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The walk: Pikestone Rig, Scottish Borders - HeraldScotland
The walk: Pikestone Rig, Scottish Borders  HeraldScotland

Location: Pikestone Rig, Scottish Borders.

Three primary schools set to permanently close in Scottish Borders - ITV News
Three primary schools set to permanently close in Scottish Borders  ITV News

Three schools in the Scottish Borders have been recommended to be permanently closed. Ettrick Primary near Selkirk, which was attended by poet James Hogg ...

B&B couple win planning fight with council - Border Telegraph
B&B couple win planning fight with council  Border Telegraph

A BORDERS couple have won their planning battle with the local council over whether their home is a residence or a B&B.

War of words between council and unions - The Southern Reporter
War of words between council and unions  The Southern Reporter

A war of words has broken out after Scottish Borders Council accused a union of making 'absolutely unfounded' allegations regarding an upcoming strike.

Scottish Borders Council 'minded to approve' Jim Clark Rally return - BBC News
Scottish Borders Council 'minded to approve' Jim Clark Rally return  BBC News

A council has confirmed it is "minded to approve" plans for the return of the Jim Clark Rally - more than five years after three deaths at the event. The local ...

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<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/131232392@N06/48595217082/" title="Borders Buses 11903 turns into Northgate, in Peebles."><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48595217082_6bbfe4a058_m.jpg" width="240" height="154" alt="Borders Buses 11903 turns into Northgate, in Peebles." /></a></p>

<p>In April 2019, Borders Buses took into the fleet three Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 vehicles equipped to carry 2 bikes (later increased to 4 bikes). The buses, which operate on the X62 service linking Edinburgh, Peebles and Melrose, serve an area popular with cyclists. Here, 11903, en route from Edinburgh to Melrose is seen turning from Eastgate into Northgate in Peebles town centre. The High Street is on the left and the former Veitch’s building on the corner of High Street and Northgate is visible behind the bus. The outfitters business traced its history back to 1884 but closed here approx 2007/8. The two lovely nameplates high on the attractive building - one on each street frontage - survive. Borders Buses took over this bus route and others from First in March 2017.</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/131232392@N06/">calderwoodroy</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/131232392@N06/48594794227/" title="Borders Buses 11622 at Peebles."><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48594794227_14e96741bb_m.jpg" width="240" height="169" alt="Borders Buses 11622 at Peebles." /></a></p>

<p>Borders Buses turned out this vehicle in this highly visible tartan wrap in March 2019 in support of the MND charity, My Name’5 Doddie Foundation (founded by former rugby player, Doddie Weir OBE.)  The former Scania demonstrator is seen working the X62 from Melrose to Edinburgh, at Peebles (Eastgate).</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/131232392@N06/">calderwoodroy</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/131232392@N06/48594409131/" title="Borders Buses 11622 at Peebles."><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48594409131_98bf694918_m.jpg" width="240" height="192" alt="Borders Buses 11622 at Peebles." /></a></p>

<p>Borders Buses 11622 is seen at Eastgate in Peebles with the 1553 hrs X62 departure to Edinburgh Bus Station. The X62 route starts at Melrose and travels along the Tweed Valley to Peebles via Galashiels and Innerleithen. The journey continues to Edinburgh via Eddleston and Penicuik. The former Scania demonstrator was turned out in this tartan wrap in March 2019 in support of the MND charity, My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, a charity founded by the former rugby player, Doddie Weir.</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/jrp2014/">godrick</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Bank Street, Galashiels, Scottish Borders, Scotland, United Kingdom,</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/9190307@N05/">SONICA Photography</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>St Abbs, Scottish Borders.</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/jrp2014/">godrick</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Bank Street, Galashiels, Scottish Borders, Scotland, United Kingdom,</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/jrp2014/">godrick</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Bank Street, Galashiels, Scottish Borders, Scotland, United Kingdom,</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/jrp2014/">godrick</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Bank Street, Galashiels, Scottish Borders, Scotland, United Kingdom,</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/jrp2014/">godrick</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>The Interchange, Galashiels, Scottish Borders, Scotland, United Kingdom</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/jrp2014/">godrick</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Bank Street, Galashiels, Scottish Borders, Scotland, United Kingdom,</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/jrp2014/">godrick</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Bank Street, Galashiels, Scottish Borders, Scotland, United Kingdom,</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/jrp2014/">godrick</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Bank Street, Galashiels, Scottish Borders, Scotland, United Kingdom,</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/jrp2014/">godrick</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Bank Street, Galashiels, Scottish Borders, Scotland, United Kingdom,</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/131232392@N06/">calderwoodroy</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/131232392@N06/48587138101/" title="Footbridge over former railway in grounds of Peebles Hydro."><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48587138101_35c1b532ae_m.jpg" width="240" height="180" alt="Footbridge over former railway in grounds of Peebles Hydro." /></a></p>

<p>Lattice footbridge in grounds of Peebles Hydro which crossed the former North British Railway from Peebles to Galashiels. The railway opened in 1864 and closed in 1962. The former cutting here has been infilled but the bridge has been retained. The view is looking westwards towards Peebles. The bridge allowed pedestrians access from Innerleithen Road through formal gardens and across the railway to bowling greens and then up a flight of steps to the Hydro itself. The Hydro opened in 1881 (so after the railway) but was burnt out in July 1905. The present building - designed by James Miller - was completed by 1907. It was never railway owned. The hotel appears to have reclaimed the former railway land, whereas the one time gardens off to the left have been disposed of for new housing.<br />
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Peebles and its railways can be seen on this 1908 map.<br />
<a href="https://maps.nls.uk/view/82897563" rel="noreferrer nofollow">maps.nls.uk/view/82897563</a></p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/131232392@N06/">calderwoodroy</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/131232392@N06/48587000112/" title="Accommodation bridge in Peebles on ex NBR railway between Peebles and Galashiels."><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48587000112_536a652d1d_m.jpg" width="240" height="180" alt="Accommodation bridge in Peebles on ex NBR railway between Peebles and Galashiels." /></a></p>

<p>This accommodation or occupation bridge in Peebles crossed the ex-NOrth British Railway from Peebles to Galashiels. The road underneath is called The Bridges (giving access to a small housing development, behind the photographer) and is built on the solum of the railway, which opened 1864 and closed in 1962. The road over the bridge gave access to a house on the slope above. The view looks westwards towards Edinburgh Road, the southernmost part of which is built over the site of the 2nd NBR station.</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/131232392@N06/">calderwoodroy</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/131232392@N06/48586867947/" title="Attractive red street name sign in Peebles."><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48586867947_9e3b807093_m.jpg" width="240" height="163" alt="Attractive red street name sign in Peebles." /></a></p>

<p>Some of the main roads in Peebles have these attractive street signs with the name in white on this red background. The coat of arms is that of the Royal Burgh of Peebles and District Community Council and the fish are salmon. Ironically, this part of Edinburgh Road  was built in the late 1970s on the solum of the former North British Railway through the 1864 station.</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/131232392@N06/">calderwoodroy</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/131232392@N06/48586399927/" title="Borders Buses 11801 at Eastgate, Peebles."><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48586399927_0b96152601_m.jpg" width="240" height="190" alt="Borders Buses 11801 at Eastgate, Peebles." /></a></p>

<p>The picture captures Borders Buses 11801 on Eastgate at the main bus stop in Peebles, outside the town’s Post Office. Operating Service X62 to Edinburgh, the vehicle is picking up passengers after arriving from Melrose via Borders General Hospital, Galashiels and Innerleithen etc. The vehicle - an Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 MMC - was a former Alexander Dennis demonstrator seeing service with Reading Buses and other operators before arriving at Borders Buses in Spring 2018, where it was later taken into the fleet. The Enviro 400 was originally launched in 2005 and over 10,000 have been sold and is believed to have been the UK’s best selling bus for more than a decade. The bus is seen in the attractive red, blue and cream livery now used across all fleets in the Craig of Campbeltown group. This bus route is Peebles’ only public transport link with Edinburgh, train services having been withdrawn as long ago as 1962.</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/g0cqk/">g0cqk</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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