Scottish Borders

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Scottish Borders is a local government area in southern Scotland. It was created in 1975 as a region called Borders with four subsidiary districts, Berwickshire, Ettrick and Lauderdale, Roxburgh, and Tweeddale. The region had replaced the former counties of Berwickshire, Peeblesshire (which became Tweeddale), Roxburghshire, Selkirkshire (absorbed into Ettrick and Lauderdale) and part of Midlothian. In 1996 the districts were abolished, and Borders, now called Scottish Borders, became a unitary authority.

Lothian and Borders Police, covering the Lothian and Borders regions, was replaced in 2013 by the Police Service of Scotland.

LGBT History

At one time there was a Cumbria / Borders CHE Group.

In 2009 a lesbian couple complained to Scottish Borders Council about homophobic remarks made by Kenneth Gunn, a Scottish National Party councillor for Selkirk.[1]


  1. Pink News 7 August 2009. Accessed: 2015-04-01. (Archived by WebCite® at