Royal Border Bridge at Berwick

Our projects and programmes are located across the area, underpinning the growth and transformation of your Borderlands.

Borderlands projects and programmes

We have a number of projects already in delivery: 

  • Ad Gefrin Visitor Experience and Distillery in Wooler 

  • Lillidorei at The Alnwick Garden 

  • Carlisle Station Gateway 

  • Development of the Borderlands Energy Masterplan

  • Place Programme

  • Citadels, Carlisle University Campus

Other projects are in the development stage and will move to delivery when their full business case is signed off and approved by the Partnership Board and our government partners.

Find out more about all of our projects and programmes below. 

Borderlands project map which shows all projects that Borderlands supports.

Our live projects are helping to build a sustainable future for our Borderlands region 

We also have a number of projects in development

Explore these projects in more detail below, and watch this space for more information as they move into delivery phase.

We also have a number of projects in development

Explore these projects in more detail below, and watch this space for more information as they move into delivery phase.

Borderlands projects in development

Calves in the igloo Dairy Nexus
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Dairy Nexus Project

Project: Dairy Nexus 

Location: Dumfries and Galloway 

Theme: Supporting Business, Innovation & Skills 

Project lead: Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) 

Funded by: UK Govt & Scottish Govt 

 

Status: In development 

Stranraer Marina
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Stranraer Marina

Project: Stranraer Marina 

Location: Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway 

Theme: Improving places - Destination Borderlands 

Project lead: Dumfries and Galloway Council 

Funded by: Scottish Government and Dumfries and Galloway Council 

 

Status: In development 

WALLTOWN CRAGS HADRIAN'S WALL credit Roger Clegg
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Hadrian's Wall

Project: Hadrian's Wall

Location: Northumberland and Cumbria 

Theme: Destination Borderlands 

Project lead: Northumberland County Council 

 

Funded by: UK Government

 

Status: In development 

View of Leaderfoot Viaduct from the River Tweed in Scottish Borders
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Destination Tweed

Project: Destination Tweed

Location: Dumfries and Galloway, Scottish Borders & Northumberland 

Theme: Destination Borderlands 

Project lead: Tweed Forum with Scottish Borders Council

Funded by: Scottish Government and UK Government 

 

Status: In development 

A birds eye view of Chapel Cross
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Chapelcross

Project: Chapelcross

Location: Dumfries and Galloway

Theme: Encouraging green growth 

Project lead: Dumfries and Galloway Council

 

Funded by: Scottish Government, UK Government and Dumfries and Galloway Council 

 

Status: In development 

Mountain biking in the 7Stanes
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7Stanes Development

Project: 7Stanes Development

Location: Dumfries and Galloway and Scottish Borders

Theme: Destination Borderlands 

Project lead: Forestry and Land Scotland

Funded by: Scottish Government 

 

Status: In development 

Mountain Bike Innovation
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Mountain Bike Innovation Centre

Project: Mountain Bike Innovation Centre 

Location: Innerleithen, Scottish Borders 

Theme: Supporting Business, Innovation & Skills 

Project lead: South of Scotland Enterprise 

 

Funded by: UK Government 

 

Status: In development

Berwick upon Tweed with a few houses and one of the bridges.
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Berwick Theatre

Project: Berwick Theatre

Location: Berwick, Northumberland 

Theme: Improving places

Project lead: The Maltings (Berwick) Trust 

 

Funded by: UK Government and Northumberland County Council 

 

Status: In development

A lone cyclist on the road on a bright sunny day
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See More Lake District Cycling

Project: See More Lake District Cycling

Location: Cumbria 

Theme: Destination Borderlands

Project lead: Cumbria County Council 

Funded by: UK Government

 

Status: In development

Socttish hills and surrounding landscape
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Natural Capital Programme - Scotland

Project: Natural Capital Programme - Scotland

Location: Dumfries and Galloway, Scottish Borders 

Theme: Encouraging green growth

Project lead: Dumfries and Galloway Council and Scottish Borders Council, with partners

Funded by: Scottish Government 

 

Status: In development

River Sark Gretna
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Star of Caledonia

Project: Star of Caledonia

Location: Gretna, Dumfries and Galloway 

Theme: Improving places

Project lead: Gretna Landmark Trust

 

Funded by: UK Government 

 

Status: In development

A man in a green field on a sunny day looking at something on his laptop
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Digital Borderlands

Project: Digital Borderlands

Location: Borderlands wide 

Theme: Enabling infrastructure

Project lead: Cumbria County Council

Funded by: UK Government, Scottish Government  

 

Status: In development

Two train lines running parallel to each other
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Borders Railway Extension Feasibility Study

Project: Borders Railway Extension Feasibility Study

Location: Borderlands wide

Theme: Enabling infrastructure 

Project lead: Borderlands Partnership

Funded by: UK Government, Scottish Government 

 

Status: In development 

A further set of projects and programmes that are included in the Deal are at earlier stages of development. More information will be published as they progress.

 

These projects include: 

  • Energy Investment Programme: the Borderlands Energy Masterplan will form the basis of this investment programme

  • Natural Capital Programme - England

  • Business Infrastructure Programme – England

  • South of Scotland Learning Network

  • Forestry Innovation Centre

Hadrian's Wall Visitor Attraction Projects

(EOI)

 

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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a building site at Ad Gefrin which will be a distillery

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.

Lilidorei at The Alnwick Garden



Creating one of the world’s largest play structures, Lilidorei will raise the profile of the area in national and international visitor markets, converting Alnwick and North Northumberland from a day trip to a multi-day destination.

Artist impression of Lilidorei play structure at Alnwick Garden
Artist impression of the Carlise Station gateway

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 across the Borderlands region, whilst future-proofing the station for accommodating future HS2 services.

Borderlands Energy Masterplan 



£1.1m investment will be used to produce a robust evidence base to inform decision making and identify key areas for investment at both the Borderlands-wide level and through specific local energy investment plans for a number of pilots across the geography.

Whitehaven at Night
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Place Programme

 

Our Place Programme will support the development and renewal of towns across the Borderlands region and is core to our Improving Places theme. 

 

It brings up to £50m of funding, £20m from the Scottish Government and £30m from the UK Government, in a new approach focused on smaller places across the Borderlands.

Citadels, Carlisle University Campus

 

This project is transforming the Citadels buildings and adjacent site. 

Based on the site of the historic Citadels buildings, the new campus will provide publicly accessible spaces that combine local amenities, cultural and commercial uses, as well as addressing inequalities by creating highly accessible opportunities for higher education and training.

Impression of Carlisle Citadels at night