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The Borders Book Festival is now one of the UK's literary calendar's top events being familiar to authors, publishers, and bibliophiles across the country.

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A new business is always a challenge, but one couple saw huge potential of setting up within the Midlothian town of Gorebridge thanks to the launch of the Borders Railway.

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One of Edinburgh’s longest standing legal firms expanded into Midlothian thanks to the transport links the Borders Railway offered to the city centre.


A regular commuter, New Zealander Ian Sandbrook travels from his home in the picturesque Scottish Borders village of Gattonside to Edinburgh for work.

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Running a nine bedroom hotel in Selkirk for the past 12 years wasn’t enough for Will Hegeland and Trond Dalby, who expanded their business soon after the Borders Railway opened in September 2015.