Carlisle at night credit - Andrew Paterson
Carlisle at night credit - Andrew Paterson

Carlisle at night, credit Andrew Paterson

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Cycling in the Lake District
Cycling in the Lake District

Cycling in the Lake District

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Galashiels - Train Station
Galashiels - Train Station

Galashiels - Train Station

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Carlisle at night credit - Andrew Paterson
Carlisle at night credit - Andrew Paterson

Carlisle at night, credit Andrew Paterson

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A sustainable and inclusive future for the Borderlands

The Borderlands Partnership exists to unlock the potential for sustainable and inclusive economic growth across the South of Scotland and North of England - your Borderlands.

How your Borderlands is making a difference for you

Whether you live here, work here or are planning to visit; the Borderlands region is a unique area equally steeped in heritage and ambition.

The potential to grow and capitalise on numerous unique assets is already empowering the Borderlands area to leverage opportunities to underpin existing industries, whilst prioritising emerging growth sectors.

We have a shared ambition for the Borderlands to reach its potential for everyone, delivering green growth and attracting new businesses and investment. We will improve our connectivity, deliver skills and innovation, and improve our places to support their longer-term resilience. We will attract new residents and welcome more visitors to enjoy the beautiful natural environment of our vibrant, inclusive region. 

A wide variety of projects and programmes across your Borderlands region are underpinning progress, connectivity and opportunities.

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I AM A RESIDENT

Find out more about how the Deal is improving the places where you live and work 

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I AM A BUSINESS

Find out how the Deal is supporting our local businesses to grow and succeed
 

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I AM A VISITOR

Explore how the Deal is enhancing and developing unique landscapes and world class attractions

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OUR PARTNERS

Discover who we work with and how you can stay informed about successes and opportunities
 

Our innovative projects are underpinning the growth and success of our Borderlands region 

See some project highlights below or discover all projects here >

Hadrian's Wall Visitor Attraction Projects

The Borderlands Partners have opened an Expression of Interest (EOI) process, to identify a short-list of Hadrian’s Wall visitor attraction projects, to be supported by Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal resources.

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Ad Gefrin Visitor Experience and Distillery

The Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal is supporting the creation of this new, all weather visitor destination, catalysing the regeneration of the market town of Wooler and attracting around 50,000 visitors per year from 2025.

Ad Gefrin Visitor Experience and Distillery will celebrate our unique heritage and put Northumberland on the map.

Carlisle Station Gateway

As part of the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal, £20million of funding has been allocated for the Carlisle Station Gateway project.

Strengthening Carlisle’s position in the national rail network, this investment will improve connectivity to, from and within the Borderlands region, whilst future-proofing the station for accommodating future HS2 services.

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Our latest news

See our latest news stories below or explore all news here >

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We work with a broad range of partners to deliver our projects, find out more on our partners page >

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