Local MSP visits Coldstream Primary

Local MSP Rachael Hamilton visited Coldstream primary’s P5/6 class.

As part of a Scottish Parliament Outreach Education day, Rachael Hamilton visited Coldstream Primary to discuss her work as a MSP and the goings on inScottish Parliament.

SNP make Scotland the highest taxed part of the UK

The SNP have lumbered through their budget that will now see Scotland the highest taxed part of the UK. The Green Party supported the controversial bill that will see primary school teachers, nurses and policemen and women pay more in tax than their counterparts south of the Border.

Further RBS meetings planned

Three more meetings about the impact of RBS branch closures are set to take place in the Scottish Borders due to public demand.

Hundreds of Borderers turn up to RBS meetings

Around 200 residents attended meetings last week about the closures of RBS branches across the Borders.

Attendees expressed a range of concerns including the impact on elderly residents, businesses and charities. People also questioned whether mobile branches were fit for purpose.

Borders Rail misses performance targets

Borders Rail has once again missed performance targets.

Latest statistics from ScotRail reveal 88.6% (ppm) of trains arrived on time between 7th January and 3rd February.

The Moving Annual Average PPM was 91.7%.

Local MSP Supports Healthy Hawick

Local MSP Rachael Hamilton visited Healthy Hawick, a new initiative between schools in Hawick, Scottish Borders Council (SBC), NHS Borders, Live Borders and other local organisations and charities. It aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people who live in the area.