SNP’s parking levy looks set to hit Borders' commuters

Today the SNP and the Greens voted against Scottish Conservative attempts to limit the damage of the car park tax.

Scottish Conservative MSPs lodged dozens of amendments to exempt people from all over Scotland from the charge, including the police, fire services and carers.

Calls for safety improvements on the A7

There have been calls for safety improvements on the A7 and other major Borders routes.

The A7 Action Group and local MSP Rachael Hamilton have called for improved signage that highlights the number of collisions and fatalities along the route.