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Visitors to the oldest and most famous rugby sevens in the heart of the Scottish Borders are being urged to ditch the car and travel by train.


Tourism is not the only thing to have seen a boost since the opening of the Borders Railway. A number of Borders businesses have seen significant improvement and benefited directly from the opening of the new line.

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A proposal to create a hotel, restaurants and housing at the former Burgh Yard in Galashiels will now be taken forward after the missives for the sale of the site were concluded.


Dumfriesshire-born researcher has starring role in global marketing campaign for Visit Scotland.