homes development in the Scottish Borders.

Published 7 August 2015

Eildon scoops national award for Peebles development

Eildon Housing Association’s new Dunwhinny Gardens development in Peebles was the latest to be recognised at a national awards ceremony winning the ‘Best Development - Medium’ category at the Homes for Scotland Awards last week.

Published 20 May 2015