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Business at fish firm swimming along nicely

Local politicians have paid a visit to the largest private employers in the Scottish Borders, Farne Salmon to hear about their plans for the future, as well as the key challenges they are facing.

Borders’ MSP challenges First Minister over mental health support

Due to a sharp rise in mental health cases at Scottish universities, Rachael Hamilton MSP raised the issue at First Minister’s Questions.

The number of university students in Scotland seeking support for mental health issues has increased by two-thirds over five years.

Winter deaths in Borders are expected to rise

Rachael Hamilton MSP raised the issue of flu vaccinations at First Minister’s Questions and demanded the SNP Government ensures the NHS is properly prepared for the winter ahead.

UK Budget welcomed by Borders’ MSP

Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire MSP Rachael Hamilton has welcomed the Chancellor’s 2018 Budget, with almost £1bn extra coming to Scotland.

Local MSP supports charity’s Right to Rehab Campaign

Local MSP Rachael Hamilton attended Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland’s parliamentary reception where the charity highlighted their One in Five report.

The report lays bare the reality of what life is like for people living with chest, heart and stroke conditions.

SNP's childcare policy failing to deliver for Borders

The number of private childcare providers has dropped by 20 per cent in the last year across the Scottish Borders, according to Scottish Conservative comparison of the latest Care Inspectorate data.

Isabel Cowe Exhibition highlighted in Parliament

Over the last two weeks, an exhibition on the life of Isabel Cowe has taken place at the Ebba Centre in St Abbs to commemorate her life.

Local residents and relations of Isabel have been gathering information to highlight the great work she done throughout her life.