Scottish Borders

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Scottish Borders

a council area in SE Scotland, on the English border: created in 1996, it has the same boundaries as the former Borders Region: it is mainly hilly, with agriculture (esp sheep farming) the chief economic activity. Administrative centre: Newtown St Boswells. Pop.: 108 280 (2003 est.). Area: 4734 sq. km (1827 sq. miles)