Ministerial visit showcases best of the Borders

Last week, Guy Opperman, the Member of Parliament for Hexham and Minister for Pensions, joined Rachael Hamilton MSP for a tour of the Scottish Borders to see examples of the region bouncing back from the Covid-19 pandemic.


Child mental health waiting times soar

The number of young people waiting more than a year for mental health treatment has almost doubled, according to official statistics released today.


Government must fund councils for Covid backlog

Rachael Hamilton MSP has written to the Scottish Government calling for more funding for Scottish Borders Council to carry out maintenance jobs which have been delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


New role in Shadow Cabinet for Borders MSP

Rachael Hamilton MSP has been selected as Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People by the Scottish Conservatives’ new leader Douglas Ross.