Borders’ MSP marks Small Business Saturday

Rachael Hamilton MSP visited local shops and businesses in and around Kelso to mark Small Business Saturday.

Ms Hamilton visited Swan Shoes, Seasons Café and Balloons, Tony Huggins-Haig Gallery, Hendersyde Self-Catering Farm Cottages and Lettica of Eckford.

No improvement in punctuality at Tweedbank

The latest ScotRail figures have shown there has been no improvement in punctuality at Tweedbank Station.

Figures show that nearly 1 in 7 trains (14%) still do not arrive or depart within 5 minutes of their scheduled time at the station.

MSP calls for more arthritis support

Rachael Hamilton MSP held a Member’s Debate on access to work for those living with rheumatoid arthritis.

Ms Hamilton spoke of her own experience of living with arthritis and how she wants to help those living with the condition to access their full potential.

Borders’ firms hit by SNP’s high tax agenda

Businesses in Scotland have been hit by an additional £190 million thanks to the doubling of rates by the SNP.

Latest figures have revealed that medium and large firms in the Borders have had to cough up the extra cash because of changes to the large business supplement.

1st Duns Guides celebrate Votes for Women

Rachael Hamilton MSP met with the 1st Duns Guides to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Votes for Women.

The Guides hosted a mock parliamentary debate to promote the ‘Citizen Girl’ initiative that aims to create an equal future for women in politics.