The increase takes the amount spent with businesses operating within the Scottish Borders
to over 45 per cent of the total council money spent with third parties.
"It really shows the close working between ourselves, Museums Northumberland, the Friends of Union Chain Bridge and our colleagues in Scottish Borders
Council - making it a very exciting and substantial cross-border, cross-council venture."
Scottish Secretary David Mundell, who was joined by Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry to sign the Borderlands deal heads of terms in the Scottish Borders
, said: "It's fantastic news that the UK Government is to invest up to PS265m in the Borderlands Deal."
Peebles has been a major trade route between the Central Belt and Scottish Borders
Police said the crash was declared a major incident with the Scottish Ambulance Service, Scottish Fire & Rescue Service, NHS Scotland and Scottish Borders
Figures released under freedom of information revealed that 155 of 385 taxi and private hire licences issued by Scottish Borders
Council in 2017 went to people with criminal records - most for driving offences.
John Henderson, chairman of Scottish Borders
Food and Drink Network said: "Running a business that straddles both the food and drink and tourism sectors means I can see very clearly the potential that could be unlocked if we develop these two sectors in tandem.
The event will outline the new opportunities for businesses, both within the rail corridor and across the wider Scottish Borders
The Wired team spoke to us about how the experience of being involved in positively challenging negative perceptions has impacted them and how their work has been making a difference across the Scottish Borders
The Cardinal gifted the ornate vestments to Abbotsford House, in the Scottish Borders
, following stays at the property in 1852 and 1872.
While the Scottish Borders
region is best known for its colorful history, it's also famous for its rocks, which tell the story of the death of the ancient Iapetus Ocean.