Author: PaulSLE

  • Scottish hotel family’s training programme sets recruits on management career path

    Scottish hotel family’s training programme sets recruits on management career path

    Hospitality staff at a family of Scottish hotels eager to learn the management ropes have completed a training course. Five members of the team across Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels have graduated from its Trainee Manager Programme and have embarked on management roles, with a further five currently undergoing the training. The one-year programme gives […]

  • Staff development top of the agenda for Fleming Homes

    Staff development top of the agenda for Fleming Homes

    As a result of a successful Flexible Workforce Development Funding application (FWDF), Borders-based construction company Fleming Homes have recently begun to undertake training to continue in the upskilling of their staff, delivered by Borders College Department of Enterprise and Business Innovation (DEBI). The company that specialises in the design and manufacturing of house kits has […]

  • New chairperson and five trustees appointed to Arts & Business Scotland 

    New chairperson and five trustees appointed to Arts & Business Scotland 

    Independent charity Arts & Business Scotland has announced the appointment of South of Scotland Enterprise CEO Jane Morrison-Ross as its new chairperson, along with a further five Trustees to its board.   She succeeds Diana Murray CBE in the role, while Lucinda Coulthard, Graham Dow, Peter Drummond, Susan McIntosh, and Pamela Tulloch also join the Edinburgh […]

  • College delighted to welcome Patrick Harvie MSP to Hawick campus

    College delighted to welcome Patrick Harvie MSP to Hawick campus

    Borders College is delighted to have recently welcomed Patrick Harvie, MSP, Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants’ Rights, to its Hawick campus. The purpose of the Minister’s visit was to hear about the College’s net zero ambitions and look at the courses, skills, and projects happening within the College. The Minister was […]

  • HeatSource event sees College play a leading role in delivering low carbon training opportunities

    HeatSource event sees College play a leading role in delivering low carbon training opportunities

    Borders College Hawick campus recently played host to the HeatSource: Low Carbon Heat installer opportunities in South of Scotland event. Run by Built Environment – Smarter Transformation (BEST) and South of Scotland Enterprise (SOSE), the event looked at the opportunities and support available to those in the low carbon heat installation and technology sector. The […]

  • College delighted to be announced as a winner at prestigious Green Gown Awards

    College delighted to be announced as a winner at prestigious Green Gown Awards

    Borders College is celebrating success once again after being announced as a winner at this year’s prestigious Green Gown Awards 2022 in the 2030 Climate Action category. The College submitted its application based on the project ‘Our Sustainability Journey’, which emphasises the fantastic initiatives that have been developed or are ongoing, aimed at tackling climate […]

  • Greaves West & Ayre says Au Revoir to Three Stalwarts

    Greaves West & Ayre says Au Revoir to Three Stalwarts

    It is with mixed emotions that Greaves West & Ayre (GWA) has announced the retirement of three of its longest serving members of staff.  Essential fixtures in the firm, Lynn Ritchie, Anthony Hogg and Daphne Bell have over 125 years of combined service. They have each played a part in shaping GWA into the firm […]

  • Shop local this Christmas with the Scotland Loves Local Borders gift card

    Shop local this Christmas with the Scotland Loves Local Borders gift card

    Borderers are being urged to keep spend local this festive season and support businesses on our high streets by using the Scotland Loves Local Scottish Borders gift card. The gift card has been launched to support local independent businesses after the COVID-19 pandemic and is now available to use across a wide variety of Borders […]

  • 1881 Distillery releases honey infused Garden Gin

    1881 Distillery releases honey infused Garden Gin

    Scottish gin brand, 1881 Distillery, has teamed up with the Scottish Bee Company to create a limited release of an Old Tom style gin sweetened with Scottish honey. Just 500 bottles of Garden Gin have been made. The gin was inspired by the greenhouses and former conservatories of Peebles Hydro in the Borders, where 1881 […]

  • Peebles hotel manager scoops prestigious Hospitality Hero award

    Peebles hotel manager scoops prestigious Hospitality Hero award

    A Peebles hotel manager has been recognised for her dedication to the profession with the Tourism and Hospitality Hero Award for the Lothians and Borders region at the Scottish Thistle Awards. Caroline Raeburn, who recently celebrated 30 years of service at Peebles Hydro Hotel, was recognised as an outstanding, empathetic and talented hospitality leader who […]