This road closure has now been cancelled. The C11 Fountainhall to Stow Road (the ‘back road’) is to be temporarily closed from 4th to 15th December 2023 to allow for BT Openreach works. The closed section runs approximately from Watherston to the new memorial bench overlooking Stow. Alternative route: Northbound – via C11, A7 and […]
The A7 will be closed to all traffic between Galashiels and Buckholm for 5 days from 5 June from 0830 and 1630, to allow patching of the road surface. Grid Reference – 348312,637144 – 346936,639033 The alternative routes:Northbound – via A7, A6091, A68, A720 and A7 to point of closure. Southbound – the above in […]
SCOTTISH BORDERS COUNCIL reports the temporary closure of the B6368 – A68T to Dere Street Farm, from 10 October to 14 October, inclusive. As a result, alternative routes will need to be followed and the connection between the A68 and A7 on this road will be inaccessible. The nearest alternative will be the B6458 via […]
SCOTRAIL HALF-HOURLY SERVICE RETURNS ScotRail has announced that the temporary “emergency” timetable that has been in place for some weeks will end on Wednesday 20 July. From that date, the new daytime Monday to Saturday half-hourly service from Stow to Tweedbank or Edinburgh will resume. The revised timetable is available on the ScotRail website.
The back road from Stow to Ferniehurst farm will be closed to all traffic for three weeks in August. All vehicles will be required to travel through Stow on to the A7 instead. The existing masonry structure carrying the C11 road over the Crumside Burn is in poor condition and has reached the end of […]
FURTHER RAILS STRIKES PLANNED FOR NEXT WEEK. In addition to the emergency timetable currently being operated by ScotRail, there will be further strike action across the UK on Tuesday 21, Thursday 23 and Saturday 25 June by the RMT Union and affecting signals and track maintenance. Days immediately following this industrial action may also be […]
TRAIN CANCELLATIONS continue today, Sunday 29 May. A high number of trains are being cancelled today as Scotrail have been unable to introduce a reduced timetable for Sundays based on driver availability. Therefore there will be many cancelled services. With the Edinburgh Marathon taking place today, travel may be slower on the roads also. ScotRail’s […]
SIGNIFICANT SCOTRAIL REDUCTION FROM MONDAY 23 MAY. The much-heralded half-hourly service from Stow will be cut significantly from Monday 23 as part of Scotrail’s emergency timetable, caused by a shortage of drivers. In particular, there will be only three trains departing Stow for Edinburgh before 0900 and only three departing Edinburgh for Tweedbank after 1800hrs. […]
The Council are asking Borderers for feedback to help determine if a number of trial traffic measures introduced over the COVID-19 pandemic should be made permanent, including the 40mph limit on the back road linking Stow and Fountainhall. Comments and opinions can be registered online here.
Following a fatal car crash near St Boswells, Police Scotland are appealing for witnesses – especially drivers with dash-cam footage. The incident happened around 8.15pm on Friday, 4 February and involved a silver Ford Fusion car which was travelling southbound when it left the road. Emergency services attended and a 27-year-old man, the driver and […]