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Online Borders Mission Statement, Aims and Objectives

Online Borders is a community website which provides information on local organisations, clubs and services across the Scottish Borders. It includes information in a searchable Directory with links to Community Websites where groups, organisations or services have a website. There is also a section of local consultations.

Mission Statement

OnlineBorders is a free, accessible service providing local and community information for the people of the Scottish Borders through its website.

Online Borders Aims and Objectives


  • To provide and improve access to services and activities by providing free, accurate and up-to-date local and community information for the general public.
  • To create a hub of Border wide community and local information.
  • To provide facilities, training and support to enable organisations to have their own Community Websites.
  • To create flexible and cost-effective partnerships with other local information providers wherever possible.


  • To provide the website.
  • To maintain an effective approach to the creation, storage, retrieval and management of the local and community information entries.
  • To provide a system that is easy to use and update.
  • To provide a system that is flexible and easy to develop for continuous improvement and long term stability.
  • To keep intact, at all times, a systematic process of updating and archiving information (including contacting organisations and updating entries every 6 months).
  • To keep the service and updating process in place regardless of changes to the management, system, hosting or software.
  • To maintain the system and provide support to public users for updating entries.
  • To periodically re-evaluate and improve the usability and functionality of the Online Borders website.
  • To utilise as far as possible existing standards, equipment and data networks.