SNP’s economic plans lack ambition

Borders politicians have expressed their concern at the lack of ambition of SNP economic plans delivered in a statement today in Holyrood.


Comments on protests at the border

Local politicians have responded after several protesters turned up in a layby on the A1 near the border between Scotland and England at the weekend.


It comes as The Herald reports that nationalist protesters intend to return on Thursday.


£100m announced to save Scottish venues

The UK Government has announced over £1.5bn to support British arts, culture and heritage venues. This will mean almost £100m extra being given to the Scottish Government.


SNP must help businesses let down by lack of grant support

Rachael Hamilton MSP has commended the work of Scottish Borders Council on processing Covid-19 grants efficiently.


However she warned that the Scottish Government’s lack of funding for certain sectors and confusion over criteria has left many businesses without basic support.