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Giancarlo Rinaldi

South Scotland reporter, BBC Scotland news website

It is hoped the first projects backed by the recently-announced funding could start before the end of the year.

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Millions of pounds for scheme that could re-open Cumbrian line

The Scottish government says it will put £85m into the so-called Borderlands initiative over the next 10 years.

It aims to boost the economy in southern Scotland and northern England.

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One of the major projects it's looking at is whether the Waverley railway line from Carlisle to Edinburgh could be reopened.