Scottish Borders Council

Chief Executive: 
Tracey Logan
Council Leader: 
Shona Haslam
Civic Head: 
David Parker
Political control: 
CON, IND Coalition
Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA
01835 824000

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Scottish Borders Council is responsible for the provision of all local government services to 114,530 people (NRS - 2016) who live in an area of approx. 1,800 square miles of south-east Scotland. The area is one of outstanding scenic beauty and is internationally recognised as Scotland's leading short break destination. The main industries are agriculture, electronics, fishing, forestry, textiles and tourism.