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  • 17/11/2017 - South of Scotland Economic Partnership
    The chair and lead officer for the new South of Scotland interim Economic Partnership have been announced. Economy Secretary Keith Brown confirmed Professor Russel Griggs OBE will be the private sector chair of the interim body, while Rob Dickson will co-ordinate the partnership’s day-to-day work. The Economic Partners
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  • 09/11/2017 - Tweed Valley tourism goal gains momentum
    A bid to boost the Scottish Borders economy by increasing visitor numbers has taken a step forward. Initial funding from the Scottish Government has been secured to develop a tourism based Business Improvement District (BID) in the Tweed Valley.   Read more…  
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  • 09/11/2017 - Landward - Yester Farm Dairies
      Scottish Land & Estates members Yester Farm Dairies were featured on this week’s BBC Landward programme, where they discussed diversification on the farm and the different products they now produce.   https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09cmcnc/landward-20172018-episode-21   
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  • 29/09/2017 - Scottish Borders LDP 2 workshop
    Scottish Land & Estates attended the Peebles Local Development Plan 2 workshop this week. Matters discussed included the need for housing and economic development land. Questions were raised on the value of land for commercial purposes against that of land for housing. In order to feed in to the Main Issues Report at an early
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  • 28/09/2017 - Borders Tree Planting Scheme
    With autumn approaching, it seems timely to remind everyone that the Borders Tree Planting Grant Scheme is open for applications.  Grants of up to £1,000 can be awarded for small areas of native tree planting including copses, hedgerow trees, parkland trees, tree lines and orchards. For more details please click here...
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  • 27/07/2017 - Tweed Forum Nominated for Major International River Prize
    The Tweed Forum, the organization that protects and conserves the natural, built and cultural heritage of the River Tweed and its surroundings, has been shortlisted for a major international River prize. Awarded for outstanding achievements in river restoration and protection management, the Thiess International River Pri
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  • 15/06/2017 - £3.6m boost for Borders economy
    A business incubator centre in Hawick will help Borders businesses establish themselves and grow, thanks to a £3.6 million funding package. The funding will also: Develop four industrial units at the edge of the town Upgrade existing business facilities in Hawick’s Tower Mill Secure commitment by Scot
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  • 19/05/2017 - GWCT organises visit for school pupils to Whitburgh Farms, Pathhead to find out what’s all going on the farm at this time of year
      Pupils from Tynewater Primary School, Pathhead, Midlothian and from Elphinstone Primary School, Tranent, East Lothian visited Whitburgh Farms, Pathhead this week to see what is currently happening down on the farm.  The youngsters saw at first hand sheep, lambs, cattle and calves along with samples of wheat, barley, b
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  • 20/04/2017 - Scottish Borders castle secures future
    Thirlestane Castle in the Scottish Borders has secured £150,000 of funding to help secure its future. The 16th century home was forced to close in 2012 following an outbreak of dry rot, which spread through the building. Since then, the owners have been working on a sustainable business plan to reopen it to visitors
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  • 13/04/2017 - Big Houses in the Scottish Borders Map
    Big Houses in the Scottish Borders is a non-profit organisation made up of the big houses of the Scottish borders. It was set up in 2012 to combine some of the main attractions in the borders to work together to share advertisement and marketing opportunities. They have now produced a new map, launched this week, giving infor
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  • 03/03/2017 - Members Meeting Held - Proposed Borders National Park
    A meeting was organised at the Buccleuch Arms in St Boswells to discuss the proposal for a Borders National Park.  Those members who manage land within the proposed area were invited to attend.  There were some lively discussions around the proposal and some debate on what the aims of a National Park should be.  A feasibil
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  • 09/02/2017 - LBAP Partnership Meeting
    Organised by Scottish Borders Council, a LBAP development meeting was held earlier this week in Newtown St Boswells. The purpose of the meeting was to bring together stakeholders and start work on the development of a revised LBAP for the region. Attendees included representatives from Scottish Wildlife Trust, Borders Forest
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  • 09/02/2017 - LEADER boost for Scottish Borders projects
    The Local Action Group (LAG) assessment meeting for Scottish Borders LEADER on Tuesday 24 January approved a further eight project applications. Scottish Borders LEADER has now committed £705,000 funding across 15 projects. These projects are divided into ten community, three rural businesses and two farm diversification pro
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  • 31/10/2016 - Eddleston Walk & Talk - 25th October 2016
    On the 25th October, Tweed Forum and Scottish land & Estates hosted a walk & talk event showcasing the work that has been completed on the Eddleston Water Project.  The main aims of the project were to: Reduce flood risk for the communities of Eddleston and Peebles by restoring the original features of the catchment
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  • 20/10/2016 - South of Scotland wind farm approved
    The Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, Keith Brown has granted planning consent for a new 19-turbine wind farm in the south of Scotland. Aikengall IIa will be located in the Lammermuir Hills between East Lothian and the Scottish Borders. The development by Community Wind Power Ltd will generate up to £9.4 mil
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  • 16/09/2016 - MP given update on restoration work at castle
      Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk MP Calum Kerr has been given a progress report on restoration work under way at Thirlestane Castle, near Lauder, during a visit to the 16th century tourist attraction.    He is pictured being given a tour by Edward and Sarah Maitland-Carew, the latest genera
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  • 09/09/2016 - Thousands Survived Bear Grylls Challenges at Winton
      Pictures by Epic Action Imagery Thousands of athletes and kids completed the Bear Grylls Survival Race obstacle courses at Winton House last Saturday, and many more visitors enjoyed the Family Festival. In this first ever Bear Grylls in Scotland, there were rivers to wade through, monkey bars to swing from, ammo bo
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  • 12/08/2016 - Heated discussion at Kielder Lynx meeting
    Feelings were undoubtedly running high at last night’s first (of a promised series) local meeting in the Kielder area to discuss a proposal to reintroduce Eurasian Lynx to the forest.  The proposal is being put forward by the Lynx UK Trust, a charity that promotes its reintroduction.  Paul O’Donoghue the projec
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  • 26/07/2016 - Kielder preferred site for Lynx reintroduction
    The Lynx UK Trust has announced its preferred site for a trial release of Eurasian Lynx is the Kielder Forest straddling the border with England.  The Lynx UK Trust is a charity that has ambitions to see lynx reintroduced to the UK.  However, it has not as yet submitted a licence application to either Scottish Natural Herit
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  • 21/07/2016 - Hudson Hirsel Announces NHBC Pride in the Job Award
    Scottish Land & Estates member Douglas & Angus Estates are very proud to announce that Jeff Loughlin, Leet Haugh Site Manager, has been recognised by NHBC with their Pride in the Job Award 2016 for his dedication to building homes of outstanding quality. Pride in the Job is the house-building industry's most prestigi
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