Monthly Archives: September 2016

Our new surgery model – the lowdown

With less than a week to go until the changes to our area office hours and the launch of our new surgery model, we had a chat with Neighbourhood Services Manager Nicola McIlwraith, who explained a bit more about the

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Annual General Meeting is the business

Scottish Borders Housing Association held our Annual General Meeting last Wednesday evening.

We were welcomed by Chair Simon Mountford, and former Chair Ray Licence interviewed Simon and CEO Julia Mulloy in true Michael Parkinson style.

There was lots of delicious food on

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Fiona makes the grade with HNC success

Fiona Mallin, a Senior Customer Services Adviser with SBHA, has successfully completed an HNC in Administration and Information Technology.

Fiona, who has been with SBHA since September 1999, received her certificate in July.

Fiona says: “The opportunity came up, through

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Irene and Greig on walkabout in Burnfoot

Irene Sparkes and Greig Murray were out and about in the Burnfoot area this week.

Undeterred by the weather, the intrepid pair covered Fraser Avenue, Charles Street, Borthwick Road, Mclagan Drive, Ruberslaw Road and Leishman Place.

Estate walkabouts allow SBHA to

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Lonely shed finds a new home at Selkirk High

An unwanted shed found a new home recently, with a High School horticulture department.

We do what we can at SBHA to conserve resources, so when one of our tenants decided that he didn’t need his shed any more, we

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New apprentices take up the challenge

Four new apprentices have made a start at SBHA.

This week, we caught up with apprentice joiner Kyle Brunton to find out how things are going.

Kyle says: “I took classes in construction and woodwork at school, and just decided it was what

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Gardening competition showcases tenant talent

Our tenants have done us proud again this year, with judges spoilt for choice when it came to choosing the winner of SBTO’s 2016 Gardening Competition.

The overall winner, and recipient of the Eric Kelly Memorial Trophy, was Janice McDonald of Selkirk.

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